Technologies

We Use Only the Best Software Tools and Technologies for Your Projects

Your custom apps and software are always built with premium technologies to give end users an optimal experience. 

You Wouldn’t Hike the Appalachian Trail in Cheap Tennis Shoes 

Building the best possible customized apps, software, and system architecture for you and your company requires starting with quality tools and platforms. The Trailhead team uses our vast experience and industry knowledge to select digital technologies that ensure you always receive your new digital products with predictable quality. Below, you can get a high-level look at some of the technologies we utilize. If you’d like a closer look, feel free to stop by the individual pages to learn more about these tools we trust. 

.NET

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, our team is well-versed in .NET. We use this cross-platform, open-source framework from the software industry’s leader to build out web, mobile, and IoT products. .NET Core has become increasingly powerful ever since its inception, which is partly why it’s our platform of choice for building backend systems and application programmer interfaces (APIs).

Web Technologies

For web-based projects, we like to use React or Angular to develop the user interface using either TypeScript or JavaScript. Single page applications (SPAs) built with Angular or React are a great way to quickly develop modern, responsive web sites. Our developers also use HTML5 and CSS3 because of their flexible, adaptable nature which allows us to easily adjust visual elements and provide the best possible experience on a number of different form factors.

Mobile Technologies

When our goal is to build native, cross-platform (iOS, Android, Windows for both phones and tablets) mobile apps, we use Xamarin or React Native. Our developers also utilize tools like Visual Studio Code, C#, and Visual Studio. These enable faster development, better maintenance, and applications that have completely native performance. And we can always tap into our expertise in offline mobile apps with local storage, GPS tracking, push notifications and dynamic mobile UIs while developing your customized mobile apps.

Cloud Technologies

Our team is highly experienced in designing multi-tenant, mobile, and IoT-friendly cloud software. We can host projects in your preference of either Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). And our developers use technologies that allow us to move your whole build, test, and deployment pipeline to the cloud. To ensure security for your cloud (and mobile) software, we have options like encrypted configuration settings and robust authentication and authorization.

Databases

Typically, the database we use for your project will be one of the Microsoft SQL Server options, including cloud versions and others that offer clustering, high performance, transparent encryption, and automatic failover. The Azure SQL, for example, is one that features key capabilities like adaptive performance tuning, reliable data protection, scalability, and the ability to leverage tools like Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, Azure Management Portal, and REST APIs. 

Testing and QA

We utilize a variety of techniques and tools to test your software at all stages of development, including automated web testing (using Selenium or Protractor), automated mobile testing (using Appium or Microsoft App Center Test), and standard unit testing practices for API-level testing. This is an essential practice for ensuring that your software is secure and functions at the highest level. 

DevOps

When developing your custom software, our team utilizes an Agile approach and can combine Xamarin expertise with automated UI testing in App Center for a smooth result. We also capitalize on Visual Studio Team Services and App Center’s capabilities to provide continuous integration and delivery. Our go-to for web development is NPM for JavaScript and, depending on your project, we may use Nuget for .NET development to pull in and distribute software components. 

Design

We take pride in all facets of development and product build, including the design work done by our talented software engineers and design leads. Our ultimate goal is a responsive design that allows applications to adapt to the capabilities of your end users’ devices. To facilitate this, we may use resources like Azure database, Redis cache, Azure Active Directory, and of course dotnetcore and entity framework core APIs. 

Desktop and IoT

Typically, your middle tier/application server will be a Microsoft ASP.NET Core application, written in C#. To access the database, we will likely use an ORM such as Entity Framework Core or Dapper. Components like Dependency Injection (.NET Core DI, Ninject, Autofac) can be used to increase modularity, extensibility, and testability. And your middle tier is exposed to web or mobile clients, or other systems, using a REST API and passing JSON securely over HTTPS/SSL. In some cases, we use OData and, in legacy systems, WCF. Trailhead developers also have hands-on experience building custom IoT products that use C# and Windows 10 IoT to communicate with cloud services to access a range of sensors and peripheral equipment. 

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Montage Portal

Montage Furniture Services provides furniture protection plans and claims processing services to a wide selection of furniture retailers and consumers.

Project Background

Montage was looking to build a new web portal for both Retailers and Consumers, which would integrate with Dynamics CRM and other legacy systems. The portal needed to be multi tenant and support branding and configuration for different Retailers. Trailhead architected the new Montage Platform, including the Portal and all of it’s back end integrations, did the UI/UX and then delivered the new system, along with enhancements to DevOps and processes.

Logistics

We’ve logged countless miles exploring the tech world. In doing so, we gained the experience that enables us to deliver your unique software and systems architecture needs. Our team of seasoned tech vets can provide you with:

Custom App and Software Development

We collaborate with you throughout the entire process because your customized tech should fit your needs, not just those of other clients.

Cloud and Mobile Applications

The modern world demands versatile technology, and this is exactly what your mobile and cloud-based apps will give you.

User Experience and Interface (UX/UI) Design

We want your end users to have optimal experiences with tech that is highly intuitive and responsive.

DevOps

This combination of Agile software development and IT operations provides you with high-quality software at reduced cost, time, and risk.

Trailhead stepped into a challenging project – building our new web architecture and redeveloping our portals at the same time the business was migrating from a legacy system to our new CRM solution. They were able to not only significantly improve our web development architecture but our development and deployment processes as well as the functionality and performance of our portals. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Trailhead has proven themselves to be a valuable partner.

– BOB DOERKSEN, Vice President of Technology Services
at Montage Furniture Services

Technologies Used

When you hit the trails, it is essential to bring appropriate gear. The same holds true for your digital technology needs. That’s why Trailhead builds custom solutions on trusted platforms like .NET, Angular, React, and Xamarin.

Expertise

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Web App Development
  • Cloud Development
  • DevOps
  • Process Improvements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • UI Design
  • Manual QA
  • Back end/API/Database development

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

Ready to come with us? 

Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the contact form. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

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