Advantages Of Web Application | Tech Always Best
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Advantages of custom software
Today, you can use a wide range of free and commercial software solutions in your company. However, it is always the case that no application fully meets your requirements. If you still want to use the existing software, you may have to adapt your workflows to the software.
In the case of tailor-made software solutions, this is reversed. Here the software adapts to your work processes. Don’t let software hinder the development of your business. Use software to develop your business.
Web applications are flexible and versatile and therefore suitable for many application areas. They can even behave like a native app on smartphones and tablets, thanks to modern web standards.
By optimizing business processes, web applications can, for example, increase your company’s productivity or, in the form of an interactive customer portal, can offer your customers added value and serve to improve customer loyalty.
There are no limits to your creativity in the individual development of web applications.
Here’s how I can help you
I offer you the implementation of user-friendly web applications with modern technologies on fair terms. My poor infrastructure enables individually developed web applications for small and medium-sized companies compared to larger software companies. Check out more at our EDM Blog.
With me, you get everything from planning and development to operation from a single source. The security of your application is not neglected and is included in the development process from the beginning.
What do I bring?
I have many years of experience in software development, and over the last few years, I have developed many tools and libraries to increase efficiency when developing new applications.
I took my first steps in software development in 1999. From 2009 to 2014, I could deepen my skills while studying computer science at the universities of applied sciences in Enschede (Netherlands) and Bern (Switzerland). At the Bern University of Applied Sciences, I took several advanced modules focusing on IT security.
A detailed description of my career and an overview of my skills can be found on the About me page.
How do I work, and what do I value?
Maintainability and further development
When developing software, I attach great importance to the fact that the software is easy to maintain so that in the long term, more time can be invested in further development than in maintenance, and high maintenance costs do not hamper another action.
This is achieved, among other things, by largely dispensing with frameworks. Although frameworks can significantly speed up the initial development phase, they substantially impact the architecture of an application and provide a narrow framework within which you can move during development. If you encounter a framework limitation, contortions are usually necessary to implement the desired function. This makes further development later unnecessarily complicated and slow.
There is also the risk that a new version of the framework is not downward compatible and that you must diligently adapt your software before developing new functions to continue using the framework. Another risk is that the development of the framework will be stopped. Then you would have to take the further action of the framework into your own hands, which often causes more work than the further development of the actual application.
In these cases, frameworks are often simply no longer updated. However, this means that security gaps discovered in the meantime are no longer closed, and there is a not inconsiderable security risk. I therefore only use frameworks if they bring significant added value to the project and if the project could be further developed with the project’s resources in an emergency.
Instead of frameworks, I rely on software libraries. These usually provide precisely one function and can be replaced by another library or an in-house development if necessary with reasonable effort.
In addition to a low maintenance effort, it is essential that the development effort for new functions remains as constant as possible over time or is even reduced by good architecture. In many software projects, the exact opposite is the case, and the effort required to develop new features increases exponentially over time as the software becomes more complex and unmanageable.
One strategy to achieve this goal is avoiding side effects when programming. This means, among other things, that the program flow can be quickly followed and that when the code is later adapted, the impact of a change is immediately apparent. The change does not affect other functions unpredictably.
I also ensure that my code is easy to read and can be understood without overthinking. In doing so, I consciously avoid elegant or clever solutions that solve a task with fewer lines of code but require greater intellectual power to read and understand.
The background to this decision is that code is read more often than written, and the typing saved by the clever solution is therefore not worthwhile.
Reduction of options
Options are often used in software in an inflationary manner. When a user requests a new opportunity, it is added without worrying about the implications for the complexity of the software.
If options can affect each other, the number of possible paths through the code doubles with each additional vote. With one option, there are two paths, with two possibilities four, with three options eight, and with four options, there are already 16 paths, and each course requires at least one test.
Not only does the effort increase when testing, but the complexity of changing the code is also significantly increased for the developer since he has to run through all possible paths in his head when making changes to ensure that he understands the impact of the change on all courses.
Therefore, I try to avoid additional options by evaluating whether the desired option brings real added value or whether a standard variant is the better solution for all users.
With automated tests, I ensure that adjustments can be made with as little worry as possible since newly introduced errors can be discovered with the tests before a new version is released.
Suppose at the beginning of the project, for example, when developing a prototype, extensive automated tests are not to be carried out for cost reasons. In that case, I usually create a test for each error found after the completion of the first version so that the same error does not occur more than once.
As a supplement to automated tests or to compensate for missing tests, test plans can also be used to run tests before the release of new versions manually. The test plans do not have to be written by me and can, for example, be written in-house.
Separation of backend and frontend with an API
In the past, I usually developed the backend (business logic and database) and frontend (user interface) separately. I set up an interface (API) on the backend for communication between the backend and frontend. This approach has proven itself in all projects and brings many advantages. Still, it also means more work regarding implementation so that a monolithic architecture may make sense for smaller projects.
When working in a team with web designers or user experience designers, this architecture has the advantage that the web designers and user experience designers can work more independently of the software developers.
Another advantage is that the user interface and the business logic are very clearly separated and the frontend, which usually has a much shorter lifespan than the backend, can be modernized or replaced more easily.
A suitable API enables the rapid development of new frontends, for example, for newly emerging devices or platforms. One could think of the emergence of web applications or smartphone apps in the past. For software systems equipped with a clean API, new web interfaces for the Internet or intranet, as well as apps, could be developed with little effort.
An API also makes it possible to integrate your software into other systems or, for example, allows your customers to develop their applications based on your software.
Simple operation and fast loading times are essential to me when developing user interfaces. These two factors allow efficient use and thus increase acceptance and, if necessary, adoption among users.
All web applications developed by me can also be used on mobile devices. The time invested in optimizing mobile devices depends on the customer’s wishes and purpose. Many business applications are used mainly on a desktop PC, so time-consuming optimization is often unnecessary.
However, thanks to modern web standards, it would be possible to develop a web application that behaves like a native app on smartphones and tablets and can be installed directly from the application with one click.
If the design requirements are high, a web designer can be consulted to develop the application.
When developing the user interface, I ensure that it is intuitive and that users don’t have to overthink it.
All information required for use should be given in the respective context so that no external documentation is needed, which experience shows is rarely consulted by users in case of a problem.
To further improve the usability after completing the first version, I evaluate every support request and take measures to prevent similar submissions in the future.
When developing the user interface, I pay attention to compliance with web standards and structured HTML code. This means the application can already be used well with a screen reader, for example.
If there are special accessibility requirements, these can be taken into account.
Not convinced yet?
Maybe a look at my references in the field of software development can convince you? In recent years I have been able to help many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) successfully, but also leading corporations, to implement their concerns and, for example, optimize their business processes.