Ruby on Rails (ROR) is Fidenz’s primary framework for web application development. Years of expertise enables Fidenz to deliver successful projects via ROR. Our engineers use a fine set of gems to build applications that provide reliability, scalability, easy maintenance, and delivery in complex web solutions.
Fidenz has done many ROR based integrations using open standards. We have shared our knowledge of ROR and other platforms by contributing for many open source projects. Our expertise enables us to integrate ROR based custom applications with many different services, to deliver right functionality for products. Over the years, we have deployed our applications to many different hosting environments reliably.
We have been developing apps using Ruby on Rails since 2013. Prior to ROR, we have used .Net and PHP for backend scripting that were beneficial for web development.
Best practices and discipline surrounding Ruby on Rails convinced us of its superiority. Coding conventions, strict Object Oriented Programming Model, use of ORM, and availability of finely crafted gems (modules for Ruby) encourage our engineering team to learn and master the language, so to rely on ROR for any future projects.
The team spent three to six months on the technology, to come up to speed with it. Our experience with various languages and technologies helped us understand the fundamentals easily and to become productive quickly.
As part of the partnership with SpreeCommerce, we have done some open source integration that gave us the opportunity to understand the architecture of Wombat, SpreeCommerce, and other third party platforms.
Developed a gem to synchronize data between SpreeCommerce(Wombat) and Xero Accounting SaaS platform
Gem development to synchronize data between SpreeCommerce(Wombat) and TradeGecko
This gem provides an easier solution to search engine optimization(SEO) in a rails project. This will give you the seo capabilities to your static pages and dynamic pages alike with few lines of code
This is an integration module to connect any admin portal or CMS with IBM Netsuite Platform. This integration enables the authentication of users, user profile management, membership management, and all types of payment processing.
The integration module to connect Moodel (open source learning platform) with any admin portal or CMS allows user management, single-sign-on (SSO), and synchronization of course details between Moodle and external applications.
For the platforms we develop, our choice of object storage is AWS S3. We have been using S3 for many years and we seamlessly integrate S3 for secure and reliable object storage.
We integrate Elasticsearch with RoR application for data indexing, that facilitates super-fast searching & filtering over large volumes of data. Also, Logstash & Kibana are used respectively for ingesting logs and analyzing log data when RoR applications produce valuable log data at a high rate.
Notifications wake up mobile devices. To handle such complex native notification capabilities of iOS and Android, different platforms had sprung up. To integrate these platforms, we use Firebase.
Most web portals require payment gateways integrated to the web site. We are experienced in working with multiple payment gateways, catering to customer desires. Considering the volume, average transaction size, and type of targeted customers, we work with our clients to decide on the most suitable payment gateway for their business.
Each solution we have developed using Ruby on Rails has different traffic, storage, processing, and memory requirements. To handle these different requirements in a cost-effective and reliable manner we have worked with multiple different hosting service providers. We prefer hosting systems in AWS EC2 as it provides many other services within the ecosystem itself.
However depending on the clients’ concerns such as simplicity of management and pricing, we host systems on Heroku, Google Cloud, and DigitalOcean as well.
We prefer Linux based server environments for hosting any production level Ruby on Rails applications with a CI/CD pipeline. Depending on the architectural complexity of the systems, we sometimes use dockerized application containers with the Nginx web server and Passenger module. When deploying microservice applications we usually use Kubernetes to manage the Docker containers for different services.