Creating software is often considered an art. Talented people can create code that is efficient, elegant, and beautiful. We cultivate these principles in our company, but we also realize that to produce high-quality products, it is fundamental to have processes and standards. This is why we have designed our agile scrum process to handle every development cycle needed to consistently produce high-quality software.
But having processes and standards is not enough. High-quality code is one that has been put to test many times under different circumstances. That is why we developed and foster among ourselves a build-to-package mindset that promotes code reusability. The result is products that are built as a collection of interdependent packages with most of the work dedicated to configuration and the extension of functionality.
Combine all these fundamentals with our continuous improvement process, where every team member in the company spends up to 8 hours a week working on ways to improve his or her craft, and you have an unbeatable formula for success.
What do we consider as part of our Software Factory Process?
- Requirements gathering
- Software architecture definition
- Database modeling
- Software developing
- Code review
- Test automation
- Continuous integration
We can also set SLAs (service-level agreements) that are aligned with your business goals, so you can rest assured that both our companies are forging into the same direction.
Given the high level of competitiveness today, the best thing for most businesses is to focus 100% on their core and not dissipate efforts by trying to learn skills or knowledge foreign to that core. Focusing on nonessentials will cost you a lot, and it will take you too long to achieve the level of knowledge an expert company has the level you need to perform well from day one.
You want and need the best partner to handle your IT projects and processes. Our team at znerg has more than 15 years of combined experience in managing large teams, critical processes, and strategic operations for large and medium-size businesses.
We can handle different IT processes, such as
- Requirements gathering
- Project management (agile scrum)
- Maintenance and change management (kanban)
- Customer support (kanban)
We define SLAs that guarantee that we want to work with your company to perform, to deliver, to impress. Our ultimate goal is to make both our businesses successful.
As for our international experience, we have worked with teams in many countries around the world, such as the US, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Sweden, and New Zealand.
RESPONSIVE WEB APPLICATIONS
Nowadays, your business has to reach as many potential customers as possible. These customers use different devices to access the Internet, so your apps should have excellent design and full functionality and create a great user experience.
All our solutions perform brilliantly in desktops, tablets, and smartphones. We have built stylish, responsive templates for different applications. Most importantly, we have created an architecture that separates the core template from the specific theme and skin. Given our use of Sass, variables, mixins, nesting, partials, imports, and inheritance, your app will stand future changes at minimum maintenance costs while providing rapid development and excellent performance.
Check out more information about our product g-templates to learn how they can give you a jump-start for your project, shorten your development cycles, and achieve more solid and proven results.
As of March 2015, mobile has become the primary way of accessing the Internet. With ever improving devices hitting the shelves every month, now we can do on our mobile almost everything we could do only in our desktops a few years ago. At znerg, we have created g-mobile, a product based on the Ionic framework that not only allows Android and iOS deployment but embeds most of the common functionality used in mobile apps. g-mobile will get you to the market fast and solidly.
One of the first decisions you have to face is what platform to implement first, Android or iOS. With g-mobile, that is no longer an issue. g-mobile is built on top of the Ionic framework, allowing us to deploy to both platforms with basically a single effort.
At least 35% of the functionality of an app is the same as the functionality of most other apps. Why implement it from scratch every time? With g-mobile we have embedded many features that speed up development, so you can get to the market faster. For more information about g-mobile, click here.
You may not have an immediate need of a mobile version for your app. However, that doesn't mean that the solutions we will build to enable mobile access will be costly if you later decide you need it. Our architecture, based on our g-api product, makes it a breeze to implement mobile apps by allowing access to the business logic exposed through the API. Check out our g-api product to learn more.
Building a powerful e-commerce solution is challenging. Many factors have to be considered if you are planning to grow and don't want to be stuck with a solution that is neither flexible nor scalable. If you are considering creating your own solution, we are the best partner to help you turn your plans into reality.
A key aspect of any solid and reputable e-commerce is its handling of categories, product catalogs, and attributes. You want a solution that gives you freedom to configure the store as your business requires. That usually varies depending on the type of product or service you are selling.
Another important factor is its purchase, bidding, and shipping processing. Shipping and payment processing integrations using the vendors APIs are needed. Also, following security best practices, such as compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, users private information should be protected from cyberattacks. A simple mistake in this area could irreversibly damage your business.
Some of the features we have implemented so far include
- Console panel
- Product catalog
- Unlimited configuration for product categories
- Dynamic attributes per category
- Dynamic search engine
- Shopping cart
- Bidding processing
- Regular purchase processing
- Payment processing integration (WePay, Stripe, and PayPal)
- FedEx integrations
- Shipping label generation
- Store settings
- Subdomain stores
- Dashboard and analytic tools
- Facebook integration (sharing)
A long time ago, building business logic required complicated architectures, such as SOAP and XML. Now, welcome Restful API, whereby designing business logic is a breeze.
g-api is the result of many years of research and experience in working with APIs. We have beautifully encapsulated almost every common and repetitive routine in our product, so you can implement any functionality within minutes. We have set our focus on making our developers work as easy as possible. With SOLID as our main coding principle, most of the code is dedicated to extend and configure functionality which ensures code that is easy to maintain and expand.
Some of the features we have implemented on g-api include
- OAuth 2.0 compatibility
- Embedded authentication
- CRUD functionality
- Pagination, sorting, filtering, and search
- Repository tier that handles database access
- Validation forms
- Transaction support (including nested data)
- Ready-to-use events
- Listeners ready for implementation
- Queue and job handling
- JSON configurability through transformers
- Integration using webhooks
If you have been involved with software deployment for a production environment, you probably know what it feels to release new functionality or changes to a live application with no automated testing routines. Chances are you didn't sleep that well the days after the deployment. And we're not yet even talking about all those issues that often pop up in "stable" features and cause stress and damage to your business.
Peace of mind is mostly why test automation is so valuable not only for you but for the business as a whole and for all end users.
To reap all the benefits of testing, it has to be embedded within the software development process. This process together with our continuous integration process drastically reduces the probability of error.
These are the types of testing we perform when developing software:
- Unit testing: Testing of individual software components or modules. Typically done by the programmer and not by testers as it requires detailed knowledge of the internal program design and code.
- Integration testing: Testing of integrated modules to verify combined functionality after integration. Modules are typically code modules, individual applications, client and server applications on a network, etc.
- Functional testing: Ignores the internal parts, and focus on the output is as per requirement or otherwise.
- End-to-end testing: Testing of a complete application environment in a situation that mimics real-world use, such as interacting with a database, using network communications, or interacting with other hardware, applications, or systems if appropriate.
- Acceptance testing: Verifies if the system meets the customer-specified requirements. Users or customers do this to determine whether to accept the application.
- Stress testing: Stress beyond the specifications is placed on the system to check when and how the system fails. Performed under heavy load, such as load beyond the storage capacity, complex database queries, and continuous input to system or database load.
BIG DATA & NOSQL APPLICATIONS
Does your business or idea have the potential to grow exponentially? Does your business core have no need of complex transactional operations? Does your data have a simple structure and high chances to change over time? If your answer to all these questions is yes, you basically in front of a Big Data solution.
Working on a horizontal scalable solution requires a new set of paradigms. It is necessary to understand the underlying NoSQL databases, how they work, and what operations are available, so you can model the data to take maximum advantage of each database product. DynamoDB is different from MongoDB, primarily in terms of their approach. To get the most out of each, it is necessary to seek the advice of an expert, like znerg.
So you're impressed with MongoDB and think it's enough for your business needs? Think again. Depending on how important search is for your solution, you may want to implement Elasticsearch, a full-text search engine that will give you 5 to 40 times better performance totally worth the effort.
We will help you with your big data needs:
- Installation and configuration
- Database modeling
- Sharding configuration
- Index definition
- Search operations
- Integration with other databases
Not sure how to build your application? What architecture should I use? Should I use a traditional SQL database? A NoSQL database? An API? What about a single-page application? Is there anything that I can use as a search engine? How will I scale if my business grows rapidly? These are questions that decision makers commonly ask whenever they're facing a new project. The decision will be made based on their limited experience, and that will be a huge risk for your business.
Here at znerg, our day-to-day work revolves around implementing all kinds of solutions for many customers with different needs. We deal with software architectures pretty much every day.
The answer to all those questions above is it depends on what your needs are, where you're at, where you want to go, and how fast. We will explain the advantages of one architecture over another through real-life examples so you can make better decisions.
Here are a few things that we go over whenever we define the best architecture for your business:
- Transactional SQL database (MySQL, MSSQL, MariaDB)
- Big data NoSQL database (MongoDB, DynamoDB)
- SPA or conventional front-end
- Search engine databases (Elasticsearch)
- Software integration
CUSTOM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us now to find the best solution for your needs. We provide complimentary preliminary consultation so you can have more information for your decision making.
More than just experts in specific tools, we are a team of driven engineers 100% committed to creating great solutions to wow our clients.
Some other things we have done include
- Business intelligence
- .NET applications
- Java Enterprise applications
- Server scripting with Python
- Other PHP frameworks, such as CakePHP, Symphony, and CodeIgniter
- Microsoft SharePoint