Development Articles

One of our company motto is: Think. Code. Repeat. You’ll find several web and mobile development articles that reflects our current thinking on a variety of topics.

We try to be thoughtful about every aspect of our service. We spend a lot of energy thinking through why we do what we do and we rarely choose a mode of operation just because it is the way something has always been done.

We’ve written articles about everything from website pricing, the best type of contracts, deployment models, our value proposition, and more.

Pull up a chair, you just might learn something! :)

Beautiful Stock Photos

5/14/20

I’m often in search of the perfect picture or graphic for a new site and I’ve compiled a decent list of sources over the years. I’m creating this page to make it easier for me to share these. I’ve tried to list these options from most expensive to least. Website Estimated Cost Notes Pixabay $0/pic Read More >>

Dang it Jim. I’m a CEO, Not a Web Developer!

Author: Ben B. 6/29/19

If you’re a Star Trek fan, you already know where this is going. “I’m a doctor, not an engineer!” screamed Dr. Leonard McCoy in the original series of Star Trek. That iconic phrase spawned many repeats and for good reason. It is the expression of being called to do something that is outside of your Read More >>

A continuous deployment GIT branching model

Author: Ben B. 4/25/19

We’ve used multiple other branching models with some success, including the successful branching model but we found a better way for teams who need to deploy continuously. In it’s simplest form, features branch off master, are tested on develop, and then merge back into master. It is really that simple. Below we’ve included some important Read More >>

Unleash The Internet With Buink

Author: Ben B. 3/11/19

Buink can help you unleash the power of the internet (via a website, web application, api, or mobile app) and help your business scale (via both technology and workforce) with superior quality code (readable, forward thinking, minimal, intelligent), at a competitive price (even in a global market), and in a transparent, honest way. We’re code Read More >>

Won’t Plugins/Packages Help Reduce The Cost of My Website?

Author: Ben B. 2/8/19

So, websites are expensive. What can be done to lower the price? Plugins? Packages? Open source? I had a call with a potential client yesterday, we’ll call him Joe. Joe asked about a site that was essentially a mix between Yelp and Reddit for a niche market. He wanted a “quick quote” on something like that. Not Read More >>

Principles and Guidelines For Contributors

1/7/19

The following Principles and Guidelines are outlined to help new contributors get up to speed quickly. The original title for this post was “New Contractor Training” and the purpose is still very similar. Principles Principles are fundamental propositions that can serve a foundation for a system of behavior. In other words, these principles will help Read More >>

What it Means to be an Engineer at Buink

Author: Ben B. 12/14/18

There has probably never been a better time to be a software engineer. It seems like every day another big tech company is offering a new absurd perk that comes with employment. I’m not kidding, I saw an article on a company in China where developers get massages while sitting at their desk. It all Read More >>

Code Butlers: Happy To Help

Author: Ben B. 4/20/18

One of the guiding principles at Buink is to be a code butler. Although our dress is a lot less formal, our attitude should be no less helpful. The butler is there to serve, to make life easier. The butler is faithful; they’re sure to complete all requests without being asked twice. The butler avoids Read More >>

Michael H.
Michael H.
18:32 21 May 20
There are so few "SEO" companies that actually understand what they're doing. Ben Buie gets it. I'm looking forward to working with him again on our next big project.
Craig A.
Craig A.
20:50 18 Jun 19
It was a pleasure to work with Ben and his team. It is rare to find such attention to high standards of coding and devops.
Lexi S.
Lexi S.
15:36 18 Jun 19
Grateful to have Ben and his team as such a capable, reliable partner for completing client work!
Tom S.
Tom S.
13:18 14 Jun 19
I reached out to Buink after finding Ben’s name in a local developer/consultant listing in 2017, and I have to say, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Buink. Ben consistently understands not just the development task laid in front of him but the business application behind the task. I’ve... never felt more comfortable with a development team than I do with Buink. I truly feel Ben and his team are integral partners in the success of my business.read more
Craig S.
Craig S.
22:01 13 Jun 19
Buink saved my company's bacon at a very critical moment during my company's evolution. With almost no warning we had found ourselves stranded without any dev support, even though we had hundreds of users from big brands every day logging into our application and relying on things to keep working.... We couldn't afford to have system failures, and I was amazed at—and will be forever grateful for—the way the Buink team stepped in and calmly assumed control of the craft. We and our clients were safe in their expert hands from that moment forward. I whole-heartedly recommend the quality of their work and the dedicated and ethical leadership they continually provide.read more
Marilyn F.
Marilyn F.
22:47 13 May 19
I could not recommend Buink Web Development more highly. Ben and his team have recently developed a budgeting app for me (both web and IOS). I have had the opportunity of working with them for over a year and I am extremely happy with the results. I would say that the biggest plus for me is that... I trust Ben completely. From the very first, Ben has helped me make decisions that were in the best interest of my company. I have never felt like he is taking advantage of me. Ben does his best to keep the whole process very open and upfront. I have really appreciated that.I tell people all the time that I love my developers. And I do. I'm very happy that I chose to use Buink to develop my apps. It was the best business decision I could have made.If you are looking for someone to develop a website or app, I strongly suggest choosing Buink Web Development. They are fantastic!Marilyn Ference, President, Defend Your Money, LLCread more
James Landon B.
James Landon B.
01:33 28 Aug 18
Great company to help with all your web design needs!
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