These are technologies that we have used. We are best suited to contracts that involve these technologies:
ASP: This is a method used to develop web pages under Windows and IIS. ASP typically uses a server side language such as VB Script to produce web pages that change based on data in a database. An ODBC connection is used to get the data from the database. It is best used on simple web sites that require rapid development.
E-Commerce: This a where a business sells it goods via the internet. A fully implemented E-Commerce site typically includes on-line credit card verification, automatic placing of purchase orders via EDI to suppliers, and on-line reporting.
EJB: Also, commonly referred to as Enterprise Java Beans. It allows the business logic to be separated from the presentation logic or GUI. This dramatically increases the scalability and versatility of the web site, however it is very expensive to host.
GUI: Graphical user interface is the method by which a computer program is operated by an end user. A GUI allows the user to enter information and control the program using the mouse and keyboard.
HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language is the standard text format exchanged on the internet. Pages are sent over the internet in this language for presentation in a browser window.
IIS: This is a web server designed by Microsoft. It is designed to work only under Windows. It supports ASP, VB Script, HTML and many plug-ins such as Cold Fusion or JRUN.
Java 1.1: The is the original Java virtual machine. It is the only java supported by Microsoft. This java is supported by Internet Explorer and Netscape so it is the best java to use for client side applications.
Java 1.3: This is the most advanced java virtual machine. It is the best choice for server side use with J2EE such as Weblogic, or Websphere.
ODBC: This is method used to connect to databases by COM objects, ASP pages, Active X controls and other Microsoft technologies. It only works under windows.
Oracle: The is predominant database system on the internet. It supports SQL, PL/SQL, Java, JDBC, ASP, JDK 1.3, SQLJ and Oracle Objects.
Oracle 8i / Oracle 8 / Oracle 9i
PL/SQL: This is the programmers version of SQL. Stored procedures are written in PL/SQL and then executed as needed. This is used for SQL statements that will be re-used.
SQL: Standard Query Language is the standard language used for database access. Both Oracle and Microsoft support this language.
VB Script: This is a programming language that combines HTML and Visual Basic. It is best used on the server side. It does not work with Netscape and requires IIS and Windows to be used on the server side.
Visual Basic: This is a very simple to learn programming language. It is best used for small and simple projects that require fast development times.
Visual Studio: This is an editing tool developed by Microsoft. It is one of the best development tools for use with ASP, COM, Visual J++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, or VB Script.
Weblogic: This is webhosting software. It is among the fastest and most scalable web hosting software available. It supports JSP, EJB, JDBC, and Java Servlets. However, it is also one of the most expensive methods of hosting.
Webgain: This is an editor for editing EJBs, Java 2, Java 1.1, JSP, HTML, Java Servlets. While it is one of the most versatile editors it is also one of the most expensive.
XML: This is a method of data exchange. Programs from different trading partners can be transferred using this protocol. Typically one trading partner will prepare a set of specifications for a series of TAGS that will be used on the XML formats.