Our Work

Chem-Trend LP

Dilution Monitoring System

The chemical engineering firm came to Arana looking to replace an aging mission-critical component of their software infrastructure. What they needed was a better way to communicate with hardware on chemical mixing tanks. Their PLCs controlled a critical step of the industrial manufacturing process. Our solution made use of modern technologies like AngularJS, Nancy, and SignalR to provide a secure, performant, intuitive user experience. Accessible in the browser and available anywhere, the new system offers real-time data on equipment performance. With this cutting-edge web application, Chem-Trend can be assured of delivering consistent quality to their customers every time.

CHEFS Catalog

CHEFS Catalog

For over four years, Arana worked closely with the online kitchen retailer, ChefsCatalog.com. As a technical partner and mentor to their development team, we helped utilize many new web technologies with which they had little prior experience. Over the course of the relationship, we helped maintain their existing system and modernized their platform, optimizing the stability of their site and the performance of their code. Leveraging Arana''s expertise, CHEFS was able to focus their attention on their real business goals of running a robust and stable e-commerce catalog, keeping availability and performance strong even through the busiest times of the year.

Arana Cobweb

Cobweb Framework

At Arana, we are always looking to level-up our own game. One way we accomplish this is by creating and maintaining our own libraries to wrap—and improve upon—common application functionality. Cobweb is an open-source, base-class utility library for .NET. It offers a variety of features to improve code quality, developer efficiency, and testability for ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and NHibernate, and can easily be used as a foundational framework for many .NET web projects. We make Cobweb available on Github and as a package on NuGet. In doing so, and in keeping this and our other open source libraries up-to-date, we benefit both our clients and the broader software development community.

McCreadie Group


When the McCreadie Group approached us, they had a maintenance and extensibility problem. Their product, PharmAcademic, is a web-based assessment tool used to manage educational pharmacy programs. Their existing application worked. Until it didn''t. Once they moved beyond bug fixes, they discovered that the internal platforms they had built could not grow with their company. They could not improve functionality and not longer met their customers'' ongoing needs. McCreadie''s custom form validators, as well as Backbone.js, were not flexible enough to support new features. We solved their problem by converting to a combination of Marionette and our own Meshweaver framework. The result: much less code and reduced overall code complexity.