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Micron21 AppReview

Micron21 is Melbourne's Leading Provider of Data Centre Hosting Services for clients who require affordable and security-oriented datacentre services. They came to reinteractive to get an AppReview on one of their key software applications.

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reinteractive delivered exactly what we expected from the AppReview. Getting the results has definitely solidified our position as to the health of our application. We have confidence in the parts that are in order as well as knowing some of the changes that need to take place a little bit more clearly.
Joel McLean, Senior Datacentre Systems Engineer, Micron21

A reinteractive AppReview gave Micron21 peace of mind and a path forward for improvements to their application.

Micron21 is Melbourne's Leading Provider of Data Centre Hosting Services for clients who require affordable and security-oriented datacentre services. They offer fully managed services including; co-location, dedicated and virtual servers, remote backup, business web hosting and custom solutions specifically tailored to meet individual client’s needs. They manage a dedicated and secure fiber optic network which spans right across Melbourne providing multiple points of presence.

Clients include global medium and enterprise-level corporations, government departments, Internet Service Providers, and wholesale resellers, who benefit from an extremely fast, secure and redundant network complemented by superior individual customer service and support available 24/7.

Micron21 came to reinteractive to get an AppReview done on one of their key software applications.

Some of our applications are very close to our business operations. It had been a year since we had an in-house developer onboard and we knew we had technical debt, but short of hiring an in-house developer again, we had no way of having any knowledge about some of our applications. So doing an AppReview would give us valuable insight into the health of our applications and any next steps to take.
Joel McLean, Senior Datacentre Systems Engineer
Micron21

AppReview Process

During an AppReview, a senior developer dives in and reviews the application code base for security flaws, performance issues, or anything that should be improved.

The following points are reviewed:

  1. Setup and Documentation: How well documented is your app? How easily can a new developer get
 up to speed?
  2. Automated Tests: Do you have sufficient test coverage for your app? Tests are key to determine if new code will break existing code or not.
  3. Database Setup: Is your database running out of space? Is there a backup system in place and does it work?
  4. Performance: Are there queries slowing the application down? What sort of time does it take to get into the application?
  5. Security Analysis: Are there any know security risks in your application? We analyse your app for any known flaws that could be exploited, putting sensitive data at risk.
  6. Versions: Is your app using the current versions of Ruby, Rails & your code libraries (gems)? Maintaining your software at its highest level is a vital part of maintaining your app.
  7. Code Quality: Is your code written for maintainability and new features? We provide you with a code quality summary.
  8. Sensitive Data: Does your application have sensitive data logged into the code base or stored in the database?
  9. Technical Debt: Technical debt occurs when a shortcut is used instead of the best overall solution. It has to be fixed or development costs will continue to increase.

Once done, our reviewer provides a report detailing the issues found during the review and the relative severity of each and any recommended solutions. We include a summary of the good parts as well!

The AppReview in and of itself can calm a lot of that fear, uncertainty and doubt that comes from having an application that you just don’t know anything about. The application we had reinteractive review had been built by a development firm and the developer had left. We found ourselves in a position where we had no real knowledge or access to it. An AppReview also opens the door for developers to have candid conversations about ‘here’s what we could do as the next steps”, if you engage with other services. It is an easier starting point.
Joel McLean, Senior Datacentre Systems Engineer
Micron21

Working with reinteractive?

“Dealing with reinteractive has been a positive experience. I was attracted to reinteractive by the Australian side of the business, the fact it was Australian founded. I like the quality of the staff I have interacted with. They know what they are talking about and if they don’t, they are very candid about it and will bring in one of their specialist developers who does know. So that’s a really positive experience. As part of the AppReview, we have had a few back and forth conversations and the tools and processes have all been really good.” — Joel McLean, Senior Datacentre Systems Engineer

Benefits of an AppReview

An AppReview provides peace of mind knowing that major issues within your app have been identified, providing a path forward to resolving them, whether you resolve these internally, or engage reinteractive to resolve those issues.

reinteractive delivered exactly what we expected from the AppReview. Getting the results has definitely solidified our position as to the health of our application. We have confidence in the parts that are in order as well as knowing some of the changes that need to take place a little bit more clearly. It would be difficult for us to perform a handover to a new developer without something like this AppReview.
Joel McLean, Senior Datacentre Systems Engineer
Micron21

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We work hard to find the right digital solution for you. Through our AppWorkshop we work with you to identify opportunities and engage in expert planning for business-critical applications. The aim is to get your application delivered and operating as fast as possible, with the viewpoint of incrementally adding features as the site matures and grows.

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