If your business has invested in Sencha Ext JS, Sencha Touch, Bootstrap, AngularJS or other JavaScriping technologies for web and mobile, chances are you’ve also invested in the training and you have IT professionals that are familiar with the basics.
Here is the challenge: Every business is unique and requires unique solutions for web, mobile and internal applications. Developing enterprise applications can be done in many ways with many different development frameworks. However, there are several core issues that need to be dealt with when working on large-scale HTML5 applications such as how to handle:
At AppFoundation, we have been developing large-scale enterprise applications since 2005 and that experience has allowed us to solve many issues with enterprise application development projects. From organizations who don’t allow open-source solutions to mostly issues with application consistency and size; AppFoundation has created its own development framework to address the core issues listed above.
When determining what architecture to implement your user interface with; you need to consider what fits your organization and developer’s skills best as each solution is different and generally based on different design patterns, or slight modifications of those patterns. However, from our experience, not following a solid MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern can create various problems when developing enterprise applications such as:
The purpose of a development framework or architecture is to create a consistent development process that is repeatable and non-evasive. AppContinuum has been built to streamline development of HTML5 applications so that you can start developing features instead of worrying about application plumbing.
The AppContinuum platform programming model is made up of the following core components that should exist in any enterprise Ext JS application and development shop:
A Real-World Example: Social Business Tool
We needed a way to better manage a variety of information such as clients, projects, and communication between the two. AppFoundation’s social business solution applies the full potential of social models like communities, collaboration, and user generated content in a secure, managed environment.
The Connect application enables valid users to view projects they are tied to, messages for those projects, media, and client contact information if that are granted rights to those views.
The list below shows what the application feature set is composed of:
The goal of any project is successful completion of all requirements and features. To successfully deliver your enterprise class applications, I hope you take a look at the core issues you need to address and choose the proper tools for the job.
About the author: Chris Giametta is an author and Managing Partner with AppFoundation Technology Group, Inc (www.appfoundation.com, Twitter @AppFoundation). Dallas Texas based AppFoundation is full-service firm that provides custom web, mobile, and desktop application development. AppFoundation leverages innovative technologies to deliver premium user experiences that engage customers to drive satisfaction.