The Longplay Strategy

Longplay Software is a Kansas City based company offering full stack web development. We specialize in the MEAN stack: Angular apps backed with RESTful web services written in NodeJS, Java, or Go. We also provide consulting and training on git, REST, team processes, various soft skills, and more.

Our founder, Lyndsey Padget, has been building software for over 18 years...which is, like, 74 in tech years. Padget has worked with both large corporations and startups to build performant, scalable, and maintainable software that solves problems.

Longplay was created because of a belief in how software should be built, but also how people should be treated. We recognize that technology may not be your core business, so we strive to give you as much or as little information as you need in a way that is easy to understand and plan around. While other firms give you the runaround, make grandiose promises, or inundate you with buzzwords, Longplay's process is approachable and transparent every step of the way.

No surprises. No gimmicks. No kidding.

What Makes Longplay Different?

  • Less hours, not more

  • Why less?

    Unlike most contractors, Longplay developers want to work less hours to spend time with friends & family, play with their dogs, pursue hobbies, travel, etc. During work hours, we are intently focused, so we get more done in less time.
  • Low, predictable cost

    Because of our philosophy around time management, you never have to worry about an unpredictably sky-high bill. You don't compromise on quality or time. Longplay is simply more honest about the timeline from the get-go.
  • But what about my death march?

    If you're already running up against a deadline, it's already too late to build a good solution. But that won't stop some firms from making promises and taking your money! Longplay is different because we learn about your needs, set attainable goals, and communicate with you every step of the way.

  • Transparency

  • Kanban Board

    As a client, you'll have access to a project board that shows every task within your project. You can reprioritize tasks as you see fit. Each task is approved by you before it's marked as completed.
  • Live, Working Code

    Done and approval-pending work is made available for you at a secure URL. You can control who has access to it. Like a house that's being built for you, you use this URL to approve tasks & suggest refinements.
  • Source Ownership

    It's simple: You get full access and rights to the source code when payment is received. Most clients prefer a weekly or bi-weekly payment schedule.

  • Communication

  • Weekly Meetings

    A regular sync-up helps ensure that the project is staying on track overall. We don't enjoy meetings (do you? does anyone?), so we run them quickly and efficiently. Most meetings last 15-30 minutes.

  • Flexibility

  • Many Payment Options

    We make it easy for you to give us monies! Longplay can do traditional invoices and checks or easier options like Venmo, Paypal, or Zelle.
  • Adaptable to your changing needs

    Halfway through the project and decide you need something completely different? We want you to love the end result, so be sure to speak up if you're not satisfied. Longplay's transparency and tight feedback loops allow you to slam on the brakes if necessary.

Services

Web & Mobile Development

Do you need a web presence or a site makeover? Longplay Software can help you build a beautiful web site that looks and works great on any device. Longplay can also build custom apps for iOS or Android!

Software

Sometimes you need more than a web site or mobile app. Longplay Software developers can build custom tools & workflows for your particular needs, including desktop apps and hardware integration.

APIs & Microservices

Longplay specializes in RESTful API design, which can help bring your integration into the 21st century. Back-end development is our jam, so we can build the functionality behind the APIs, too.

Public Speaking

Longplay developers aren't just code monkeys, they're well-spoken human beings. We love engaging with the tech community to learn and teach new things.

Training

While tech blogs and conferences offer breadth, private speaking and training engagements offer more depth. Longplay Software has become a go-to guide on git, in particular.

Consulting

Sometimes you need to bounce ideas off of someone and get unbiased, professional advice. Longplay is eager to understand your processes and make suggestions.

Blog Articles

Oct 4th 2017

Java Microservices with RESTEasy

Today we’ll be talking about microservices in Java. While it’s true that Java EE has a robust platform for writing, deploying, and managing enterprise-level...

Oct 17th 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Java Strings

Today we’re going to be talking about Strings in Java. If you write Java often, you know that a String is considered a first class object, even though it...

May 23rd 2017

Preventing Git Pickles

As a git enthusiast, I am often called in to rescue co-workers or mentees when they have undisputably (and sometimes irreversibly) painted themselves...

June 26th 2016

Semflow: A New Git Workflow

When I mention versioning, a lot of people assume I'm talking about how someone specifies the version of a RESTful API that...

November 26th 2014

A Google Calendar Gadget in Angular

I was on a project recently where the team was faced with a daunting list of scheduling-related backlog stories. When looking at the entire...

November 10th 2014

Someday is a Lie: Scheduling Tech Debt

If you’re a software professional, you’ve probably been faced with (or at least affected by) a quintessential architectural decision...

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