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Moving Your Idea From Concept to Fully Functioning Web Site

Your idea could be even better than Facebook or Google.  But, if you can't translate your concept into a fully functioning web site it's bound to fail!

Don't let lack of web development experience stop you!  

You've found help.  Someone who:

  • Is a U.S. based Ruby on Rails developer you can access during your normal work hours
  • Offers you the advantage of over a decade of web development experience
  • Provides you with the benefit of insights learned while working for large and small enterprises
  • Allows you to leverage the exposure gained from developing a wide range of applications for manufacturing, distribution, and professional service industries
  • Started companies as well as helped other entrepreneurs launch their own web based start ups and knows the challenges new companies face

Using this experience you will get help documenting your idea. 

Sometimes, envisioning how your concept will be put into action on a web site can be overwhelming.  But, you'll get guidance from an experienced developer who has taught many users how to write simple stories that serve as the basis for creating written specs.

Here is what's in it for you:

Custom Industrial Strength Ruby on Rails Development for Your Application

Once your concept is detailed in stories, it is time to begin developing it. But, there are so many languages available for creating a web site: JAVA, PHP, ASP, Perl, Python, Cold Fusion, and many more.  What language will be used to build your site?

The tools used to build your site include:

  • Ruby on Rails 3.x, or 4.x
  • Ruby
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • Rspec
  • RefineryCMS
  • JQuery
  • CoffeeScript
  • AJAX
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • JSON
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Git
  • Heroku

Why use Ruby on Rails?

  1. Significant Cost Savings:  Most start ups and new enterprises aren't in a position to spend large sums on operating systems and development software licensing fees on top of paying for the developer's time.  Unlike many other languages, Ruby on Rails is basically a free development framework.  It runs on Linux (a free operating system) and supports a variety of databases and web servers (most of which are free).  By using a cost-free platform, you're able to significantly reduce costs without sacrificing any speed, security or performance.

  2. Rapid Development:  Ruby on Rails allows developers to proto-type application features very fast.  This quickly helps determine the feasibility of your concept and assists in estimating the complexity of the web site and its development time.

  3. The Ruby Way:  Each element of a Rails application is stored in specific place.  This structure allows multiple developers to manage the code so it can be easily passed from one developer to another without a steep learning curve.  

  4. Collaboration:  Ruby on Rails is an open sourced development platform.  It is supported by an active development community.  People are constantly developing and sharing code to solve new web application needs.  This gives developers many resources to incorporate into a Rails application -- saving time spent developing code from scratch.

  5. Future Demand and Adoption:  More and more web services are being launched everyday using Ruby on Rails. Here's a list of just a few popular sites that are built using Ruby on Rails:
  • Hulu
  • Groupon
  • Twitter
  • YellowPages
  • Basecamp
  • Shopify
  • SlideShare
  • GitHub

Testing Your Site End to End Using Test Driven Development

Your site will be tested end to end during development using Test Driven Development. 

You may not familiar with the concept.  But, basically, the idea behind Test Driven Development is that the developer writes a failing test first, before they write any code. Then they write code that makes that test pass. These steps are followed by writing another failing test, making that one pass, and so on.

Why test?

How many times have you gone to a site and something didn't work?  Did you go back again after experiencing that frustration?  Probably not.  This is the biggest reason to test -- so you can be certain that nothing is broken.  You don't want your great idea short circuited by a web site that doesn't function as planned.

But, more importantly, web sites are becoming more and more dynamic.  New features become essential.  Yet, at the same time, they add new complexity to your site. With every change you make comes a greater chance something that previously worked will now fail.

That is what's great about Test Driven Development.  Before starting any changes, the test suite for your site can be re-run to make sure everything works.  Then as new tests are added, and new code written to make them pass, the developer can make sure that all the old tests still pass with new changes that were made.

So, by using Test Driven Development you can have confidence your site will function properly -- not just when it is first launched, but also after each and every new enhancement is deployed!

Search Engine Optimization for Your Application

Here is where the rubber meets the road!  You may solve a desperate need with the most attractive, functional web site.  But, it will all go to waste if no one sees it.  You need it displayed where your prospects are looking.

Most developers consider their job complete when they have the site functioning per the specifications.  It's your job to optimize it for the search engine or hire someone to do it for you.

But, you've found someone who:

  • Owns their own commercial web sites
  • Has experience performing keyword research for the best terms to optimize search engine placement
  • Knows how to monetize sites and integrate payment platforms
  • Optimized sites for first page organic search placement on Google, Yahoo, and Bing
  • Has run their own AdWords and AdSense campaigns

So, you won't need to spend additional funds hiring a separate SEO consultant to get your site listed on the search engines.

Let's Talk

If you need someone to assist you in taking your project from conception to completion let's talk and explore how we can make that happen.

Call Doug @ 800-490-1337 or fill out the contact form to set up a free consultation.