About Me

My name is Alex Robbin and I have been building websites and custom web applications since 2005. Specializing in Ruby on Rails, I have built a wide variety of applications and websites for small businesses across the country.

I graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Legal Studies. Instead of taking classes that taught me computer languages, frameworks, and infrastructure, I took classes to further my business knowledge, allowing me to understand everything that goes into an organization, from the full technology stack to the accounting practices.

I love building complex web applications that solve difficult problems. The harder the problem, the more fun I have! You can see some of the applications I've built (and problems I've solved) by looking at my Past Work.

I provide web services to the entire country (and beyond), but my focus has been in the New England area, specifically Massachusetts.

Oh, also, Robbin's Web is just the organization I do business under. There is no "we", or anyone else behind the company.

Past Work

I have worked on many different types of projects, and with many different companies. These projects range from simple information-only websites to fully-fledged web applications with eCommerce and multiple API integrations.

What I Do

At a high level, I offer businesses around the North Shore and beyond the opportunity to widen their audience through the internet. This can include offering a digital storefront or simply allowing the business to convey information to current and potential customers.

I have been building web applications since 2005, and as the technologies available to developers have advanced, so have my capabilities and offerings. Beginning in July 2006, I started experimenting with the Ruby on Rails framework after spending most of my time before then building applications with PHP. After realizing the tremendous potential of Rails, I started developing applications exclusively with the framework, and I haven't looked back.

In addition to this tremendously powerful framework, I have been working with jQuery, along with the latest in the CSS3 and HTML5 working drafts. Additionally, to be able to offer end-to-end abilities to potential customers, I also maintain multiple Linux-based web servers that run the websites of many of my clients.

Learn more about the technologies I work with on a daily basis by hovering over each of the logos below.

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"Beginning in July 2006, I started experimenting with the Ruby on Rails framework...and I haven't looked back."
This new standard is becoming the key to the next advancement of the internet, and I hope to be at the forefront of this revolution.
This entire section, including the hover effects and fade-ins, is built using the latest CSS3 standards.
jQuery is used within this site to implement the past work module above, with all JavaScript throughout written in CoffeeScript.
Running on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, I manage both the server this website runs on, along with multiple others for a variety of clients.
Contact Me

If you want to get in touch with me, whether it is because you have a project you want me to be a part of, because you have a general question about what I do, or if you have a comment/criticism/suggestion about my portfolio, just fill out the form below and I will do my best to get back to you at my first convenience.