“Frontside has an unwavering commitment to Developer Experience and quality. They make sure everything we do is repeatable and scalable.”
— Brian Beale, Director of Software Engineering at Resideo
There’s a clear path from engineers complaining about being blocked to managers concerned about burnout rates to leadership worried about deadlines being continuously pushed back. Frontside implements strategies that allow developers to decouple their work from external dependencies to keep shipping smoothly.
Developers don’t just get frustrated when they stumble upon obstacles in their workflow—they leave to find new opportunities that allow them to rediscover the joy of coding. Frontside takes a proactive approach to discovering pain points in the development process to ensure firms retain their talent and deliver on time.
Dealing with flimsy CI/CD integrations or antiquated patterns makes development feel like navigating a bureaucracy rather than a creative endeavor. Frontside helps firms transform their development workflow into an inspiring process for developers and management alike.
The obstacles preventing developers from feeling productive can appear outside of your control. Typical development processes can lead to engineers being blocked while another team rushes to finish a backend service or waiting for an external API to get upgraded. Frontside helps your team implement decoupling strategies via simulation and future-forward architecture advice so your developers can continue working despite external dependencies.
The success of Cloud native teams can feel increasingly fragile when they depend on Cloud vendors for crucial workflows such as authentication. These services oftentimes lead to frustrations in the development experience like integration blind spots or security and compliance risks when using Cloud service tokens. Frontside helps teams create a local development environment that matches production faithfully without exposing sensitive data.
Frustration with testing in the development cycle seems inevitable because too often tests are slow and unreliable. At the same time, test data management can be burdensome and quickly become outdated if not managed correctly. Frontside helps teams structure a robust testing strategy by making it easier for developers to write and maintain meaningful tests that reduce QA workload and minimize feedback loops.
How long does it take from the moment a person joins the team until they submit their first PR?
Are developers afraid of inadvertently breaking tests? Are dev teams and QA stepping on each other’s toes?
How much effort does it take your team to make a release? Can they release multiple times a day?
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