Custom Software Development
Friday, October 21, 2011
Microsoft SharePoint Services has gained tremendous market share in last few years. More and more companies are now using SharePoint Portals as their web content management as well as document management systems. Many enterprises have also geared up with additional service in this domain to improve their business process. Job market is also on boom in the area of Microsoft SharePoint Application Development and other customization services. It is also preferred more as easy to adaptable software for a variety of assignments and assists many business processes.
Companies globally use SharePoint Portal more for activities like creating websites for information distribution and document sharing as well as collaboration purpose. It helps boosting individual performance and team productivity. It is also easy to configure, customize and develop many different intranet as well as internet portals with Microsoft SharePoint Services. The software helps maintaining both structured and non-structured data even across disparate systems.
India is one of the top most destinations for many overseas Tech and Non-Tech Companies for all kinds of SharePoint services. There are numerous SharePoint Consulting service providers offering high quality and low rates services such as SharePoint Portal Development, implementation, customization, migration, upgradation, support etc. You can easily find highly skilled resources as well as software consulting companies in India that can provide all types of services under a single roof, that too at very reasonable rates!
Revenue scaling range for SharePoint is increasing fast year by year due to increasing demand of the software. Some giant names in their respective industries like Ferrari, Starbucks and Viacom also have used Microsoft SharePoint Services to develop their websites, boost up presence on internet as well as for some other crucial tasks.
No matter if you are new to the world of SharePoint and looking to implement it or an existing user, looking to upgrade, enhance or customize your existing application, Microsoft has solutions for all of your requirements. Enterprises are now also capable of making changes to Office documents through SharePoint. They can also be sure about if a particular staff member is online or not through the Exchange features integrated into the software.
One thing is sure that Microsoft SharePoint Services provides enterprises a great platform to manage things internally as well as externally with ease.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Accuracy, precision and domain tailoring are the most important points to keep in mind while defining concepts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. How does one go about doing that?
Let’s take an example of defining a concept by the word cost, payments or expenditure. We will see how we can do it with reference to Domain Tailoring, Accuracy as well as Precision.
Some useful points might be:
• Relevant – The idea should be relevant to your domain, for example, sales and marketing
• Precise – The term should be perfectly defined by the concept definition
• Comprehensive – The idea definition should present only the essential meaning of the concept
• Brief –The concept definition should be short and meaningful. It should provide the concept meaning in the best possible way.
• Time – It should not take too much time to understand the real meaning of idea or concept
• Reorganization – The concept definition should be easy to understand by the people
• Localized –The concept definition should be understandable by the global audience. It should be easy to translate in the local language where needed.
The best business practice is to define a brief, exact and meaningful statement of your idea at the time of defining the Microsoft Dynamics AX product concept. It should also clearly define the idea about the domain; i.e. HR, manufacturing or accounting etc. It should also reflect in your coding and design practice.
Let’s take an example of defining a simple business term cost, expense or expenditure considering the Microsoft Dynamics AX definition practice.
Cost – The economic resource value which is calculated in financial units and evaluated using the accounting valuation principles
Expense – It is the cost that is taken under the consideration until the benefits that gained the cost are retrieved during an accounting time period
Expenditure – The cost or expense that is disbursed during that particular accounting period
Above are some tips on how to conceptualize things not only in Microsoft Dynamics AX but in general business practice as well.
Friday, October 14, 2011
HTML is the building block used for building web pages and is extremely easy to understand and use. It is freely available and is supported by different browsers. HTML and CSS are both favorable for search engine optimization purposes and hence they are always used during web development services. While CSS helps web pages to load quicker, it also offers flexibility in design and impact. HTML and CSS are both preferred in web development according to W3C standards.
Web development styles are bound to change with time. Newer trends in technology have brought whirlwind changes to HTML which has indeed developed significantly. HTML was first created by IBM to simplify the transfer of files across disparate systems. HTML 2.0 was released next in 1995 which was followed by HTML 3.2 and HTML 4.0. that is approximately one year after version 2.0. The version 4.0 had several features including international characters, tables, and image maps. Followed by the success of HTML, W3C released XHTML 1.0 and XHTML 2.0. In 2008, the plan for HTML 5 was first drafted.
HTML 5 is according to analysts, of tremendous help to web development companies and providers. Professional web development providers are opting for HTML 5 because it is loaded with a number of features. Web development companies believe that the web is now headed to a future headed by HTML 5. It would have embedding features including individual background threads, video implantation, canvas elements for graphical rendering etc.
CSS is used to give magnificence to web pages in terms of look and feel and can be prepared in any mark-up language. W3C actually launched CSS level 1 to overcome the limitations of HTML 3.2 in the year 1996. The next version followed in 1998 by using CSS level 1. CSS level 1 was again launched with updates and corrections in 1999. CSS 3 is the latest entrant which is bound to offer many features to the web development services. CSS 3 is only recognized by the well known browsers, and its flexible designs can even be incorporated into HTML.
These programming languages are sure to make a mark in the near future. CSS 3 is preferred by many and is well accepted by most of the providers offering web development services. HTML 5 is also making inroads in the market especially in the field of professional web development services. These two languages are anticipated to make web development uncomplicated and easier to fathom for the next generation.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
MVC was first described in the year 1979 by Trygve Reenskaug who was working at Smalltalk based in Xerox PARC. MVC stands for "Model-View-Controller", which stands for the older design pattern. This design pattern splits the application in 3 different parts which is known as “separation of concern” is one of its prime benefits.
MVC is a standard design pattern which is familiar to many developers. There are many types of Web applications which benefit from the new MVC framework. Some use the ASP.NET application pattern which is traditional and is based on Web Forms. Some web applications combine the two approaches too. Web browsers are the best known MVC applications. The MVC framework includes:
• Model objects implement the overall logic for the data domain. They retrieve and store models in databases. The objects can retrieve information from databases and operate on the data. The updated information is then sent back to the relevant products table in the database.
• Views are useful components which are responsible for the application's UI. The UI is created from model data. For example, the edit view of Products table contains lists, text boxes and check boxes based on the product attributes.
• Controllers are responsible of handling user interaction and working with models. These components select a view to render that displays UI. The controller is the main component which handles and responds to inputs and also interacts with the user.
Why not ASP.NET WebForms?
ASP.NET WebForms feature multiple abstractions for web development. A WinForms developer will be at ease with the webforms but if you are a PHP or JSP developer or know only basic HTML, then it would be quite difficult for you.
To hide the stateless nature of HTML, “viewnature” feature is used but it also makes the application slow and tedious to run. The model also contains a complex lifecycle which is necessary to understand before working with ASP.NET WebForms.
There are many who feel at home working with WebForms, and they continue to use it. There is no reason why one shouldn’t. MVC is only on option for WebForms and a simplified process compared to WebForms.
MVC is a framework which can be well tested and full control can be worked upon. One can easily add functionality since MVC is extremely extensible. But there are things that do not work in MVC like in ASP.NET WebForms like the postback functionality which will not work well within the MVC framework.