Practical Open Source: Less Code and Less Cost
Chariot’s software architects have more experience in enterprise open source software development and open source consulting than any other team in the Philadelphia region and the East Coast.
They see open source as a way to reduce custom code and development costs. The open source community has already solved many common enterprise problems. Our architects look to reuse these solutions so that they can focus on the problems that are unique to your enterprise.
One of the easiest ways to make your developers more productive is to reduce the code they have to maintain. Open source developers around the world have written flexible and reliable web frameworks, persistence layers, messaging, testing and infrastructure code that are ready to use. They maintain these carefully so that your developers can focus on extending this code for your needs.
Leveraging open source code also frees your developers from tracking and fixing bugs, testing compatibility and managing new releases at the framework level – again, the open source community takes care of it. They have spent years developing best practices that would cost you significant time and money to discover yourself.
Open Source vs. Closed Software Packages
Another way to cut development costs is to reduce reliance on large commercial software packages, like application servers and integration platforms. Chariot has partnered with many companies supporting open source projects. We have deep experience in commercial open source products as well as relationships with supporting organizations where appropriate.
Contact us to learn how Chariot can help with your open source development