FactSet wanted to improve the coding practices and train its developers in modern development frameworks. The company sought out zen.digital because of its leadership in the AngularJS field.
CHALLENGEFactSet wished to improve its coding practices and raise the level of proficiency of its programmers in modern frameworks, particularly AngularJS. zen.digital was engaged to review FactSet’s code for best practices, performing due diligence on their Agile processes, ensure they were performing proper testing, and training their developers.
zen.digital’s expert interviewed developers at FactSet’s New York City offices and conducted training sessions at FactSet headquarters in Connecticut. Over a series of 8 days, training and consulting sessions were conducted for 70 developers on-site and for hundreds remotely.
FactSet’s teams coding techniques were analyzed to determine the efficacy of their practices, and recommendations were provided to improve coding best practices.
Training was focused on:
- Data Persistence Techniques
- Financial User-Interface Elements
Auditing Centered on:
- Coding of Financial Analysis Tools
FactSet was extremely satisfied with the training and auditing process. The knowledge imparted by zen.digital gave their developers new skills and enabled them to improve their coding techniques and development processes. FactSet’s developers have been able to apply the knowledge gained to build products with a more modern foundation and capabilities.
Working with zen.digital was a great experience
FactSet Research Systems Inc. is a multinational financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk,CT. The company provides financial information and analytic software for investment professionals. With annual sales over $920 million, FactSet offers access to data and analytics to analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at global financial institutions. FactSet's business focuses on technology and client service. In addition to combining disparate databases, the company also develops its software.