Categories : All, Case Study, Social Networks
The website aims at being one stop shop for information on products for sport tours.
The website behaves as a new revenue channel for clubs and tours through respective members and supporters contributing during their participation in cash back affiliates.
The website targets at streamlining the communication between tour, tournament organizers and tourists.
The end user is enabled to share his/her experiences during the tours with the virtual world.
|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+, Zend Studio, MS Visio, AJAX, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3 etc.|
|Database||MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||2|
The design approach was built around PHP 5 and MySQL SERVER 5 due to the social networking nature of the website. Modules like Offices, Properties, Maps etc. were developed in PHP such that they can be executed directly from the UI layer. 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. 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. Web usability guidelines were strictly followed during development 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.