PHP, MySQL, JSON, NodeJS, Redis, Python

We specialize in custom programming & application development.

We were coding websites long before the advent of WordPress, Magento, Shopify, content management systems (CMS), and e-commerce platforms. In fact, custom programming is how we made our bones in this industry. There are a lot of design firms out there that simply do not have custom programming and database development services in-house. We have always been unique in the fact that our company has a front-end design & scripting team in addition to our back-end coders and database architects.

This combination of in-house resources has provided our company with an edge over our competitors for years. Good developers are hard to come by. The Vertebrae Group has been working together in harmony for the better part of two decades. We have the right team and the resources necessary to be a partner for years to come. If you are looking for a stable and reliable company to develop your application, look no further.

Planning & Consulting (R&D)

Failure to plan is planning to...oh, you get it. If your company is serious with regards to developing a website or app that includes complex functionality, it is imperative that you start with a consulting phase to map out and plan your project. We will work with your team to identify the goals, challenges, technologies, and investment to bring your project to fruition.

Application Development

It all starts with a great idea or a new way to solve a problem. You have it all in your head and know it's the next big thing. The problem is, you still need to bring it to life and make it go. This is where our experience really helps. We will help you refine your idea and determine the best delivery model be it a website, mobile app, WordPress plugin, gaming platform, or desktop software application.

Programming Languages & Acronyms

The Vertebrae Group has master level PHP developers and server administrators in-house that create custom web applications, e-commerce solutions, software integrations, and backend web services. Our crew has been around block and seen it all. They have come through during the tightest of deadlines, made us look like hero's to our clients, and impressed us all with their ability to make our crazy ideas actually work.

Our team has an intimate knowledge of PHP frameworks and database development. We are most familiar with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP (LAMP) web development but also work with many of the leading frameworks.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

There are a number of 3rd party content management systems available to integrate with your website. It is important to know the pros and cons of each solution before deploying a CMS. We have experience creating completely custom content management systems for our clients and integrating 3rd party options like WordPress, CkEditor, and others. Each project is different and some solutions may work better than others depending on your specific needs. We will work with your team to get a better understanding of the types of ongoing updates you will be making to your website. Based on this information, we will recommend a CMS solution that makes the most sense for your company.

3rd Party Scripts & API's

It is becoming increasingly popular to integrate 3rd party scripts (API's) into a website for a variety of reasons such as customer tracking, re-marketing, order processing, etc. The Vertebrae Group can not only help with integrations, but can also create custom application programming instructions (API's) for your applications.

Custom API Development

It's important to take advantage of the technologies available to your business on the internet. We can create custom API's for your website applications where your customers can integrate your features into their website interfaces.

E-commerce Specialists, No for Real

All joking aside, e-commerce is a complex proposition without the right partners. We say partners because to do it right, you will be required to integrate with the right shipping partner, payment processor, web host, encryption provider, PCI authority, and the developers that can tie it all together. It's important to have a company like the Vertebrae Group on your side that knows the ins and outs of all of it. We will act as your representative with the parties involved or sit on calls as a part of your team. We are there to simplify the whole process and walk you through each step of the way. We will take the guesswork out of shopping carts, credit card processing, decentralized processing (Bitcoin), shipping & fulfillment, chargebacks, fraud prevention, identity verification, automated responses, gift certificates, loyalty programs, coupon codes, customer resources management, and so much more. Call us, we'll break it down like science.

We don't think you're crazy

Who knows, you might be onto something BIG…

It usually starts out with a light lunch, friendly banter, and how the Cardinal’s are doing. We have clients from coast to coast and when they find out we are in the Midwest, it is inevitable we discuss the current state of affairs of the St. Louis Cardinals. At some point the conversation turns serious and then here it comes sliding across the table like a special ticket to the dance. The tried and true N.D.A. (nondisclosure agreement) that appears in nearly every business meeting where partners are brought to the table. We have signed hundreds of them over the years and take them very seriously. We are a trusted partner that protects the business secrets, processes, and crazy ideas of our customers.

Are you ready to take the next step?

If you are armed and dangerous with a great idea, a business plan to back it up, and funding to get your idea off the ground, then it’s time to map out your concept and identify the investment.