We’ve long been advocates of the concept “fail fast.” We want to figure out where the weakest parts of a solution are and develop them first. By starting with the hardest stuff problems come out early and more flexibility exists to adapt. In some cases, if insurmountable problems arise early, the cost and risk are significantly lower than at the end of a project.
Architecture is Everything
Like constructing a building – if you don’t start with a solid foundation, the rest of the project is doomed. Good architecture drives security, code quality, usability, scalability, and maintainability/total cost of ownership. We consider ourselves technology agnostic, so we look at the goals of the project and then choose the tools based on what will work best. When we combine this approach with smart architecture, project outcomes are significantly improved.
Documentation and Code Review
The best software isn’t written in a vacuum by a single developer. We believe software is developed best in a collaborative process. Good documentation helps developers think through what they are doing and share those thoughts with others who will develop and maintain the code in future. Peer code reviews help developers improve their code and the code of other developers around them.
Security is Baked-In
You don’t build software and then figure out how to secure it later.
Leverage the Cloud
The cloud has changed software development. There are cloud services that can be leveraged in powerful ways to increase scalability and reduce delivery time. When using microservice architecture, an application can span both internal and external (cloud) apps. Sometimes the entire app can be developed in the cloud.
We’ve written and supported hundreds of customized software solutions, from simple prototypes to scalable enterprise applications supporting tens of thousands of users. We specialize in working with highly regulated industries with external compliance standards and governance models. And we 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.