White Paper: Responsive Design vs a Mobile Site

Our team is currently working on a series of white papers and have just finished our first one, which introduces businesses to two strategies for designing and developing a site that targets mobile traffic. We invite you to learn how to decide which strategy works best for you.

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About Us

Located in Portland, Oregon, Planet Argon designs and develops web-based products for desktop and mobile platforms.

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Rails Performance Audit

Slow applications frustrate users. Our team of expert developers can analyze the performance of your application to investigate issues, suggest solutions, and make your customers happier. How fast is your app?

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 over the past eight 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.

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.

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.

Designing your Performance Audit

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

Help you plan for the future:

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

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Why Planet Argon?

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Whether you are ready to schedule your Performance Audit or you simply have questions about our services, the first step is to get in touch.

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Rails Code Audit

Keep your code strong and healthy with regular checkups. Our team of expert Ruby on Rails developers are just the ones to do it. How stable is your code?

Ruby on Rails Development

We’ve been building web products and services for clients with Ruby on Rails since late 2004.

What our clients say

The code audit made us realize that we could invest into making our current codebase better without doing a full scale re-write. Planet Argon’s code audit gave me the confidence I needed to move ahead with our current application.

Jeff Siarto Co-founder Loudpixel

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Planet Argon
2240 N Interstate Ave, Suite 240
Portland, OR 97227 United States

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Meet Olivia

Olivia Halfen

Olivia is our Senior Project Manager and has a notoriously infectious laugh! Her project management skills were rightly evident at an early age, at a time when she was managing her and her sister’s Lego building and Barbie playing escapades.

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