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Rails Upgrades.Done Right.

Keep your developers focused on features, not maintenance.


Staying Current is Hard

The web moves quickly, especially when it comes to your Ruby on Rails app. You have a million-and-one things on your mind, and upgrades often take a back seat to bug fixes or new features.

Unfortunately, putting off maintenance creates technical debt which can bankrupt your app in the long-run, requiring expensive rewrites or worse: grind your business to a halt.

Many Internal Upgrades Fail

Upgrades often happen under pressure of an impending or active security breach. Mistakes under this kind of pressure are commonplace.

Teams will often:

  • Move too quickly and upgrade everything at once

  • Not understand how changes in Rails impact the intricacies of your application

  • Lack experience with Rails over the history of the project's lifespan

Major Version Support

The Rails Security policy is the reference point for what will and won't be supported with each new version released.

Rails core team members still make it a point to remind the community when major versions will no longer be supported.

The Hint Difference

A release schedule like the one above can leave you outside security support before you know it. So what can be done to stay on top of the upgrade process? That's where we come in.

We're Hint, a Ruby on Rails development agency located in Vancouver, WA. Our team of Rails experts has helped dozens of companies, Fortune 100 to tiny dev teams, successfully Upgrade Rails.

More Than An Upgrade

Outside of the security benefits of upgrading, we partner with your team to share and implement the necessary changes not only for a successful upgrade, but also sustained maintainability in the app going forward.


We have decades of experience in the Rails codebase as well as most of the popular dependencies throughout the years. This wealth of experience gives us a wide array of tools in our toolbelt to tackle the toughest of upgrades.


Having the experience is one thing, but combining that with the proper business and development perspective to set your codebase on a trajectory for long term success.

Don't Take Our Word for It

We've worked with a lot of clients over the years. Here's what a few of them have to say about us:

Konstantin G

Konstantin G

Platform Engineer, Homebase

Keep your teams releasing features while Hint folks upgrade your app in parallel. I literally can not recommend them enough.

Beverly N

Beverly N

CTO, Pure Charity

We are so pleased with the collaboration, humble way of explaining, and extreme professionalism you've shown in this project we are discussing what increased engagement would look like.

Justin Luciani

Justin Luciani

Founder of RecruitiFi

Hands down the best consulting firm I've worked with. They understand the full development cycle and do a great job of using creativity to design elegant solutions.

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