Case Study:

About The Client

Taigan is an e-commerce portal for online boutiques. It scours the globe in search of the most talented designers and unique products to bring customers the most comprehensive collection of extraordinary shops, passionate purveyors and wonderful things. Their collection features distinguished wineries, luxury boutiques, emerging designers, artisanal food purveyors, unique children’s wear and more.

Project Goal

After 4 years of active development and a number of development teams, Taigan's ecommerce platform was suffering from performance and security issues. We were brought in to repair their test suite and get them onto the latest versions of Ruby and Rails.

Project Timeline

2009-2010 and 2013-2014


We worked closely with Taigan to get their automated test suite running again and then to upgrade their codebase from ruby 1.8 to ruby 1.9 and then from Rails 2.3 to Rails 3.2. We also helped Taigan interview their maintenance development team and are currently working with them as technical advisors. In previous projects (2009-2010) we implemented an updated shopping cart system and Taigan Gold, their premium membership service.