LegisLately is a fun little app that was definitely not inspired by current events. Users can search for their elected representatives and follow them to get a newsfeed of recent votes and activity.
The meat of this app is in the front end, an SPA built in AngularJS 1.5 and styled with Bootstrap and Sass. The back end is an API-only Rails application that mostly exists to handle data from two external APIs - the ProPublica Congress API and the Google Civic Information API. The PostgreSQL database's job is simply to hang on to users' credentials and information on who they follow.
(Ruby | Rails | Devise | Postgres | Semantic UI)
FlatCollab is a stylish, lightweight collaboration app I made for my fellow students at the Flatiron School. It's built with Ruby on Rails and uses Devise and Omniauth for authentication. Postgres (via ActiveRecord) adds database support. The frontend is a single-page app built in jQuery (hey, it was an experiment!). The styling is based on Semantic UI.
(Ruby | Sinatra | bcrypt | SQLite3 | Bootstrap)
Jobby is a job application tracking app built in Sinatra (and Ruby) with bcrypt for authentication, ActiveRecord, and SQLite3. I used Bootstrap for the responsive front end. And yes, it's named after the house elf!
What's On Netflix
(Ruby | Nokogiri)
What's On Netflix is a CLI web scraper written in Ruby, with scraping capabilities provided by Nokogiri. It's packaged as a gem and available through Rubygems.org.