GKR Karate - a Case Study
The Benefits of Ruby on Rails
Heroku Forcing Password Resets as GitHub Investigation Continues
GKR Karate International is an international network of karate dojos spanning Australia, New Zealand, UK and now the US. Founded in the mid 80’s, GKR has over 30,000 members with more than 2,500 classes running each week between 4 countries. They cater to a large student community which is active on socials.
Reinteractive has built a custom web app on Heroku connected to GKR’s Salesforce org through Heroku Connect to perfectly meet GKR’s needs.
For its entire existence, reinteractive has specialised in Ruby on Rails, and continues to this day to use Rails as its sole software framework (with the exception of frontend frameworks, particularly for mobile applications). And it is for good reason that we have chosen to stay with Rails, some of which I will go over below. It is the programming language that works just as well for big enterprise applications, as well as smaller startups and everything in between. Many of the applications you use every day are using Ruby on Rails for part or all of their technology stack. It is a versatile, powerful framework, and due to the strict way in which it is implemented, great for working with teams. reinteractive continues to provide full time Ruby on Rails development services, as well as ongoing maintenance services for Rails applications.
Chief amongst these is that it is often easy for a number of developers to work on a single application without tripping over each other, and because it is a very standardised framework, it is easy for a new developer to pick up a correctly written Rails application and be up and running on it, ready to write new code. Rails is what we call an opinionated framework. This means that it forces developers to write code in a predetermined pattern. This makes it easy for another developer to understand what is happening in that code reasonably quickly.
If you are a user of Salesforce’s platform-as-a-service Heroku you will have received an email this week letting you know that you will shortly be asked to reset your password (or you can do it now in advance).
There are doubtless some questions regarding the implications of this, and what brought about such a drastic move.
We live in the age of the customer. The shift from business first to single customer view as the priority compels companies to create a seamless customer experience. Investing in a custom web or mobile application helps you deliver and engage intelligent experiences that bring more value to the hands of users and improve your bottomline. Salesforce Heroku enables you to create highly personalised apps from your CRM data to drive customer engagement.
So what is Heroku? Salesforce Heroku is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, run, operate, and scale applications entirely in the cloud. From start to finish, you can use Heroku to power your app with less concern about infrastructure, including scaling your resources, and server maintenance. And because it's built on top of Salesforce's world class CRM platform, you get the added benefit of being able to easily integrate your app with Salesforce's powerful tools and features.
reinteractive is Australia’s largest dedicated Ruby on Rails development company. We don’t cut corners and we know what we are doing.
We are an organisation made up of amazing individuals and we take pride in our team. We are 100% remote work enabling us to choose the best talent no matter which part of the country they live in. reinteractive is dedicated to making it a great place for any developer to work.
- AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
- App Design Workshop
- User Experience (UX) Design
- Visual Design
- Web & Mobile App Development
- Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
- OpsCare® Managed Hosting
- CodeCare® Code Maintenance
- Code Inspect Service
- Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
AppWorkshop - Consultation & Project Scoping
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.
App Design Workshop
Developing any software is a significant investment. If the foundations aren’t there before you begin development you can invest more than necessary getting your MVP to market. This workshop is for anyone who needs to innovate their business and requires the ideation of an application or anyone who has an application idea that needs to be mapped out.
User Experience (UX) Design
We help make even the most complicated web and mobile apps easy to navigate and create solutions that engage users, keeping them happy and on your page longer.
Our Visual Designers work with you to create the final look and feel of your website or application, including the strategic implementation of images, colours, fonts and other elements.
Web & Mobile App Development
Salesforce & Heroku Custom Solutions
We have in-depth experience in utilising the Salesforce® API and the Heroku platform that allows us to build custom applications that sync with Salesforce, allowing you to leverage the full power of the Salesforce Cloud.
OpsCare® Managed Hosting
We will protect, monitor and scale your Ruby on Rails website or app 24/7. Hosted on AWS or Heroku. We wear the pagers, so you can concentrate on growing your business.
CodeCare® Code Maintenance
Fixed price ongoing code maintenance for Ruby on Rails applications to handle future updates and tweaks.
An application review is where reinteractive reviews your application code base for security flaws, performance issues, or anything that should be improved.
Code Inspect Service
With over 200 major projects completed by reinteractive, we have a very deep understanding of best practices and ideal scenes in software development, positioning us to deliver a comprehensive report on the quality of any Ruby on Rails based code.
Ruby on Rails Upgrade Support
Our expert team have intimate knowledge of the Ruby on Rails framework, making reinteractive a fantastic choice for upgrading your application to the latest version of Rails and Ruby.