There are two kinds of web sites.
Static sites are html pages that are cast in stone and rarely change. To change a static html page, the actual page is replaced by another page.
This type of site is suitable for providing company information - when that information rarely changes.
Database Driven Dynamic Sites
A site based on a database can change dynamically. A search page is a good example.
When searching for items where the description contains the word coffe ,
the database is queried for all inventory items fitting that description. An html page is created on-the-fly to display these items.
If an item is added to the database, it
will immediately appear in the search results.
ASP.NET is part of Microsoft's .NET platform, their 'bet the company' toolset for the next generation of software. This is the state-of-the-art toolset for
database driven web applications.
We focus exclusively on ASP.NET web sites.
XML Web Services enable different businesses to communicate over the Internet.
The XML standard allows entirely different operating systems
to send commands and data to each other - using a previously agreed upon format.
This opens up a whole new world where diferent companies, with different operating systems, internal data formats, and protocols, can finally communicate!
For example, FedEx provides full XML interfaces for all their shipping services.
We can quickly calculate the cost of a shipment or print a pre-paid FedEx shipping label.
And much, much more!
Using the latest tools from Microsoft, we can securely communicate data over the internet in many formats. .NET Remoting is the fastest and most secure method.
XML can be used, or data can be sent in an even more efficient binary format.
Probably the most unique feature we offer our clients is the ability to run a Live Data web site - remotely.
The data is first compressed to 1/10th the size, then encrypted using Triple DES encryption for absolute security, and then sent to our web server which stores the data in our SQL Server
We have clients with only a 28k connection uploading live data to our web servers right now!