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IVC provides professional .NET and Java development services to fit the needs of businesses large and small. Contact us today to see how we can help your business leverage the benefits Java has to offer.

Custom application development is the process of developing robust, scalable software systems to meet client needs. Our line of Java and .NET components are designed to drastically speed up your project development cycle by integrating commonly used functionality into reusable platform independent components . The amount of development time saved by using pre-built and tested Alantus components can typically save you thousands of dollars in wasted programming resources and move your Java application to market much faster.

Alantus engineers and partner developers follow a rapid development process that enables them to move efficiently and effectively from requirements gathering and analysis to design, code and test iterations. Although iterative in nature, this methodology follows distinct phases and provides the client with early, well-defined deliverables. These distinct phases incorporates a system of checks and balances to ensure that client expectations for the site and for the quality of our work are met at each stage. Status reports, task based plans and work in progress are continually reported to keep you informed and the project on time and on budget. Typical phases include:


IVC engineers are able to determine a client's vision and needs quickly and then develop the required software and code in a repeatable and predictable fashion. The process ensures rapid Web infrastructure development and higher project quality within the contract period. Rapid development methodology maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of development resources, and those of our customers, to produce the most robust, scalable web solutions in the shortest possible time.

You need your ebusiness projects completed rapidly to stay competitive. As a result, the frantic pace of developing applications in "Internet time" has pressed development schedules to the extreme. In addition, the quality expected of e-business applications is increasing. Sites expect round-the-clock operation and are unforgiving of any delays or failures. Web applications built hastily - tend to suffer eventually from the lack of scalability and maintainability; they can quickly become a developer's nightmare. Regardless of these challenges, web and e-business software is still required to demonstrate the same, if not higher, quality and longevity than traditional applications. That is why IVC uses tried and true Open Standards based reuseable components to develop a solution.

Rapid Development Rationale

At the heart of modern software process methodologies is the principle of Iterative and Incremental Development. This principle overcomes many of the problems and weaknesses of the "waterfall model" of software development by allowing more frequent checkpoints and visibility into the development process, earlier discovery of potential errors or misunderstandings, and the timely incorporation of customer feedback. This ultimately leads to a reduction of risk and an increased likelihood of delivering quality software on time and within budget.

The benefits of the Iterative and Incremental include:

Quick discovery of customer business requirements and their impact on software requirements.
Anticipation of change, the ability to quickly respond to change, and recovery from change.
Use of milestones and checkpoints to monitor progress without stifling progress.
Ability to keep the client involved and aware of development progress at all times.

Apart from the below methodology specifically used for executing Web projects, IVC has put in place well defined processes for various phases of the Software Development Lifecycle. Some of the Processes/ standards that have been defined include, among others:

Coding standards
Process for Project Effort estimation
Process for Project Planning
Process for Project Schedule Tracking
Process for Project Reviews
Process for Project Deployment

Process and project management issues are critical since most web projects are characterized by presence of a multi-disciplinary team, assimilation and use of new tools & technologies and delivering on extremely tight deadlines. Successful web solutions companies therefore have well defined, yet flexible systems in order to address the diversity of projects.

Development Phases

IVC uses the notion of key phases in an application lifecycle. The phases help establish milestones and visibility into the development, while iterations and increments still take place within the phases.

The aim of this exercise is to evoke a thought process within our client's organization and translate the same into an effective web strategy that produces results commensurate to the requirements of our client. Based on this feedback, IVC will be in a position to suggest effective web strategies, technologies, budgets, project schedules and deadlines, off web and online promotion strategies and a formalized "Plan of Action" to take your business to the web.

The Design phase defines the actual work process for the implementation of the web strategy finalized. This phase defines precisely the project scope, deliverables, content and development deadlines, milestones, payment schedules and project managers at both ends who are assigned respective responsibilities. After this stage, the entire project plan is decided and approved by the client goes to Development.

Development and Acceptance
At each step approval and signoff are taken to ensure the project remains on budget and schedule. The client has access to all the most up-to-date progress, reports and progress charts via the collaborative project infrastructure.

This phase rounds off the assignment for the client. From this point onwards, newer and future strategies are defined, success of the site is analyzed, training, support and documentation is given, final payments are made and promotion plans are put in place. At this point in time, schedules for updates, future development etc. are planned in detail. The above methodology ensures that the web project achieves the desired results with the time and cost constraints. It also paves the path for future developments on the web and achieving greater online goals.


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