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Interaria’s Software Development Team Provides API Integrations to Web Services

One of the most common API integration requests are for Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. However, there are many other software systems that have an API and that offer an API integration possibility either for free or by entering into a contract with the software provider.

Interaria can work with any internet connected software that provides a Web services method of accessing it over the HTTP protocol via an API that adheres to either the SOAP or REST architecture. A typical feature is to integrate an existing internal back-end management systems together with a new web-based front-end user-facing system.

If your company is interested in a software application, and wants to bring some or part of that data for presentation on the web and mobile web, Interaria’s software development team can help with the API integration. We make sure all is done securely to keep the data integrity of both systems intact.

We are ideally requesting for the integrated API to have an 24/7 availability via a SOAP or REST Web services connection over HTTP, or preferably HTTPS. We also prefer to set up a test environment, with test data provided, so that we can test each feature of the API. Also, if a request is made to the API, and if there is an error, we prefer to have access to contact information for help to fix any issue.

Please contact our software and web application development team at 214-909-3900 for more information and for overviewing your company’s API integration options.

Database Management Systems: Options to MySQL

In many cases MySQL is regarded as the database partner for PHP scripts. MySQL, however, is not the only database option for PHP and other dynamic codes.

Oracle databases can in some cases be viewed as more robust and industrial but they are typically chosen if a client (company) already has an established relationship/contract with Oracle. If your company prefers Oracle database over MySQL database, Interaria can work with this technical framework.

Maria DB Open Source Database Software is a recent evolvement of MySQL. Maria DB promises improved scalability, storage and speed over MySQL. Maria DB has recently gained popularity but it is still a newcomer with a much smaller user base in comparison to MySQL.
See: http://db-engines.com/en/ranking_trend/system/MariaDB%3BMySQL

WebScaleSQL is also an interesting new database development project aiming to develop greater performance to MYSQL in running it in a larger scale. Currently the contributions to the database have come from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

The bottom line: Interaria follows the database software developments closely, making recommendations on the database use based on each client’s database needs.

Software Engineering Fosters Quality Control and Data Scalability

Interaria’s software engineering perspective means applying a systematic and disciplined approach to web and mobile application development.

When developing applications we make sure that they can handle large data growth and scalability, and that all codes are systemized and well-documented. Our custom web and mobile application development process can apply codes and methods from software engineering languages and approaches (C++ Development, Oracle Database Development, Java Application Development, Big Data Development, Distributive Application Development) according to each project’s requirements. In the cases where the application is desired to be running offline, our expertise in these software engineering languages may also be useful.

The Bottom line: Applying professional software engineering to mobile and web app development fosters quality control, data scalability, effective problem solving and debugging.

Agile Project Development Approach for Web Application Development

If your company is looking to create a large web application or a dynamic website with several web application systems, you may have tens of pages of project specs and lots of ideas that as an end result need to be turned into a functioning database schema with elegant user interfaces.

Some features for the new web application are regarded crucial while some other features may not be a top priority or may require more thinking and clarification as the project planning moves forward. In many cases, it is almost impossible to state with a certainty all required features for the web application as new ideas emerge during the project’s development, new feedback becomes available from focus group discussions, and certain features start feeling unnecessary while some become further emphasized. How long does it take time to develop a web application? What is the cost?

An agile project development approach doesn’t intend to tie the client to a strict contract with a strict timeframe and a strict final number but instead acknowledges that web application development may be a fluid and rather organic process ideally carried through as interactive teamwork in close communication with the client. The web based software applications that are developed in an agile framework allow revising development goals in monthly cycles during the project according to the direction and feedback from the client. Goals for each development cycle will be stated and discussed monthly before any new work begins.

The key features of Interaria’s agile project development approach are:

  • The client may revise the development plan during the project.
  • The client may revise any existing work and may decide new priorities.
  • The client may decrease workload at any time and consequently pay for less development time.
  • The client is not tied with the contract to have certain features developed but has the control to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ on the go.

To discuss your company’s web application needs and what type development approach would work best for your company, please set up a consultation time by calling 214-909-3900.

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