Who works at Teksidia?
Teksidia has just one full time employee – me, Jamie Cox, software development consultant (I do say we’re a micro consultancy). This can be a benefit as it reduces communication overheads and things tend to get done quickly and correctly – first time. For most projects, I work with members of your own team or can pull together an experienced team of fellow ‘independents’ should circumstances dictate. I’ve been around a while and have good relationships with business analysts, graphic designers, user experience (UX) consultants, quality assurance specialists and project managers. But hopefully we can keep expenses down and deliver with a mean, lean team of one.
What technologies do you prefer?
The majority of my experience is with Microsoft frameworks. I consider this a solid, low risk, sustainable choice of platform, especially for the enterprise. I enjoy working with Microsoft’s excellent cross-platform eco-system (Visual Studio / .NET Core) and their cloud platform (Azure) because it enables me to create complex applications with minimum fuss. Microsoft are continually evolving their tools so that software built on their frameworks remains relevant and ‘cutting edge’ (it also means I have to keep learning new stuff).
Why should we choose Jamie Cox & Teksidia?
Because I take time to really understand your issues, and my experience means that I’ve seen most scenarios before. I always seek the simplest solution, even for seemingly complex problems. I place people before technology and always think of the user behind the keyboard/touchscreen. I value software development best practices and take great pride in the code produced. Finally – because Teksidia are small and personable, then hopefully you can relate to us more than a larger consultancy.
Where are Teksidia based?
We’re based in sunny Stockport, Greater Manchester. If you require a ‘bum on seat’ developer then your office would have to be within easy reach. If you’re happy for Teksidia to work remotely (our prefered option) your geographical location doesn’t matter, as long as we can speak together in English and you’re OK for any communications to happen between 0800 and 1800 UK time.
How much will my project cost?
We have two pricing models – ‘Time and Materials’ and ‘Iterative Fixed Price’.
The most common is ‘Time and Materials’ which is pay-as-you-go and based on a daily rate. This suits scenarios where project length is unknown and/or you need us as part of a larger team.
‘Iterative Fixed Price’ suits scenarios where you can outsource your project completely and don’t need a larger in-house team of developers. It is based on a fixed number of iterations (usually 2 – 3 weeks in length) after which we commit to deliver production-ready software. Each iteration includes a deliverable for you to test and evaluate. You pay at the end of each iteration and can cancel further iterations at any point. Breaking a project down into iterations allows you to change requirements during development, without exceeding your budget.