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“Our people are makers who share your vision and then work with you to achieve it.”

Watch: Our Engineering Philosophy

Lovable Technology hires expert engineers with a product-first mindset. People you merely need to create alignment with, and can trust to deliver on your business goals and product vision without an overly detailed specification.

Our engineers are comfortable in a wide range of projects from greenfield to massive at-scale codebases. We are also at home using most common technology stacks as well as some not-so-common ones.

Web & Mobile Application Development

We provide both turnkey end-to-end teams and individual team members to augment your existing teams in a wide array of development stacks and development methodologies.

DevOps & Microservices

We utilize the latest tools to provision your infrastructure in a version controlled way, and we use our own proprietary container monitoring suite to keep things running smooth.

Big Data & Scalability

We've worked on the biggest websites in the world, so no matter how much data you have or how many requests you need to handle, our team can handle it.

Strategic Consulting & Team Training

We employ a team of professionals that understand how to use their expertise to squeeze the utmost business value out of it. We're also pretty useful at helping others learn to do the same.

 

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Technical Capabilities
When surveyed, our clients rated us “Best in Breed” for Technical Capabilites, Overall Value, and Communication.
Frontend

Front End Web Development

HTML5, CSS, JS (ES6), AngularJS, ReactJS

 

Backend

Back End Web Development

Golang, Ruby on Rails, Java (Dropwizard, Spring, Spark), .NET, Python, NodeJS (Geddy, Express)

 

Mobile

Mobile Development

iOS, Android, Mobile Web

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Micro

Microservices

Kubernetes, Consul, Terraform, Vagrant, Nomad, Mesos

 

Devops

DevOps

CI, CD, Containerization, Orchestration (Puppet, Chef, etc)

 

Data

Big Data

Cassandra, Riak, InfluxDB, ElasticSearch

 

Scale

Scalability

High Availability, Database design/replication

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How We Choose Technology

We like to think of ourselves as technology agnostic at Lovable.Tech. All too often a programmer’s career is defined by the flavor-of-the-week tools they adopt.

Suddenly they are "the Ruby on Rails expert" and in order to preserve and elevate their own position they become evangelists, they write posts about why their tool is better than the others, they fight about it on twitter, they attend conferences where other similarly minded people preach at each other reinforcing how smart they are for being a #{hot_new_technology} purist.
 

Read: How Lovable.Tech Weighs Our Tech

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Maximizing Team Velocity

When we talk about velocity, at the end of the day we’re talking about cost. Not only cost of engineering but also opportunity cost.

We’ve gone to great lengths to eradicate wasteful process, keep our teams light yet powerful, tighten our feedback loops, reuse code, and simplify our approach wherever possible. This has resulted in the unprecedented velocity that companies have come to count on when calling us.
 

Read: Operating at Maximum Velocity

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“Lovable Technology helped us accomplish something many said wouldn’t be possible, build a brand new, dynamic website in under a week. Not only did they complete it in time, but also completed important additional features!”

- Adam Pisoni, Cofounder of Yammer

What’s Now?
DevOps & Microservices Shake Up Enterprise Software IT

Modern IT Infrastructure

Before I risk losing you with jargon and ideals... Companies like Pearson are seeing setups like those we advocate for increase their developer productivity by 20%, and reduce their infrastructure costs by 45% on average.

Enterprises come to us to learn how they can adopt these new tools and methodologies. To learn how software development in an enterprise should happen. The philosophies, processes, and tools that forward thinking companies are using that they can apply to their own implementations.

Companies aren't flocking to this techology just because it's neat. These methodologies lower operational costs, enable developers and decrease errors. Releases become easy and rollbacks automatic.
 

Container Platform Specialists

Docker is our preferred container solution and has grown tremendously in the last few years to be used in dev environments and production. No more "it works on my machine!"

We've contributed to Kubernetes and are very familiar with deploying, managing, and operating a cluster.

We're also active in the Mesos ecosystem and have built several custom frameworks for managing different database systems including Memcached and InfluxDB.

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What is a Microservice?

In the past applications were deployed as "Monoliths," one complete instance of the application that you have to spin up in its entirety to scale your application.

Today, containerized infrastructure, where your application is divided into tens or even hundreds of smaller applications like "chat," "notifications," etc. is the new model.

These smaller applications are called microservices.

Stop putting out fires. Release daily. Get 20% more from your dev team.

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Modern Immutable Infrastructure

Availabile on-premise or in the cloud. This methodology was pioneered by Hashicorp, and we're an Official Solutions Integrator. So, we're incredibly familiar with these tools.

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Elastically Scalable CI-CD

Continuous Integration and Deployment merge development with testing. We build elastically scalable CI-CD solutions so your team can focus on delivering your product.

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Dedicated DevOps as a Service

Let your developers build your product. We'll provide full time DevOps experts to worry about your immutable architecture, infrastructure automation, and maintianing high availability services.

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Our Proprietary ContainerOps Suite

Our tools can track resource utilization for each organization within your enterprise, ensure all your policies are enforced, and monitor your containers to identify and stop threats early.

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Modern Enterprise IT

It’s a lot to cover, but this guide outlines how we believe software development in an enterprise should happen. It includes our philosophies, processes, and even tool recommendations for your own implementations.

We'll discus: Traditional IT Responsibilities, The Ideal IT Organization, Velocity = Direction * Speed, What does this look like in practice, and The amazing ROI of Modern IT organizations.
 

Guide: The Modern Enterprise IT Organization

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Microservice Orchestrators

More of our clients are adopting a containerized infrastructure, where instead of having one "Monolith," your application is divided into tens or even hundreds of smaller "microservice" applications.

Running that many microservices can be complicated, so managing them requires an orchestrator (also sometimes called a scheduler) for distributing services.
 

Guide: Surviving the Scheduler Jungle

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What’s Next?
Why Will Everyone Be On Blockchain?

It's About to Become Easy...

Blockchain technology will soon become available on any networked device. It will be built into your browser, your phone, and many more devices like smart meters.

The technology isn’t quite there yet, but it’s close.
 

Why This is Big

The Power of Programmable Contracts

In the near future, Ethereum based contracts will be everywhere and agreeing to them will be a breeze. Real micro-payments will become a reality and they will be embedded in everything. Instead of paying 2.9% + 30¢, a monetary transaction will cost a fraction of a penny. You’ll be able to pay $0.10 to read an article on The Wall Street Journal or to watch another cat video on YouTube without commercials. Taco trucks will accept cryptocurrencies from your phone, and only then will you remember reading this.

When your transaction can be bound by any arbitrary rules, these network can be utilized to fairly enforce any logic you want. This effectively removes the need for trust in most transactions. We can essentially codify any legal terms for things like micro-payments, escrow, lotteries, voting, prediction markets, auctions, gambling, or pyramid schemes. Those are just a few of the simple examples, of course.

Some complex examples of distributed apps enabled by the block chain would be: Digital asset tracking, Self-governed organizations, Secure decentralized health records, Decentralized judicial/arbitration systems, Supply chain management, Insurance.

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What is a Blockchain?

A blockchain is a public, verifiable ledger of all transactions that occur on the network. It uses consensus and cryptography to ensure that all participants can modify the ledger and that no one breaks any accounting rules.

This system incentivizes a decentralized network that provides a secure, decentralized, immutable ledger. The applications of which extend well-beyond currency transactions.

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When Everyone is on the Blockchain

Blockchains can be a little overwhelming for those of us that aren’t cryptography nerds, so this article is assembled approximately as follows and you are encouraged the jump in wherever you feel comfortable.

We'll go through a brief history of cryptocurrencies, an explanation of blockchain and its incentive structures, Ethereum and the cool things it can do, and why everyone is about to get involved.
 

Read: When Everyone is on the Blockchain

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Why Etherium?

Ethereum was designed to take better advantage of the blockchain than Bitcoin had. Instead of simply recording transactions, the designers of Ethereum made a virtual machine and storage mechanism resulting in a "turing complete" machine, that was simple enough to suit fast peer to peer validation and confirmation of new transactions.
 

Read: Developing Our First Ethereum App
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Always Improving...
92% of our Projects & P.O.s were delivered on or under budget in 2016 vs. 85% lifetime, from 2012 to 2015.
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What do our clients think?
We asked all our past clients how likely (from zero to ten) they were to refer us to a relative. The average score was 9.4/10.

Open Source Projects

TinyPay

We recently built an Etherium micro-payments solution called TinyPay as an internal experiemnt. It uses a smart contract so that once payment is confirmed we release funds (ether) to the seller and access to the buyer.

cMeter

cMeter is our open source container that runs on your cluster and powers all of our proprietary container tools which track resource utilization, ensure policy enforcedmment, and monitor your containers to identify and stop threats early.

Contributions

Lovable.Tech also contributes code back to the libraries we depend on. Since 2016 these include: Kubernetes, Apache Spark, Hashicorp Consul & Terraform, Mantl.io, Mesos, and OpenStack.

Featured Projects

 

Zenefits (A/B Testing and Z2)

Lovable.Tech helped our marketing site optimization by implementing A/B tests, enabling us to gather important data, and implementing the resulting site as well - all on a tight deadline.

 

Cisco (End-to-End PaaS)

It took us 2 months of working with another firm to get to where we got on day one of our Hack Week with Lovable Technology.

 

Selequity (End-to-End MVP)

Lovable.Tech got us from concept to launch with a prioritized, iterative, plan that allowed us to test and refine things in a budget conscious and value driven fashion, and then they rapidly executed upon that plan.

 

Yammer (Community App)

They helped us accomplish something many said wouldn’t be possible, build a brand new, dynamic website in under a week. Not only did they complete it in time, but also completed important additional features!

 

Photiq (Mobile Design)

Our Hack Week was excellent. I’m astounded of what came out of one week! I think their work was the edge we needed to win, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with their team!

 

Microsoft (Market Tracking)

Lovable.Tech was very responsive to our issues when we identified glitches. They understood the urgency of our needs and worked to rectify the problems. It was refreshing to work with such a responsive and collaborative team.

Rated “Best in Breed” by our Clients for:

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Overall Value

It shouldn't be a surprise, given our approach, that we provide great value, but our clients also rated us “Better than Average” on Overall Cost. The Best Value at Better Cost?

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Technical Capabilities

We provide a wide spectrum of engineering and strategic technical needs. Seeking to not only provide great software, but software that provides great business value to our customers.

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Product Design

Our pragmatic (people first design, rapid launch, testing, and iteration) design process make us cost effective, but it also means we can direct our iteration on where it hurts vs. vanity projects.

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Communication

Project success always comes down to creating alignment, transparency, opening channels for synchronous and async collaboration, and creating tight feedback loops.