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It has been almost impossible to escape the growth of the Internet ever since the web came to life in the early 1990s. With people so drastically shifting to the web, businesses and organizations view the web as the new frontier for international marketing and business transactions. It is not all words and thoughts as the web does hold the potential for all this and more.
Amidst all the maelstrom, there is a critical role being played by certain developers.
This is the role of the web developers who face enormous pressures to build high quality websites in the nick of time and that too with a very limited amount of formal web development methodologies to pick from to aid them in the process. This is where S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. has an edge over many other competitors in the market.
The team of web developers of the company are not only superior at what they do but they are also always learning and growing to become better every day. The web developers at the company recognize that with the growing market, the demands of the consumers have also increased and expanded. In turn, the developers have to utilize different skill sets during the development process to create what is required.
WEB DEVELOPMENT AT S.T.A.R.S:
When working on something as extensive as web development, it is not uncommon to forget minor details and tasks over time. However, S.T.A.R.S (Pvt) Ltd. is known for the steady standard that it provides for the clients who work with the company. As it is of great importance to the company to maintain the high standard that the clients of the company are used to.
One thing that the team members at S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. never skip out on is how the code is developed. The code is simplified enough for it to be revisited without any confusion. This allows the work to carry forward without any lags and if a developer is not available for any reason, other developers can easily check the code and correct it.
With a vast variety of technology out there, it is essential for developers to make sure that the product is responsive. S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. has a set pattern to help the developers ensure that all the designs that get created are responsive across the array of devices that the users will be using. The team has researched these devices and the requirements of these devices so that the design and functionality of the website do not become scattered when it is used from different systems.
FLOW OF WORK:
The flow of work was designed on the basis of a combination of available knowledge and the experiences of the company over the many years that they have spent in the field. It is the techniques and the methods that the company has learned over time that one cannot learn elsewhere.
Some people believe that having experience can be problematic as well, as this makes you become stricter in the preconceived ideas that have been true for you in the past. However, at S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. this has never been the issue. The team members involved in the creation of the flow of work have always been open to new ideas and innovative new methodologies that can assist in the process and streamline it without causing a negative effect on the end product.
TESTING THE FLOW:
Once the flow of work has been developed, it is then given to the team of developers for evaluation and testing. This is probably one of the most important steps that the company takes when creating the workflow as a lot of things that work in theory may fail in practicality. The flow of work followed by the web developers of S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. is as follows:
STEP ONE: ANALYSIS
S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. realizes the two main concerns involving the failure of software projects. These issues are the lack of top management commitment to a project and misunderstanding the system requirements. This step is focused on the reduction of these risks by setting in place specific objectives and then creating a system that assists in achieving them. The web developers also play a part in the formulation of the flow of work as they are well equipped with the required knowledge and they can provide a practical opinion on the best practises of web development.
STEP TWO: DEFINING GOALS
When the team members have thoroughly done the analysis of the web development and a tactful planning document has been created, the manner in which development will acquire the goals can be identified. At this point, the web development team gets completely involved with running the project and uses their expertise along with current technologies to work towards the completion of the project.
S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. prefers to have everything well organized and documented to avoid any confusion in the long run. So an objective document is made at this point that defines the objectives of the web being developed along with any other important points that could be essential for the development of the web.
STEP THREE: OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS
In this third step, the predefined objectives and available resources are analyzed to see where the objectives are achievable or not. After the cost analysis is done to estimate the development cost of the site, an estimate is established of what is achievable in the provided budget. Once the budget has been calculated, risk analysis is conducted to check whether there are any major risks involved in the site development.
Once all these different sorts of analysis are completed, a more refined set of objectives can be documented. Any objective that cannot be achieved at the moment is jotted down separately which will later form part of the iterative process.
STEP FOUR: DESIGN
Once the team of S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. is done with the analysis phase of the project, they move into the design phase of the work. With the increase in websites out in the market, any website that lacks in terms of good design architecture can swiftly become very unmanageable.
The site is designed with the knowledge that the work is likely to have divisions and sections that will be added to it over the years as technology changes and the work grows. A flexible design is curated for the client. The design wing provides detailed files that describe the structure, sectioning and data placement required for development along with detailed designs and graphic work for the website development to get initiated.
The quality assurance team conducts testing at this stage of development before it goes for development. This involves the testing of the website design against the goals and objectives that were defined previously in the workflow. By doing so, the team members at S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. become ascertained whether the system can produce the information that will be required by the user. During these phases, anything that is removed from the objective list is jotted down in a separate list for the team to go over at the very end.
STEP FIVE: DEVELOPMENT
In this step, the generation of the website begins and the website starts to take form. At this point the team members of S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. start developing the entire website according to the objectives
and the designs that have already been created. Over the years, the team members have realized that the designs of the website must always be prepared beforehand. This is important to do the work in a more time efficient manner.
When the designs are created before the development starts, the designs can be completely tested to make sure they cover all the requirements and objectives of the project. In this manner, when the designs are passed over for development, there is no point that goes missing and all the functionalities are catered to.
STEP SIX: TESTING
One thing that the company is focused on is the quality of the work that is being produced. This is why testing is seen as a critical part of the development process in the company. Once the website is completely developed and finalized, it is then sent for testing to ensure that everything is in place and nothing is missing from the objectives.
Testing a web is one of the most complex and lengthy areas of any web project that is handled by S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. It is a lot more difficult than it may seem at first sight however, it is a process that requires the team members to go over each and every point of the site and ensure that all the details, no matter how big or small, are all covered in the project.
The website must be tested against as many environments and combinations of technologies as possible in order to take the potential audience to the maximum level.
STEP SEVEN: IMPLEMENTATION
This last step of testing is called the implementation phase. Unlike most other steps, this is an ongoing step and runs throughout the cycle of the development process. It seems like one of the most simple yet one of the most integral points of the development process.
The team members at S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. first implements the site completely, making the target audience aware of its presence. The site is registered with major search engines and other marketing methods are also implemented as discussed with the client.
Once the website is fully developed and ready to be handed over completely to the client, a final evaluation is conducted by the team of S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. to make sure that the development is up to the standards that the company is so well known for. An objective review is conducted. This is done with respect to the objectives that have been outlined in the first phase of the development process.
S.T.A.R.S (Pvt.) Ltd. understands that there is not even a single method that can claim that it has no limitations of any sort. No matter which method is used, it is not entirely perfect. These methodologies do, however, offer a useful crux for the developers and act as the checklist which can be used to reassure that the work that is being developed is done by following the proper practises and that the product is not lagging in any of the essential requirements.
As a team, these methodologies are constantly being perfected and all the loopholes that are highlighted over the time period are then worked on and solved. Making it easier for developers to get the work done in a strategic manner. The way that the company operates has made it stand out in the market and allowed the company to retain their clients.