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The client demanded a Social compass for talents to explore a dynamic and fast education community for young students to commercially aware PhD students to professors and professionals to share valuable information by creating relationships among beautiful minds. By encompassing the experts in the Academic and Business scene the website acts as a platform for valuable information sharing and gives access to the community’s collective, creative and global mindset.
Following are the features that can be used by the registered members which include: can browse almost every section of the website including news, events, messages, question and answer, contacts, recent updates, statistics, articles, create your profiles, groups, forums, view other member’s basic profiles, search and apply for jobs etc.
|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+, Symfony Framework 1.4, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3 etc.|
|Database||MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||1|
The website was mainly characterized by rich user data and featured extensive capabilities of social networking nature which entailed MySQL Server and Symfony. The development structure was specifically implemented to facilitate the ‘faster to market’ transition of such concepts. Effective access to the database in an object oriented context was implemented using an interface translating the object logic to relational logic so as to communicate with the relational databases in an object-oriented manner.
The access to the database was enabled through the creation of an intermediary abstraction layer. Only the complex retrieval of data from multiple tables was facilitated through stored procedures and everywhere else conditional syntax was implemented to ensure seamless performance of the website. Images, applications and data were called from their respective servers keeping the UI layer free of any business logic.
The entire framework was kept highly scalable in order to provide adaptability & ease while incorporating new features. Extensive pre-development research was carried out to create a robust application with extensive customizations in minimum time frame. Web usability guidelines were strictly adhered during the development and the interface was made easily navigable through the judicious use of CSS, AJAX and HTML controls. The site was developed and fully functional within a span of 6 months.