We're a Ruby on Rails consulting firm with a relentless focus on delivering value and quality
Our company culture motivates us to do great work in a disciplined, sustainable fashion. It leads to reduced stress and high-quality work for our clients.
Fit and AdaptableWe build software that's well-designed to solve the problem at hand. We also have our eye on the future, too, ensuring our systems can be adapted to new challenges and variations.
SecureIn today's climate, software security is of paramount concern. We build with automated security testing, to reduce the risk of poor practices, or out of date components.
MaintainableWhether it's our team or someone else — at some point, someone will need to maintain the system. We build with pride. Everything we create is well-tested, well-structured, documented, and clear.
TransferrableWell-engineered projects can be easily given to another team for ongoing development — or to onboard a second team to work on more features. Nothing is 'locked-up' in one teammember's head.
I love that they follow Scrum and XP engineering practices. They are happy to review the backend stuff, like unit tests, with me if I ask. Their work is always rock solid. This translates to trust. I trust them implicitly.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We're building our tech team, but need to finish projects NOW. Can you help?
- Yes. We'll cover you until you get your team together, and then we'll help get them up to speed. We'll do a complete, well-organized, well-annotated handoff when they're ready to take over.
How much will it cost?
All of our projects start with a diagnostic to sort out the project vision and scope, given your budget and timeline. Consulting engagements on existing projects start around $15,000, and new projects start around $25,000. We work on larger projects in two-week increments, and commit up front with you on what we can accomplish that week, so there are no surprises.
How do you handle ownership and copyright?
- When your project is complete, we transfer all ownership and copyright to you, along with the code repository. We retain intellectual rights over our tools and frameworks, which we use on all our projects.
How do you compare to offshore development?
We love how offshore development improves the economy for all. It's fantastic. And we don't spread 'fear and doubt' about fellow developers.
We position ourselves differently, and are not in direct competition with offshore teams. Offshore development can be effective when an organization has a strong technical onshore them, that can closely direct the work at hand, and the problem is very well defined, technically.
We're often asked to consult on on projects that started with offshore resources that aren't going well. We believe offshore isn't a good place to start when ideas are in still in formation, need exploration and adaptability, and need local context and understanding to build great user experiences.
We are more expensive than offshore developers, because we bring a team of integrated professionals to our project, with decades of experience that spans strategy, UX, development practices, and code adaptability.
When can you start?
- We're ready to help right away. We can get started on most projects within two weeks.
Need quality, strategy-driven engineering support?
Drop us a note for a zero commitment, no-hassle inquiry. We respect your time: you won’t be added to any automated email anything. Just real, human-to-human contact.
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