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Developer Solutions and Services

Everything you need to build and maintain amazing applications.

We understand that software developers need access to all the tools and support required to create amazing applications within budget and have the ability to scale and modernise when required.

Thanks to our years of experience and close relationships with well-known and niche software vendors, we can help you at every stage of your development project lifecycle, and even after launch to ensure your project is a success.

  • Azure Licensing and Services Specialists
  • GitHub Services and Channel Partner
  • ISV Licensing Specialists
  • Mapping Specialists

Design

Kickstart your project by capturing the requirements, expectations and preferred design of your project using planning and modelling tools to clearly map out the project.

Projects succeed when the design phase accurately captures requirements and expectations. Use the right tools to help you get off to the right start, from mind mapping and planning, to data modelling.

ER/Studio

ER/Studio solutions help your business and technical stakeholders map your complex data landscape, building a solid foundation for data governance. Create a business-driven data architecture to organise information, govern data and unify the business.

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect helps individuals, groups and large organisations model and manage complex information. By integrating and connecting a wide range of structural and behavioural information in visual form, you can build a coherent, verifiable model of what-is or what-will-be.

MindManager

A digital mind-mapping solution that is perfect for gathering and ordering end-user requirements during the design phase.

MindManager helps the team to capture, process and share information by transforming scattered ideas and unstructured data into dynamic visual maps. Used during the design phase, MindManager will clarify business requirements to improve project outcomes.

Build

While some developers may be working on all aspects of the build from the data tier up to the presentation layer, others might be focussing on specific aspects of the project.

From IDEs with tools covering the entire lifecycle, to third-party tools that provide additional benefits, we have everything you need to build modern applications.

Presentation Layer

We provide a broad range of components to enhance the application’s presentation layer and help provide the best user experience across a variety of platforms. No more reinventing the wheel! These components allow you to standardise the UI across your business applications.

Microsoft Bing Maps is the enterprise mapping platform for developers who want to build accurate and dynamic web or mobile geolocation services and solutions. From powerful logistics APIs to business intelligence and spatial data services, the feature set is developer-focused so you can get started straight away with minimal code.

Grey Matter is a global distributor of Bing Maps. Our specialist Bing Maps team can discuss your specific use case and help get you set up with the correct key and licensing.

Solve routing challenges with HERE Location Services, optimised to drive performance, accuracy, and value, powered by location intelligence. Grey Matter is the Authorised Distributor of HERE Technologies. We work closely with HERE to provide its innovative location technology to ISVs and developers worldwide.

*HERE Technologies is recognised as the number one location platform by Omdia’s Location Platform Index 2021, including the powerful capabilities in mapping and the strongest privacy credentials for consumer data.

GrapeCity’s product catalogue provides developers, designers, and architects with the ultimate collection of award-winning JavaScript and .NET grids, UI, reporting, spreadsheets, document APIs, and mobile controls.

Their tools solve problems so you can focus on creativity, innovation, and optimisation.

The Sencha products enable developers to rapidly design, develop, and test web applications across any modern device. Their enterprise-class Java and JavaScript frameworks leverage progressive modern standards to deliver data-rich applications for desktops, smartphones, and tablets. They provide developers with over a hundred professionally built and supported JavaScript components, including top-notch grids, delivering unmatched productivity. Their testing solutions seamlessly support these tool-sets to significantly accelerate multi-platform development lifecycles.

Sencha is part of the Idera, Inc. portfolio.

Infragistics has a wide range of UI controls and tools for developers and UX professionals to use to create beautiful applications for web, mobile and desktop.

From design and development tools, UX, business intelligence to team productivity, use the tools to create great user experiences.

With Telerik, enjoy the finest and most complete software development tooling collection with .NET and JavaScript UI components. Used for web, desktop and mobile applications, reporting and report management solutions, automated testing and mocking tools from the Telerik and Kendo UI suites. Plus, document processing libraries. All in one.

Business Logic Layer

In addition to industry standard IDEs that cover the requirements of Windows, .NET, J2EE and other open source developers, we can also supply compilers for more specific use cases such as Fortran and COBOL.

Embarcadero Technologies’ developer tools enable you to securely build and maintain scalable applications faster using C++ and Delphi. In fact, 90 of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide have relied on Embarcadero’s award-winning products for over 30 years. Embarcadero is an Idera Inc. Company.

Grey Matter is an Embarcadero Master Reseller and we have a dedicated team that specialises in supporting customers with Embarcadero licensing advice and exclusive discounts.

Please contact us for more information.

Intel Software’s tools can help you at every stage of the development process – build, analysis, debugging and tuning. Accelerate application performance to increase reliability and scalability. Transform code into high-performance solutions for distributed processing and HPC environments, making your applications even more efficient and amazing using the Intel oneAPI Toolkits.

Grey Matter is an Intel Software Elite Reseller.

JetBrains specialises in intelligent, productivity-enabling tools to help you write clean, quality code across .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript, C# and C++ platforms throughout all stages of development. Automate routine checks and corrections, tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover, collaborate, and create.

Grey Matter is a JetBrains Premium Reseller. Contact us for pricing, free trials and product information.

Visual Studio offers an integrated development environment for targeting any app, any language, any platform. Whether you’re developing for the web, cloud, Windows, mobile or gaming gives you the power to code faster and work smarter.

Create cloud-based apps to support your entire application lifecycle, reduce costs and increase scale.

Data Layer

Databases underpin most business applications. Developers working on business-critical applications need secure and high-performance data connectors, ETL and data integration tools to ensure there are no bottlenecks at the data interface.

Quest has a range of database management tools that help you to automate development and administration tasks to increase productivity, optimise performance, ensure top-quality code and reduce costs.

Choose from a variety of pre-built, customised and cloud-to-ground connectors, or even build your own. Use them for any of the following interfaces: ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OData.

DataGrip is a database IDE that is tailored to suit the specific needs of professional SQL developers.

It is designed to query, create, and manage databases. Databases can work locally, on a server, or in the cloud. Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and more. If you have a JDBC driver, add it to DataGrip, connect to your DBMS, and start working.

InterBase 2020 is a high performance, encryptable multi-platform and scalable relational SQL database for developers to embed into their Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android connected applications.

There is an InterBase VAR Program available for ISVs, OEM and VARs who want to embed InterBase with their applications with a “silent install” and pay for licences periodically as they are distributed. Volume discounts are possible with this licensing option. Please contact us to see if you’re eligible.

Test

Testing allows you to correct or fine-tune code on the fly to improve its logic and performance. Once the application is beginning to take shape, unit and load testing will help ensure the overall system is fit for purpose before go-live. Here are some products that address different aspects of these requirements, including the identification of security vulnerabilities.

Sencha WebTestIt

Significantly reduce the effort to build robust and reliable UI tests for web applications.

  • Test everywhere: Cross-browser testing on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android mobile devices. Test popular browsers or a headless browser locally or in the cloud.
  • Easy setup: WebTestIt manages the tedious setup process, including scaffolding test framework or automatically downloading drivers needed to test the app on various browsers.
  • Efficient automation: WebTestIt scaffolds your project based on best practices and automatically creates boilerplate code. Save time with intelligent test-specific code completion.
  • Standard language support: Develop tests in Java, JavaScript, Typescript or Python, and WebTestIt will generate native Selenium or Protractor code.

TestComplete

A UI test automation tool that lets you test every desktop, web, and mobile application.

Ensure the quality of your application without sacrificing speed or agility with an easy-to-use, GUI test automation tool. Our AI-powered object recognition engine and script or scriptless flexibility is unmatched, letting you test every desktop, web, and mobile application with ease.

GitHub

GitHub helps you address vulnerabilities earlier and ship secure applications. Security controls can be baked into the project pipeline from the start and GitHub will identify vulnerabilities in both your code and external dependencies.

AdminStudio

With AdminStudio, you can process applications in bulk, subscribe to packages for automated processing and script frequent tasks using the many provided PowerShell cmdlets. Execute advanced packaging, customisation and authoring with the full power of InstallShield, the leading setup authoring tool. And save time by distributing applications directly to leading software deployment tools.

TeamCity

TeamCity Enterprise Server is a powerful Continuous Integration (CI) server designed for .NET, Java and Ruby. TeamCity provides the tools required to support the accelerated pace and frequency of code deployment which is a consequence of DevOps reducing the Build – Test – Deploy timeline.

Microsoft Azure

Azure Resource Manager is a CI/CD cloud platform that provides templates to stand up the resources required at runtime. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates allow you to create infrastructure as code using JSON to specify the resources required for the deployment of your code both for testing and deployment.

Microsoft Teams

Today’s workplace presents teams with many different challenges. Working remotely, frequent travel, flexible working schedules, and multiple communication channels. Microsoft Teams helps to bring your teams together with one central hub. Microsoft Teams brings chat, calls, documents, photos, and videos together in one place. Integrate all your favourite apps so that you can access everything you need from one interface, rather than having to jump between several.

Zoom

Zoom is a unified communications platform that provides video meetings, voice, webinars and chat across desktops, devices and conference room systems. Bring your team together and enhance productivity.

We’re proud to be a Zoom Authorised Reseller. We can provide licensing and advice to enable you to use the relevant Zoom tools for your needs and budget.

Space

JetBrains Space is an all-in-one team collaboration solution that includes software development, communications, project and team management.

Space unifies the tools and the team, allowing for better collaboration and productivity. Plus, removes siloes within the organisation – developers, designers and management for example. Everyone works together. It’s more agile and streamlined.

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps provides developer services to support teams to plan work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy applications. Developers can work in the cloud using Azure DevOps Services or on-premises using Azure DevOps Server. Azure DevOps Server was formerly named Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS).

GitHub

GitHub is designed and optimised for distributed teams, enabling developers to code, collaborate and deliver software remotely.

GitHub Enterprise allows you to practice well tested and familiar open-source methodologies behind your company firewall. It is intended for organisations that want to host their repos on-premises or in the cloud for greater control and self-management.

Why Grey Matter?

  • Software licensing and cloud experts and accreditations.
  • Developer tool specialists since our beginnings in 1983.
  • Hundreds of different tools are available all in one place to make the procurement and renewal process easy for you.
  • Free webinars and workshops where you gain access to product and technical specialists and learn how to make the most out of the tools you’re using now and the solutions of tomorrow.

Developer Services

Our services team, Cloud Know How, combine deep technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and a commercial mind to provide hands-on support where you need help or have gaps in resource, so you can focus on developing amazing applications that you’re proud of and users will love.

We specialise in Azure cloud services, from migrations, health checks to re-architecture.

  • Azure DevOps Migration
  • Azure Health Check Service
  • Azure Re-architecture

Contact us

We have a deep understanding of the challenges developers face and the different types of licensing that you need. Contact us for pricing, discussions about your project and licensing and services options, plus much more.

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