Categories : All, Education, Social Networks
Multimedia-based expert information portal to assist students/freshers a platform that will bridge the gap between fresher’s/students and Professionals.
This web application is more of a community site that enables fresher’s and students to acquire guidance from professionals in their industry of interest. The site also provides job search facility.
The discussion works more in the form of comments and questionnaire. Students may put up questions which are answered by the professionals. It is a unique platform
that facilitates video-based discussion wherein the professionals reply to the students’ queries by recording and uploading a video.
|Operating System & Server Management||Red Hat Linux OS, Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups, Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance|
|Development Tools & Environments||PHP5+, Drupal CMS, Apache Web Server, AJAX, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3, FFmpeg etc.|
|Database||MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||1|
The online networking characteristic of the website called for the design approach to be built around PHP and MySQL Server. Modules like User Profiles, Invitations, Forums and Blogs were developed in PHP such that they can be executed directly from the UI layer. These PHP files consisted of all Business logics used for respective modules like Save (Add/Update), Delete, Get single object, get multiple objects for listing and were designed to be capable of handling many more logics which were not related to the database. In order to most effectively access the database in an object-oriented context, an interface translating the object logic to the relational logic was used to communicate with the relational databases in an object-oriented manner.
An intermediary abstraction layer was created for accessing data from the database. Stored procedures were used only for complex retrieval of data from multiple tables and were entirely avoided with conditional syntax to ensure smooth performance of the website. The UI layer was kept free of any business logic with images, applications and data being called from their respective servers. Sub-domains were used for the different areas of the website to guarantee scalability.
The site was equipped with a robust architecture to offer centralized access to multiple users using blogs, groups, chat and other tools under one roof. Customizable viewing options were designed to enhance user experience and allow personalization. Extensive pre-development research was carried out to create customized video and streaming capabilities. SEO activities performed ensured high visibility for the site over the internet. Web usability guidelines were strictly followed during evelopment and the interface was made easily navigable through judicious use of AJAX , CSS and HTML controls. The site was developed and fully functional within a span of 6 months.