Ultimate Guide to Development: Innovative Web Development with Phenomenal Activities
The web application development process is divided into three phases viz: prototyping, development, and support. Credencys has already shared exclusive guidelines on prototyping. Have you missed it? No worries. You can check out at
Assuming that you are ready with a prototype of the would-be website, get ready to proceed further and have exclusive insights about web application development.
Certainly, prototyping plays an imperative role in driving the clarity of important features, functionality and design elements. Ultimately, it’s a mockup and not a real-time solution. When a web application falls in the development zone, all assumptions start transforming into a robust product.
Well, it’s easier said than done! The paradigm shift does not happen overnight. Various activities need to be performed in order to develop a seamless web application. Eager to explore how does the development process take place? Here you go.
Web Application Development Activities
Once the prototype is in place, business analysts handover the project to project manager. He understands development scopes and allocates designers, coders, and quality analysts for the particular project. Resource allotment is decided on the basis of project complexity and committed delivery time.
Set Up the Architecture
It’s time to make strategic and critical decisions as you need to define an architecture for the web application. Figure out the suitable technology frameworks and programming language. Credencys works with advanced technologies mentioned below.
Website Development Types
Static websites are quite easy to design and develop. It doesn’t require programming and database design. Write the website code using HTML and CSS, without any scripting. If stakeholders want to build four to five page website, then a static website enables them with endless flexibility. Web designers can create separate designs, unique layouts, different content, and special effects for each page. One drawback of a static website is, when it comes to interaction, it allows to consider hyperlinks only.
Dynamic website development is preferable when you need to pull the information in a structured and organized way. Dynamic websites are based on server side programming like .Net, PHP, etc. that permit to edit the page content at runtime.
Mostly, medium to large scale organizations go for dynamic website development. Because they have to display a wide range of products and various categories of related products. Additionally, dynamic websites allow companies to sort the products in a variety of ways based on how the customers want to see them.
CMS Based Website Development
CMS based websites enable businesses to create and edit the pages at any point in time. They can manage the site with less technical knowledge. There are two types of CMS available in the market: ECM (Enterprise Content Management) and WCM (Web Content Management).
EMC plays a key role in improving collaboration across the organization and boosts up the productivity of workforce. On the other hand, WCM offers collaborative authoring for the website. Usually, WCM is an integral part of ECM.
Content Management System (CMS)
WordPress is an open source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. It’s a renowned CMS and widely used by bloggers. Moreover, it is the prime preference to build highly content driven websites. WordPress offers numerous plugins, templates, and themes for free. So, businesses can utilize this platform to set up a stronger online presence. It’s an SEO friendly technology that supports responsive web design too.
Sitefinity is one of the excellent content management systems for enterprises. It’s a Microsoft technology. Companies can create and edit pages with a little CSS/HTML knowledge. Offering intuitive drag and drop interface, Sitefinity allows creating rich and vibrant content. It supports mobile platforms. Moreover, users can create a responsive design that runs efficiently on various screens.
KeystoneJS is a Node.js based content management system and web application development platform. It allows organizations to build out-of-the-box user interfaces and highly customized web applications. Integrating 3rd party software and services, organizations can develop data-driven web applications. The easy-to-install technology contains effective email management and robust session management features.
Magento is an open source platform that allows to set up revolutionary eStore. Offering multi-store management capabilities, it permits companies to manage more than one eCommerce stores from a single administrative panel. 3rd party integrations enhance the competency of Magento and boost the eCommerce experience of the users. With Magento website, companies can generate better revenue by using inbuilt up-selling and cross-selling features.
Shopify is a premier eCommerce framework to build custom eStore with stunning design. It contains all the marketing tools that help companies gain tremendous business success by spreading the word fast. Leverage the SEO features and advanced eCommerce analytics to identify how customers reach to your eStore. This information helps companies to reform their inbound marketing strategies time by time.
PHP is an open source technology and server-side programing language that develops exclusively intelligent web applications. It runs on both Unix and Windows servers. The technology supports a large number of relational database systems that run on the most popular web servers, and available for several different operating systems. Being an object-oriented language, PHP allows developing complex and large-scale web applications.
.Net is a framework invented by Microsoft. It offers an object-oriented development environment. DotNet allows to develop avant-garde web applications as well as run and maintain XML web services and modern day apps. Offering multi-tiered software architecture, it allows developers to create flexible applications. The technology eliminates unnecessary coding, enhances developers’ productivity, and improves time-to-market of the web applications.
Have you done with selecting technology frameworks, programming language, and platforms? Now, it’s time to start computer programming. Development is a process where engineers write and maintain the source code of web applications.
While defining at a broader level, development involves everything from the conception of desired application to its final manifestation. The development process involves research, new development, modifications in an existing application, re-engineering, maintenance, reuse of code, and more activities that are essential to develop web applications. Also, integrate 3rd party tools to improve scalability and effectiveness of the websites.
Testing (Quality Assurance)
At Credencys, quality analysts apply several testing techniques to handover bug-free web applications. They test the website through functional testing, usability testing, interface testing, database testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, security testing, and crowd testing.
Testing helps identify the bugs or any missing aspects that hurt the effectiveness of the web applications. In Agile based development, QA staff tests every feature and functionality and check out are they generating the desired output or not.
Credencys follows the Agile methodology and SCRUM practices for seamless project management. We deliver sprints to the stakeholders after every two weeks. Thus, clients can keep a track of the development process and progress. It helps website owners to analyze the desired features and functionality in a slot instead of checking out all of them at a time. It also improves transparency amongst the web application development company and client. Agile based project delivery involves:
Compiling Agile Development team with right skills
- Breaking down features and functionalities into tasks
- Designing and Coding
- Quality Assurance Testing
- Daily stand-ups to monitor development progress
- Managing the development of project tracking tools for transparency
Periodical Review Meetings
Stakeholders can have periodical meetings with the development team to get an idea of project growth. These meetings are very important for clients as they can have detailed insights about what the developers are doing, how many features are developed, which functionalities are under development, and what are the technical drawbacks in gaining desired output. Accordingly, stakeholders and technical team make required changes in the scopes. It helps in avoiding any conflicts and eliminating the confusions during development phase.
If you have Agile methodology in place for web application development projects, then you may receive the feedback from stakeholders on the consistent basis. In the SCRUM based development, clients get the sprints after every two weeks. They review developed aspects and either give an approval for smoothly working functions or share feedback/suggestions for required changes to the technical team.
Meanwhile, if the product owners want to develop and integrate new features or add the extra value to the existing functions, then they can go for technical enhancement of the web application. Enhancement is also a part of the development phase.
Credencys performs all the above activities in order to develop avant-garde web applications for diversified industry domains. The company is aiming to help the clients in earning a maximum return at least investment by simplifying, streamlining, and automating their business processes. Well, it’s not done yet. You need to explore the upcoming posts about Agile methodology SCRUM practices, web application deployment process, and deliverables.