SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SCRUM TEAM AVAILABLE

For four years, Engine SevenFour’s team has been working on specialized asset and rights management software for a large enterprise client. The resulting project is one of the world's largest Laravel projects.  The project is coming to a successful conclusion toward the end of September 2016.

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ENGINE SEVENFOUR AND FREEPOINT™ TECHNOLOGIES BUILD STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

London’s tech sector continues its exciting evolution with a strategic partnership between Engine SevenFour and FreePoint™ Technologies.  Engine SevenFour (a division of rTraction Canada, Inc.) develops custom enterprise web applications, while FreePoint Technologies specifically creates productivity improvement software for manufacturing. Currently, more than two dozen plants across Ontario use FreePoint’s ShiftWorx, which connects manufacturing equipment with its operators, improving business efficiency.

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MOVING FROM DRUPAL TO LARAVEL

Recently, Engine SevenFour’s director of operations Derek Martin talked about how we found the framework that worked for us. This week, one of our favourite co-op students (we liked him so much, we invited him back for a second term), Ian Paterson, talks about working with Laravel…

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WHY LARAVEL?

In early 2013, I was hired specifically by Engine SevenFour (then known as rtraction) to help on a big new project for a Fortune 100 client. It was a from-scratch B2B web application for our client’s critical internal use, and we needed a framework. I was coming from a Zend Framework Version 1.x background, and I wasn't a fan of how it let you do anything 10 different ways: it meant that figuring out "the right way" was nearly impossible, because there wasn't one. The learning curve was steep, and I wanted something that would be easier to get people up to speed on. The rest of the team had some experience with CodeIgniter, but mostly Drupal and Wordpress, so I started hunting around.

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