Just about every project that I've worked with has involved a multi-user web frontend and a back-end system built around one or more databases.
And in just about every case, I've been been tasked with addressing scaling issues with one or more pieces of that project.
Sometimes, this is as simple as changing a configuration file. More commonly, I'm making small changes throughout a project to rework how data flows through the system to make processed data that takes minutes or hours to produce feel like it's instantly available.
And sometimes, the scaling problems have more to do with maintenance procedures, or issue tracking, or the development process itself.
Ultimately, fixing scaling problems is all about identifying bottlenecks, getting visibility into the underlying cause of the slowdown, and figuring out what has to change to get things moving more quickly.
And in pursuit of these fixes, I've become very familiar with a breadth of programming languages, frameworks, cloud environments, databases, and messaging systems.
Framework Labs' Offline, Multiplatform (OM) Applications solve two of the toughest problems businesses face when they try to automate and streamline processes.
Scaling up the development effort for a browser-based application can be a challenge. you need an IOS team. you need an Android team. You need a web team. You need a backend team. Rarely is one team able to produce all of this.
And, even if you get all that worked out, you can still end up a native app that works well enough, but has no ability to function without a wifi or a cell signal.
Framework Labs' OM apps produce both web apps and native apps for IOS and Android at the same time. So when a new feature is added or a critical bug is fixed, every platform gets updated at the same time.
And OM apps work beautifully offline. Any changes a user makes while offline just wait for the next data connection before they get communicated back to the central server. And any changes that happen on the central server while the user is offline, will get communicated to the user when the connection is remade.