Java is the highest level, most secure and portable programming language available today. Our team uses Java in various projects from web to desktop to mobile applications. Java allows them to build a variety of enterprise solutions: web services, desktop applications, embedded device systems, Android mobile apps, background daemons/services. They use Spring and Play frameworks + Hibernate as the ORM for the enterprise web services developed using Java.
This architecture provides client with the following benefits:
- Efficient service - the ability to have as many programmers as needed developing your application.
- Ease of Transition - improved code readability, making it much easier for a new programmer to understand the project.
- Superior Quality - in the assurance/testing process (including enhanced Inversion of Control). The layers are completely isolated, as is the work done by the programmers so that everyone's work is independent of each others.
By smoothly integrating features of object-oriented and functional languages, Scala enables Java programmers to be more productive. It is a general purpose programming language that expresses patterns in a concise and elegant way. Thus, the application size is reduced to a third of the equivalent Java code.
Our enterprise web applications use the service layer architecture shown here, which provides clients with the following benefits:
- Ability to have as many programmers as needed developing your application.
- Improved code readability, making it much easier for a new programmer to understand the project.
- The layers are completely isolated as is the work done by the programmers.
- Enables a superior quality assurance/testing process (including enhanced Inversion of Control).
- Changing the storage method requires modifying only a single layer.
- Allows changing the front end without affecting other layers.
- Provides a clear separation between all of the components.
Choosing the optimum technology for each and every task is essential for the success of any project. Python is one of the tools which the Agilio tech team has mastered for use whenever applicable in the development process.
By offering outstanding code clarity and cross-platform compatibility, Python manages to satisfy a wide range of project profiles.
Having implemented everything from server scripts to web and desktop applications, our developers are confident developing complex enterprise solutions using this technology whenever it is required.
Databases are often the heart of an application. Because of this and the fact that the purpose of a business is to grow and increase its user base, our developers always ensure that client databases are designed to scale from inception.
In order to ensure scalability, Agilio uses only the best SQL and NOSQL database systems, including: Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis. There exists a heated debate over which of these systems is better, SQL or NOSQL. Our belief is that they are designed to solve different problems, thus they are actually complementary and each should be used where it is applicable.
Search functionalities have become a vital part of every-day life. No one can imagine computer applications without "quick search" or "find" features. It is crucial to keep them running in high traffic situations regardless of search volumes or data pool sizes. Elasticsearch technology provides excellent performance, scalability and reliability for all database intensive processes.
Apache Flex is the most advanced SDK for RIA available today.
All notable multimedia content streaming sites use Flash components developed and deployed using Flex. What this development kit offers is fast and clean development for rich interface applications (web as well as desktop). Its mxml notation offers a very powerful user interface building tool; allowing the separation of GUI development from the business logic development. Thus our designers and developers can work side-by-side without getting in each other's way.
We integrate Swiz in our Flex projects following the MVC principles and best practice recommendations from the framework's developers. The main objective is to build loosely coupled components to allow them to be easily replaced or modified to suit specific client needs and requests. Thus, by implementing a "presentation" layer, the "view" layer is totally independent from the rest of the application and houses no business logic. This is very useful for safe and quick GUI changes.
Our Approach to Video Streaming
We have developed nearly a dozen large projects using live and recorded enterprise video streaming and have launched numerous successful sites employing our solutions.
Most of the streaming solutions that are currently in use do not apply server-side authentication nor do they support load balancing or any type of scalability. Thus anyone can access streams without authorization and when the server's capacity is reached (either bandwidth or hardware resources), the system cannot be expanded to allow more customers. These shortcomings may not be obvious to the client when an inferior product is delivered. However they will become serious issues during a business expansion, exactly when their streaming solutions need to be stable and run smoothly.
Agilio creates streaming solutions which are both scalable and secure. We consult our clients regarding which options fit their business model and then select the optimal architecture for their solution. Thus, we can guarantee clients that the quality and performance of their streaming solutions are perfectly compatible with current business requirements as well as future expansion plans.
Scalability and Efficiency
Multimedia streaming is a bandwidth intensive service; quality, delay and encoding are all dependent on connection speed. Agilio utilizes the architecture promoted by Content Delivery Networks, implemented directly in client applications. Therefore clients are able to manage their own infrastructure rather than paying CDNs to manage it.
Another advantage of our architecture is that clients can have proper server side authentication for their content and a feature-rich client application; these cannot be delivered by CDNs.