Red Badger offer uncompromising excellence in technical delivery. We'll help you to navigate the open source software revolution and increase your speed to market. We’ll keep you at the cutting edge of technology, empower your people and enable you to deliver flexible applications, fast.
React.js is hands down the most important advancement in web UI development of the decade. Within a year it took over all of Red Badger’s projects and completely changed the way we think about application architecture.
We use Ansible extensively to automate the provisioning of new servers for development, testing and production systems. We can make sure they are configured perfectly and can easily scale up our services in the cloud.
Maintaining a stable environment between the development, testing and production lifecycles of software is always a challenge. Docker enables us to pre-provision and package our application environments into containers, providing portability, consistency and security. Unlike virtual machines, Docker doesn't emulate virtual hardware meaning its system requirements are tiny in comparison!
Elasticsearch is a distributed and RESTful search engine. We've used elasticsearch to provide blazingly fast enterprise search capability across thousands of documents globally in the finance sector. It provides an incredibly efficient & scalable search capability.
The modern web is more of a state of mind than just using HTML5, CSS3, device APIs, animation and real-time data via WebSockets. It goes without saying we're careful to enhance our work progressively so that older browsers still get a look in.
Red Badger has been using node.js to deliver enterprise scale projects since October 2011. We love how fast it is and still can't believe how it has increased our productivity, with all those useful modules you can use out of box!
At Red Badger we pay a lot of attention to solution architecture and robust messaging is a great way to glue heterogenous components together. Being very fond of Open Source Software, we think Rabbit MQ is a perfect fit for this task - it’s fast, easy and reliable.
Nothing could be simpler than Redis - that's its beauty. It's a fast, scalable, event-based key-value store with loads of goodness inside. The built-in publish & subscribe offers the perfect glue you need to design beautifully decoupled architectures.
We love the elegance and readability of Ruby, its functional elements and support for building DSLs. And the vast amount of libraries and frameworks available as gems translates to an immense productivity boost.
Spree lets us develop advanced e-commerce solutions while retaining agile processes and open source technology, which we all love! Wombat, Spree’s online service, makes sure you never lose an order and makes it very easy to integrate with 3rd parties.
Technology doesn't stand still and neither do we. On a regular basis we get our whole tech team together (developers, testers, agile project managers) and review all the tech we've used across all our projects to derive what's hot and what's not in our world of tech.
Far from an exhaustive list, you can find the results of our most recent Tech Round Table with our favourites highlighted below.
Colonel is a powerful Git based document storage library to be used as a core component of a Content Management System. It has full publishing workflow support and search powered by Elasticsearch.
Faber is a WYSIWYG block-based content editor. It is used as a component of a custom Content Management System to allow you to easily create and edit blocked based content.
Arch is a functional style single page web application framework using React as its UI layer. Arch applications are fully isomorphic out of the box and Arch comes with its own Node.js based server, Webpack bundler and a CLI to help you get started.
Red Badger have been working with Sky to build a brand new help.sky.com with a specific objective of improving customers ability for self diagnosis and resolution of problems. Using an open source tech stack with React, Red Badger have built a cutting edge bespoke CMS supporting a new multi-platform responsive site.
Red Badger have designed and built the new fortnumandmason.com. Using Lean Methods such as Kanban to manage the flow of feature development and continuous deployment to rapidly put features live, Red Badger have been focussed on delivering quality rapidly so Fortnum can realise value as early as possible.
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