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thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. We bring digital products from validation to success and teach you how because we care. It’s time to move beyond simply building features and start designing the right product with the right strategy.

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Positive outcomes for hundreds of web and mobile projects like yours

DigitalOcean — Integrating a content management system to help marketing move faster

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Joydrive — Online auto seller goes from concept to Superbowl Sunday launch

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Benefit from over 17 years of experience designing and building successful products. Whether you're a founder with a new idea, a product owner at a large enterprise, or somewhere in between, thoughtbot can help you solve meaningful problems with a design-led approach. Work with a small, dedicated team of project-focused product experts built to fit the needs of your project.

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Specialty teams for every stage of your business:

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Pay down your design debt to acquire, retain, and engage users

When time and talent feels constrained, teams sometimes default to shipping features without applying design thinking. But paying down design debt is an incredibly powerful source of user value. Taking care of your design debt enables you to hit your product metrics. Learn more about design debt and how to start tackling it today.

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Zero Downtime Rails Deployments with Kubernetes

If you’re deploying your application to Kubernetes, you already have all the pieces you need to ensure your deployments run without downtime. However, figuring out how to piece them all together for a Rails application can be something of a challenge! This post walks through the major steps to get a Rails application running in Kubernetes, deployed without downtime.

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Watch online workshops that unstick your product strategy, level-up your team, and uncover next steps

Join the thoughtbot team and our special guests as we tackle today’s biggest product challenges. During our workshops, we cover the latest from the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting our product, design and development process to thoughtbot's tried and true process.

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Adding thoughtbot’s strategic horsepower to your company’s engine can help bring your product to life.

Hunter Gorham
Founder & CEO, Joydrive

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Purpose-driven teams

Our team is driven by our purpose and values; we continually improve our process, do our best work in strong partnerships with you, and transparently share how we work.

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Resources for Entrepreneurs, Designers, and Developers

Reap the rewards of everything we’ve learned while building successful products

Purpose-built

Actionable advice for entrepreneurs who want to build products people love.

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Design Sprint Guide

Our guide to conducting and facilitating Product Design Sprints.

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Become an experienced developer and take “junior” out of your title.

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Our Playbook

Our documented approach to making successful web and mobile products.

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The latest design, development, and product tools, techniques and more.

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A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software.

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