99.9% Perfect Code
We are not perfect but we love getting our code as close to perfect as possible. We refuse to deliver poor code. This is a point of pride for our developers and that's one of the reasons they like working with Rocket Web management. We make sure that they have the time, training and tools to build a project right. In many organizations, management refers to developers by the number of hours of billable work they generate. Many developers are treated like a machine in a factory. Our developers are people, very smart, talented people with different perspectives and skills. Rocket Web embraces the individual things that each of our developers is best at and seeks to help them be their very best.
This fundamental character of Rocket Web is what allows us to consistently deliver near perfect code that results in online businesses that work as they should. We know that without our developers all our ideas would be left floating in our heads. We've said that Rocket Web makes ideas better ... specifically it's our developers that make ideas better.
Rocket Web is passionate about performance. We have taken Magento beyond its performance limits more than once. We hesitate to say we know all the tricks because there's always something new to learn but more often than not, we're the ones teaching. We know that the approved web server Apache is by far not the best solution for Magento when it comes to performance. MySQL from mysql.com doesn't come close to performing as well as MySQL made by Percona. While Magento is very flexible with all the extensions offered through Magento Connect, this is the first place we look when addressing performance issues. Only a few extension developers have the attention to detail and close eye on performance that Rocket Web and Magento Inc. does. It's often many of these extensions that give Magento a bad name when it comes to performance.
Magento can be just as fast or faster than any e-Commerce solution out there. It takes a solution partner like Rocket Web with the know-how and "need for speed" to do it.
The first php application the owner of Rocket Web built was in 1993 for a company that provided information about healthcare best practices to hospitals. e-Commerce applications followed shortly after along with all sorts of different web sites and applications. Matt started Rocket Web in the beginning of 2010 after focusing on e-Commerce in other organizations for years. Matt and one of Rocket Web's senior development managers Wojtek built their first Magento site in 2008 using version 0.9 before Magento was officially at a production release. The site worked very well and is still around today, of course it's been updated a few times in the past 4 years.
To make a successful store Rocket Web needs to understand how a business works. Since we've done this for so long and worked with companies that are vastly different from each other, we know from experience what works and what doesn't for a particular situation. Creating an online strategy is not a one dimensional process. Our clients appreciate Rocket Web's expertise and experience.