Sunday, June 14, 2009

. NET Solutions for Many Industries

Today’s write-up will introduce reader to the different industries where Hanu Software has proved her excellence by the providing unmatched quality solutions

We develop .NET solutions for a wide range of industries. Some of these industries and typical applications are described below.

Real Estate —Hanu Software Solutions can help realtors develop information-rich, easily navigated Web-based portals and desktop applications enabling them, their customers, and prospects to easily access accurate, up-to-date information.

Telecommunications — For telecom companies and wireless service providers, our expertise in .NET technology can build reliable, scalable hosting infrastructures; integrate computer and telephony technologies; and enable consumers and businesses to efficiently access information from PCs and other devices. This enables telecommunications companies to use Web services to create new business value.

Healthcare — Efficient, cost-effective integration of data from multiple sources is a necessity for organizations in the healthcare industry. Our .NET solutions help providers and insurers realize improvements in areas such as claims payment, rate setting, pricing, marketing, care management, prescription benefits, eligibility verification, medical records management, and customer service.

Retail — Hanu Software Solutions makes it easy for merchandisers to use .NET technology to make information available to the people who need it, when and where they need it—from customers using a store’s web site to security personnel stopping fraud at the checkout to sales reps closing deals at customer sites.

Entertainment and Media— Hanu Software Solutions is helping media and entertainment businesses realize the ability of .NET solutions to provide their customers with seamless media technologies, audio processing software, education industry solutions, gaming applications, and PDA-based gaming solutions.

Manufacturing With web-based information systems utilizing the .NET framework, manufacturers can integrate business and industrial processes, internally as well as with partners and customers. This integration is a real advantage in today’s competitive market. Hanu Software Solutions can help develop and deploy.NET-based solutions that deliver Web services benefits across the enterprise.


In continuation with discussion on .Net 2.0, today’...

In continuation with discussion on .Net 2.0, today’s concentration is given to Flexible Extensibility of new version.

Flexible Extensibility

ASP.NET 2.0 is a well-factored and open system, where any component can be easily replaced with a custom implementation. Whether it is server controls, page handlers, compilation, or core application services, you'll find that all are easily customizable and replaceable to tailor to your needs. Developers can plug in custom code anywhere in the page lifecycle to further customize ASP.NET 2.0 to their needs.
  • Provider-driven Application Services. ASP.NET 2.0 now includes built-in support for membership (user name/password credential storage) and role management services out of the box. The new personalization service enables quick storage/retrieval of user settings and preferences, facilitating rich customization with minimal code. The new site navigation system enables developers to quickly build link structures consistently across a site. As all of these services are provider-driven, they can be easily swapped out and replaced with your own custom implementation. With this extensibility option, you have complete control over the data store and schema that drives these rich application services.

  • Server Control Extensibility. ASP.NET 2.0 includes improved support for control extensibility, such as more base classes that encapsulate common behaviors, improved designer support, more APIs for interacting with client-side script, metadata-driven support for new features like themes and accessibility verification, better state management, and more.

  • Data Source Controls. Data access in ASP.NET 2.0 is now performed declaratively using data source controls on a page. In this model, support for new data backend storage providers can be easily added by implementing custom data source controls. Additionally, the SqlDataSource control that ships in the box has built-in support for any ADO.NET managed provider that implements the new provider factory model in ADO.NET.

  • Compilation Build Providers. Dynamic compilation in ASP.NET 2.0 is now handled by extensible compilation build providers, which associate a particular file extension with a handler that knows how to compile that extension dynamically at runtime. For example, .resx files can be dynamically compiled to resources, .wsdl files to web service proxies, and .xsd files to typed DataSet objects. In addition to the built-in support, it is easy to add support for additional extensions by implementing a custom build provider and registering it in Web.config.

  • Expression Builders. ASP.NET 2.0 introduces a declarative new syntax for referencing code to substitute values into the page, called Expression Builders. ASP.NET 2.0 includes expression builders for referencing string resources for localization, connection strings, application settings, and profile values. You can also write your own expression builders to create your own custom syntax to substitute values in a page rendering.


Continuing with the discussion on new in .NET 2.0, ...

Continuing with the discussion on new in .NET 2.0, today we are taking second of the aspect that is Administration and management. It plays very important role in deployment, management, and operations of ASP.NET servers.

Administration and Management

ASP.NET 2.0 is designed with administration and manageability in mind. We recognize that while simplifying the development experience is important, deployment and maintenance in a production environment is also a key component of an application's lifetime. ASP.NET 2.0 introduces several new features that further enhance the deployment, management, and operations of ASP.NET servers.

  • Configuration API. ASP.NET 2.0 contains new configuration management APIs, enabling users to programmatically build programs or scripts that create, read, and update Web.config and machine.config configuration files.
  • ASP.NET MMC Admin Tool. ASP.NET 2.0 provides a new comprehensive admin tool that plugs into the existing IIS Administration MMC, enabling an administrator to graphically read or change common settings within our XML configuration files.
  • Pre-compilation Tool. ASP.NET 2.0 delivers a new application deployment utility that enables both developers and administrators to precompile a dynamic ASP.NET application prior to deployment. This precompilation automatically identifies any compilation issues anywhere within the site, as well as enables ASP.NET applications to be deployed without any source being stored on the server (one can optionally remove the content of .aspx files as part of the compile phase), further protecting your intellectual property.
  • Health Monitoring and Tracing. ASP.NET 2.0 also provides new health-monitoring support to enable administrators to be automatically notified when an application on a server starts to experience problems. New tracing features will enable administrators to capture run-time and request data from a production server to better diagnose issues. ASP.NET 2.0 is delivering features that will enable developers and administrators to simplify the day-to-day management and maintenance of their Web applications.


The Elements of an Hanu Software COE

HSS has established a structure for all of our COEs, consisting of the following key elements:

  1. Languages and Technologies
  2. Tools
  3. Process
  4. People

Languages and Technologies

Each COE includes various programming languages, technologies, development libraries, and compilers related to the particular technology domain of that COE. For example, .NET COE uses the following technologies:

1. C#



4. Web Services

5. JavaScript, VB Script

6. XML, XSL, XPath

7. and many more


The HSS development tool set is an important element of our unique selling proposition, namely, our ability to deliver solutions for many different life cycles, budgets, and timelines. We do not believe in developing a new solution from scratch for each new project. Our tool set includes process tools, engineering tools, analysis tools, utilities, and controls.


HSS has developed a quality management system (QMS) that documents and defines our software development processes. Implemented by all of our engineers, our QMS is based on ISO quality standards and on the Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model (CMM).

The key components are:

  1. Inspections. At each stage of development or maintenance, we perform a detailed, technical peer review of the software design and code implementation. Identifying and fixing errors at this early stage prevents bugs from entering the code, saving time and expense, and avoids bugs in the delivered software.
  2. Code Reusability. We have developed a library of more than 100 frequently-used software components typical in .NET applications. These components are tried-and-tested, with proven designs and free of critical bugs. Our components can be re-used without change, or with modifications. At the design phase of a new project, our engineers determine which components are suitable for the new application. Only code unique to the application is designed and written from scratch. Building existing, high-quality software in this way into a new application saves the HSS customer time and expense, and helps ensure quality in the deployed application.
  3. Change Control Board. The HSS QMS requires strict adherence on the part of our software developers to the defined requirements for an application. We have also established a Change Control Board, a group of engineers that reviews all major requests from developers or testers to make changes to the requirements. Using this Board prevents “feature creep, ” a typical problem in the software development industry, keeping the development schedule on track and with the features that the customer expects.
  4. Nightly Software Builds and Testing. At HSS, each night we make a new build of an application and run a series of tests that verify its basic operation. Making builds nightly enables us to find and fix integration errors almost immediately. It also enables us to track feature implementation against the schedule, because we can see on a daily basis which features have been implemented.
  5. Risk List and Plan. As part of our QMS, we develop a list of the top-10 risks for each development project, together with a plan for addressing each risk should it materialize. Our engineers assess the risks weekly, resolving any and identifying potential new risks, minimizing impact to the schedule and to software quality.


Quality human resources are the fundamental asset in any organization. At HSS, we staff each COE with employees who are skilled in the set of tools, languages, and products used by that COE. We hire primarily engineering graduates who are experienced, trained, and certified in internationally recognized IT skill sets. For example, people on the .NET COE are certified MCPs and MCSDs.

What this means to our customers is that their solutions, products, and software are developed by certified resources, so our customers need not worry about the people deployed on their projects. This also means that HSS customers receive value-added recommendations for long term planning and can develop IT roadmaps with confidence that the recommendations from HSS are based on the latest knowledge.


The COE Value Proposition to Customer Organizations

Hanu Software Solutions .NET COE benefits customers by providing:

  • Specialized and industry-certified engineers.
  • Improved time to market.
  • A specialized, automated Quality Management System.
  • Improved release management.
  • A future-ready delivery system.
  • Better absorption of the business dynamics.
  • A synergetic system to offer complete solution set.
  • Better ROI for your IT investments.
  • Better integration with customer organizations at all levels – developers, tools, middle management, senior management, communications, and documentation.




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