Team Augmentation for Social Networking Startup for Creative People

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Industries: Media & Entertainment; Social Media, Social Media Analysis
  • Services: Backend Development; Frontend Development; Software Integration Services
  • Software Categories and Types: Social Networks
  • Technical Expertise: Java Server Side Development; Web Development
  • Technologies: Data Bases; Hibernate; Project Management, Collaboration and Bug Tracking; Bootstrap (Twitter Bootstrap); Git; Apache Maven; GitHub; Swagger; IntelliJ IDEA; Apache Tomcat; MySQL; LESS; Java; Tiles; Frontend; CSS; Spring MVC; IDE; Build and Dependency Platforms and Tools; Backend; JavaScript; Redmine; JavaScript Frameworks; jqGrid; Spring; CSS Frameworks; Development Infrastructure and Tools; Template Engines; Chrome DevTools; Source Code Management (SCM); jQuery; CI/CD and DevOps; Open SSH; Web Frameworks; Jackson; Putty; Languages, Protocols, APIs, Network Tools; Network Tools; Software Engineering and Management Tools; ORM & Persistence; FileZilla; Bugzilla; Java Libraries; Web and J2EE Servers, Java Runtimes
  • Team size (6):
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 2 Frontend
  • 3 Backend

Project summary

The main project goal was to develop the thematic social network for creative people. All members unite in hubs to communicate, share media content and co-work on commercial and non-commercial projects. Users have different roles; at their disposal they have a list of their own posts with the ability to limit access to it, as well as multi-functional calendar with lots of different events.

The main differences from other social networks are:

  • thematic component – the focus is on the creative personalities;
  • the possibility of doing business – to create and maintain the public/private projects.

Server and client parts of the social network are developed as separate applications. The client part is a web application built mainly on Ajax, web pages layout was done using Tiles template framework and Less stylesheet language. The server part is a set of REST services, that allows to create multiple client applications (web, mobile, etc.). During application development Hibernate, Spring MVC were actively used.


JQuery, Less, Tiles, Java 7, Hibernate, Spring MVC, MySQL, Jackson, Apache Tomcat, Maven, Redmine, Git, GitHub, Swagger, IDEA, Bootstrap.


Project features

  • The project includes two applications:
  • the server application, which is a set of services (Restful API);
  • the client application, which was realized with the help of self-developed JS framework (such as AngularJS, KnockoutJS);
  • The team was split into backend and frontend developers teams.
  • GitHub service was used as the source code management system:
  • development of server and client parts was carried out in two different branches, which later were merged in the same master branch;
  • More than 20 developers were engaged in the project at the same time, most of them were located in different offices.
  • Development was carried out in compliance with all Scrum processes:
  • daily status meetings;
  • Redmine as a project management system;
  • planning poker;
  • cross review.

Company’s achievements during the project

  • The prompt entrance to the subject area and technical details of the project in a very short period of time.
  • A big amount of tasks related to optimization of the existing code and writing new functionality was solved successfully.
  • The prototype of search Web services based on Hibernate Search was successfully created and implemented. During the services implementation significant customization of available search filters has been done.
  • The team has successfully coped with assigned tasks in a very limited time frame.


Sergey Kastukevich
Sergey Kastukevich
Technical Lead, OCS Innovation Company (OCSICO), Software development company

"We consider that working on our project JazzTeam has proven itself as a reliable partner. They have complied with their obligations in conditioned dates and at the appropriate level. Within the customization of UI and server parts of the project JazzTeam developers have carried out the integration with ExactTarget service for work with email-newsletters.

From our side we’d like to note the high professionalism of employees, their creativity and efficiency. All work was performed at a high level considering all our comments and suggestions."

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