August 23, 2018

Open source Technologies

Overview of Open Source (PHP & LAMP Stack) Technologies

In recent years, Open Source Software, Technologies and Solutions have been dominating the IT market and have become very popular worldwide. By leveraging their benefits, may small to big organisations have been able to transform their businesses drastically and their return of investment for IT have improved significantly.

Very popular platforms ranging from simple website to sophisticated enterprise systems have become very easy to build using readymade open source frameworks and customisations using full stack PHP programming.

Vedlogic’s team have been working extensively on Open Source technologies since these technologies were introduced in the industry. Our teams possess expertise in using a wide range of open source frameworks, core development on PHP & LAMP Stack. Our knowledge & experience on open source tools and core full stack development makes us one stop solution provider for delivering projects of any size & complexities.

We have successfully delivered projects and products that span across multiple business verticals.

Glimpse of our Technology Skills on Open Source Technology

Laravel, CakePHP, CodeIgniter (CI), Zend, YII

Joomla, Magento, Drupal, WordPress

Javascript Library/Frameworks:
jQuery, MooTool, Prototype, AngularJS, ReactJS

Programming Language:
Core PHP

MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB

Version Control:
Git, SVN

Operating Systems:
Windows, Ubuntu, Linux, CentOS

Our Approach on getting maximum benefits from using Open Source Technologies:

When a technical solution is proposed for your given problem and context, it should meet the following criteria to get the best solution at the right cost involved. Such criteria are as

Time to Market: Time to market (TTM) is extremely important when choosing a technology partner. The faster you develop and release your application, the more ahead of competitors you’ll be. Moreover, the less time development requires, the cheaper the development cost. We at Vedlogic follow the Agile methodology to reduce the time span of early release and time to go live.

Security: Our world has gone digital over the last two decades and so have criminals. Cyber attacks are the biggest threat to online businesses. Today, governments and corporations are working hard on ensuring the highest level of cyber security possible.

Scalability: Scalability isn’t a feature to turn tail on when developing a web application. You should think of scalability in advance and choose an appropriate technology stack for your needs.
Out-of-the-box solution: Check whether any out-of-the-box solution available to the problem defined by you or solution to a similar problem. This helps to the less time development requires, the cheaper the development cost.

Benefits of Open Source Technologies

Open source software can have a major impact on your entire organization for not only costs and licenses but also sometimes provide readymade solutions or modules that speed up the implementation of a solution. There are several other benefits of using open source software too. The following are a list of the advantages of opting for open source software.

Lesser hardware costs
Since Linux and open source solutions are easily portable and compressed, it takes lesser hardware power to carry out the same tasks when compared to the hardware power it takes on servers, such as Solaris, Windows or workstations. With this less hardware power advantage, you can even use cheaper or older hardware and still get the desired results.

High-quality software
Open source software is mostly high-quality software. When you use the open source software, the source code is available. The most open source software is well-designed. Open source software can also be efficiently used in coding. These reasons make open source software an ideal choice for organizations.

No vendor lock-in
IT managers in organizations face constant frustration when dealing with vendor lock-ins'. Lack of portability, expensive license fees and the inability to customize software are some of the other disadvantages. Using open source software gives you more freedom and you can effectively address all these disadvantages.

Integrated management
By using open source software, you can benefit from integrated management. Open source software uses technologies, such as a common information model (CIM) and web-based enterprise management (WBEM). These high-end technologies enable you to integrate and combine server, application, service and workstation management. This integration would result in efficient administration.

Simple license management
When you use open source software, you would no longer need to worry about licenses. Open source software enables you to install it several times and also use it from any location. You will be free from monitoring, tracking or counting license compliance.

Lower software costs
Using open source software can help you minimize your expenses. You can save on licensing fees and maintenance fees. The only expenses that you would encounter would be expensive for documentation, media and support.

Abundant support
You will get ample support when you use open source software. Open source support is mostly freely available and can be easily accessed through online communities. There are also many software companies that provide free online help and varied levels of paid support. Most organizations who create open source software solutions also provide maintenance and support.

Scaling and consolidating
Linux and open source software can be easily scaled. With varied options for clustering, load balancing and open source applications, such as email and database, you can enable your organization to either scale up and achieve higher growth or consolidate and achieve more with less.