Whose Your Landlord

Whose Your Landlord (WYL) provides a platforms for renters to learn about their current landlord and for landlords to field out potential clients.

Technology

The stack is a Ruby on Rails one hosted on Heroku. It involves tools like Sidekiq and the caching service Redis to handle long polling background jobs as well as intermittent information about transactions occurring on the platform.

Objectives

One of the projects I focused on was improving rental listing discovery for renters as well as sanitizing address inputs for realtors who came in to claim a listing. The goal was also to make it more feasible to import thousands of listings across the Web into the platform with relevant metadata such that on first viewing of said listing on the platform, it'd be likely to be the choice of the visitor.

Developer Centric

I also worked on improving the test suite for more predictability into changes made in the platform. This made my work a lot more easier. Adding acceptance tests also gave me the added benefit of seeing what the page looked like at each step and gave stakeholders a glimpse into what the end result would be like.