Client: The Small Idea Company
Services Provided: Ruby on Rails Development, Graphic Design, Server Deployment, Marketing, Support, the whole enchilada!
Donor Tools is smart, online donor management software for nonprofit organizations. We built Donor Tools because we weren’t happy with the software that was available for nonprofits to track and manage their donations.
Donor Tools is built using Ruby on Rails, with PostgreSQL serving the database, and is hosted on Engineyard.
Here’s a neat little snippet of Ruby code for generating pronounceable passwords.
Just call PasswordGenerator.generate_password! and you’ll get a nice password like “drawcansir-60-lungi”
Of course, you should remind people to change their generated password, but this is useful for resetting passwords and simplifying a signup process.
You can also seed the generator with your own words - just dump a bunch of interesting words into the ‘lib/words.txt’ file.
Why the change?
It took a few hundred times of having to explain that no, we’re not a mission agency, or no, we have nothing to do with historical California missions, or no, we’re not an art gallery.
The new name gives context to our company. I’m very happy with it because in a super-sized world, it’s very contrarian. Small ideas can be some of the most powerful, and many a small idea has changed the world.
Client: Marketing Solutions Ltd. Services Privided: Ruby on Rails Development