Rapid, agile software development delivering rich and engaging applications your users will love.
We know the web, since 2011 we have been engaged in custom web development for B2B and consumer products online pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved within a browser-based interface. We’ve seen frameworks come and go, new technologies rise in popularity changing the way we work online. We go to great lengths to embrace change and keep up to speed with today’s possibilities in order to pass on our knowledge and experience to you.
Mobile-first, responsive is a must… You may read these headlines in other technology blogs and guidelines by Google. And in many cases, it’s true, if you are releasing a website to the general public.
But if your users are your office staff working with desktop PC’s, and have no intention of accessing your application via a mobile phone or tablet, then designing the perfect experience for the desktop comes first.
So despite the buzz words and technical jargon that might be currently in the mainstream media, we always take a common-sense approach and listen to your needs first and foremost.
Cloud Development and Architecting
Our staff are certified AWS Cloud professionals and keep up to date with the frequent service changes from Amazon Web Services.
AWS allows us to bring literally hundreds of services to our business such as:
SaaS (Software as a Service)
We can help with SaaS strategy, development and support. We have developed cloud-based systems where potential users can instantiate and launch custom, isolated, versions of the software specifically for them alone to use for a limited time-based trial.
Amazon Web Services allow us to manage the distinct isolated resources required for each customer, their virtual servers, databases, etc.
We utilise 3rd party services to enable our customers to have full control over the management and administration of the SAAS platform, such as the customer management, billing and subscription aspects of the service, and even customer support through in-app chat and support ticket systems.
Monolithic or Microservice Architectures
For many years we have been developing the traditional ‘monolithic’ application. That is, single, all-encompassing deployments of code containing all the front end and back end functionality.
This is still very popular today however more and more companies are now looking at cutting costs and separation of responsibility through microservices architectures.
There are pros and cons to each approach, and not one single approach fits all requirements. With FAAS(Function As A Service) platforms such as AWS Lambda and API Gateway it is possible to design and even define from code, an entire microservice-based architecture and all required resources.
Technologies we use
The tools and frameworks we use not only are time-proven and industry-standard tools, as they have been used by the banking and finance sectors for their reliability, but also allow us to be productive in a very short time frame.
From the start of any project, we typically establish testing and development environments that you, our customer, can access to monitor the ongoing development and importantly provide frequent feedback.
At Tucanoo we pride ourselves on our agile development methodology which allows us to respond to change requests and deploy updates rapidly and frequently.
We also establish 3rd party services such as Jira for support tracking and ticketing to keep track of and to manage issues and change requests.
And when appropriate, we prefer to keep all project discussion and communication in trackable searchable form, therefore using services like Slack for project discussion rather than just Email offers us further benefits and improvements to our approach to design and development.