At Stampede, we begin any project with robust planning, where the focus primarily lies in understanding the technical requirements and constraints to propose ideal solutions. This critical information is typically shared through meetings or, when necessary, elucidated with the help of diagrams like application architecture or data models. During this phase, we engage with various individuals across all levels of the client’s organisation.

Once the project shifts into the development phase, our developers typically collaborate with Project Managers, Scrum Masters, designers, and other developers. Communication during this phase usually revolves around sprint planning, which is largely based on user stories or developer handovers that are design-centric. At this juncture, developers estimate the effort required for their tasks and, if necessary, provide recommendations on the delivery timeline. Our developers’ ability to plan and communicate the application architecture is paramount, as it enables a clear understanding of the overall infrastructure, dependencies, and data flow between internal and external services.

Apart from the standard development capabilities, Stampede developers are more than skilled craftsmen in front-end, back-end, and server administration tasks. They seamlessly blend design best practices with technical expertise, ensuring that the final product is both functional and user-friendly. Our developers are proficient in creating both native and hybrid mobile applications, harnessing the right approach based on the unique needs of the project.

Our developers collaborate closely with our design team, participate in UX workshops, and pay meticulous attention to design specs during handovers. This design understanding helps them to craft solutions that genuinely meet design expectations. With Stampede, you’re not just hiring a development team, you’re engaging a design-conscious unit that understands the value of user experience in every line of code.

Tech stack

Front-End Development (FED)
Our front-end development is marked by versatility and adaptability. We leverage several CSS frameworks, including Material, Bootstrap, Foundation, and Tailwind, depending on the project’s needs. In our Angular projects, we utilise frameworks like Material, Ionic, primeNG, and NX Dev. Our expertise extends to JavaScript, where we work with both Vanilla JS and jQuery to provide seamless interactive experiences. When it comes to version control, we use Git platforms like Github and Bitbucket, ensuring code integrity and facilitating effective collaboration.

Back-End Development (BED)
Our back-end development approach aligns with our front-end philosophy of flexibility and proficiency. We employ PHP frameworks such as Laravel, Symphony, and Yii or CMS such as WordPress, chosen based on the project’s specifications. Our team has extensive experience in designing robust and scalable REST API architectures that provide efficient communication between different systems. We manage databases using MySQL, MariaDB, or Redis, depending on the necessary scale and complexity. Git, through platforms like Github and Bitbucket, forms an integral part of our version control system. We place a strong emphasis on code reviews to maintain the highest code quality and best practices.

Server Administration
We employ a three-tiered approach to server administration to accommodate different project needs. For conventional stacks, we use Cpanel/Plesk, Apache, and MySQL, offering a reliable and robust solution. For projects demanding a low footprint and high availability, we utilise Nginx, PHP-FPM, MariaDB, Redis, and Cloud services to optimise resources and uptime. For high-load scenarios, we implement optimizations such as CDN, Reverse proxy, in-memory caching, clustering, and load balancing, ensuring a seamless user experience regardless of the traffic load.

Solutions Architecture
Our work in this area is a direct application of our skills in Front-End Development, Back-End Development, and Server Administration. We approach each project by understanding its unique requirements and then designing an appropriate architecture using the most suitable tools and techniques. The result is a solution that is robust, scalable, and efficient, reflecting our commitment to practical and effective development solutions.