Programming and Engineering office

Delivering top-tier software requires strong technical expertise and well-established processes. That’s what the RubyGarage Programming and Engineering Office provides.

Properly engineered software helps businesses succeed

The success of your software largely depends on the quality of its code and the technologies on which it’s built. That’s why technology matters is a guiding principle for RubyGarage. Strong technical expertise and a streamlined software development flow help our Programming and Engineering Office deliver quality applications that bring value to your target audience and your business.

Prevent and protect from security threats

When it comes to security, there can be no compromise: a software solution needs to be safe for end users. Our Programming and Engineering Office puts special emphasis on application security, building web and mobile applications that comply with the most up-to-date security guidelines. We also maximize protection against vulnerabilities by using efficient security tools and third-party services.

Scale your application to handle high traffic

Can a business succeed with an application that crashes when the number of users increases? It certainly can’t. Our Programming and Engineering Office selects a relevant application architecture and configures an elastic cloud-based infrastructure that automatically scales depending on the load. Exposure, a real-time event analytics platform we helped to build, can process up to 1 million visitors per second.

Scale your development team at any time

To speed up software development, it’s reasonable to add programmers to the team. But this brings the challenge of ensuring productivity of new developers. To mitigate this issue, our Programming and Engineering Office has a well-documented developer onboarding process. And our team sticks to the same coding conventions and style guides so that programmers can quickly understand how your application works.

Deliver an enhanced customer experience

The customer experience is the cornerstone of business success. Even if an application is safe and performant, it might fail if it doesn’t deliver a five-star customer experience. Our Programming and Engineering Office builds robust web applications that load fast and run smoothly across all browsers. We also specialize in native mobile apps, but to optimize your budget we can create cross-platform mobile applications as well.

Reduce infrastructure maintenance costs

A poorly designed and configured application infrastructure may become a financial burden. Our Programming and Engineering Office can help business owners avoid overspending and reduce infrastructure maintenance costs. Our RubyGarage experts tailor the application infrastructure to the requirements of your software solution while making it capable of scaling quickly to handle growing traffic.

Update functionality smoothly and risk-free

Applications frequently malfunction or even crash after updates to functionality. This results in customer dissatisfaction as well as reputational and financial losses for businesses. Our Programming and Engineering Office has set up a streamlined and risk-free feature deployment flow based on the test-driven development methodology, continuous integration and delivery, and the GitFlow branching strategy.

What we do

Turning a brilliant business idea into prime software involves multiple activities, but software development is number one. Here are the four stages in the software development process at our RubyGarage Programming and Engineering Office:

Stage 1

Backend development

Our team starts from engineering the application backend. RubyGarage web developers create the application and database architecture, business logic, and interfaces. To ensure code quality, our team lead and other developers on the team perform a code review.

Backend development toolkit

Programming languages and web application frameworks

Business logic framework

Testing frameworks

Data stores

Stage 2

Frontend web development

After the backend is ready, our frontend developers work in close cooperation with our UX designers to create the client side of the application. Our team puts an emphasis on building robust, responsive, and mobile-friendly user interfaces.

Web frontend development toolkit

Programming languages

Frameworks and libraries

Testing tools

REST clients

GraphQL client

Stage 3

Mobile app development

Our iOS and Android app developers create custom mobile applications for our clients who want to reach their customers on mobile devices. We use native technologies to build mobile apps and also provide cross-platform mobile application development with React Native.

Mobile development toolkit

Programming languages

Testing tools

Libraries

Testing frameworks

IDE

Stage 4

Infrastructure management

We configure a reliable, scalable, and secure cloud-based application infrastructure. Software configuration tools allow us to automate infrastructure management and reduce maintenance costs, while performance monitoring services notify our team about errors and crashes.

DevOps toolkit

Cloud hosting platforms

Configuration management tools

Containerization tool

Container orchestration system

Software monitoring services

Continuous integration services

How we engineer top-tier software products at RubyGarage

Our Programming and Engineering Office follows Extreme Programming − an Agile software development methodology that helps us deliver quality software that can quickly adapt to the requirements of our clients and the ever-changing expectations of end users. Here are the main Extreme Programming practices our team uses:

Customer participation

Before a project starts, our Programming and Engineering Office defines when and how the development team will collaborate with the client. Close cooperation between the team and the client throughout the development process allows us to release software that matches our client’s expectations. It also helps us:

  1. Prioritize functionality
  2. Get feedback as soon as possible
  3. Make sure we build exactly what the client wants

Test-driven development

The purpose of test-driven development is to maximize the quality of every single line of code written by developers. Our RubyGarage developers write automated unit and functional tests before producing the actual functional code. Once produced, this code needs to pass the automated tests. This technique brings the following benefits:

  1. Increases code quality
  2. Minimizes the necessity of debugging
  3. Facilitates refactoring
  4. Reduces the time to market

Pair programming

Two heads think better than one. That’s why our Programming and Engineering Office practices pair programming, in which two developers work together on the same task: one carries out in-depth analysis of the task and writes code while the other reviews it. Advantages of pair programming include:

  1. Better code quality
  2. Efficient cooperation between developers
  3. Higher development speed

Continuous integration and delivery

Our Programming and Engineering Office uses such practices as continuous integration and continuous delivery. In compliance with these practices, our developers merge code changes to a shared repository, after which automated tests are run. Then code changes are deployed to the staging server for testing. These practices help us:

  1. Deliver quality, deployment-ready code
  2. Carry out safer software updates
  3. Set up an automated software deployment pipeline

Code refactoring

As an application gets more complex in terms of functionality, upgrading and maintaining it may become a challenge. To prevent difficulties, our Programming and Engineering Office continuously refactors the codebase to increase coherence, eliminate redundancies, and make the code easier to understand. Refactoring helps us:

  1. Improve the codebase
  2. Increase maintainability
  3. Get a better understanding of the application’s codebase

Coding standards

Refactoring requires a consistent codebase that developers can easily understand. Our team writes code in compliance with the most recent coding standards for each programming language, framework, and library that we use (for instance, we follow the style guides for Ruby and the Ruby on Rails framework). Coding standards help our team:

  1. Write consistent and unambiguous code
  2. Reduce time spent understanding code written by other developers
  3. Easily scale development teams