Ruby on Rails Web Dev for Online Educational Service
Using an Agile approach, JetRockets stays in constant communication, providing quick responses when necessary. The team creates quality work with minimal issues handled in a timely fashion by the numerous engineers involved.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
We are an online photography school in Russia and a few eastern European countries. We provide online educational services and photography for photography majors, people who just bought a camera, and people who take photos and want to improve their skills in photography.
What challenge were you trying to address with JetRockets?
We needed an outsourced development team.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They’ve helped us with a lot of challenges with our website including a complete redesign of internal architecture. We ran our website with Ruby on Rails. We made a complete upgrade from one version to another. They did both frontend and backend development to our website and other websites in our company.
Our website consists of several parts. There’s a public, online storefront where users can select services and buy them. Then there’s the student interface part where our students can interact with tutors. They have learning materials, content, and an interface for uploading their tasks. We also have a teacher interface where our teachers work. Lastly, there’s an administration part that’s actually a CMS where we manage everything we have on the websites.
What is the team dynamic?
I was the project manager in-house. They provided us with a team lead, who was also a developer. We always had a backend developer and frontend developer. Sometimes there were several backend developers depending on the workload.
How did you come to work with JetRockets?
I wasn’t involved in the process. It was my boss who found them.
How much have you invested with them?
We invested around $10,000-$49,999.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in 2013, and the work is ongoing.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
It is fine, and they provide quality work. We haven't had many problems.
How did JetRockets perform from a project management standpoint?
It's always great. We are in constant communication and use Agile technology. We have short cycles of 1-2 weeks. During that time, we have communication if something goes wrong. That’s actually the best part of the work.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They have lots of engineers who have fast communication.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I don't have any feedback. Everything is fine.