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Some Basic Rules While Programming With Java

Java has its own features and advantages that are not easily possible with other languages. Xicom technologies offers some of the most capable Java developers to their international clients for successfully completing their Java software development projects. Xicom has been involved in Java programming and Java development since last 10 years.

Each and every minute detail is given equal attention at the software development centers of Xicom technology. The java development company , Xicom have advanced knowledge and experience of Java programming but they always stay rooted to the basics as mostly developers end up with fatal errors because they neglect the basic aspects of Java programming.

Some of the basic rules of Java programming are mentioned below:

  • If a class extends the other with a defined method then the method can be overridden and given the same name in the final list.
  • A method that is to be defined in the base class must stay visible. Failing to do so may even get the method treated like normal methods.
  • If the name of the methods and argument list are being used then the same must be used for overriding and overridden methods.
  • The exceptions for the definer class must be in the same or one of its sub-classes.

There are many more rules that must be followed but the mentioned points are some of the most essential and easily forgotten points.

Xicom has delivered numerous Java applications to its global clients who have always been more than appreciative of the services offered to them. Sticking to the basics and then working on the most advanced features is one of the many capabilities of Xicom.

Xicom Offering Full Fledged Software Testing Services

Software testing is an essential and unavoidable phase of software development life cycle (SDLC) which involves various methods and techniques to ensure the quality of the product. Various errors and bugs are encountered in software testing which must be carefully documented and sent to the development team for correction or removal. The product is checked by comparing its features with those mentioned in the requirement documentation created initially. Testing also helps in determining whether the application will be applicable and useful in the real world usage.

Xicom provides well conceived software development services along with reliable software testing services to ensure an impeccable software solution for its clients. The full fledged software testing services provided by Xicom allow them to deploy software solutions to their clients with full confidence. Apart from the testing for self developed softwares, Xicom technologies also provides testing services for softwares developed by other development companies. This methodology has been found to be very effective in obtaining a high quality solution with no error or short comings.

To power its software testing services, Xicom employs a team of more than 50 highly skilled and experienced software testing engineers solely dedicated to software testing and ensuring error free delivery of solutions to the clients. Various testing methodologies are followed by the software testing engineers depending on the software, level of testing and the requirements of the client. With more than a decade of software testing experience, Xicom exhibits a strong command over various testing procedures and techniques including Agile development and Rational Unified Process. The huge resources and extensive experience allow Xicom to provide unmatched software testing services in shortest time durations.

Xicom is a reputed software development and software testing services provider delivering business centric error free software solutions to its 500+ clients, including fortune 1000 companies. It is a global service provider and leader in software development services with clients spread all over the globe.

The major testing services offered by Xicom technologies are:

  • Software testing
  • Web applications testing
  • Functional and Regression Testing
  • GUI and Usability Testing
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Installation/Configuration Testing
  • System/Integration Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Automated testing
  • Compliance Testing (508, UK and European accessibility standard, etc.)
  • Quality control

Xicom believes in achieving total client satisfaction in every project. The software testing services help Xicom in making sure that the primary goal of the company; i.e. client satisfaction is delivered along with the developed solution.

–  Xicom Technologies on Twitter

Xicom: Among the top 100 best places for work in India

 

As of 10th December 2011, we have been informed that an independent group of global software organizations has placed us among the top 100 companies for work in India. In an independent survey conducted by the group, Xicom technologies secured a position in the list of top 100 companies where local and international clients can outsource their software projects. Xicom was placed in the list based on the following reasons:

Client Satisfaction: Xicom strives to deliver complete client satisfaction in all its endeavors and has succeeded in doing so till now. It is our prime aim to deliver satisfying solutions that are feasible and useful for our clients.

Management Skills: Xicom in-houses highly talented and experienced project managers who make sure that each project is given equal priority and clients are provided smooth and comfortable services. Our engagement models are designed to provide clients with maximum value for their money. We follow some of the most popular and proven management skills in all our departments.

Employee Satisfaction: At Xicom technologies, each employee is a family member and we have the best interest for each member of our family. Employees are provided a comfortable and highly motivating environment to work in with a close watch on the performance of each. Required personals are given training and sessions until they are ready for their best performance. Performance bonus and timely increments are offered to keep them motivated.

Company Growth: Xicom has grown from a modest beginning to the top web development and Software Development Company in the past 10 years. Currently Xicom is growing at a rate of 200% business growth per year. Xicom also hold the top position in web development and mobile application development sector over Elance with 100% recommendation from its clients.

Expansion in business: Xicom started with one development center in the beginning but today it owns and manages 3 well equipped software development centers in New Delhi, the capital of India. Xicom caters to more than 500 business clients located across different geographic locations all over the world. The business now serves clients from US, UK, Australia, Europe, Japan, Middle Eastern countries and Asian countries.

Our placement in the top 100 companies list simply means that we are among the top notch companies deploying offshore software development services and which make us trustworthy enough so that clients can outsource their projects without fear or hesitation. Customer satisfaction comes first for us and we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to deliver it.

 

Xicom Technologies: The Best Solution for Offshore Software Development

Xicom Technologies is a world renowned offshore software development company, providing business centric software solutions to its global clients since last 10 years. Working in an offshore engagement model can be very hard and troublesome if you don’t have proper expertise, resources, infrastructure and management skills. Xicom technologies possesses extensive expertise and experience of deploying well managed offshore software development services to clients spread across diverse business verticals. The services and solutions offered by Xicom come along with the quality assurance of CMMI Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.

Why to use Xicom for offshore software development projects:

Skilled Resources: Xicom is powered by a strong team of more than 250 skilled professionals with each having a minimum 2 years of relevant experience in their respective domains. Regular training sessions are conducted to keep their skills sharp and updated. Moreover, new technologies are immediately provided to these professionals to keep them in tune with the latest technologies.

State of the Art Infrastructure: Headquartered in the capital city of India, New Delhi; Xicom owns multiple state of the art software development centers equipped with latest IT infrastructure including modern technologies and equipments. We try our best to provide the most suitable environment for software research and development to our resources.

Proven Procedures and Quality Management: Xicom follows proven software development processes and procedures while developing solutions for its clients. The smooth and timely delivery of solutions is assured by our skilled project managers with each having a minimum 6 years of experience in project delivery and management.

Security and Confidentiality of Intellectual Property: We have applied enough security protocols to insure that your data and intellectual property is 100% secure. We also sign a non disclosure agreement with our clients to make sure that their concepts and ideas are not misused in any form.

10 Years of Experience: Lastly, but most importantly; Xicom possesses more than 10 years of wide spread experience in software development ranging from simple informational websites to multinational enterprise management applications. Being the top most software development service provider over Elance, Xicom demonstrates a strong and awe inspiring hold in the software development industry.

Xicom technologies believes in delivering robust and reliable solutions along with total client satisfaction. We have been highly successful in achieving client satisfaction and this is clearly visible in the testimonials given by our clients. More information check Xicom corporate website and Xicom Elance profile : https://www.upwork.com/o/companies/_~012dc6b81fd6163aa5/

Xicom Technologies: Developing Business Centric Mobile Applications

Xicom Technologies, a world renowned web development and mobile application development company, has been serving highly interactive and business centric mobile applications to its esteemed clients. Xicom boasts of an impressive client list of more than 500 clients, including fortune 1000 companies. Our solutions bear the quality standards of CMMI level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certification.

mobile application development

In the past ten years, Xicom has established itself among the top players of mobile application development industry. We believe in delivering total client satisfaction and leave no stone unturned in the process. Our project managers make sure that the client’s requirements and expectations are effectively communicated to the development team. The Development team makes sure that the client’s vision is transformed into a live application that is both user friendly and highly functional. The development team consists of 300+ highly skilled developers having extensive experience in different verticals of web and mobile application development.

Xicom provides Mobile Application development solutions in following categories:

  • iPhone Application Development Services
  • iPad Application Development Services
  • Android Application Development Services
  • Blackberry Application development services
  • Windows Mobile Application Development services
  • J2ME Application Development Services

At Xicom Technologies, we understand the importance of a mobile application for your business. It is a means of promoting your business to maximum users. Mobile application development allows you to reach your customers at anytime and anywhere. Your customers can access your services whenever they want. A simple application allows them to stay connected with your services as long as they are in the mobile service provider’s network. Apart from providing ease of access to the clients, a mobile application also provides you huge promotion.

Further, some individuals and organizations create applications that provide a certain service to the user. For example, a GPS route guidance application, an application for weather forecast etc. These applications are very handy for a mobile user. They will download and install them if they feel that they require it. The individuals or organizations that develop these applications earn money they get from each download of the application. Every time the application is downloaded a small fee is paid by the user. A part of this money is kept by the service provider whereas the rest goes to the developers. The individual or company developing the application can earn from their application without doing anything else. However, you require a completely new idea that can attract users.

We, at Xicom Technologies invite such visionaries, who have great ideas, to discuss their requirements with us. We have already developed various mobile applications that are doing very well. We wish to develop much more exciting mobile applications for our clients in the future.

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Xicom Technologies – The Most Recommended Company over Elance

Xicom technologies is one of the most prestigious web development service providers operating from New Delhi, the capital of India. It is a CMMI Level-3 and ISO 9001:2008 certified web development company with many more quality assurance certifications that ensure the level of solutions delivered by this organization. Xicom is known for delivering world class solutions to a client list that is as diverse as it can be.

Elance is a well known website for posting and picking projects. Clients can post their requirement and service providers can bid on the projects that they want to work on. Xicom Technologies has a strong and impressive presence over Elance with more than 600 successfully completed projects to its name. Xicom is the only company over Elance with a 5 star rating and 100% recommendation from its clients. It is the most recommended web development company on Elance.

Xicom has always believed in the principles of honesty, integrity and hard work. It is known for delivering client satisfaction and this why clients recommend it without any hesitation. Xicom’s share of return business is a proof of its client oriented services. It is now among the top earning web development service providers on Elance. The company has acquired a client list of more than 500 elite clients which includes clients from fortune 1000 companies.

Clients have always been more than appreciative of the services offered by Xicom. A casual glance at the testimonials written by clients over Elane is enough to know the level of client satisfaction delivered by the company. Mentioned below is a testimonial written by a client for Xicom technologies on its Elance profile..

“Excellent work by Xicom on an extremely complex project. Xicom clearly have some of the industry’s best skilled developers, project managers, designers etc. Most teams wouldn’t have been able deliver on this large project. It has not been smooth sailing all along (mostly due to the complex nature of this project) – but Xicom have continued working tirelessly – and added more resources when deadlines were in danger of not being met. During this project we actually visited the Xicom headquarters in New Delhi – so had a chance to meet everyone in person (including the CEO, CTO etc), something I can highly recommend for larger projects – as it helps during discussions on a detailed level. We’re going to continue to use Xicom for future upgrades, projects and more.”

—majortom

See more Xicom’s client reviews on Xicom Elance Profile here : https://www.upwork.com/o/companies/_~012dc6b81fd6163aa5/

Xicom technologies provides highly robust web solutions that are aimed at completing the specific requirements of clients. The major services offered by Xicom are:

The services offered by Xicom are powered by a strong team of more than 250 skilled professionals with expertise in various domains. The Company has a very strict hiring criterion which requires a minimum 2 years of experience to be eligible for recruitment. The success of the company lies in the fact that the vision of the company, an urge to deliver client satisfaction, is equally shared by each and every employee of the organization.

Magento: Top 10 Free Magento Extensions

Magento

Magento is the best open source Web Development platform available for E-commerce development. The platform is supported by a very wide range of extensions that further enhance the capabilities of this platform. Mentioned below are top ten Magento extensions available for free on the internet. All of these extensions have been there for a while now therefore they have been adequately tested. Having them will be most beneficial while working on Magento.

 

Top 10 Free Magento Extensions:

  1. Fontis WYSIWYG Editor: Magento does not have an inbuilt WYSIWYG editor therefore this extension is a must have for everyone. This extension allows developers to use either TinyMCE or FCKeditor but developers can upload images through FCK only.
  2. Direct Resize: E-commerce websites usually have a lot of images to showcase their products and collections. A lot of working on images is required for this purpose. Fortunately, the direct resize extension allows the developers to handle this very easily. They can specify the height, width as well as the ratio value and mange their images very easily.
  3. Delete Orders: Those who work on the Magento platform know very well that you cannot delete orders. It gets really frustrating sometimes. With this magical extension, Direct Orders you can now easily delete cancelled orders.
  4. Invoicera Magento Extension: This Magento Extension has been developed to provide manual invoice sending functionality to online store owners who don’t have any other alternative. Invoices can be generated and sent in the real time when customers purchase anything on the Magento store. This extension is a big relief for online store owners as it makes the whole invoicing process much faster and easier.
  5. Exploded Menu: Ecommerce websites generally have multiple categories. It becomes unmanageable in cases where the no of categories is very large. If you are a store owner then you will surely like to showcase all your categories and products in the best possible manner. This can be achieved by Exploded Menu extension. It allows the user to replace their website’s single column dropdown menu into multi column menu. This also includes functionality for 2nd level and 3rd level menu categories. This extension is very useful if you have a wide range of products and want to present them in the most simple and easy method.
  6. Featured products: You can now manage your featured products with complete ease. The frontend has a separate interface where you can list all your products. The featured products are your most important products therefore it is very important that you properly place them on your website and present them to your visitors.
  7. Magento Easylightbox: It is the best way to improve the appearance and functionality of your Magento site. Moreover, it is free therefore it is the best option. It takes only five minutes to install and configure Magento EasyLightbox and no coding is required to operate it.
  8. Checkout Newsletter: This extension allows the website owners to add a “sign up for newsletter” option on the checkout page. With this option your customers can sign up for your company’s newsletter and be informed of any new products that you bring.
  9. IW PayPal Standard Currencies: PayPal is the most commonly used online payment method. The IW PayPal standard currencies extension allows the store owners to choose the PayPal supported currency for transactions on their website. They can also add new currencies in their shop’s admin panel.
  10. Ticketing System: This is a great application that can save your time by taking care of your workflow. It allows the store owners to keep track of their buyer service investigation.

Xicom Technologies: Rockstar of Elance

Elance is one of the most popular online hotspot for posting and acquiring projects & jobs. Xicom Technologies is a major provider of web application development, web development services and mobile application development services over Elance. It enjoys a strong presence over Elance with around 600 successfully completed jobs to its name. Xicom Technologies has been providing highly robust and business centric solutions to its clients since the last 10 years. In its impressive presence of 10 years over Elance, Xicom technologies has been able to acquire a client list of around 400 satisfied clients including clients from fortune 1000 companies.

Xicom technologies has also been able to acquire CMMI Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008 certification, along with various other certifications, which assures the quality level of services delivered by it. Xicom is the only service provider with 5 star rating over Elance and also boasts of 100% recommendation from its clients. It enjoys a very high position on Elance as it is among the highest earning software development service providers. Xicom technologies is known for delivering total customer satisfaction and its share of return business on Elance is a live proof of it. It is among the maximum return business generating companies over Elance.

Xicom Technologies is currently providing following services over Elance:

The success of the company is a direct consequence of the dedication and efforts put in by the employees of the company. The project managers play a critical role in successful delivery of the projects. They act as a bridge between the development team and the client. Moreover, they make sure that the exact vision of the client is shared by the development team and shaped into a highly flexible solution.

Offshore clients are always skeptical and have very high expectations from the service providers. It is not easy to maintain the faith of the client and deliver according to their expectations. Xicom Technologies has done an exceptional job in both sections and has been rewarded respectively. The profile page of Xicom on Elance showcases numerous testimonials which are filled with great compliments for the services offered by this company

A testimonial from one of the clients from Xicom’s Elance Profile is quoted below.

Having worked with Xicom for more than 8 months I am once again more than satisfied with their work. Very professional team, great work ethic, highly recommendable.”

Project: iPhone Application & Website for Shoemocracy

Client Name: Patrick Seiler

 

The Xicom clients have always been more than appreciative of the services offered by Xicom. They trust the services of the company and know that their projects are safe in their hands. The company however does not undertake many projects at the same time (it’s a luxury that not many can afford). It chooses the best projects from all the available projects and concentrates on them. This allows them to deliver highest quality of solutions to their clients as the developers can concentrate on projects and come up with exceptional solutions for the same.

It is due to the above mentioned factors that Xicom holds a strong position among the top web development companies over Elance.

Xicom Technologies Launched Online marketing Services

Xicom Technologies Launched Online MarketingWe at Xicom Technologies, a leading web development and mobile application development company, are now providing online marketing and SEO services also. After conquering the arena of web development and Mobile application development we decided to venture and conquer the world of online marketing and search engine optimization. Xicom Technologies is a CMMI level-3 organization having a strong presence in web development services & software development world since last ten years. Being the only company with a 5 star rating over Elance, we have the luxury of picking projects that we want to work on. This provides us the control of the inflow of projects and their quality.

Xicom Technologies announced our SEO services a couple of months ago and received our first client on the very next day of announcing our services. The client was an existing client for whom we had done some web development work in the past. We have acquired more than 15 SEO projects till now. Most of the projects are from our existing clients. Our clients trust our services as they have experienced the level of commitment and dedication that we put into each and every project. We believe in the principles of honesty, integrity and hard work and give our total commitment to each and every project that we take. Our clients told us that they received highly professional services during their previous projects therefore they believed that same will be delivered again.

Our CEO, Mr. Rahul Mahajan, explains “We always wanted Xicom Technologies to be a one stop solution for our clients where all their online requirements could be fulfilled. We have now stepped in the online marketing segment with an aim to better serve our clients and touch another milestone in the process.” Right now we are focusing on search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media optimization services. This is a new territory for us and we want to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

A whole new department with latest infrastructure and equipments has been setup for the SEO services. We have already assembled a strong team of SEO experts with each personal having a minimum experience of 2 years. We have deployed some of our best business analysts and project managers to the SEO department to make sure that nothing goes wrong and the clients are provided most professional services. The CEO is constantly in touch with the managers who report back even the smallest details to him. Weak spots and areas of improvement are being constantly searched and identified. Intense training and strategic planning is going on to make sure that we achieve success in our new venture.

However, online marketing/SEO is a tricky business with no sureties. There can be negative effects if excessive or unethical practices are followed. Therefore, it is important to make sure that a balance is maintained. We are working with full dedication to make sure that only top quality white hat SEO services are delivered. Xicom Technologies have always delivered total customer satisfaction, it is our priority, and hope we can deliver complete satisfaction to our SEO clients as well .

Development Journey: Shoemocracy.com

Xicom Technologies is one of the most prominent IT solution provider with clients spread all over the globe. Customer satisfaction has always been our primary aim followed by honesty, integrity and hard work. Today we would like to tell you all about a project which went live.

Recently, we made live one of our largest projects that we started around 5 months ago. The project was a full fledged social networking platform where all the discussions and activities revolve around shoes. The website was hosted a few weeks ago with the URL www.shoemocracy.com. It is a social networking platform specifically designed for shoe lovers. The client, Patrick Seiler, picked us after researching for a long time over the internet. We started with the project by clearly understanding the unique idea that Patrick had conceived. After a result oriented discussions, worthy researches, debates and meetings we started with the project.

Soon Patrick himself came to India from Switzerland so that he can clearly explain us his idea. He stayed for around 20 days and visited our head office everyday to make sure that we were conceiving exactly what he desired for. For 20 days he visited our office, not as a client but more like an expert employee (he came and left according to the office timings), and worked with us on his project. He left after 20 days completely satisfied by our working methodology and our employees. We recently completed the project and launched the website around a month ago. Patrick asked us to develop an iPhone application for the same website just a few days after that. We had done development and testing for the website in the most professional manner therefore he considered us the most suitable candidate for the iPhone application development.

Recently, three weeks ago, Patrick again visited us for making some changes in the website and to see the progress of the iPhone application development project for his website. Currently we are working on the project Using Xcode and objective C to create the application. Patrick stayed here for another 15 days this time and before leaving for Switzerland he offered us the Android application development project for the same website. This time we did not ask him why, obviously he had clearly understood that we adhered very strictly to our principles.

 

A lot many clients have visited us from various different countries in the past but Patrick has an extreme passion for his vision. Our clients are most welcome, in-fact we insist them, to visit our head office in New Delhi and discuss their projects at lengths with our project managers, developers and programmers. The reason for our constantly increasing client base and repeat business is simply customer satisfaction. Everybody knows this but only a very few can achieve it. We are proud of our employees who constantly deliver the best to our clients.

 

Xicom Technologies Ltd.

Founded in the year 2002, Xicom is a CMMI Level-3 and ISO 9001:2008 certified offshore software development and web application development company with a strong team of 150+ highly skilled IT experts, catering result-oriented and cost-competitive solutions to SMEs across the world. Let's Work Together!