The Stylers Group’s oldest operating service is web portal development, as we have been experts in this field since our establishment in 2004.
When developing web portals, we consider it crucial to understand the business and other requirements so that we can be a part of the project and provide advice based on our experience, from requirement gathering to continuous operation.
For designing and developing larger systems, we primarily think in terms of MVP (minimum viable product), meaning that we shape the planning with the client to be able to start working in a live environment as soon as possible, and write modules that are based on real needs. The main advantage of this approach is that users can become acquainted with the product as soon as possible, from which the maximum amount of feedback can be built.
Regarding our work methodology, we prefer to work with our clients in a waterfall model for smaller projects and with an agile mindset of scrum and kanban for larger projects.
As for technologies, we typically work with Angular2 and React on the frontend. For the backend, we use Node.js, Php, Python, and Java programming languages as per the business and IT requirements. When developing frontend interfaces, we consciously strive for a perfect balance between content and form because we are aware of how important this is for our users. When developing backend interfaces, we place great importance on security and the transparency of source code for continuous operation.
Quality assurance is also important to us. In projects where the system is constantly evolving, we ensure perfect operation by writing automated tests. (We wrote a blog post about this here.)
For high-traffic and high-load portals
In web development today, the biggest challenge is not just creating a functioning website on a single server, but finding solutions that can handle the high load placed on the database, even with millions of simultaneous visitors. The solution in this case is to separate the databases by function onto multiple cloud-based servers. In the development of our high-traffic portals, we use Amazon Web Services solutions, which can distribute the load between multiple servers and ensure optimal operation and speed regardless of the load. With multi-server solutions, load balancers distribute the load between web fleets and database replicas, enabling our business portals to operate smoothly even with millions of simultaneous visitors. On the platform provided by Amazon Web Services, we can scale the system infinitely depending on the load, and all of this is done automatically, ensuring that the portals not only function optimally under high load, but also fluctuating load, and always use exactly the resources and server hours necessary for seamless operation.