Web Development Services – Contribution of Programming and Testing

Contribution of programming:

Web Development Services include development of basic websites to highly complex and structured websites. Earlier local personal computer revolutionized the market and started offering application to cater all user needs but their mission and vision lacked the flexibility. Hence loop was filled after World Wide Web invented. We entered into a new era with great aspirations and crazy vision.

Different programming languages have been developed as well as scripting language were developed keeping in mind the necessity for web based application. At first languages was code.Calculating Bernoulli numbers is considered as the first computer programming. Earlier around twentieth century numerical calculation were based on decimal numbers. Around 1950 modern programming languages were developed such as FORTAN, COBOL, and LIST; similarly ALGOL has been developed for algorithms. The use of programming language C has been developed in Bells lab which became the revolutionary language and hence gave the birth to the numbers of object oriented programming languages such as C++, Java, C#,.net etc which are now widely used to develop web based application.

The tremendous popularity of programming language created a new type of community called hackers, they are the programmer who tries to break the existing programmed system. Nowadays special measures are taken to avoid such fraud attacks such as vishing, pishing, spam etc. Especially web based applications are vulnerable to such attacks as they are accessible to n-numbers of users across the globe. Web development service providers are mainly concerned with the following:

1. Usability
2. Functionality
3. Security and
4. Performance

Usability of websites refers to the ease with which the user navigates through the application. Functionality guarantees the development of application abiding the details on the requirement document. Security is concerned with developing the sites less vulnerable to the hackers or the computer bots programs and finally performance measures the response time, load time and the cause of the effect of the bottlenecks problems.

Nowadays, craze of online shopping is gaining rapid popularity among the youths worldwide. E-commerce application is gaining popularity day after day. Thousands of online e-commerce application for hotel booking, online shopping, online bidding etc is being hosted in abundance. The rate of these types of application is growing. Hence web based e-Commerce Services solution provider are catering the needs of the organization who wants to make global appearance. Refinement in web development services are promoting the e commerce market in very positive way

Web Application Testing:

Testing is the process of diagnosing the built application to check whether application developed are according to the specification or not and the application being developed are going according to the standards, the terms usually comes under verification and validation. Its possible to check and find the loop holes if testing is done on the web based application. There are number of automation testing tool available in the market to cater the needs of testers.

Different complex applications such as online banking, online reservation and online booking needs a through and rigorous testing as this application are on the limelight on every search engine. Application functionality, its performance and security are the main scope for its testing. Web Development Services providers allocate this task to Quality team whose responsibility is to detect the fault and get is fixed done from the development teams. Neglecting the above mentioned features not only application suffers in the live environment but the web development service provider equally has to suffer the loss. Hence testing is being considered as overall quality check from the very initial stages of software development life cycle till it goes live and in some case even beyond it.
Hence refinement in development and testing is the only measure for the immense success among the global flaw hunters and competitors.

11 Tips For Working With Your Web Developer

Your website development goals probably look something like this:

  1. To have a web site that is visually appealing and easy to use for your market
  2. To have a web site that is easy to maintain
  3. To have a web site that has the information your viewers want
  4. To get all this as reasonably priced and time efficiently, as possible!

Your web developer is part of your business team to help you achieve those goals.

While there are many unscrupulous or unqualified web designers in the marketplace, most web developers are interested in helping you have a successful and profitable website. There are many things you, the web site owner, can do to help the process go smoothly – or feel like a disaster! The following is a partial list of some of the ways you can help your own web development process go smoothly by being a great client.

  1. Hire a web designer who will explain the process and options to you. Your web designer doesn’t know about your organization or market, he or she should also be asking you a lot of questions. If your designer balks at explaining things to you – get a different designer!
  2. Listen to your designer and ask questions until you understand both the steps the designer will be taking and what they mean to your organization. Don’t just rubber stamp everything, UNDERSTAND IT! The client who just agrees and doesn’t understand will probably be the client who is angry when things don’t go the way they want. Remember that you are the site owner. If you don’t know understand the basics of your web site, ultimately, it’s your problem, not the designer’s.
  3. Take a web marketing and design course. That will help you communicate with your web developer.
  4. Have definable goals. Write down what you hope to achieve with your website, and tell your designer which items are most important to you. Your web developer may have some great suggestions for you. Work with your developer to outline the order of steps that will be taken on your site.
  5. Don’t be angry with your developer for work that wasn’t done when you asked for something else to be done first! If you need to change the site priorities, find out where the developer is in the current task list and explain whether you want the current task completed before the priorities are changed. Remember that means that the work that was stopped may not completed and will need to be revisited later.
  6. Put your decisions, corrections or changes in writing – or an email – and then speak to your developer in person or on the phone to be sure that your writing communicated what you really mean. Ask if your decisions will have side effects on other decisions. If you give your developer a change, be sure the developer knows whether you mean that change to be immediate priority or to be added to the task list.
  7. Proof your site. Remember that you are very acquainted with your information, but your developer isn’t. There are many types of errors that your developer won’t catch. Also, in the process of creating a visual design, it is very easy to miss textual errors and typos. Even in print orders, clients are usually asked to proof the work. If the error is one where the developer had the correct information, the developer should make the change without charging for it. If the information the developer had was wrong to start with, you should be happy to pay for the changes.
  8. Respect your developer’s time. Unless you hire a web developer or web master as an employee, don’t expect the developer to be at your immediate beck and call. More than likely, the developer has other clients work to do and other commitments. It is not uncommon for a developer to already have two weeks of work lined up when you call with a change you need. Ask a prospective developer how much time they estimate will be available for your site. Ask your developer to keep in contact with you if their situation changes. If you have a timing change, talk to your designer to see whether your job time can be moved up, but it’s not the designer’s responsibility to push other clients aside for your job. If you say there is no rush – your developer will assume you mean it!
  9. Understand the tasks and skills needed to create a website. A website is a complicated piece of software that includes visual design, file management, search engine optimization, copywriting, photography, coding, database management, and programming. There may be some of these skills that your web developer doesn’t have, and you may need to coordinate with other contractors.
  10. Understand that there are website infrastructure tasks. There is a great deal of “back-end” work in developing a web site. If your work doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, your developer may be working on the basic file structure, templates, a database, CSS files, or other pieces your site needs to work. If your developer doesn’t seem to be doing anything, ask to see the files in progress and ask how they fit into your website. Understanding these pieces will be very helpful to you later on, as your site needs to be maintained.
  11. Pay up! Some developers charge by the job and some developers charge by the hour. In either case, remember that your developer has already incurred the time expense to do your work. Don’t expect your developer to continue working on your site if you wait more than a month to pay your bill unless you have made previous arrangements.

This article is part of the materials for the Web Marketing and Design class at Dickinson Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana.

Choosing a Web Developer

A web developer is a company or an individual that will help you with the technical and even creative aspects of your website. A good web developer will help with designing the graphic layout as well as the website architecture and website navigation. Web developers are also responsible for coding the HTML and the cascading style sheets, also known as CSS. Many web developers also help with the creation of graphics, adding pictures to the website, creating links, as well as testing for usability and creating web standards. You’ll also want to have your web developer help you with the programming of web applications and creating databases. Many web developers are also experienced in helping with marketing strategies, search engine optimization, and copywriting.

When you begin looking for a web developer you’ll want to contact several prospective developers to speak with. First, talk with the developer on the phone and ask a list of questions that you think of beforehand. You’ll want to explain your project, exactly what sort of help and needs you will have, and for how long you believe you will need the developer’s assistance. If you feel as though the conversation goes well, you should email the developer with a follow up question or two and see how long it takes him or her to respond. If the developer takes more than 24 hours to respond you may want to consider working with someone else. You need to have very open and easy communication with someone that will be working in the web developer capacity for you.

When you are speaking with the web developer you should feel as though things are reasonably comfortable and that you can create a good working relationship. If you don’t get the answers you need or things just “don’t feel right” then you should move on and not take any chances. You want a developer that is reputable, does good work, and will be honest in their business dealings. There are many web developers out there, so if you get overwhelmed by the options ask for recommendations from friends, family, and business partners. In the end, you are not tied to one web developer or another, if you find that the one you have chosen is not well versed in all of the things that you need him or her to have knowledge of, you can always move onto another developer to get the job done right.