It’s official: Today our web team posted an article on our Danish Capgemini website: Prototyping and Ruby on Rails.
www.dk.capgemini.com/ydelser/technology/prototyper (in Danish)
The publication of this article marks a point where Capgemini officially adds Ruby to it’s service offerings (although some job offerings like this has mentioned it previously).
Here are some short extracts that I translated for your convenience:
[…]Ruby on Rails opens up towards a more flexible development process, where it’s much easier to implement client requirements as the project runs. In collaboration with Capgemini , this means that it’s possible to lower price and time-to-market significantly for a product. But also to improve the quality of the final product
Capgemini has recently proved that prototype development in advance of actual implementation can improve the result significantly. Jesper Rønn-Jensen, developer at Capgemini Denmark:
»We have had working prototypes up and running in a matter of hours. A specific example was a project we decided to implement in Ruby on Rails. Originally the project was estimated at 400 hours in Microsoft .Net. With Ruby on Rails we could deliver it in 110 hours.«
A prototype can be an experimental version of an unknown product, but can also be an early version of a future product, where the prototype along with a supplementary requirements specification can be used to visualize what the future system will work. The client gets a visualization of it’s ideas and will also get an idea of what further possibilities that can be added.
Instead of writing detailed requirements documentation, we can develop a prototype that gives the client a concrete base to make decisions upon. At the same time it also provides the opportunity for our clients to challenge our ideas and thoughts, which only improves the product,
adds Mads Buus Westmark.
If somebody is interested in providing a full translation, please do so … (i will probably translate more of the article at a later point or if you want it).
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