Our developers have a wealth of experience working within a variety of coding environments. Over time, we have learned what technology pairs best with specific goals and what platforms can be pushed to the side. Get a closer look at what we do from a more technical perspective.
Craft CMS is a content management system that is built in a block-like system that is widely customizable to fit the consumer or end user’s needs. This is why it is defined as “Craft.” Two craft CMS Systems may share some of the same features and functions, but in the end, they are displaying content in two separate ways. The appeal of developing a web application using a Craft CMS System is the extensive customization.
HubSpot is the leading platform for marketing automation. It allows businesses to manage and distribute content, improve customer communication and generate quality leads. Businesses looking to get the most out of HubSpot integrate the platform directly into their website, to track conversions, identify key audiences and understand marketing ROI.
Java is a robust programming language designed to produce software for multiple platforms. It is quite versatile – when a developer uses Java, the end product can typically run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems. As mobile development has increased the need for more sophisticated development projects, Java has increased in popularity.
A Microsoft SQL server is a private (not open sourced or publicly owned) system used to manage database relationships between web applications. The main function is to retrieve and store information as requested by online applications. These applications can be web-based or machine-based (single computer or device).
MySQL was developed by Microsoft to manage the communication of data between web applications and the designated database or databases. MySQL is used in web applications that store and manage a vast amount of data.
Orchard is a totally community-based content management system (CMS) that uses the ASP.NET framework. The goal of this community-based, open-source project is to develop components for building ASP.NET web applications to accommodate the needs of developers and end-users alike.
PHP is a popular language used in website application development and is often used when developing within WordPress or pre-existing e-commerce platforms such as Shopify.
Unlike MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle DB, PostgreSQL is open source, which means it is not privately owned or controlled by one entity. But, similar to these other programs, PostgreSQL is a database language that manages data communications between the database and web applications.
Ruby on Rails is a server-side web application framework that provides structure for databases, web services and web pages. Some of the notable mobile and web applications that use Ruby on Rails are Hulu, Square and Basecamp. Switchbox has an entire team devoted to building custom Ruby on Rails Web Applications to fit just about any need!
Widely considered the gold standard for marketing and consumer-facing websites, WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress sites are installed on a server that can be local or remote. This platform allows users to manage content by integrating a wide variety of plugins as well as template generation. Although WordPress is user-friendly, there are still restrictions due to the capabilities of customization available to the consumer.
The best way to describe open-source software development is a community-based method to software development. This means all code developed for the software or web application in question is available for public use. If the software is developed privately, all development is owned privately and anyone who wishes to use the software may have to register or pay a licensing fee.
SaaS stands for “Software as a Service.” This is when you subscribe to a software, and it is hosted and maintained somewhere else. Basically, all the user would have to do is subscribe and download the app. Maintenance and other updates would be taken care of by the third party provider. Updates can also be optional by the user.
Yes. We have often been asked to build upon (or completely rebuild) an original form of an online or web-based application, to increase or improve functionality, fix bugs or generally maintain a business’s legacy application. Many businesses have come to us, not looking for a complete rebuild of their current system, but simply an upgrade.
Not a problem. These are just some of the frameworks and coding languages we most often work with. And we’re not afraid to learn something new! Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you create the next innovative solution.