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Bulletproof software for mission-critical apps

We write world-class software. Every app we build is:

Scalable
Whether you have ten users or ten million, our systems are built to grow. While many platforms require a higher initial investment to accommodate scale down the road, ours are built to scale out of the box.
Distributed
Our systems can be easily deployed on multiple nodes or servers around the country or the world, making them impervious to catastrophic server failures, and improving response times.
Fault-Tolerant
Most modern systems assume that failure won't happen. Our systems are more pragmatic. Rather than plan for the best, we architect our systems to recover themselves from unexpected failures. The result is a system that offers better user experience, better stability, and no more system emergencies at 2am on a Sunday.
Battle-Tested
We build our platforms atop robust foundations that have been developed over decades, and are used by companies handling billions of requests per day. These systems are so stable, Ericsson has used them to achieve 99.9999999% uptime in flagship products, only 31.25 milliseconds of downtime per year.
Fast
For many modern web systems response times of 100 milliseconds would be considered speedy. We're able to get response times down to 3 or 4 milliseconds when needed, meaning virtually immediate user interactions, lower server costs, and systems resilient to slowdowns under load.

Building great software requires a great process.
Here's how we work to achieve your goals:

Concept
We'll learn about your business. We collect data. We study the market. Then, when we have enough, we'll work with you to build the best possible roadmap for your project.
Design
Once we know where you're going, we need to figure out how to get there. We'll work with you to figure out all of the minutae of your requirements, translate them into usable system specifications, and architect each component of the system piece by piece.
Build
With blueprints drawn up, it's time to get to work. We'll keep you involved in the development process as code is written and components are built. We use intermittent feature releases to get your feedback and use it to move toward a finished product as efficiently as possible.
Deploy
With a working product in place, we'll work with you to get it live. Do you have a hundred users? Ten million? Are you anticipating massive growth in Q3? We'll help you design and implement a server infrastructure that suits your needs and gets your users into action.
Iterate
The end is only the beginning. Once your application is up and running, it's time to get back to the drawing board and figure out what the next steps are. Do you need more functionality? Do you need to integrate an existing system? We'll work with you to figure out what the next goals are, and how we can help you achieve them.

The software trade has many, many tools. Here are some of ours.

Elixir
An outstanding next-generation scripting language.
Built on the Erlang virtual machine, Elixir benefits from three decades of world-class enterprise development by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, but features a myriad of modern language features unavailable in virtually any other language to date. Learn More →
Phoenix
A rocket-fast, bedrock-stable application framework.
Phoenix is a full-stack framework like Rails, but suffers none of the performance bottlenecks of its predecessor. Built with Elixir, Phoenix provides an extremely powerful yet lightweight architecture, offering a world-class toolset for live channel functionality, while boasting unparalleled speed and stability. Learn More →
Erlang
The gold standard of multi-core processing.
Its "share-nothing" concurrency model allows it to take advantage of multi-core server systems in ways unmatched by any other platform to date. Despite being invented 33 years ago, Erlang is responsible for the success of Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, and powers 50% of the world's text messaging transport. Learn More →
Elm
Next-gen, error-free Javascript.
Elm is a functional programming language that compiles to Javascript, promising error-free Javascript after compile. Its "elm architecture", signal-based model that offers pure reactive programming, was an inspiration for the popular Redux library. Learn More →
Ruby
The user-friendly swiss army knife.
Once the dark horse of programming, Ruby has become one of the most widely used scripting languages around. It makes applications easy to write and maintain, and offers an exceptional ecosystem of open-source tools and libraries. Learn More →
Rails
The MVC framework to rule them all.
Rails set the world ablaze by reinventing the modern web application framework. It offers rapid development, while still providing a solid, long-term foundation. Used in production by millions of applications, Rails is one of the most robust and widely-supported frameworks in the world. Learn More →
React
The wunderkind of modern Javascript.
Developed by Facebook, React has quickly become one of the most widely used front-end development libraries in the world. By breaking user interfaces into components and elements, React makes it easy to define clear sets of interactions, making large application workflows very easy to reason about, and producing highly performant code. Learn More →
Angular
Google's javascript Goliath.
Angular was developed by Google to reduce elaborate javascript interfaces into manageable relationships between data. While not as straightforward as React, Angular offers and extremely powerful tools for making complex UI behaviors trivial to implement. Learn More →
Brunch
A best-of-class front-end build tool.
Brunch makes it trivial to package Javascript, stylesheets and images together with a simple set of guidelines. It also works with the Node Package Manager to maintain your javascript libraries, ensuring that you've always got the correct versions in place. Learn More →
Mocha
Rock-solid Javascript testing.
Mocha is a robust, flexible framework used widely in the Javascript ecosystem. By connecting with other testing libraries it offers a highly-tunable environment tailored for your application that can easily be modified or extended as your application grows. Learn More →
ES6
The new standard for Javascript.
ES6 is a revised specification for the Javascript language itself. Offering a slew of features found in other modern programming languages, ES6 adds a broad set of improvements over the old ES5 standard, improving both quality and support for contemporary software paradigms. Learn More →
Docker
Fully-containerized deployment.
The Docker platform offers a lightweight virtual sandbox for every node in your server cluster. By defining complete rulesets for build and environment, Docker guarantees that every instance of your application behaves the same as every other, remaining impervious to faults or failures from other nodes. Learn More →
Rollbar
The application dashboard.
Rollbar offers a complete toolset for maintaining the health of your application after deployment. It tracks every request that comes into your system, making it easy to quickly identify problems. It also offers insight into server load, and trends in user behavior. Learn More →
AWS
Scalable cloud hosting.
Amazon Web Services offers the most robust and scalable deployment platform available on the planet. The architecture of its EC2 servers allows you to ramp up server size as your traffic grows without the hassle of migrating to new machines. It also scales automatically during unforeseen traffic spikes, ensuring that your app never goes down when your users need it the most. Learn More →

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