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We build web applications with proven technology.
We use PHP for the majority of our backend work, primarily in the Laravel framework.
We learned to code by hand before today's modern frameworks, giving us complete understanding and control of everything on a web page.
We use bash extensively for server-side utility processes and CI/CD scripting.
We've built command-line applications in python, including an AWS security control system.
We build with modern, actively-developed frameworks for speed and longevity.
Our go-to backend framework, we've used Laravel extensively to build applications since 2015.
From single components to complete SPAs, we've been using VueJS and Vue Router since 2016.
A utility-first CSS framework, TailwindCSS completely changed our approach to managing CSS and has allowed us to develop significantly faster since 2018.
As full-stack developers, we handle everything from design to deployment.
Our preferred server operating system due to its simplicity, reliability, and widespread adoption.
We used CentOS and RedHat for our first 3 years of operation and are familiar with their nuances over other Linux flavors.
We've used Docker with client projects to establish local development environments quickly.
With clients around the world, we've had the chance to work with many systems.
Most of our cloud delivery work is now done in AWS. We've worked with their services since 2014.
The simplicity and much smaller learning curve has made Digital Ocean a great option for some of our projects.
We started with Dell Poweredge R410s that we racked in a co-location data center. We came from using bare metal servers before moving up to a shared cloud.
Our focus on performance and business applications has given us extensive database experience.
We use MySQL extensively, and it is our preferred choice for new applications we build. In the AWS RDS environment, we use the Aurora flavor for extra speed for compute-intensive queries.
Very similar to MySQL in its API, we've had the chance to work with MariaDB in many client projects, and legacy application upgrade projects.
We've worked with IBM's DB2 server while working on an analytics project for IBM themselves.
We worked with PostGres for a client in 2020. It has some excellent CLI tools that have made DBA a breeze.
These are the AWS services we call upon most often.
With EC2, we can spin up new servers in just seconds, creating a reliable and scalable pool for delivery.
This managed database product significantly reduces DBA work, and the real-time replication and automatic failover options bring us excellent uptime.
The clear separation of resources by virtual private network helps to maximize the security of our AWS deployments.
Application load balancers are fantastic for distributing traffic across our web application layer and greatly simplify our SSL certificate management.
We manage DNS On Route53 and keep our domains with AWS whenever possible.
With CloudFront, we've used CDNs to deliver application assets from global edge servers for the fastest possible delivery.
We've used Amazon Certificate Manager for SSL extensively. Its automatic renewal and integration with ALBs brings complete automation to an otherwise complex and time consuming procedure.
For larger applications, we use dedicated cache servers on Elasticache, allowing a centralized cache store across our web application server pool.
We worked with Cognito in 2020 to drive Facebook, Apple, and Google authentication for a client application. We implemented our own OAuth flow instead of the hosted UI for greater control over the design.
We've used the PHP SDK to directly integrate our web applications with AWS, and power AWS monitoring dashboards.
We worked with many different APIs to build integrations into our products.
Stripe powers the SwiftDesk billing system. With their API, we can securely take payments and manage subscriptions.
We've created two-way updating with Asana for a task management application.
Using the Jira API, we created two-way sync for SpecFuse and an upcoming project management application.
We built two-way sync for GitHub issues and specifications developed in SpecFuse.
Through the YouTrack API, we built a two-way sync system for our upcoming project management application.
Our Shopify integration for SwiftDesk lets your support team review customer history and orders alongside their support requests.
We love building, but we also use a wide range of tools to get the job done.
We use git for version control exclusively.
GitHub is our personal choice for git repo hosting. We've used GitHub since our earliest days.
We've worked with our client's GitLab installations to manage code for applications we are building or maintaining for them. In 2020 we worked extensively with the GitLab CI/CD system to create automated push-to-deploy systems.
Many of our clients use Jira, and we have had the opportunity to work with both older self-hosted installations, and the ever-changing cloud variation.