Experience does not pass without a trace

Nobody knows about all the technologies in the world, but for us it is important to understand the essence of these processes and the ability to think.
01 . history

We will say everything in order

a .

Start

It was in 2003. The boom of Internet companies. The Post-Soviet countries were not an exception. Some were interested in the information technology market with the goal of building a business in a new sphere for themselves. Others, traditional companies, felt that it was technologies that would determine the winner from the follower. We clearly understood this and did not want to miss the emergence and development, in fact, of a new world.

At that time, many specialists in the field of information technology worked alone. Teamwork was a rarity. We chose our own path, which was thorny and required us to work out each new technology from start to finish. We refused to just adopt and adapt Western solutions, and instead of it we developed our own products for our customers.

In the epoch of .com boom in the territory of the post-Soviet space, a small team of developers, yesterday's freelancers, got together. At that moment, they decided to work alone at home - teamwork.

Even then our programmers created a large number of websites and two years later – a third version of their CMS system, which allowed for the creation of a simple site in just a couple of days.

Experience has shown that creating a flexible product is much more interesting and more important than just cloning sites. So, in 2005, Yuri Savenko (aka Yoshi) and I organized a company for developing non-standard web solutions. We did not have a name yet, but the goal was to apply our experience (of about seven years) to the development of complex and non-standard solutions.

b .

Accumulating Experience

It was difficult to compete with the knowledge and technology of Western colleagues. Because of the lack of up-to-date information, the latest developments in open access forced us to invent many solutions ourselves. For example, the technology AJAX, without which almost every web project today can not work, appeared as a standard only in 2005. We created an analog with the help of iframe in our CMS in 2004.

Of course, we had to periodically reinvent the wheel which had long existed in the US - for example, object procurement for fast loading of data from a database into objects. Today, it is well known that this is an ORM pattern, without which work only a few complex systems.

But this experience was not in vain. We have learned to see the internal structure of different web projects in the smallest details, perform `turnkey tasks`, and optimize and improve the product. Moreover, we have come to the conclusion that only a qualitative result matters.

Understanding the working basics of technology is one of the main principles of our team. So it was in 2005, and it remains unchanged to this day. This idea is understood by every member of our team - programming as a mechanic – that understanding the principles of one popular element allows you to understand the operation of other similar blocks which are based on this element.

Over time there have been many approaches to programming intended to optimize development processes, as well as methods to increase the time and cost of the final product. The process has grown through various practices, for example, Scrum/Canban/Agile, paired programming techniques, and so on. But the customer is not always interested in the `internal` cuisine. The product and its quality - that's what comes first. In our work with clients we show the maximum number of options for solving his problem and how we can do it as soon as possible.

c .

Result

In 2007 the name Acropolium appeared as a symbol of fidelity to the old traditions and centuries-old architecture of the Acropolis.

I would like to hope that, in the company's lifetime, we have taught and prepared a lot of great specialists among employees who have time and time again demonstrated their high quality. And I am proud that we managed to maintain good and working relations with many former employees.

— Thank you. Sincerely yours, Oleksii Glib

02 . Chronology

Key dates

2003

The company represented by a team of 4 people provided services for the development of small and medium-sized sites, sometimes working on developing or supporting Desktop applications

2005

The company team began to participate in complex and highly loaded projects, namely: a social network for freelancers, a portal for competitions in computer games, a news aggregator from various sources with artificial intelligence, a management system for exhibitions, conferences, and events

2007

The name Acropolium appears. The company establishes a specialization in outsourcing and recruitment services

2009

Acropolium starts investing free resources in its own projects and the development of employees in completely different technologies. Teams are formed and they gain experience

2012

Acropolium conducts an audit of existing systems. The company provides a service for supervising of the development process - when one company develops a product, and the other, having a different development experience, consults with the first, how best to do this or that part of the project

2013

Acropolium starts free consulting for their clients on technology selection and solutions for new tasks based on existing experience and technological capabilities of the market

2015

We offer IT-consulting as a service for investors, start-ups, and food companies