Scale Your Development

9/28/21

One of our core competencies is to help you scale development. This article dives into those capabilities and outlines exactly how we can help.

Scale Your Business

Have you ever seen a business plan that doesn’t expect exponential growth? If you’re going to achieve an exponential growth plan, you’re going to need your technology and workforce to scale with you. We offer four ways to help you scale your workforce and three ways to help you scale your technology.

Scale Your Workforce

We can scale your team in four ways: utilize powerful team technologies, implement better team processes, add people quicker, and fill out your team with fractional resources. Any one of these ways can accelerate your growth, and we can combine all four to help you ride a rocket ship.

Scalable Team Technologies

Everything starts with getting team members up to speed quickly and keeping them in sync. In an industry that expects new developers to take days to add value, we can do it in hours. We can also do get them adding value with little to no training. We use a combination of proprietary and open source code to run your codebase with infrastructure-as-code. When we’re done, your team can spin up your codebase in minutes by running one command in just minutes. They can see the code locally in an almost identical environment as your production server and they can start making changes immediately.

Scalable Team Processes

If you’re going to scale your team, you need robust processes that have been time tested. Some tough problems you’ll need to solve are (1) coordinating multiple developers from idea to production, (2) keeping changes independent of each other so you don’t have blockers, (3) preventing code conflicts that arise when developers are working on the same codebase, (4) understanding the value each developer is providing, (5) ensuring developers aren’t introducing security loopholes, and several more. We bring a unique version control process, coupled with an issue management process, and combined with a code review and quality assurance process that sets the foundation for you to scale.

Add People At Scale

As your business grows, you’ll find that the work piles up as you’re trying to hire, onboard, and engage new employees. Working with a company like Buink can flatten out the piles when your needs are high and slow down quickly when your new hire starts carrying their weight. We have a constant flow of top talent and we stand behind their ability to deliver quality and value. We vet all our technical resources to ensure that only the best of the best are working on your projects. We can find people faster and engage them quicker than you could on your own.

Scalable Fractional Team

When you’re small and growing, you can’t afford a full-time team of top talent. As revenue grows, you’ll be able to hire the perfect team, but you still need someone that can fill that role now. Buink can help by providing someone for a fraction of their time at a fraction of the cost. If you already have a killer full-time developer, let us add a fractional project manager to make sure your developer is always unblocked and adding value. Every team needs a good CTO, but they’re usually not your first hire because they’re expensive. We can engage one on your project for only the time you need. Fill out your team now with fractional resources.

Scale Your Technology

It isn’t cost prohibitive to start with the ability to scale before you need it, so why not start with the end in mind. We have a very affordable set of technologies that can help you scale your business, traffic, users, and servers.

Scallable Boilerplates

We’ve been maintaining and improving several boilerplate codebases built on open source foundations. These boilerplates are already optimized to scale. If we build your project from scratch, we leverage these proprietary boilerplates at no cost to you. Our code can scale from one visitor to millions, from one paying subscriber to millions, and from one dollar to billions.

Scale Servers Vertically

At first, you won’t want to waste money on large servers. Our default servers have enough resources (RAM, CPU, and storage) to service thousands of subscribers, but as you grow, you may need to quickly increase your server resources. We utilize cloud resources that allow us to scale your servers vertically at the click of a button. That means we can handle massive traffic spikes without giving visitors a dreaded busy signal. With the ease and affordability of hosting in the cloud, there is no need to get stuck on shared servers with high switching costs.

Scale Servers Horizontally

As your traffic and revenue increase, you’re not only going to need bigger servers, you’re going to need more of them. Because we setup your infrastructure-as-code by default, you can add servers easily when the time is right. Infrastructure-as-code means that setting up a new server requires little to no work, which saves you a lot of money on expensive DevOps engineers. Paying for DevOps engineers every time you need a new server isn’t scalable and it isn’t affordable. We’ve perfected scalable infrastructure and we can implement it for you at a very affordable cost.

About The Author

Ben currently works as a senior developer and technical business consultant outside of Boulder, Colorado.

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About Buink

Buink Web Development is a development shop founded in 2009 by Ben Buie. For years, Ben built and modified web assets for clients in Utah. In 2011, he moved the company to Colorado and in 2015 he started taking on new clients full-time.

Buink’s Core Values:

  • Cost effective technology (with business strategy in mind)
  • Eloquent, maintainable code
  • Responsive and transparent communication

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Dru M.
Dru M.
15:41 25 Mar 21
Ben’s a super responsive, thoughtful, sharp and all around great guy to work with. Excellent with his trade. I’d recommend him to anyone. Thanks Ben!
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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