First post, sorry if not in the right place. I built a rails website years ago to solve a customers (/friends) problem. This is a custom site built just for the one customer. A few times a year I get an email about somehting not working right and investigate it (for a fee), but generally its been languishing without major upgrades for a long time as I am not eager to be the one to continue to maintain it. What is the best way to coordinate a handoff of this project to someone who offers more fully managed hosting/support for this going forward, perhaps with the person/group handling some light development requests as well? According to this forum there used to be “railsasaservice.com”, something like that is pretty close to what i’m looking for. Is connecting with someone on upwork/fiverr the best way?
Just in general, I would avoid any recommendation of Upwork or Fiverr, as they tend to attract a bottom-feeding/scam mentality sort of resource.
There is a company here in Philadelphia that very specifically offers “upgrades as a service”: https://www.fastruby.io for people who want to stay current but not necessarily make a lot of functional changes. (I am not affiliated with them, met their fearless leader at a Meetup.) I am sure they could do a good job for you, and they are set up to do these sorts of archeology projects and have a lot of experience with getting and keeping applications up to date.
My own work tends to really long engagements (I have one site that is in its 20th year, although not initially built in Rails, it migrated to it in the Rails 2.3 – 3.0 timeframe) and incremental, organic growth. If you’re not set up to provide that, or don’t want the responsibility, you might want to look for a Ruby or Rails-centered user group or meetup near you, as you can usually find someone who wants the work and you can vet them in person.
Happy to take a look at this - I maintain a bunch of apps for clients - and specialize in Rails upgrades/legacy apps. Email email@example.com
If you are still on the lookout for someone, I would be glad to help you out as I am an experienced Rails developer
You can reach out to me on my email here
Hi TimeTwoSave, This is an area my team and I specialize in. If you still need a hand with this feel free to reach out anytime (https://firstname.lastname@example.org)