Now is the best time in internet history to develop your own software business according to the experts at Fulcrum Design, a boutique customer software development firm located on Connecticut. The reason, the broadband capacity of todays modern fiber optic internet. Developing desktops software was expensive and costly to maintain and update, not to mention it had to be designed for specific operating systems and as many of you remember, if Microsoft pushed a security update there was a good potential software on your desk top or network didn’t work or had conflicts. According to Brandon Munson, Princpal at Fulcrum Design, LLC, web hosted or cloud base software eliminates that hassle. It’s usually agnostic when it comes to what operating system you are running since it relies solely on your web browser. Munson says, “Any quality software development firm is going to make sure their application runs great on all […]
Thanks to high speed broadband technology the internet has been transformed into the “programable web” as a result of API’s which enable the sharing of databases over the web using application programable interfaces or “APIs”. API’s enable the sharing of old and new databases, thus bringing customers and business partners together in order to rapidly deploy new applications without starting from scratch. Connecting a legacy systems to a new application cuts development time by 80% in some cases. An example of an API is the ability for a e-commerce site to accept credit cards. Rather than building a merchant services application from end to end, an application interface enables you to code a connection between your site and Paypal for example, to accept payment. The time to code a Paypal interface can range for 1 hour to 4 hour depending on the complexity of the transactions, however the time to […]
Web Services are Open standard (XML, SOAP) based applications that exchange data over the internet. Any application, system, or language which can exchange an XML message can implement Web Services. In other words, Web Services can also refer to technology that’s delivered to a consumer or business over the Internet. Typically, that’s done by a software company such as Fulcrum Design, LLc that sells software to its customers as a monthly, pay-as-you-go service, rather than sending disks and installation instructions. Examples of web services include tools such as Mobile Matradee, a restaurant pager system using text and voice messaging over the internet (no coaster pagers required). Another example is queuing systems such as Queue Mobile, a virtual waiting line management system that uses SMS messaging in lieu of physical waiting lines. As web services, clients can simply login to the software via a broad band internet connection and a web […]
Computer software has become an integral part of business today. The local grocer has software for managing his inventory and individuals use software for preparing their tax returns. Now, thanks to Apple and the iPhone, we have access to hundreds of thousands of software applications right in the palm of our hands! Software development is now accessible and affordable to just about any business. The key is finding the right software developer, that can not only build your application but support it well into the future. Significance of Software Development for Businesses Software aims to simplify tasks and reduce the chances of human error. Any business is a combination of several functional areas and activities that occur simultaneously. Without suitable software at essential points, there is considerable loss of efficiency and thus business. Software development for businesses is an ongoing activity. As business trends change, the demand for software applications […]
This picture can also be seen as the life cycle of a program. As each step of production phase is a new cycle in itself each cycle has also its own end product. The Analysis delivers a report and Design creates both Functional and Technical reports, the specifications of a program. The Creation cycle produces the program (finally) The Testing cycle tells the programmers what was either not according to specifications or resulted in errors. After implementation (introduction and installation of the program at the user’s workplace) software starts a production cycle. If the company or department is doing a good job (after sales) an evaluation cycle follows after the program has gone into production. From that evaluation complaints, suggestions, errors and new user requirements are used for a new Analysis cycle: a so called MoSCoW list is created and used in the Analysis cycle. Moscow means: Must have, Should […]
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