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DevOps is a technological philosophy that optimizes collaboration among developers, organizational teams, and users to deliver performant and secure technologies along a software’s entire lifecycle.

Our team is composed of polyglot developers able to meet product development needs and launch them. However, we are not developer operation engineers, i.e. DevOps engineers. We utilize a set of best practices and industry standards that enable businesses to ship products without the need for specialists.

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Implementations do not matter unless there are end users interacting with them. As such, our philosophy is to create automated processes on day 1 that prioritize deploying features to production or ephemeral environments on each change.

This methodology allows for rapid feedback. Clients can see changes in real time immediately and generate constant feedback cycles to developers to ensure the expected end product is delivered quickly and efficiently.

Day 1 Deployments and Previews

This Dot Labs utilizes services to deliver accessible web properties on the first day of a project. We utilize services like AWS Amplify, Netlify, and Vercel to deploy your products.

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All these services provide preview deployments, which allows our developers to share working versions of new features before they are released to the production system against the same hardware and configuration as their main production system. This allows our clients to validate and critique changes before end users allowing for faster iteration and release cycles.

These same tools allow for one-click rollbacks, so if a change is released preemptively or has an issue, it can be seamlessly retracted immediately.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Our teams believe in continuously shipping value to customers with each code change. GitHub Actions, CircleCI, AWS CodeBuild, and other CI/CD platforms allow our team to safely and automatically deliver directly to production multiple times a day. We accomplish this through automated code analysis and testing that are run on each change to avoid system regressions or broken systems.

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The CI/CD process can be slowed down by utilizing preview deployments or special ephemeral environments for reviewing changes before they are shipped to consumers.

For mobile applications, new app versions must be submitted for review to their respective app store, but we use some of these same tools to automate those processes.

Security

Ensuring applications and data are secure is a top concern for our teams and clients, so we take necessary steps to protect our clients' properties. Here are a few examples of how we approach security:

  • Authentication: We recommend to our clients to utilize Auth0 and Okta as they provide best-in-class authentication services
  • Cloud Services: AWS, GCP, and Azure provide secure cloud computing services that are regularly monitored and updated against threats
  • Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) provides a list of security pitfalls to avoid common attack vectors such as SQL injections or cross-site scripping (XSS) attacks
  • We use and recommend known libraries that are actively maintained with permissive licensing schemes. These are great for speeding up development but come with additional exposure risk. To mitigate any security risks and keep these libraries secure, we utilize package analysis tools like Dependabot.
  • We do not utilize or believe that “security by obscurity” is a valid security measure
  • Audits: Upon request, our team helps ensure full security audits and penetration tests of the system to validate any potential concerns.

Portfolio

This Dot Labs supports companies and individuals as they grow their web based technologies.

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Testimonials

  • Matt Hargett

    This Dot dramatically accelerated complex product delivery timelines by leveraging both their in-house expertise, and deep connections across different global technology communities, across the multiple companies where I have engaged them.

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    Fortune 100

    Want to build low-level language transpilers? Check. Need an Open Source mindset? Check. Want to work with industry leaders? Check. This Dot is the clear choice for engineering leaders who need a trusted technology partner.

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    Fortune 100

    This Dot is a natural extension of our team – they produce high-quality products on-time and under budget with a commitment to transparency and problem-solving.

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    Fortune 100

    This Dot’s deep expertise meant that we leveraged them for strategic deliverables to drastically improve the efficiency of entire engineering organizations. While most people use outsourcing to shift lower-skill work elsewhere, This Dot is able to consistently deliver on so much more.

  • Jeff Hampton

    This Dot leadership is hands-on from start-to-finish, and they will not sacrifice quality for short-term gains. If you lead a team of force-multipliers and need additional support, This Dot is the smart partnership choice.

  • Eric Simons

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    The team at This Dot have been and continue to be excellent partners in providing us with top technical talent for mission critical projects within our organization. I would highly recommend working with them if you’re looking for quality and speed.

  • Morgan Worrell

    This Dot provides a number of benefits to career growth through its many client and internal projects. In addition, its improving teams, processes, and org events keep members engaged at all levels of This Dot’s hierarchy.

  • Jesse Blokland

    Thanks @ThisDotMedia for yesterdays #WomenInTech Online Mentorship Meetup. You all encouraged me to just submit to tech conferences and stop worrying if its the perfect topic! 💙

  • Tara Hampton

    I’m honored to be a part of This Dot Lab’s mission to support JavaScript developers through free resources, community organizing, and paid learning opportunities.

  • Simone Cuomo

    Working for This Dot Labs has encouraged and empowered me to share my passion for web development with the global JavaScript community.

  • Daniel Marin

    This Dot Labs has a really great culture, and I think that it shows through the quality of work and service that we provide to our clients.

  • This Dot Client

    Experienced and hard working staff. Projects have been consistently successful, under budget, and ahead of schedule.

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    Always knowledgeable and helpful. Always respond within SLA time period.

  • This Dot Client

    Mentoring helped unblock several of our lead architects that work across multiple organizations. We have been able to take best practices and advice This Dot mentors shared, and help our business units achieve confidence in delivery.

  • Jesse Paquette

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    I'm really pleased to have been working with This Dot developers for over a year now. In particular, I'm pleased with their technical expertise and fast on-boarding time for each project.

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