Agile is not only a development methodology, but it is a state of mind. Agile is the willingness to accept that all software is able to change. With this mindset, we embrace the change and realize the importance and need for change in software.
Waterfall methodologies of predicting and scoping entire systems tends to over complicate applications. Using Agile we are able to provide minimum features and test usability, then modify as the system is being used.
This technique allows the users to start using the system sooner as well as be involved in the evolution of the software to maximize their effectiveness.
At Jack Russell Software we develop web and mobile application using the Ruby on Rails Web Framework, along with Coffee-Script, Sass and Haml. These are technologies carefully chosen and picked for maintainability and productivity excellence.
All Production code written for our clients is produced in a pair programming environment. Pair Programming is the practice of two developers sharing one screen, and one task to accomplish with precision and quality. This environment produces quality code with much fewer defects than single development practices.
Test Driven Development
At Jack Russell Software we practice test driven development, which means tests are built before the production code is written. This is a tool that not only helps in code structure and management, but creates a regression test suite and descriptive documentation. It also enables your architecture to change and adapt with confidence of maintaining the integrity of your business rules.
We manage all of our applications in the cloud using Amazon Web Services and Heroku to provide cost-effective, scalable solutions that remove the burden of IT management from our clients. We have been working with the Cloud since 2007 and are experts in this area.