Rational Boxes

We are a group of experienced developers in the United States providing beautiful, robust and maintainable software solutions. We specialize in providing custom development services to design and marketing orientated agencies to WOW your clients and end users.

Collaboration is at the heart of Rational Boxes. Collaboration is at the core of the Rational Boxes technology platform and the guiding philosophy of our people. It's Cool to be a Square!

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Integration with a vast array of data sources and APIs from the Cloud and local applications.

Timely delivery

Detailed estimates and well planned development schedules for a smooth design, development and deployment of your solution.

Insightful analysis

We will conduct a careful analysis of the project needs and expectations up front before the first line of code is written to be sure what is delivered meets your needs and expectations.

"James Hickman at [Rational Boxes] provided excellent service and support to the dental society in the construction and deployment of our website. He was able to quickly respond to troubleshooting issues and was most helpful in guiding us through the design process. His efforts resulted in the development of a state of the art website for managing our organization's communications and programming administration."

- Mark Portman, Executive Director, Lane County Dental Society

"James Hickman with [Rational Boxes] is the most talented software engineer and overall innovativeĀ problemĀ solver we have ever worked with. He goes beyond conventional software engineering to invent new custom solutions that helped us build our own Green Building IntegrativeĀ Management platform in record time, and with a restricted budget. He responded to client demands quickly, and was always able to meet their requests. His overall positive proactive attitude makes him a pleasure to work with, and a rare commodity for any team!"

- Summer Gorder-Fowler owner of EcoReal

Case studies

WTC dashboard kiosk

Interactive tenant directory, featured articles and additional useful information available on a multiple screen built in touch display array.

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GBIM: Green Building Integrated Management

Green Building Integrated Management. Custom application to manage tracking data about materials used in a construction project needed to achieve the LEED Green Building Certification.

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Report dashboard for VolCafe

Reporting application for exploring demographic, environmental and financial metrics about coffee growers around the world.

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Industry standard technologies

Development and Integrations with established platforms and technologies is a strength of Rational Boxes. Our expertise is at your service to help choose the best solutions to reach your goals.

  • PHP and frameworks including Larave and Symphony.
  • CMS platforms including Wordpress, Drupal and GravCMS.
  • Atomic Design techniques and Pattern Lab.
  • Magento e-commerce.
  • JavaScript and frameworks including Node.js, Vue.js, React and Angular.
  • Python with Rational Boxes own Framework 42, Django and Flask.

Next generation technologies

The information technology sector does not stand still and neither do we. Our staff believes in continual improvement and developing skill in the latest technological trends.

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Let us know about your project and we will promptly start the process of analyzing your needs and composing a comprehensive proposal.