Projects made with love and coffee by Bill Patrianakos. (Note: The majority of these projects are not dead and will continue to be updated until further notice)
Write.app is a labor of love. Consider it a quiet place to think and store your ideas and private thoughts on the web. There’s also an open source version of the original MVP.
Fraction.less is a web development starting point for front-end devs that know what they’re doing. It gives you a completely blank canvas to start from. All you need to do is build on it. Unlike some other front-end frameworks (looking at you, Bootstrap), instead of having to spend time removing code and undoing configurations you don’t need, Fraction.less takes the opposite approach and gives you a foundation to build up from, not tear down from.
A todo-list app. Kind of a clone of Things for iOS but as an
November 2014: Goalie has been taken offline. It was a labor of love and one of my very first web applications. It was full of security holes and badly written. However, I still have love for the project and it deserves an honorable mention as one of the apps I created that started me on my path to becoming a professional software developer.
Beautician takes plain text or Markdown and converts it into a beautiful printable document. You can tell I love writing. I’m always creating apps that manipulate text. You can upload a file or write it within the app, choose your template, and you’ll get a very pretty printable version for yourself.
The Self-Taught Developer’s Guide to Getting Paid
This is the book I’m writing. I’ve been planning it for a while and now I’m finally going to do it. I’ve given a lot of help to developers and I’ve gone through the process that I’ll be explaining in the book. Basically, it’s a book that teaches you everything you need to know to go from zero to running your own web development company or working at a professional design firm.
Sploder is a Ruby Gem (and script) for uploading files to and working with Amazon S3 buckets. Just
gem install sploder to get it quick.
The official text editor of Write.app. Wreditor was written as a drop-in replacement for Write.app’s old text editor. It’s based off of CodeMirror, has a bunch of cool options, and provides you with 3 ways to save your files: to your computer, to Write.app, or to Dropbox. All you need is a web browser to run Wreditor on your own computer or use it within your own app.
Note: Wreditor is no longer active development but is functional and useful still
Conventional is an option parser for NodeJS command line applications. It grew out of a need for a simple option parser. The ones I found for Node were kind of overkill and complex. With conventional, you just create your application as an object where each key is a function then pass that object to Conventional’s
.run() function. The parser will automatically then parse out the command options and flags from there. A better example is on the project page on GitHub.
Available on NPM with
npm install conventional.