With so many possible solutions to any development challenge, it’s easy to fall back on one preferred platform every time. Yet the simple fact is that there is no single platform which is perfect for every application. .

So when Full Fat Things works with you to understand and map out your requirements, we’ll also recommend which platforms we believe are best suited to producing the right results, based on both your ambitions and your existing setup.

Similarly, we work with a range of partners who are experts in their field for those occasions where our breadth of offerings are enhanced by bringing a partner into the frame.


Our team has a wealth of experience in diverse platforms including Drupal, Ruby on Rails, Laravel and Ember.js. When they aren’t developing solutions for our clients, our developers are just as likely to be found swatting up on the latest platform changes and improvements as going for a run or a pint.

We’re big fans of the open source model. Indeed, many of our team are contributors to the development of their preferred platform and some, including founder Stewart Robinson, regularly speak at developer conferences.

These are some of the key platforms we work on. If you don’t see what you want here, then call us as we’ve plenty more up our sleeves.


Where content is king, such as editorial led websites, we start with Drupal. For e-commerce stores we’ll turn first to Drupal Commerce.

Why? Because by leveraging the huge catalogue of open source software available in the Drupal eco-system, we can craft solutions that weave these together seamlessly and avoid the pitfalls inherent in using separate e-commerce and content platforms. No matter how you view the back-end, your customers expect a unified experience and so that is what we provide.

Ruby on Rails and Laravel

Ruby on Rails and Laravel are our platforms of choice for ‘business’ applications and back-ends to Ember.js applications in classic software scenarios, such as transactional content or customer entitlement and subscription management.


Ember.js is an ideal platform for interactive shopping carts and highly dynamic applications that require a custom and interactive user interface, such as the shopping cart in Peer 1 Hosting’s new On Demand customer solution and the group management app we developed for Index Ventures.