Experienced, platform independent, Agile, and personable web development driven by your return on investment.
Abbott Professional Services has been providing custom web development in Chicago since 2006. Our work has varied in size from the smallest blogger looking for some help with their website layout to building complex database driven web applications for Fortune 100 clients. While we may be boutique in size, we offer enterprise level custom development that is high performance, scalable, efficient, and most importantly – drives your profitability. APS has over 50 years of combined commercial programming experience specializing in object-oriented languages, web technologies, and database programming. We specialize in Microsoft technologies such as the .NET Framework, IIS, and SQL server. We also have experience utilizing open source technologies including Ruby on Rails and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). With the constantly changing landscape of competing technologies, APS has the experience to help make the decision that is right for you. Here is a summary of our programming expertise.
Microsoft SQL Server
Unix (OS X)
Ruby on Rails
APS is different because we are truly platform independent. We are not tied to a particular technology when it comes to building web applications. We enjoy all forms of development and encourage experimentation actively among our developers. Every platform has it’s advantages and disadvantages – we just ask you be wary of any shop claiming superiority, particularly if they recommend the only choice they develop with. The importance of standards is usually lost on anyone that doesn’t code daily, but at APS we try to balance the implementations of web standards without becoming over zealous. We produce W3C compliant markup, cross browser test, try to use all things RESTful (get, post, put, delete), source control is a must (Git or Subversion), and scrutinize our work by peer review against an extensive checklist before it’s delivered to a client. Far and away the most important distinguishing factor that separates APS web development from the pack has nothing to do with technology – it’s our people. Coding excellent web applications has so much more to do with human interaction than mere technical expertise. Successful web development is rooted in listening to our clients, understanding the intricacies of their business and industry, and ultimately how we gather the requirements to develop applications. APS developers have not only distinguished themselves technically, they must prove themselves excellent communicators, managers, and leaders. Unlike most web shops, APS is not “design driven” when it comes to making important business decisions. Every decision comes with the discretion that can only be gained from developers who have also worked as project managers responsible for million dollar development budgets. The core architects that make up the leadership at APS have over 25 combined years experience completing dozens of projects in different industries. APS embraces Agile development methodologies, and is continuously evaluating and improving our development process. We believe the best web applications are built on simplicity, close personal communication, iterative weekly code deployment by small highly skilled teams. We regularly adapt our technique based on the size and resources of our clients. This ensures that no matter how small a client may be, they can capitalize on the concepts of enterprise driven software development.