.Net Application Development

Team with our Microsoft .Net architects to get architecture and design skills to build a robust and scalable solution:

  • Translate functional requirements into core capabilities of your software solution.
  • Assess the feasibility of your design through prototypes or pilot engagements.
  • Take advantage of our technical skills to develop a detailed architecture and design for your Microsoft .Net software solution.
  • Get best-practices advice about infrastructure, migration and performance considerations.
  • Develop your solution APIs or Web Services so that your solution is available over a myriad of platforms.
  • Speedup your time to market, while decreasing your solution’s time to value.

FutureNow offers Microsoft .Net application development using;

  • Winforms Application
  • Smart Client Applications
  • Enterprise Client Server
  • Windows Mobile / Windows Phone 7 Series
  • MS Office Applications
  • Windows Services / Custom APIs
  • WPF / WCF / WWF Applications

As part of your journey towards on demand business, you want to migrate critical processes to the Web by implementing an Microsoft .Net software solution while making sure that your productivity is not affected. You need to ensure that the new solution meets existing requirements, leverages and interacts with legacy systems and other assets, and remains flexible enough to adapt easily to changing market conditions.

Scope your projects to address your business requirements. You need to build an infrastructure that lets you efficiently integrate critical business information and deliver it to employees, trading partners, suppliers and customers. You can increase business value by building a Microsoft .NET solution architecture that allows you to scale as the need arises.

FutureNow Microsoft .Net application development services offer a range of comprehensive services to help ensure the success of your Microsoft .NET software project — and to help minimize your risk.

Scope your projects to address your business requirements

Smart Client Applications

If you need an application that operates, while connected to the internet and while it is offline, then a Windows application with smart client capabilities is what you want.

FutureNow does this by a small SQL compact database located locally, which is used to store data locally when an internet connection is not available; then synchronize local data with a central database when an internet connection becomes live.

The .Net Framework provides a common platform upon which smart client applications can be built. This sort of smart client application can be very useful while traveling or when internet connectivity is sporadic.

  • Conduct business on the go with or without internet connectivity
  • Generally faster response time than web applications which translates to better productivity
  • Stores data locally when an internet connection is unavailable
  • v with a central database when internet is available
  • Custom tailored to work on specific mobile devices

Client / Server Applications

If there is a need for a central computing solution; then a client/server application may be the ideal solution for you. Client/Server solutions runs over a distributed application architecture, that partitions tasks or workloads between service providers (servers) and service requesters, called clients.

Usually clients and servers operate over a computer network on separate machines. A server machine is a high-performance machine that is running one or more server programs which share its resources with clients. A client does not share any of its resources, but requests a server’s content or service function. Clients therefore initiate communication sessions with servers which await (listen to) incoming requests. We have considerable experience developing a client/server application which fits the needs of your business.

  • High performance servers share its resources with client workstation
  • Distribute tasks or workloads between servers and clients
  • Applications can operate over a computer network of any size
  • Store valuable data in centralized servers for data-mining and reporting

Microsoft SQL Database Design

All of our applications are database driven whether a local database or a central database shared by multiple clients. MS SQL Server features high performance data retrieval and reporting. It is good for storing a very large amount of data and provides tools to maintain data integrity. However, SQL Server data storage is only as good as the logical and physical database design. All of the advantages of relational databases can be negated by a bad design. It can be difficult to map relational data into an object-oriented software design but we have the experience to do just that.

  • Efficient data storage solutions for businesses of all sizes
  • High performance data retrieval and real-time reporting
  • Store valuable data in centralized servers for data-mining, reporting
  • All databases designed with business scalability in mind

Windows Services

If you need to automate background tasks then a Windows Service would be the ideal solution. On Microsoft Windows operating systems, a Windows service is a constant running program that performs specific functions and which is designed not to require user intervention. Windows services can be configured to start when the operating system is loaded and runs

  • Automate manual processes with precision and reliability
  • Perform specific tasks which do not to require user intervention
  • Manipulate and transport important data automatically
  • Designed to run on any Windows desktop or server

Best PHP Frameworks for Modern Web Applications

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Below is a quick summary of pros and cons for each framework. We’ve linked each framework for your convenience to read more about each one.

Best PHP frameworks Compared

For a Thorough 2018 update and revisit to this topic we decided to dig deeper and find what is not only the most used framework for 2018, but which is the utmost valuable? When surveying google Trends, it is explicit that Laravel still remains the most searched framework for all new PHP projects. Just have a look here:



Taking it a step, further I wanted to see what authentic everyday coders as well as novices are learning / using on a day to day basis. We took the time to give a survey to our progressive subscribers and notably came back with over 7,500 results.

Our survey queried subscribers on in depth questions such as specific uses of authentication, session coding, caching methods, and routing, but the results listed below will just be overall use starting with the top being the top used php framework. What we must note is the survey doesn’t completely correlate with how our recommended list is in order of most recommended, but rather real data of how much each person uses each framework. Afterall, all coder’s typically get in the groove of a certain programming language then prefer that over others. some that end up using zend also incorporate their skills in network management. Those that combine zend or Laravel with a free syslog server (as seen here at ITT systems), have the best of both worlds.

PHP Framework Used for Project UseLaravelCode IgniterSymfonyZendYii 2CakePHPFuel PHPFatFreeAura43.7%12.5%13.6%14.9%

Framework Quantity
Laravel 3,177
Code Igniter 1,085
Symfony 990
Zend 907
Yii 2 373
CakePHP 402
Fuel PHP 172
FatFree 91
Aura 66

What are the Top Rated PHP Frameworks of 2018?

There are several reasons a developer would want to choose a framework, most notably because they offer a structured, efficient fast-track towards developing web applications or APIs. They ensure that code doesn’t have to be written more than once for common functionality such as security and authentication, database handling, templating, URL-handling, and other needs. The following list outlines the primary features and drawbacks of each framework, along with their primary or intended uses, and ranks them accordingly. You should always do extensive research into each framework before deciding on which to use for your next project.

1. Laravel

Coming in at number 1 on our list, is Laravel. Laravel is a comprehensive framework designed for rapidly building applications using the MVC architecture. Laravel is currently the most popular PHP framework, with a huge community of developers.

It features tons of laravel specific packages, the lightweight Blade templating engine, unit testing, ORM, a packaging system, RESTful controllers, and now Laravel is the first framework to introduce routing in a abstract way.It takes out the hassle of code organization.

Queue management is also a feature that handles tasks in the background and then logs the activity for you all while tasks are normally run in the frontend. Packages can be easily added with the robust Composer built in to Laravel. It integrates with Gulp and Elixir so any npm packages and bower packages can be called directly via ssh.

One of the best things Laravel handles well are noSQL structures like MongoDB or Redis. It’s easy to get started with Laravel thanks to its extensive documentation, popularity, and Laravel Udemy: popular videos and tutorials meant to get developers new to Laravel up and running.

We have looked for the most comprehensive free PHP course for our readers and found the folks at Team Treehouse do by far the best job. You can sign up for free and start learning how to be a PHP pro.

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Download and Info: https://laravel.com/

2. Phalcon

Phalcon is a MVC based PHP framework, uniquely built as C-extension, meaning it’s absolutely blazing fast. Phalcon uses very few resources in comparison to other frameworks, translating into very fast processing of HTTP requests, which can be critical for developers working with systems that don’t offer much overhead.

Phalcon has been actively developed since 2012, and includes ORM, MVC, caching, and auto-loading components. Its latest and first long term support release includes support for PHP 7.

Phalcon brings developers data storage tools such as its own SQL dialect: PHQL, as well as Object Document Mapping for MongoDB. Other features include Template engines, form builders, ease of building applications with international language support, and more. Phalcon is ideal for building both performance REST APIs, as well as full-fledged web applications.

Download and Info: https://phalconphp.com/en/

3. Codeigniter

Codeigniter is an ideal framework for rapid application development. It’s a lightweight, low-hassle, framework with a small footprint that can be installed just by uploading it directly to your hosting. No special command line or software installation is required. Upload the files and you’re ready to go.

Building full fledged web applications is a breeze with it’s small learning curve, and numerous libraries. Speaking of east of development, Codeigniter’s documentations is extensive, and it’s community is vast and very helpful. Code Igniter is backed by a academic entity as well: The British Columbia Institute of Technology, which will help ensure it’s continued development and growth.

Feature-wise, Codeigniter comes with many built in libraries for unit testing, form validation, email, sessions, and much more! If you can’t find a library you’re looking for, it’s also pretty easy to build your own, and then share it with the community.

Download and Info: https://www.codeigniter.com/

4. Symfony

Symfony has been touted for a while now as a very stable, high performance, well documented, and modular project. Symfony is backed by the French SensioLabs, and has been developed by them and it’s community to be a fantastic framework.

Symfony is used by many big name companies like the BBC and open source project such as Drupal and eZpublish. Symfony was written with stability in mind in a very professional way. It’s documentation is extensive, and it’s community is just as vast. building both performance REST APIs, as well as full fledged web applications.

Download and Info: https://symfony.com/

5. Cakephp

Cakephp is an ideal framework for beginners and for rapidly developing commercial web apps. It comes with code generation and scaffolding functionality to speed up the development process, while also bringing in tons of packages to take care of common functionality.

It’s unique in having MVC conventions that help guide the development process. Configuration is also a breeze as it removes the need for complicated XML or YAML config files. Builds are fast and its security features include measures to prevent XSS, SQL Injection, CSRF, and tools for form validation.

CakePHP is under active development with good documentation and lots of support portals to help get started. Premium Support is also an option for developers who choose to use Cakephp, via the Cake Development Corporation.

Download and Info: http://cakephp.org/

6. Zend Framework

Zend Framework is a popular, go-to professional framework commonly used for high-performance enterprise-level applications. Zend is built with security, performance, and extensibility in mind.

Because of it’s focus for enterprise applications, it has tons of components for authentication, feeds, forms, services and more. Because of its enterprise driven nature, Zend isn’t ideal for rapid application development, though it does come with tools to make a developer’s life easier, including Zend’s proprietary IDE: Zend Studio. Which neatly integrates with Zend Framework.

Download and Info: https://framework.zend.com/

7. Fuel PHP

FuelPHP is a sophisticated, modern, highly modular, extensible, MVC PHP framework that is built with HMVC architecture in mind. It features lightweight and powerful ORM support, template parsing, security enhancements, it’s own authentication framework, and many packages to further extend a 21  developer’s capabilities.

Because of it’s community driven nature, FuelPHP is actively developed, and planned changes (in V2) include making it fully object-oriented, with the ability to install the framework using composer,as well as support for multiple applications on a single installation.

Download and Info: http://fuelphp.com/

WooCommerce Web Applications

Our ExtraDigital WooCommerce development gives you a great online store optimised with the correct plugins or custom code to help convert your website users into customers.


Bespoke WooCommerce Development

Using WooCommerce means that there are many great templates and plugins that help you produce a fantastic online store while keeping your costs under control. This means you can tailor your WooCommerce store to create something that’s almost completely bespoke to you.

Our highly skilled in-house WooCommerce developers can help locate the best solutions and make modifications and improvements to give you the results you want. We can also provide ongoing support to keep everything up-to-date and running smoothly.

No matter how large or small your WooCommerce store is, our in-house developers can develop a search engine optimised and user-friendly online store that is easy to market so you can focus on growing your revenue and your business.

Our Approach

The way that a website is developed affects its future performance. Due to this, we ensure that we develop your WooCommerce store using the best technology to ensure that you gain a validated and brilliant WooCommerce store.

We work with an agile methodology which brings a level of defined clarity to the development process and ensures a strong communication channel between us and you.




Our development team are involved from the project inception, contributing ideas so that they can be realistically achieved in the code.

Your WooCommerce Development

Combining leading usability and UX with market research of your industry and your users we can provide a solution that not only looks great but intelligently converts customers to sales or leads.

Whether you wish to redesign or rebuild your current WooCommerce website, or simply create a new one from scratch, we can assist you from start to fini

How to Customize WordPress Themes

WordPress theme customization are depending on the theme you’re using for your WordPress site there are different set of changes you can make to your site from within your admin panel. This tutorial explains how to do some of the changes to your site using the Customization page. For the purpose of this tutorial we will use the Twenty Seventeen theme.

How to Modify your WordPress Title and Tagline

The theme customization page allows you to modify your site’s title and tagline and see how it will look on your actual site immediately. To do this, expand the Site Identity group of settings and alter the text. As you type you will see the new text showing up in the preview on the right side. Once you’re happy with the result, simply click on the big Save & Publish button.