Backend development is the backbone of almost every website or application. While it is not directly visible to the user, the majority of websites and applications can’t exist without a backend acting as the “brain” of the software.
Having a reliable backend makes for a smooth and fast website experience for the user, while a slow and buggy backend will result in a bad user experience.
A good backend development company can provide security to safeguard against malicious activity or inadvertently exposing sensitive data.
Our Backend Development Ecosystem
A strong choice because of its versatility and readability while also being performant enough for most usages.
A widely used framework for web development in Python and through its ORM (Object Relational Mapping) allows us to exploit the power of PostgreSQL while retaining the speed and ease of development of the object oriented paradigm.
A robust database system empowering applications with efficient data management and scalable performance. It’s an excellent choice for a variety of projects that require backend development services.
A high-speed, in-memory data store that excels in caching and real-time data processing, for applications requiring rapid data retrieval and manipulation.
A powerful search and analytics engine that facilitates complex search functionalities and deep insights from data, making it an indispensable tool for building data-driven applications.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Gives us the server, storage and hosting flexibility to scale on-demand and brings reliability to the digital product.
A platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution that simplifies application deployment and management, suitable for projects of various sizes.
Embracing an agile approach allows our development teams to swiftly adapt to evolving requirements.
By breaking down the project into smaller, manageable increments, developers can continuously deliver functional updates and gather valuable feedback from stakeholders.
Embedding an iterative cycle into our backend development services enhances the overall quality of the end product by facilitating a deeper understanding of the client's vision and needs.
Strong communication between backend and frontend teams is paramount for a backend development company to get it right on the first attempt.
Collaborative discussions ensure a shared understanding of requirements, preventing misunderstandings and costly revisions.
This synergy promotes efficient backend architecture design, seamless integration with the frontend, and a cohesive user experience, ultimately saving time and resources throughout the development cycle.
Because backend code can quickly get quite complicated, we are adamant on maintaining high-level standards of our codebase.
This implies following coding conventions, which are enforced by tools directly, strict naming conventions, heavy documentation of the code intent and purpose and standard established pattern.
All of those rules are checked automatically when applicable and are also checked by other developers as part of our mandatory peer review process.
QA / Testing
Quality Assurance is part of the project cycle from Day 1 and is at the heart of our backend development services.
- QA is a vital part of our process in maintaining strict fulfillment of the product requirements, including edge cases the developer might have missed hence ensuring functional testing from end-to-end.
- At a lower level, the backend team imposes on itself the necessity of writing unit tests for every new feature being developed. As such, we aim for a minimum of 80% code coverage on all of our codebases ensuring that we catch any regressions early in the development cycle. Automated unit tests also enable us to do bigger refactoring without fear of breakage.
- Unit tests are run on every code change on our CI servers ensuring that no untested code is deployed.
To ensure great backend performance we optimize database queries, utilize caching where appropriate and take advantage of asynchronous processing to offload resource intensive tasks.
Ensuring optimal backend performance is crucial as it directly impacts user satisfaction, page load times, overall system scalability, and server & storage cost efficiency.
We created a developer friendly SDK that integrates with a web or mobile app via a single line of code. At the same time, we provided flexibility and control to developers with a built-in set of SDK functions. Live also required a robust architecture for running/simulcasting multiple livestreams and catering to millions of live stream viewers.
When Creatively partnered with Studio as their backend development company, we built a robust system of uploading and processing user videos and converted them to the most compatible format for all viewers, while at the same time reducing the size of the videos –without sacrificing video quality.
“Studio’s design and development capabilities are the best in the biz! They are creative, hard working, organized and extremely detail oriented. They finished every project on time and on budget and I would consider it an honor to work with them again in the future.”
Naj AustinSomewhere Good
“Studio accelerated our development efforts and delivered a high quality product to market faster. They were collaborative with our product and design teams, great communicators, and guided prioritization to ensure we built features that resonate with users most.”
“Simply put, we needed a great teammate to take us to the next level and Studio was just that. With significant and varied experience designing and developing for the current state of mobile, they are smart A players in their respective areas of expertise.”
Chloe HarroucheThe Lanby
“Working with Studio has exceeded all of our expectations. They have blown us away at every turn with their diligent work ethic, unique point of view, and adaptability. We feel so grateful to have met Studio early on and to have them as part of our founding team.”