Business Intelligence

The Front End –  It IS the User eXperience.  @ Xtream, the front end is all about the User.  We go beyond thinking about it as the User Interface or User eXperience.  To us, the Front End encompasses User Behavior, User Psychology, User Preferences, User Devices…. we can keep on going. From a technology standpoint, this covers everything from how data is collected, to how data is visualized and reported.  The technology stack of choice may differ, but certain factors remain constant.  Design, form, and function dictate user interaction and the optimization of the technology underneath decides speed, volume, and overall maintenance cost.

Xtream IT doesn’t put a lot of stock into buzzwords and keywords.  Although our developers  have project expertise as .NET developers, Java developers, PHP Developers, and so forth, we pride ourselves in finding and leveraging engineers that have a passion for computer science and information technology, i.e. – hackers.  Unfortunately, the word hacker has been hijacked to mean something negative at times.  But in the development world, we all know that a hacker is someone that at his or her core, loves to play with technology.  Their Github profile is more important to them than their facebook profile, and they find the scripting language they are most passionate about, and they build.  They play.

For Xtream IT, the future of innovation involves optimizing the front end for mobile platforms, most particularly the Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Whether your code is rewritten as HTML5 and then pushed through a rendering engine such as Phone Gap, or the code is written natively in xcode or in the Android SDK, our engineers work hard to ensure that it is optimized to achieve its goals with respect to form, function, and design.

On the desktop, HTML, CSS, and anything in the Adobe suite, is standard par for the course.  The java framework and popular current libraries such as jQuery or the .NET framework  – we’ve got teams specialized in both.  If your team prefers Perl, Python, or Ruby as their scripting preference of choice, we can engage the right teams because we get scripting.  We’ve used Google Web Toolkit to provide particular solutions, as well as optimized on Google Sites.  We’ve built APIs for dynamic content widgets and social media profile authentication.  If your CMS choice is a PHP based Open Source solution such as Droopal, Joomla or WordPress, we can easily handle that.  And the Apache projects, well, for hackers,  that’s our playground.

 At Xtream IT, customizing in the world of Open Source project implementations is our passion.  We repeat, Apache is our playground.  From Shindig and Rave, to Cordova (formerly Phone Gap), At Xtream IT, technology is our mission.  Open Source is our pride. Coding and scripting is our passion.

Java Stack

Java Technologies Java, JavaScripts, J2EE, JSP, EJB, Web Services, JMX, JCA
Development Tools Sun Studio, Java Studio, Java Studio Mobility, Java Studio Creater, Eclipse, WebSphere Studio, NetBeans
Application Servers IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic, JBoss, Oracle, Sun Application Server
Sun Integration Services Integration server, Integration server EAI edition, iWay adaptors, Message Queue
Frameworks Struts, Hibernate, Spring
Databases Oracle, IBM DB/2, Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Stack

Technologies Windows Azure, AppFabric, .NET, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, LINQ, ASP, MS Dynamics CRM, MSMQ, XML/XSLT, AJAX, ATLAS, MFC/SDK, WinForms, Presentation Foundation(WPF), Silverlight 3.0/4.0, Workflow Foundation (WWF), CardSpace
Database & Related Tools SQL Azure, MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, MS Access, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Broker Services, DTS and Sync Services, PowerPivot
Web Server IIS 5.0/6.0/7.0, Cassini
Application Server Biztalk 2006 & 2009, MTS
IDEs and Management Tools Visual Studio 6.0, 2003, 2005, 2008 & 2010, Team Suite, MS Project 2003/2007, Team Foundation Server, MS Visio, Erwin
Platforms/OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2000 Family, and predecessors
Application Platforms/Tools SharePoint 2007/2010, MS Exchange, Active Directory/ADFS, MS Office, Microsoft Expression Blend, MS Test, NUnit, Pex and Moles, Moq, Rhino Mocks, SpecFlow, NCover, NDepend, NuGet, MS Build, Final Builder, Cruise Control.Net, CodeRush, StyleCop, Resharper, FxCop
Reporting Tools Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services, Dunda’s Charting Controls
Frameworks .NET Framework 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0, MVC 1, 2, 3, MVVM, JQuery UI,CSLA, Entity Framework 4.0, NHibernate, PRISM, Identity Framework (WIF), MS Unity, NInject
Languages C#, F#, VB.NET, VC++, C/C++, T-SQL, VB6, HTML/DHTML, CSS
Scripting JavaScript, Jscript, VBScript, JQuery, Lua, Ext.NET/ExtJS/JSON
Distributed Computing Web Services, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), RIA, REST Services, .Net Remoting, SOAP, COM/COM+, DCOM, WinSock, RPC
Practices and Patterns Microsoft Patterns and Practices, GoF Design Patterns, Enterprise Patterns, SOA, MVC, MVP, Microsoft Enterprise Library, Unit Testing, Dependency Injection (IoC), TDD, BDD, AOP

PHP Stack

PHP Technologies PHP, JavaScripts
JavaScript Library JQuery
Development Tools Eclipse, EditPlus
Application Server Apache, IIS
Service Products Drupal, Joomla, X-cart, WordPress, Sphinx
Frameworks Symfony, PHP Cake, Zend, Code Igniter, Propel ORM, Smarty Template, Yii
Database MySql, PostGres SQL
Deployment Environment Data Center, Amazon EC2
Testing Framework PHPUnit