Designing systems that are reliable, scalable and maintainable can be a challenge. Worse still, often you won't know about the shortcomings of your systems until it's too late.
We've experience in designing systems that work with existing development teams, and can help you ensure that the systems you're designing meet the standards that you expect. If your existing team are embarking on using F# or Azure, using an external consultant can be an excellent way to ensure you have a reguarl, external view on how you're designing and implementing your systems.
We can help keep your system on the straight and narrow as it evolves, by regularly reviewing how your system is shaping up at different levels. This can range from low-level development practices and tools, to high level architectural reviews, with suggestions on how to more effectively utilise third-party components and systems.
Having regular reviews from an external viewpoint can be a valuable practice to follow. It helps ensure that system quality doesn't degenerate over time, and provides a neutral, objective perspective from a source of experience and expertise. This can be a regular weekly session, where your team can set aside questions and issues that they've faced for us to help with, to on-site visits on a regular basis where we'll work together with your team to help ensure your system keeps on the straight-and-narrow.
We can help you explore new technologies and tools, or learn new, improved ways of doing things. This can take the form of on-site "hackathons", where we'll work with your existing team as an embedded member for a short period of time as we work towards a demonstrable deliverable for an intense period of time. Alternatively, we can work with your team remotely, iterating on a solution at a pace that suits you. You'll be in control of the direction of the deliverable at every step of the way, with regular demonstrations to show progress. At the end, you'll receive a report detailing what the goal was, the different issues faced during the deliverable, and how they were resolved.
If required, we can provide you with a bespoke architecture for your system whilst it's in the early planning stages. We'll work with your existing development team, speak with the business to better understand the key needs of the system, and help shape an architecture for you that's designed to get results in the short term, whilst being able to evolve with you in the long term.
We'll explain to you why we've designed our architecture as it is, and show you the different components and systems that we evaluated in order to reach our final conclusions and recommendations.