Software development, done well.
We believe companies need software that is simple, elegant and reliable.
We’re experts in building good software well.
We could build software for you too.
We don’t just write code, we provide IT strategy consultancy, business analysis, design (both technical and visual), development, testing, performance testing & optimisation, data migration, hosting, and support. Everything you need to go from a business objective to a running solution.
We help other software companies handle peaks in demand more effectively than using temporary contractors. By being available when they need us and retaining the knowledge we’ve gained even when they don’t.
We also help non-software companies, bringing the benefit of our technical skills and project management experience to build systems that add millions of pounds of business value.
While the duration of each iteration may vary, we follow a very specific set of steps in each and every case, scaling the depth of the supporting documentation we produce accordingly.
The result is a tried and tested approach to software development that delivers applications, of all shapes and sizes, that are fit for purpose.
Perhaps the most important step in the process, this is the bit where we sit back and listen intently, as you talk us through your project goals, your initial ideas and rough timelines. We’ll use our estimation framework to give you an idea of the cost / timescales, and talk about how that aligns with your company’s goals.
Once we understand what you’re looking for, it’s time to talk requirements and deliverables. Putting everything down on paper ensures we smoke out all of those hidden assumptions, clarifying precisely what you’re expecting from us.
Our lightweight design templates are based around simple user interface wireframes, which are accompanied by plain English descriptions of what happens and when. By walking you through what your software will look like and do before we begin building, we are able to identify any issues and make changes in a matter of seconds, not hours.
This is where we go to work, producing simple and elegant code that delivers the feature-rich application that will help your business run more smoothly.
Thorough testing is the cornerstone of any software development project. This is the bit where we make sure that the tech does everything that we agreed during the design phase.
Unlike some developers, we understand the job isn’t complete when the tech works on our machines. We know it’s vital to ensure you software meets the requirements we outlined at the start of the process, and we’ll be there to deal with the issues until the job is done.
Installing systems, migrating data and training users is all part of our comprehensive service. When you’re satisfied that everything is working as it should be, it’s entirely up to you whether, moving forward, you look after your users yourself or you’d like us to do it. But whatever you decide, you’ll find our user manuals and/or online support systems employ plain speaking, no-nonsense language.
QueryTree is the flexible and easy to use ad-hoc report builder that works with any database – just enter your database’s details, and invite non-developers in to build and share reports using our powerful drag and drop report builder.
As always, we’d love to hear any feedback you have on QueryTree.
The biggest challenge facing non-technical teams with reporting needs isn’t software capability – it’s adoption.
Your internal customers need to build, share and edit ad-hoc reports quickly and simply, and relying on a Windows desktop install is an extra barrier to adoption that should be best avoided.
We built QueryTree as a web app – one that works with any modern web browser and both MySQL and MS SQL Server databases – to solve this problem.
Non-technical teams with reporting needs can sign in using their browser from anywhere, and get instant access to view, export and build new reports in seconds.
If you have a database and a non-technical team with reporting needs, check out QueryTree – build your first report for free and let your users answer their own questions.
sqlizer.io – our data conversion and migration tool – had some upgrades this week.
sqlizer.io is a simple online tool that allows you to upload a data file in one of the following formats;
…and sqlizer will automatically generate a MySQL script for you – containing table definitions and INSERTs for all your data.
We’ve increased the reliability of JSON migrations, as well as our handling of very large files. We ask users to subscribe to sqlizer.io at $10 per month for files larger that 5,000 rows of data – any fewer rows and the service is free to use.
Also, we’ve added HTTPS support so your files are encrypted in-transit, for extra peace of mind.
We hope you’ll find sqlizer.io makes converting files into SQL databases simple and painless.
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