John Elder

John Elder

Web Developer and Author

  • Awards & achievements:

    • Founder of
    • Washington University Artsci Scholar
    • Author Of Ruby On Rails For Web Development
  • Expertise & interests:

    • Ruby On Rails
    • HTML / CSS
    • Javascript
    • PHP

John founded one of the Internet's earliest advertising networks ( and sold it at the height of the first dot com boom. John went on to develop the award-winning Submission-Spider search engine submission software that's been used by over 3 million individuals, businesses, and governments in over 42 countries.

John has over 20 years experience in web development, building professional websites across all platforms. John's passion for learning new technologies lead him to master both front end and back end work, making him a sought after full-stack developer.

John graduated with honors with a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis where he was an Artsci scholar.

Today John does freelance web development work, writes and publishes a series of books on Internet Marketing and Computer Programming, and makes web development accessible to everyone with his online courses.

 Learning web development with Ruby On Rails doesn't have to be hard! People are surprised just how quick and easy it can be with the right motivation. 
– John Elder