Welcome to the OpenShift Developer Spotlight where we get to know the members of the OpenShift community a little better and show off their skills as developers. Also check out their applications developed on OpenShift in our App Gallery. Interested in being featured? Apply here or view past entries.
What inspired you to be a developer?
I enjoy working with technology to solve problems that would not otherwise be possible.
Why did you choose OpenShift as your hosting platform?
It was very cost friendly and supported the requirements for hosting my application (Tomcat, MySQL, JVM)
What advantages does OpenShift give you that other platforms don’t?
OpenShift allows me to quickly and easily redeploy my application without the hassle of other hosting services. This allows me to focus on coding, and less on maintenance.
Tell us more about your application currently hosted on OpenShift:
- Name: NFL Salary Cap Simulator
- What does it do? Displays detailed roster & salary cap information for every team. Perform transactions such as June 1 cuts, trades, contract restructures, etc. and see immediate cap impacts. Filter and sort each roster by positions/contracts/year, view salary cap summaries, and drill down to view individual player details.
- What technologies were used to create your app? Java, Spring, AngularJs, Flyway
- What motivated you to create this application and what problems does it solve? I wanted to produce an application that allowed NFL fans to quickly and easily view salary cap information for each team, as well as allow them to simulate real roster transactions and immediately see how those roster moves would affect a given team’s salary cap.