Sharp Stone is also available on a freelance/contract basis to help you get your project on track. Whether it’s acting as a temporary CTO to map out strategy, or digging in and slinging code, you can rely on Sharp Stone’s decades of experience to get the job done on-time and on-budget.
There was a time not long ago when having quality content management or web presentation software meant spending thousands, or possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars. No longer. Open-source and source-licensed technology is as good or better than the commercial products of several years ago.
Development for the web is at once easier and harder than ever. The tools and technologies are now very advanced and mature, allowing an incredible amount of functionality. But knowing what technology to use and harnessing it’s potential can require a more experienced hand.
The concept of “CTO To Go” is that many smaller or emerging companies need some high-powered help in the technology space. During their early or planning stages, but do not wish to shoulder the expense once they transition to Code Production mode and have project management in place.
Sometimes the thing a client wants simply doesn’t exist in the world yet. In these cases, using Ruby-on-Rails allows a custom application to be built quicker than the time it would take to adapt or alter some existing piece of technology to fit the requirements. The bonus for the client is they now have full control over the final product, with no ongoing licensing fees.
Many web designers are self-taught and/or come from non-professional or non-technical backgrounds. I spent decades in the High Tech industry before switching to consulting. This includes industry experience ranging from huge Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups. As such, each project and each client is given the level of expertise and professionalism you’d expect from an industry veteran.
CUSTOM APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Don’t settle for having your web application cobbled into some other system. Get the functionality you want exactly the way you want it on a scalable platform, and immune to changes in technology you do not own or control.
Your web application is core to your business. Investing a little more up front means years of stable of operation and the flexibility to make changes as business conditions change. Some of the Rails-based systems we have worked on have operated for several years without requiring maintenance or updates.
Any application we develop has all the source maintained in version control so there is a complete history of the codebase, plus the ability to easily roll-back any changes that end up not working out. Database backups and application error tracking are all standard with the service.
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