Hello, world! My name is Ryan Heldt -- I'm what some people call a full-stack developer residing in a hamlet-sized community in central Iowa. I have a knack for developing web sites, web applications, and for mobile and the desktop. With over 20 years of real-world experience, I've built everything from simple websites to multitier distributed applications, content management systems, e-commerce platforms, and more.

Most of my work in recent years has been with Microsoft tools and technologies (.NET, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and the like), but I do hold an Adobe Certified Expert designation in ColdFusion, and have over 15 years of experience with the platform. There's also been the occasional dalliance in PHP and Java over the years, but please don't hold that against me.



Worshipmaker is a web application currently under development in private beta that will assist churches with the organization and planning of their worship services. The system will allow worship teams manage their members, songs, and communications. Church leaders will be able to plan their services, events, announcements, and much more. It is part of a suite of integrated applications for church management.


Fellowshipmaker is a church management web application currently under development.


Validation.cfc is a ColdFusion Component that performs server-side form validation. It currently validates for required fields, integers, numeric values, e-mail addresses, URLs, IP addresses, social security numbers, United States and Canadian postal codes, US-style Dates, European-style dates, US telephone numbers, US currency, credit cards, and passwords. It also has the capability of managing file uploads and can perform mime-type validation. Validation.cfc on Github.


Scoreboard is a simple sports and/or activities scoreboard, written in VB.net, which can be used for a variety of purposes It was developed for use with a 1024×768 projector and features home and away scores, countdown clock, even a buzzer. Scoreboard-VB on GitHub.

Qbasic / QuickBasic User Interface Stuff

When I was in high school, I liked to toy about in Qbasic and later QuickBasic. During that time, I wrote a handful of user interface functions. I really don’t know if they’re of use to anyone or not, but maybe someone will get a kick out of them. LS_POWER on GitHub.