The XORNOT Approach
When initiating a web development project, you're faced with choosing not just a reliable and professional web development vendor, but also an entire approach to web development, and this decision has a long range effect on both quality and budget. Historically, the three main approaches have been:
In the last five years, a fourth option has taken the world of enterprise application development by storm: Open Source Rapid Application Development Frameworks (OS-RAD), such as Pyramid, Ruby-On-Rails, and Django. We believe this approach offers an unbeatable value proposition to the small to medium sized organization seeking enterprise applications at an affordable budget, without the expense of ongoing commercial license fees. RAD frameworks are ideally suited to small teams of expert developers practising agile development. But what does this mean to you?
- Your website or application is structured entirely around your business rules and data, allowing a much greater degree of customization than with off-the-shelf products such as Drupal or Sharepoint.
- Development costs are reduced as neither XORNOT nor our clients are required to pay license fees to third party vendors for products, deployment infrastructure, or development tools.
- You can chose to take your project in a different direction, or switch vendors, at a much lower cost. Many project components are re-usable and your database is easily exportable, something that is frequently not possible with proprietary products.
Furthermore, the OS-RAD frameworks and tools are being constantly improved by the world's leading experts in web development, databases management, and data security. Your project gets built with best of breed security practices and data management and you get an application that is flexible, extensible, and scalable.