Custom Application Development
When nothing on the shelf is quite as unique as your business, 4th Source’s Application Development and Management services provide analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of business applications.
4th Source provides industry-leading expertise in developing, integrating, and supporting business critical systems. Our application development services expertise in Portals, Content Management Systems, E-Commerce systems and Custom Application Development, including extensive experience with PHP development and Ruby on Rails, leverages our deep technology strength and best practices to deliver value for our customers.
Our capabilities span service-oriented architectures, including J2EE and .NET, as well as traditional client/server and mainframe development. In addition we offer legacy transformation, legacy SOA, portal development, content management, wireless and mobile applications development.
Given the overlapping time zones of our nearshore delivery centers and our customer work locations, 4th Source resources are able to collaborate with in-house development teams throughout the entire application development lifecycle. Our resources are able to lead or participate the development process adding value by offering best practices for QA and testing, tool selection, code reuse, production readiness and cutover strategies. Once the application is up and running, our nearshore centers already possess the knowledge of the application and can tap into our operational practices to offer ongoing maintenance and help desk at a much lower cost.
Each application development lifecycle needs an appropriate development methodology. Our teams are versed in several and make recommendations or adopt to your preferred approach. The ability to be more nimble and collaborative throughout the development process is a clear advantage of nearshore over offshore. Rather than throwing specs over the wall and hoping for code in the morning, our teams are in constant communication, all day long. This style of working relationship is a prerequisite to be successful with agile software development method. You choose - SDLC/Waterfall, Spiral/Iterative, Agile, Xtreme and we adopt. Of course, we will bring along a set of best practices for leveraging the method in a nearshore delivery model that have been developed based on practical experience and compiled to help our customers avoid lessons learned and increase their likelihood of success.
Study and Design
- System Requirement Analysis
- User Acceptance Criteria
- Functional Specification
- System Architecture and High Level Design
- Agree Test Strategy
- Software Project Management Plan
- Software Configuration Management Plan
- Test Plan
- Quality Plan
- Work breakdown structure
Development, Test & Implementation
- Detail Design
- Functional and unit test case design
- Unit Testing
- Module Testing
- Integration Testing
- User Acceptance Testing
- User Training
- Knowledge Transfer
At 4th Source, we have experience in developing, testing, integrating, delivering, supporting and maintaining innovative software applications that deliver a tangible business advantage. 4th Source has the knowledge and resources to help you meet your application development goals.