Rails Performance Audit

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How fast is your application? Slow applications frustrate users and can lead to abandonment.

Our team of expert developers can analyze the performance of your application to investigate issues, suggest solutions, and make your customers happier.

Schedule a 30-minute discussion about how we can help with a performance audit.


Work With An Experienced Ruby On Rails Team

We are frequently approached by companies who are struggling with performance issues, which can lead to a negative user experience or disrupt the stability of their application. Our extensive experience working with Ruby on Rails since 2004 years has provided us with the opportunity to review many applications developed by other firms and contractors. As one of the first agencies to completely switch to Ruby on Rails for all of our web projects, we have had a first hand view of how much the framework and development practices have matured. Through that experience, we have developed a continuously evolving checklist for identifying issues and optimizing application performance.

A Detailed Analysis From Our Team

The deliverable for the Performance Audit is a documented detailed analysis of your application’s pain points by one of our experienced developers and a follow-up phone conference (or in-person meeting if you’re local). We will review performance on each layer:

  • Page loads
  • Browser rendering (front-end)
  • Page caching
  • Rails code
  • Database layer
  • Data sources and Web Services
  • Evaluate and explain your New Relic statistics

Develop A Priority List Together

It’s important to prioritize issues based on the business’s value of solving each problem. We collaborate with you to rate the impact of the improvements, so together we can make the most efficient gains. The performance report we create outlines our findings in a priority order, factoring in benefit versus estimated effort involved. It also allows us to advise you on how to proceed with your design and development efforts, which is valuable to your existing team and any other firm that may continue working on your product.

Determine The Best Solution For The Future

While we review known issues and track them to their source, we will also anticipate potential problems based on what we know of your strategic plans and the availability of newer versions of the software you already use. If you’ve been considering rewriting your application due to performance problems, we can make an assessment on whether refactoring and upgrading will provide a more efficient investment. We feel that it is in your best interest to have another set of eyes review your application and provide you with an overview of where any critical issues may lie within your product before you commit to a rewrite. We will help you plan for the future by answering these questions:

  • Is your application scalable?
  • What are the most important issues to address?
  • How can you speed up your development efforts?

What Our Clients Say

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Robert Mcginnis, Owner at Open City Freight

"The team is awesome at working with me and understanding the bigger picture of my project."
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Marsh Meyers, Education Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium

"[The Discovery workshop] got our staff thinking a little more like web designers, I think. In other words, we got into a mindset closer to yours as you got into a mindset closer to ours."
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Grant Butler, Food Editor at Oregonian/OregonLive

"The end product speaks for itself. It's beautiful, it's easy to use, and it's made my life a lot easier. And that right there is reason enough to work with Planet Argon when they can deliver a product that is sleek and easy to use."
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Adriel Henderson, Web Applications Supervisor at Screaming Circuits

"They are without a doubt the most professional and adept development team I have worked with."
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Steve Suo, Managing Producer at Oregonian/OregonLive

"The Oregonian and Planet Argon really are in the business of understanding people's needs for information, and how to provide it and anticipating how people want to work with information. I think Planet Argon is very effective at that."

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