Stuart Rutherford's Medium Effort Page
I'm Stuart Rutherford, mostly a backend software developer who writes frontend gadgets for competitive Pokémon players because they're easier to show off.
Sableye Bot is a Discord bot designed to help people who play competitive Pokémon get information into chat quickly. It's handy as a reference and to bring up subjects of discussion so people don't have to go look them up individually.
I've been working on it since 2019, and in 2021 rewrote the entire project to utilise Discord's Interactions (aka Slash Commands). It's currently in over 2200 Discord servers and continues to see frequent use even after almost 7 years since it was first brought online in the r/stunfisk Discord server.
This was written in node.js and is currently hosted on a managed container, though it was run off a VPS prior to the rewrite in mid 2021.
Top Cut Explorer
The Top Cut Explorer allows players to examine the Pokémon sets used at Pokémon Regional Championships in an unprecedented level of detail, owing to Tournament Organisers' publication of partially redacted team lists at the conclusion of each major tournament.
It was created in early 2023 as a reponse to the publication of "Open Teamlists" at Pokémon Regional Championships, and continues to be maintained with new features and tournament results added as they become available.
This was my first project written using Svelte/SvelteKit and its performance has been consistently good (as judged by Core Web Vitals) despite the ever increasing amounts of data getting thrown at it.
These are smaller projects that are generally not being updated as actively as the ones mentioned above.
The Pokémon Set Reverser takes a Pokémon's Species, Forme, Nature and Stats and calculates how it has been trained - valuable for people wanting to recreate teams they find on the in-game ladder.
The Pokémon Moveset Planner accepts a Pokémon Showdown Pokémon export and tells you how to obtain the Pokémon with the given moves. This app is outdated and hasn't been updated to reflect Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
The Pokémon Tournament Resistance Calculator can be used to calculate your opponents' collective win ratio, which is used to determine your chances at making the single elimination stage of live Pokémon events.
I also sometimes write words on my blog!