Friday, October 22, 2010

How to choose a web application development service provider

The growth of the Internet has given a much needed boost to web-based businesses across the world. Presently, lots of companies are involved in innovative web application development processes, which can be advantageous for any website. All these companies use several technologies. These include ASP. ASP.NET, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and others. However, as more and more web application development service providers are coming to the market, it has become tough for anyone to opt for a company that can meet the specific demand of a business.

Generally, the process web application development undergoes four stages. All these stages hold immense importance and the basic idea of each of these stages will help you select a right service provider. These four stages are as follows:

The stage to visualise the complete project:

Any web application development project starts with the process of visualisation. The process of visualisation involves setting the goal of the project, scheduling and determining all limitations. Finally, at the end of this stage, the goal of the project should be identified.

The stage to devise a proper plan for the project:

While planning for a project related to web application development, several aspects need to be considered. Especially, the feature and use of the script language, functional scheme, and conclusive steps for maintaining the flow of the application are some important things that should be taken into account.

The stage to develop the web applications

In this stage, programmers and developers play the instrumental role. This stage involves various processes, including database design and programming, database integration, data importing, dynamic page creating, web interface development for data entry job, developing customised site engine and many others. However, in case of custom web development, many other procedures according to the requirements of the client need to be taken into account.

The stage to check the functioning of the application

This is the final stage of a web application development project. In this stage, the proper functioning of the application is checked. The whole testing process mainly tries to make the application free from all kinds of bugs and malicious contents so that the application does not fail. Among various testing methods, some common ones include HTML/CSS validation, usability, accessibility, cross browser and others.  In case of custom web development, many companies create their own testing framework.

If you are looking for a web application development company, do not forget to make some research. Obviously, the Internet is the best place to look for a company. However, do not forget to make research before choosing a web application development service provider. It is true that some newbies in this field are not conversant with the procedure of custom web development. Therefore, their services may not be beneficial for you. So, first check the experience and clientele of the company and then only, opt for their services.

For the growth of your business, web application development holds immense importance. So, you are advised not to hurry to choose a service provider.


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