Building great software and great teams.

Each year, businesses around the world sink billions of dollars into web sites and apps that barely work, are a pain to deal with, and cost far too much to keep running. The software we write is different. Our software delivers on its promised value, is a joy to use, and isn't too painful to change and extend over its lifespan.

Test Double is a consulting agency whose top-tier developers are deployed as remote additions to your team. You not only get quality software quickly, we help your team improve in ways that will last long after we've left. If you could use some extra help and you share our goal of improving how people write software, we'd love to talk to you!

Test Double Agents at semi-annual retreat: Andy Vida, Christine McCallum-Randalls, Nate Kandler, Ross Brandes

We're business consultants
who happen to write software.

It's really hard to find expert technologists in the current market, but we've managed to assemble a team of world-class programmers who also excel at solving our clients' business problems. We view software as a means to an end, which is why we're as adept at addressing human problems as we are technical ones. Our people are also gifted mentors. Some of the work we're most proud of is the positive impact we've had pairing with developers around tech and techniques.

Test Double Agents at semi-annual retreat: Stephen Vance, Kerry Diehl

A multinational small business.

Because we've been a distributed company from day one, each person at Test Double is located wherever they do their best work. That autonomy has unleashed our people's individual productivity. But the key to our success is our team's ability to collaborate remotely. In fact, many of our clients rely on us to share what we've learned about building high-performing remote teams.

Whatever you need, we can help.

Let's get started!
Test Double Agents at semi-annual retreat: Raelyn Bangel, Kerry Diehl

Where are the Agents?

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Extreme Pugrammer
001
Tweet-driven developer
002
Inventor of JASON API
003
Resident DHH look-alike
004
Lower-order functions
008
Refactoring addict
009
Dan Thompson
Good with typing
0010
0013
polymorphic pragmatist
0019
Ali Ibrahim
Sting like a butterfly
0022
Started vim, couldn't quit
0023
Raelyn Bangel
Functional… Sometimes
0026
Esoteric Gardener
0028
Static type wrangler
0029
Concurrent, not parallel
0031
Binary raconteur. Or not.
0032
It's just typing
0033
Recovering HyperCard Dealer
0043
Garbage Collector
0045
Obsessive Configurator
0047
Kerry Diehl
DRY humor
0048
Cliff Pruitt
Raised by Exceptions
0050
0051
Nate Kandler
Code, surf, guitar, repeat.
0052
I have people skills
0053
Daniel Flynn
Force pushes without caffeine
0056
Hacking the Gibson
0057
Tom Nightingale
Kiwi in Canada
0058
Jason Allen
Building meaningful things
0059
developer, dancer, dork
0063
Leveraging the power of powers of 2
0064
0066
Moving fast and improving things
0067
In the end, it all comes down to zeros and ones.
0068
Caffeine fueled code orchestrator, and vim addict. 'I just can't quit!'
0069
Dependency divorce specialist
0070
Keeping Test Double Weird.
0072
That French Canadian on the West Coast.
0073
Pitter patter, let's get goin'
0074
Carl Carr
I sell innovation.
0078
Mad leaps into the unknown
0079
Email Code and Storytelling
0080
Secretly three baby alligators in a trenchcoat
0081
Empathy Driven Problem Solver
0083
A studious programmer
0084
Coffee drinker, dog scratcher, typing enthusiast
0085
I write code
0086
Diet Coke Driven Development
0087
"mbracing" life from day one
0090
Simple things
091
Technology... Is there anything it can't do?
0093
Born to REPL
0095
Computers. Beep boop.
0096
Professional Bug Squasher
0097
Always Be Committing
0099
Always open to a new experience!
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Our Core Values


We serve our clients.

We meet or exceed our client’s expectations, otherwise we will fall short of delivering on our mission.

We are owners.

We empower our people to identify problems and develop solutions, we see it through, and our people reap the value of their hard work through employee ownership.

We are principled.

We each maintain a vision for quality and integrity, and we embody this in all of our work.

We are inclusive.

We commit to an environment of allyship, equitable treatment, diversity, and support.

We are always improving.

We recognize that we will never be perfect. We are always striving to become better as individuals, teams, and as an industry at large.

Test Double Agents at semi-annual retreat: Marla Brizel Zeschin, Christine McCallum-Randalls, Mike Jansen

Our Vision

Our work is far from done. A vast amount of businesses, teams, and individuals struggle to produce software that meets a real need, is delivered within time or budget expectations, or is maintainable in the subsequent years. The industry itself struggles with diversity, creates technology for technology’s sake, and repeats the same mistakes over and over again.

We believe that we need to continue to adapt and improve as a company if we are going to have a lasting impact on this industry. Within the next 5 years we will strive to implement the following changes at Test Double:

  • We will continue to expand our team of consultants to 150 remote agents so that we can have a broader impact on businesses and industries struggling with software delivery.
  • We will solve a variety of problems for our clients outside of just software development, so that we can have as deep and lasting an impact as possible.
  • We will improve the diversity of our team and ensure that we are an inclusive organization so that we stand as an example for other organizations to follow.

We don’t believe these changes will be easy, but we are confident that we can maintain the culture that we love at Test Double while implementing them. Further, we believe they are critical for us to implement in order to have the impact that we want on this world: improve the way the world builds software.

Questions? Email us, we'd be happy to answer!

hello@testdouble.com
Test Double Agents at semi-annual retreat: Todd Kaufman, Ross Brandes