I’m a technology entrepreneur. This is my blog on general topics. I have another blog tech.richardrodger.com on programming.Twitter: @rjrodger, and LinkedIn.


I’m COO at nearForm, a consultancy for all things Node.js and HTML5.

I’m the owner of Ricebridge Software (data components).

I was CTO at FeedHenry (mobile apps).

I was a developer at ICW (health informatics) back when it was a start-up.


I built a Startup Death Clock. Be Happy.

Seneca (with @pelger), an open source micro-services framework for Node.js.

simpledb, an open source node.js wrapper for the Amazon AWS SimpleDB service.

Jostraca, an open source template engine for generative programming.

The lovely header image was made with Silk

2 Responses to About

  1. David Terrazas says:

    Dear Richard,

    I have been reading your book “Beginning Mobile Application Development in the Cloud”. I think it is a great book. However, I find some differences as of now for the way to connect to Node. I also have not been able to get Amazon SimpleDB or MongoDB going as well. I wonder if you have an updated version of the code required to make the examples that are listed in the book to work properly.

    I also am interested in other books or learning materials that you recommend to brush on App Development.

    Best regards,

    David Terrazas

    • Hi David,

      Yes, sorry about that – the book was written against Node 0.3 in 2011 and many things have changed since then.

      I need to do a blog post with some updated code – thank you for reminding me!