According the American venture capitalist, Marc Andreesen, “Software is eating the world.” Every business must contend with changes wrought by software – both automation and cost efficiencies, as well as new connected business models and upstart market entrants. Various technologies provide the utensils for this feast. The Agile methodology shows us how to use them. Agile has seen growing adoption in enterprises responding to the unique challenges and opportunities provided by this new enviornment.
In 2007, the growing demand for this methodology caught the attention of Steven Talcott Smith who founded a consulting business in Florida, USA focusing on agile development utilizing the Ruby on Rails web application framework. Steven organised, sponsored and managed a local Ruby meet-up for three years to enhance and expand the community.In 2010, he reincorporated the business under the name ÆLOGICAwith a motive to support affiliated companies through superior and globally competitive high-quality software development services. “ÆLOGICA evokes logic and beauty. A pragmatic pursuit of these two in software development results in functional and elegant solutions while serving both customers' and users' interests,” says Steven.
ÆLOGICA’s success has been fueled by its clients’ need for proficient software developers experienced with the agile, test-driven and quality-focused methodology practiced at ÆLOGICA.As a critical partner relied upon by clients, the company often works on developing integrations between its customer’s core applications and external data or service partners.ÆLOGICA and its clients believe that integration with external services is of critical strategic importance - it helps clients to deliver more value and build a defensive moat around their business. Along with integrations, ÆLOGICA is often called upon to perform a refresh/reskin or other kind of substantial upgrade of a large customer application.
The company also works on refactoring and reengineering for long-term sustainability and cost effectiveness. “We have great insights into the processes of developing applications rapidly with an eye toward long term sustainability and total cost of ownership,” Steven adds. ÆLOGICA has launched niche products and services such as closinghelper.com using the appexpress.io platform to improve its skills in ecommerce, marketing, product management and user experience design.
ÆLOGICA has launched closinghelper.com using the appexpress.io platform to improve skills in ecommerce, marketing, product management and user experience design
Most companies face difficulties pertaining to sourcing qualified engineers adept at agile development. “Automating processes or ‘disrupting’the industry through innovation or attracting new customers by leveraging modern software platforms, specifically web and mobile applications and the ‘Internet of Things’requires real talent,” Stevenexpounds.
There are a large number of solution providers working on agile projects but few can reliably bring about positive outcomes, especially over the long run. ÆLOGICA’s strength is its ability to maximize the sustainable pace of value delivery to the client. It focuses on hiring passionate, professional software developers who aspire to improve the quality of their skills. The company also encourages their professional growth by providing an environment tailored to effective work. Furthermore, Steven’s book “Level Up” guides them with applicable techniques to enhance their expertise and develop their potential. The company is presently keen on launching its appexpress.io platform along with other major new services for its clients.This will allow ÆLOGICA to address opportunities in new markets around Asia-Pacific and globally while the company aims to becomes major player in the field of agile development.