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Discovery and Architecture

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Tech Debt Consulting

Identify where the debt is, quantify it, and make a plan to pay it down More »

Full-stack Development

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Performance Optimization

Latency kills user experience; we can help root it out More »

Toolchain Setup

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front-end: Javascript, JQuery, HTML, SCSS/CSS, Angular, React back-end: NodeJS, ExpressJS, Spring, Spring Boot, Spark, JPA/Hibernate, MyBatis database: MongoDB, Neo4j, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL languages: Java, Groovy, Scala, Javascript, Python, SQL misc: Alexa, Auth0 Devops: Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Splunk, Elastic Search Approaches: Responsive design, progressive web apps, microservices, serverless, reactive architectures, agile and lean methodologies

Ben Northrop is the owner of Highline Solutions and also the Principal Technical Consultant. He's been architecting and building applications for over 20 years, and still has fun doing it. Through experience, he's learned to avoid the fads and find the pragmatic solution. Since 2007, Ben has written over 50 essays at the intersection of software development, philosophy, and psychology, and has presented at conferences, and appeared on a podcast. Ben has two degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, a B.S. in Information and Decision Systems and a Masters in Logic, Computation, and Methodology. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and 3 energetic boys.
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