We're a Boston-based Ruby on Rails development shop


Barbershop Labs is a small team of technology veterans who have led software and product development efforts for both startups and established brands.

Our expert developers leverage modern technologies and proven methodologies to build world-class web and mobile apps.

Have a new idea? Need a project rescue? Want to temporarily increase your development resources?

Drop us a line to discuss your project


Technologies we


We're experts in, and deeply passionate about, the following technologies:

Frameworks: Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, Angular.js.

Frontend: HTML5, CSS3, Sass, jQuery, CoffeeScript, Handlebars, Bootstrap, FlatUI.

Databases: Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis

Mobile: PhoneGap, iOS development, jQuery Mobile, Ruby Motion.

TDD: Rspec, Test::Unit, MiniTest





Our blog

Heroku fork tutorial

Heroku introduced the fork command back in June. There are some good blog posts about it already, but I ran into some first-timer obstacles, so I figured I'd share the basics here.
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