Rails Upgrade Kickoff

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Is your development team struggling to prioritize a Rails app upgrade? We can give you a strategy for success and guide you through the upgrade process.

Maintenance work like a Rails upgrade doesn't feel critical until the moment it really becomes critical. Upgrades don't result in noticeable deliverables for your users, but they're an important piece of a healthy app. Our Upgrade Kickoff service empowers your development team to produce a stable app, long-term.

If your developers saying things like:

  • "There’s a lot of security warnings brought up by bundler-audit that I can’t do anything about."
  • "I’d love to implement 'X', but we can’t get access to that piece of technology until we upgrade this gem."
  • "This feature is going to take a lot of time to implement workarounds for things available in newer versions of Rails."
...then we should talk. Schedule a quick call to learn more.

Schedule a 30-minute discussion about your project.


What you'll experience

Your team will learn about sustainable strategies for upgrading your Rails app, guided by our team of Rails developers. We believe that, long-term, your team can be responsible for the health of your application without outsourcing. We'll teach you how to work normal upgrades into your development workflow over time to set you up for success in the future.

How we help your developers

Even when teams have the skills to perform an upgrade themselves, they might not have the "bandwidth". This is usually due to an underlying need to adjust the long-term development process. Upgrades don't have to be a massive undertaking that happens every few years. They can be integrated into your ongoing app development. We'll show you how.

Who is this service not for?

This service is not for companies without their own development team. If you're looking to completely outsource your Rails app upgrade and maintenance, we have another process for that. Learn about our full-service Rails Upgrade. It's also not for companies who plan to end of life their Rails app in the next year or two, as upgrades are a time and money investment.

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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Karissa Lowe, Knowledge and Data Manager at Meyer Memorial Trust

"I felt like Planet Argon was really responsive to all the feedback we gave them and really helped craft a solution that really uniquely met our needs."
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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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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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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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