Coroutine vs. Independent Contractors
While independent contractors generally remove technical constraints, they invariably add management constraints. Independent contractors are cogs in your machine. It's your responsibility to keep them busy, oversee their work, and make sure they get along with the rest of your team. Do you really have time for all that?
If you need to take a few months off from development, we'll still be here when you come back. No need to find a new developer and renegotiate terms. You just tell us what you need, we add a new statement of work to our existing agreement, and we schedule a start date. It's that easy.
You'll no longer be tied to a single person. By transferring knowledge to our company, you mitigate the risk of losing any one person. Any programmer who works at Coroutine will be qualified to assume your project.
When you hire a company, you hire the aggregate knowledge of all of its programmers. If the programmer working on your project doesn't know how to do something or needs a second opinion, he can consult his peers in addition to the Internet. This leads to better systems design and much faster execution.
Coroutine vs. Other Shops
Our developers are top notch. We use the best methodologies available. This makes us very efficient—we simply deliver more work in the same amount of time. Increased productivity yields a reduction of actual costs and, when time is of the essence, opportunity costs.
We don't hire junior programmers. All of our programmers have several years of experience working on software projects of all sizes. Every programmer can manage his own time, collaborate with his peers, and talk to a client like a reasonable, rational person. No matter who is assigned to your project, you'll be getting a pro.
Software development tends to be presented in engineering terms, and while the work does require more than its fair share of analytical ability, most companies undervalue how important creativity is to good software development. Our staff is selected for their ability to imagine new solutions to our client's problems.
Our goal is to help you make good decisions and produce the very best software possible. We think a good technology partner should bring new ideas to the table for consideration, challenge your assumptions, and force you to think through all of your technological decisions. But you're the boss. Just as you can depend on us to give you honest opinions while matters are open for debate, you can depend on our unconditional support after you've made up your mind.