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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Adrian Mowat, Head of Engineering at Newspaper Club

"Adding a new unknown partner into the mix for a Rails upgrade is a bit of a risk, and we were worried we might be writing a blank check for no return. However, we actually felt very much in control throughout the project...The project was done quickly and effectively."
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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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Phoebe O'Leary, Director of Operations at Meyer Memorial Trust

"It really impressed us how Planet Argon always stayed on task, never felt that we were sidelined for another project. You always feel like the most important client."
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David Thomas, Development Project Manager at Contiki Holidays

"Planet Argon taught me everything I know about Ruby on Rails. They are our first call when we need any Ruby work done, and both built and have maintained www.contiki.com for the past two years."
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Christopher Conley, Co-Founder at 30elm

"Planet Argon understands building great applications is about more than programming. It also requires tireless brainstorming and spirited collaboration, both of which Planet Argon embraces with open arms."

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