At Spartan, our skilled engineers, product managers, and designers work closely with you to revolutionize your software development process.
Our mission is to deliver the best products while enhancing your workflow. We empower you to build and deploy exceptional software solutions, gaining expertise in cutting-edge technology and best practices. The knowledge acquired with Spartan is invaluable, fueling your team’s success in creating top-quality products.
We use Slack for our daily stand-up meetings and bi-weekly catch-up meetings. The daily stand-ups facilitate experience sharing among projects, addressing challenges, and seeking solutions. It's a collaborative platform where our engineers can share updates and seek technical advice. The bi-weekly catch-ups provide a broader opportunity to discuss project progress, share insights, and address any issues. By leveraging Slack for these meetings, we ensure effective communication, collaboration, and knowledge exchange within our team.
Our development process follows iterative cycles lasting approximately two weeks, allowing us to refine and improve our applications continuously. We prioritize avoiding deployments before non-work days to ensure timely resolution of any issues during regular working hours. The Product Owner plays a pivotal role in making decisions that maximize immediate business value. Meanwhile, the engineering team assesses challenges and potential engineering risks, proposing prioritization of tasks that need to be addressed first or in the near future, with the understanding that they should not be left until the end of the development cycle. By aligning priorities and addressing risks early on, we enhance efficiency and ensure the successful delivery of our applications.
The team convenes daily to identify and address challenges, fostering an environment of iterative development. Through collaborative discussions, we work together to find effective solutions to these problems. Additionally, our engineering team engages in a weekly iteration call with the client. This call serves as an opportunity to review completed tasks, gather feedback, and plan the upcoming tasks for the next iteration. By maintaining regular communication and involving the client in the process, we ensure alignment, adaptability, and successful progression towards project goals.
Our engineers adopt a proactive approach by building tests before and during the software development process. This strategy allows us to seamlessly integrate new features into applications, even in production, without significant challenges, increased costs, or additional effort. By implementing automated and continuous testing practices, we ensure that our applications maintain a high level of quality. Our comprehensive test coverage validates a substantial majority, typically ranging from 80% to 100%, of the implemented features and capabilities. This thorough testing process enhances the reliability, stability, and overall performance of our applications, resulting in an exceptional user experience.
We believe that the application of these standards will make the project smooth and seamless, reducing costs and unnecessary risks
We use Opsgenie to streamline our on-call procedure. Opsgenie automatically alerts the designated on-call team member when an incident occurs, ensuring a quick response. It facilitates communication and coordination during incident resolution, helping us address issues efficiently. With Opsgenie, we have the necessary tools to minimize system impact and maintain service availability. Our integration with Opsgenie enhances our on-call procedure and ensures effective incident management.
We use an APM (Application Performance Monitoring) tool to monitor our systems. The APM tool allows us to track important metrics and logs in real-time. It provides a centralized dashboard where we can monitor things like CPU usage, memory utilization, and network traffic. The APM tool also sends alerts when predefined thresholds are exceeded, helping us address issues promptly. With its analytics and visualization features, we can analyze system behavior and make informed decisions. The APM tool plays a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and performance of our systems.
Trunk-based development and daily releases are closely intertwined in our software development process. With trunk-based development, all developers collaborate on a single branch, enabling faster integration and reducing complexities. This approach seamlessly aligns with our daily release strategy, where we deploy software updates and features to production on a daily basis. By combining these practices, we ensure efficient collaboration, rapid integration, and frequent delivery of new features to our users.