Back in 1996 our American client, Rob, founded a huge online sound effects library that also contains production music, samples, and loops. Rob started his business long before iTunes appeared, and he is still riding high.
Rob recently discovered Sibers during his search for IT specialists skilled in Java technologies who could develop his library’s new
To test our processes and work quality, Rob gave us a small task involving a bug fix. Sibers’ team had to fix a
Possessing considerable volume and a complicated architecture, the sound library’s code was passed from one outsourcing provider to another at least four times before we received it. Such a situation may occur for several reasons: 1) Working with an individual, especially a young freelancer, is always a risk since they can appear and disappear unexpectedly; 2) During a large project, various misunderstandings may accumulate as time goes by and remain unsolved; 3) The initial provider(s) may not have been able to execute the project to the client’s specifications.
Rob dealt with each of these situations before giving the code to Sibers. That’s why our first task was to investigate the code and essentially finish what someone else had started.
Once we deployed the system, it didn’t take long to discover the waveform player’s problem. As it turns out, a
When the library came to us, its new
We also had to remedy an issue that every audio files business deals with: proprietary sounds and music theft. Sibers developed algorithms for creating compressed and noisy copies of the
- Java EE
- Apache Camel (Enterprise Message Bus)
- Classic ASP
- MS SQL
- PayPal API
The updated sound effects library is now available for users. The new functionality is a real
During this project we learned an important lesson: there are, generally speaking, two types of clients, and they prefer two different communication styles with their IT outsourcing partner. The first type prefers to be involved with every development step, while the second gives their outsourcing provider free reign over product management. Rob falls into the second group. Once we understood this, we swapped project managers, opting for someone who had more experience with clients like Rob, and our collaboration moved along effortlessly. Just as there are two different client types, there are also two different project manager types: good administrators, who meticulously fulfill every
We are very satisfied with Sibers work! (December 2013)
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