Ruby on Rails Maintenance

Troy Anderson, Founder

The problem – you love your web app, but are tired of managing your developer or waiting for simple changes to be implemented?

I invented the Allied Code Maintenance Program where we provide high quality expert help at a low fixed cost.

Why Allied Code?

We are proud of our work and appreciate these awesome testimonials from several of our clients.

– Troy Anderson, Founder


Development vs. Maintenance

Do you have a Rails web application that helps your business operate and provide great service to your customers? Technology moves fast, and you have to apply updates and upgrades to keep it secure and relevant.

Are the developers who created unable to meet your timelines or don’t seem as interested in maintaining it as they were when they developed it? Development and maintenance are different skill sets and require a different set of actions.

Does it take too long to get simple changes applied to your web app?

For some more thinking, take a look at this video where I suggest 5 questions you should ask your current developer today:

  1. 0:18 – What is a Runbook?
  2. 1:30 – What is a security patch and why should I care?
  3. 2:35 – What percentage of your code is covered by automated tests? Hint – 0% is not enough!
  4. 5:53 – Is the deployment process documented?
  5. 6:00 – What is our practice for maintaining our code base?

We want to help. To see if we are a good fit, take 30 seconds to answer a few questions about your web app and I will personally review it and reach out to you for a quick discussion.


Maintenance Made Easy

At Allied Code, we have devised the Allied Code Maintenance Program to ensure that your web application stays up to date, secure, and ready for future enhancements. We pay attention to the details so you can focus on the growth of your business.

Maintenance is more than updating your code. It includes experts with knowledge of your system so that updates and changes can be provided quickly when needed without unnecessary ramp up time. We love to work on Rails sites and free our customers to do what they do best.

Our team is entirely United States based Ruby on Rails experts with many years of experience. We have been working on Rails apps since the early days.

Allied Code Maintenance Program

  1. Stabilize
  2. Monthly Updates
  3. Feature Work

We begin by learning about your web application and assessing its current situation. We look under the hood and identify what will be needed to stabilize it so that it can be efficiently and effectively maintained.

By providing a report identifying what is required to stabilize your site and establishing a runbook to hold the specific information about the resources required to operate and update your web application, we set you up for success. While the runbook is part of our process, it will belong to you and serves as a valuable tool for anyone who works on your web application.

Stabilization includes updating the platform and 3rd party libraries to their latest stable versions to ensure that the application is secure and maintainable. We add any necessary automated tests to ensure adequate code coverage in the key areas of the application so that the updates are fully tested and to minimize the risk of regression or problems due to future updates and changes.

Once stabilized, we check, document, and update the platform and 3rd party libraries monthly.

We are always available to add new features or make changes upon request. We include 10 hours per month for such changes and requests. If you have greater needs, we are also able to provide full development services.

In summary, we begin by reviewing your web application, providing you with a technical assessment.  We may recommend certain steps to make your site secure, maintainable, and ready for us to manage.  Once those recommendations are completed, we begin our fixed price Ruby on Rails maintenance plan so you can spend your time on your business while we keep the Ruby on Rails engine running smoothly.

We want to help. To see if we are a good fit, take 30 seconds to answer a few questions about your web app and I will personally review it and reach out to you for a quick discussion.


Why Allied Code

Allied Code is a team of experts in Ruby on Rails development. We work with business leaders, freeing them up to build their businesses while we do what we love — keeping their web application working optimally and efficiently.

Core tenets of our process the agile methodology, shared objectives, process and product improvements and embracing change. 

Curiosity • Creators • Agility

Determination • Knowledge

Our best clients, employees and team members are people who exhibit curiosity, creativity, agility, determination, and superior knowledge.

We want to help. To see if we are a good fit, take 30 seconds to answer a few questions about your web app and I will personally review it and reach out to you for a quick discussion.


Testimonials

We have had the opportunity to work with large and small businesses. Here’s what they have to say about us.

It’s been great to benefit from Troy’s vast knowledge of IT and software, and also his business experience.

Dan Laux, CEO, Driver Alliance

Working with Troy is easy and enjoyable. He has a passion for software, and has proved himself a master at software development.

Joe Michels, CEO, Software Ops

Troy is absolutely trustworthy and extremely competent. In all his dealings, he is always prompt and courteous. I recommend him.

Peter Moriarty, CEO, Prismic Pharmaceuticals

Troy’s business experience adds real value to his work. He always thinks through and troubleshoots projects before they begin.

Mick Rich, Nominee, U.S. Senate

Troy has been an excellent partner to us at Driver Alliance, LLC. He was instrumental in helping to connect us with the best development team to get our Web application to market and continues to provide valued strategic direction with our technology needs. Troy has a unique blend of technical skills and business savvy and we look forward to our continued business relationship.

Bill Greene, City Auditor at City of Tempe

Troy does excellent work. His work was completed when promised and was of excellent quality. Troy was very easy to work with and got along well with the team. I hope to have the chance to work with him again.

Andy Meister, Vice President Operations at Attila Security

We want to help. To see if we are a good fit, take 30 seconds to answer a few questions about your web app and I will personally review it and reach out to you for a quick discussion.