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Develop or Manage Critical Software

There are many different ways to build software, but we believe there is only one way to build important software that is secure, stable, and easy to use. Over the years we have fine-tuned a process that yields great results and great value.

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How Do We Approach Critical Software?

As the industry has evolved, we have incorporated the best practices into our process. In fact, we’ve helped a number of software organizations evolve their process using the lessons we’ve learned managing many different applications for many different companies. We have fine-tuned an elegant process – blending standards and flexibility with efficiency and quality.

Hybrid Agile Process

While we love the Pragmatic Programmer and the Agile Manifesto, we are hired to do a job and can not truly dictate a ‘capital A’ Agile approach. We strive to iterate frequently and deploy working code often. We plan and document so we can measure progress and understand that software is a journey not a destination.

QA Testing

This critical layer of development is best when it’s a blend of humans and machines, in our opinion. We leverage the Cypress Testing framework and Gerkin syntax to automate the tests that can be automated. We then rely on human testers to examine boundary conditions in applications and environments.

Continuous Integration

This is the layer where we execute unit tests of business logic, report on code conflicts, scan code for security issues, validate dependencies and scan third-party packages for known vulnerabilities.

Continuous Delivery

We believe that humans should plan and orchestrate the promotion of code to production environments, but the actual deployments are best left to the machines. We script the infrastructure and deployment pipelines out of a main branch on the repository so that we can have predictable deployments and known artifacts of running code.


We allow you to plug into our DevOps toolchain and gain momentum without having to build the DevOps culture from scratch. We can support your existing development teams and coach them on deployment automation, application telemetry, and feedback cycles that are fast and controlled.

How we can help.

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Languages and Platforms

We pride ourselves on being platform agnostic – in other words we are the opposite of the expression “to a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” We believe that often solutions are born simply from familiarity – not the tools and approaches that work best to solve a particular problem for a particular organization.
We work most often with .net, PHP, and AWS Lambda, but supplement those core frameworks with Python, Java and other approaches where appropriate.


We work with a number of external compliance standards and governance models and can adapt our practice to many more. We understand that critical software often falls under these standards and we’ll work with you to create a plan to meet your compliance requirements.


How Stable is Your Software?

  • Do you keep and audit regular backups of your data and/or content?
  • Is the code for your software stored in a secure repository?
  • Do you have a policy governing updates?
  • How frequently are there problems with making multiple code changes and code getting overwritten?
  • Are your deployments automated or does someone manually push code and configurations?
  • Do you maintain development, staging, and production versions of your software?
  • Do you regularly scan for performance, security, and accessibility problems?

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Embrace innovation to drive new value for your organization. Let’s innovate something great together.
Work with us.