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The Web Application Model

The Web application model, like many software development models, is constructed upon 3 tiers: User Services, Business Services and Data Services. This model breaks an application into a network of consumers and suppliers of services.

The User Service tier creates a visual gateway for the consumer to interact with the application. This can range from basic HTML and DHTML to complex COM components and Java applets.

The user services then grab business logic and procedures from the Business Services. This tier can range from Web scripting in ASP/PHP/JSP to server side programming such as TCL, CORBA and PERL, that allows the user to perform complex actions through a Web interface.

The final tier is the Data Service layer. Data services store, retrieve and update information at a high level. Databases, file systems, and writable media are all examples of Data storage and retrieval devices. For Web applications, however, databases are most practical. Databases allow developers to store, retrieve, add to, and update categorical information in a systematic and organized fashion.

Choosing the Right Project

Choosing the right types of projects to work on is an extremely important part of the Web application development plan.

Assessing your resources, technical skills, and publishing capabilities should be your first goal. Taking the 3 tiers into consideration, devise a list of all available resources that can be categorically assigned to each tier.

The next consideration should be the cost. Do you have a budget with which to complete this project? How much will it cost you to design, develop and deliver a complete project with a fair amount of success? These are questions that should be answered before you sign any deals or contracts.

After assessing all your resources, you and your team come to a conclusion that the company is unable to do data backups on a daily basis. After further discussion, you realize that this is a very important part of the setup for your client, and you should not risk taking a chance with the project. It’s very likely that you will be more prepared next time around, when a similar project lands on your desk, so you decline the job and recommend someone else who has the capabilities to do it right now.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

.Net Dynamic Web Portal Development

Dynamic websites / portals have gained importance over the static ones. But did you know that for designing and developing dynamic websites or web portal cutting edge technologies is used. The popular is .NET.

.NET is basically software, which helps in connecting people, information, systems and devices. It is a blend of technologies, standards and various development tools. The Windows 2000 and XP completely support .NET. They help in integrating software available to the user.

In the world of Internet, .Net has gained popularity. This technology helps the e commerce business owner in focusing more on business logic. .NET makes it easier to develop dynamic web portals. It is widely to build, organize and direct secure, vigorous and high performing applications. Some of the advantages of .NET dynamic web portal are:

• Simple to communicate between applications
• One can upgrade the applications to use existing services again
• Easier to distribute information to more customers
• Quick development of application

Due to these features many web portals are developed using .NET. One can easily develop an interested advanced website. If you don’t believe this then visit sites like MSN, Rediff, Yahoo, etc. There sites will give visitors advanced convenient options, which are really helpful to them. Easily one can add new features like shopping cart, online ticket / hotel reservation facility without doing much. If you want the portal developed by using .NET should be useful to many then with help of ASP.NET you can easily do so. With the help of ASP.NET programmers can easily develop the multilingual application in less time. Hence if you are planning for a website or want to convert your static website into a dynamic one, just hire a developer who has the knowledge of ASP.NET. Surely they will take care of your needs.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Strategies Of Custom Web Application Development Services

Website application development consists of a software and web application that empower web user to solve their business problems online. We can say that web applications are business policies and strategies implemented on the web according the need of User, Business and Data Services. As internet plays a vital role in our life, so there is regular increment in the number of investors who are interested in its development.

Web development can include web design, e-commerce business development, web content development, client-side or server-side coding and web server configuration.
There is also custom web application development that can bring many benefits to the business. Custom web application development offers designing and management aspects of their transformation according to the demand of e-business.

For web application development there are specialized programmers who are specialized in the coding necessary for the development of Web pages like HTML, DHTML, XML, .Net, CSS, PHP and others. The development of web application depends on the need of the web pages that it can be varied or specific.

Most of the Web application model is constructed upon 3 tiers – Data Services, Business Services and User Services. In data services there is database where we store, retrieve and update information. File system and Writeable media are examples of data storage. The second level is Business Service in which we perform all logical activities. It allows users to perform complex actions. This tier can include web scripting as well as server side programming. The third tier is User Services in which there is a creation of visual gateway for the user so that he interacts with the application.

There are many web development companies that are providing custom web application development solutions. They can develop a custom web application quickly by using latest web technologies. Their work is based on quality sales, customer and technical support services.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Advantages of Outsourcing Web Development Services in India

Website development has come a long way since the first seed of web development initiative was sown. Thanks to the grit shown by the web development professionals who have tested and tried all types web development platforms during the last few years or so. Starting with basic web development platform like HTML, we now have advanced tools like Flash, PHP, .Net, Drupal! framework for different web development requirements. What was impossible until a few years back, now can be availed everywhere across the globe and interestingly all under one’s budget. Affordable web development has become a specialty of most of the web development firms today. Many people heavily rely on the web for finding out the affordable web developers who can work efficiently on their projects. The internet is full of information about the most reputed and trusted web development firms those extend their web development solutions for all types and sizes of clients. No matter what your business specialty is, you can now easily avail the best of service despite the nature of your business.

Web software development needs very careful attention thoroughly. Web site and software development professional understand the need of having an efficient and result-giving software unlike no other do. Therefore, they put their best efforts so as to create the smartest web software applications and development programs.

If you are confused about where to proceed and whom to approach for a reliable web development solution, then web development India can be your perfect destination. As a rich software and web development nation, India has done a tremendous job for all sorts of projects. Also, the India outsourced firms have shown immense possibilities in the segment. For custom web development requirements also, there are no affordable and established alternatives to the India based software development firms. Not only the India based developers offer the complete value for your money invested, they also breeze a relationship beyond that professional angle. Just having your trust on one of the reputed names, you can also approach towards ensuring the ‘best’ for your site, your business! All you need to do is to think smart, choose smarter!

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Using Feature Driven Development (FDD) for Web Development

One of the Agile software development methodologies, FDD or the Feature Driven Development stresses in creating shorter iterations of functionality, with each functionality catering to certain features in the website. In FDD the software designing and modeling is given due importance, apart from tracking and report options as well, making it quite ideal for deployment in corporate websites. It gives more importance to the basic aspects of development, that when neglected, pose as great problems as the development process progresses. It is a comprehension of many organizational best practice methodologies used.

It is possible to scale down and still utilize FDD in web development. With many complex and complicated development methodologies available now, FDD is quite unique from the others. That said, FDD proves to be quite helpful in the web development arena as well.

So, few of the key facets of FDD in terms of Web development are mentioned below:

  • Efficiency on bigger projects: FDD proves to be very efficient on bigger and complicated business projects. The more difficult the project the more effectual if FDD is applied. FDD helps in managing the web development projects in a simpler and better way. This does not mean that if the project has a small team, say 3 – then FDD is futile. It still holds good no matter the size.
  • No technology constraints: FDD is capable of being used with any technology. There are no hard and fast rules that prohibit FDD from being used with any other technology. It can be successfully applied on many web-oriented technologies as well, like ASP.Net, PHP, Java and the likes. It is also freer from ambiguity, if the technology used is Object Oriented, as it proves to be slightly easier to apply FDD in such cases.
  • Easily adaptable: Any new process involves little bit of confusions and hardships when tried to adapt in the beginning. However, the structure of FDD is easily adaptable and uses a common sense-using approach, with respect to web development, and you would find it quite comfortable to understand and involve the whole process into your web developmental activities.
  • Efficient planning and reporting functionalities: FDD provides some wonderful planning and reporting features that prove to be useful in the web development process.
  • Clear-cut and conditioned: From the part of this article, mentioned How to begin web development the FDD way, it is evident that FDD is distinct and conditioned, when it comes to web development.
  • Reduction of risks: FDD helps in reducing risks using shorter iterations of designing, understanding of the requirements and the system where the website is to be developed – in a clear and distinct way, thereby leading to a state where there are no ambiguities, as the needs and expectations are already understood very well.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Customized Solutions for Web Design Development

Xicom Technology is a professional web services company that offers customised solutions for individuals, businesses and organisations. Our goals include strategising on how to effectively market your website on the internet, to provide you with expert web design and development. Driven by values and working with ethics, Xicom Technology is passionate abosut solving business problems for you and your end users, efficiently and effectively. We offer full service strategic alliance for our clients who are looking for any kind of web and digital services. Our comprehensive strategies and solutions deliver measurable results that will grow your business and save you money.

We employ the very latest trends and techniques in our design and development strategies. Our team comprises of some of the best creative minds and our vast experience enables us to create creative website designs for you that will help you stand out from the crowd. The team at Xicom Technologies is experienced in design and developing sites using the latest techniques like AJAX, Jquery, XML webservices and Flash AS3. Our development teams are fully capable of handling projects in Microsoft as well Open source technologies.

Xicom Technologies is a website design and development company. We have developed customized and unique web solutions starting from simple corporate websites to ecommerce solutions, extensive web-based applications, CMS Development, etc across various industries. We have the expertise, experience and the ability to solve complex business problems by understanding your business goals and strategic & marketing objectives by utilizing our technical knowledge, domain expertise & methodological processes.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Offshore Custom Web Application Development Services

Custom web applications bring websites to life. From simple email forms to complete content management systems, we can turn your website into a valuable business tool by providing bespoke (custom) software and database solutions for the web, PDAs/handhelds, mobile phones and other devices.

With our offshore custom web application development services, we offer complete service including consultation, equipment, development, security, deployment and maintenance.

With our proven and practical standards of custom web application development, bringing you the right solution becomes a delightful experience. The following steps in our process making things easier to work with us:

Some of the custom web application development services include:

  • Content Management System (CMS).
  • Shopping Cart applications with real time credit card processing.
  • E Help desk management systems (CRM).
  • Corporate Intranet solutions.
  • Online Auctions.
  • Online Exchanges.
  • Document Managment solutions.
  • Email Managment solutions.
  • Data transfer solutions.

The offshore custom web application development team utilizes some of the latest technologies to create web components, services, and databases that not only perform efficiently, but reliably and securely. See the range of tools we use to develop these applications.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

CMS Development Using Xicom

A Content management (CMS) helps you to simplify managing Website content by allowing content developers to publish content without demanding technical knowledge of HTML, FTP or Web page authoring tools.

Macronimous provides Web based CMS tools for website owners with simple interfaces but with powerful features to make their web presence dynamic. We at Xicom Technologies have years of experience in developing both custom and Open source based CMS with wide options to choose the technology and the features.

Custom CMS:
Our web application development team provides CMS based on your requirements using ASP,ASP.NET, PHP or Java. We use globally accepted standards such as Secure Admin interface, JavaScript/Ajax based Editors, Design-content Separation with templates, user management and SEO friendliness (URL rewriting etc).

Open source based CMS:
We provide a wide range of Open source based CMSs. Our expert teams can build templates, Install the CMS application, customize features & develop custom modules (Plug-ins), make the CMS driven sites SEO friendly, provide multi lingual support, integrate designs and maintain the architecture with necessary updates and version upgrades. We mainly focus on WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Smarty and Drupal.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Web Site Development Process – The life-cycle steps

Like the traditional software development, the process of web site development can also be divided into different life cycle steps. This can help to format the team effectively, and the standards and procedures can be adopted to achieve maximum quality. This article explains the steps of development which can be possibly arranged as a process of web engineering. This is just a guideline to help you, to know, how a process can be done. The steps may vary from application to application.

A system development process can follow a number of standard or company specific frameworks, methodologies, modeling tools and languages. Software development life cycle normally comes with some standards which can fulfill the needs of any development team. Like software, web sites can also be developed with certain methods with some changes and additions with the existing software development process.

Web sites will need quite frequent updations to keep them very fresh. In that case we need to do analysis again, and all the other life cycle steps will repeat. Bug fixes can be done during the time of maintenance. Once your web site is operational, ongoing promotion, technical maintenance, content management & updating, site visit activity reports, staff training and mentoring is needed on a regular basis depend on the complexity of your web site and the needs within your organization.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Business Software Development using Xicom Technologies

By getting a Business Software developed as per your need, you can fulfill the necessity of a tool or an application that is competent in organizing the vast peripherals of the business and regulating its silk smooth functioning.

Today, a diverse range of companies, irrespective of their size and business types, are stressing upon the necessity of developing customized software that keeps a track of their functioning as well as automates many a time-intensive processes. While developing software for a particular client, Business Software development companies need to understand the business and analyze its various aspects.

Any business establishment looking for customized software that fits perfectly to the needs of the business as well as to the budget, should select a company which is a specialist in the business of Business Software development. While a proven track record would establish points in favor of the ability of the company in delivering the products as per the requirements, a global reach would portray reasons on behalf of knowledge of the company in diverse business varieties and global professional demands.

In the horde of thousand companies crowing about their superiority in the field of Business Software development, a company that is silently surpassing the limits of every competition while making a place for itself is one by the name of Xicom Technologies Ltd. And an ever increasing list of clientele proves many a positives about the company.

Xicom Technologies Ltd. comes to offer you with a wholesome IT solution. It is engaged in various business software development, application development, custom software development, custom application development, as well as website design and development processes. A workforce comprising of go-getting, creative individuals, all equipped with technologically advanced infrastructure makes Xicom capable to think ‘out of the box’ for its clients and offer a perfectly customized solution that meets every necessity.

While the professional experience and expertise endows Xicom with an unfaltering ability to analyse every minute requirement of any software development or any other IT needs, with a team of trained developers and designers, the company is ever equipped to offer complete and innovative e-commerce business solutions to your online business needs.

Xicom provides a broad range of web development services and application development services to help you harness the power of technology, consulting and maximize your online business investment.

Visit us at www.xicom.biz to learn more about our company, services and capabilities.

Xicom Technologies Ltd.

Founded in the year 2002, Xicom is a ISO 9001:2008 certified software development company with a strong team of 300+ highly skilled IT experts, catering result-oriented and cost-competitive solutions to SME's across the world.