Web Development

What we do
Regardless of how tight your time schedule or budget may be, RIaK, LLC. provides you with support through all phases of software development but without all the technical jargon. Our Programmers are experts with a broad knowledge of programming languages and a vast array of database technologies. We have extensive experience developing interactive, database-driven websites and web based applications.

Our streamlined workflow enables us to provide custom programming services at a very competitive price, considerably lower than the typical in-house development costs. We use proven project management methods to meet your deadline and budget.

RIaK, LLC. builds state-of-art web sites that enable your company to take advantage of the latest internet and web services technologies. With a full array of web development services to help get your products and services online RIaK, LLC. can provide you with eCommerce solutions, content management solutions, web based services, application integration services, and design services.

To us, Web Development can be website design or web programming - we do both. We specialize in custom web development for business. We sit down with the client and understand the business need and the requirements and design a look, a database, and a custom web application that combines all web business considerations into a highly useful and functional business system.

How it works
Though many variations are possible, a Web application is commonly structured as a three-tiered. In its most common form, a Web browser is the first tier, an engine using some dynamic Web content technology (such as ASP or ASP.NET or CGI) is the middle tier, and a database is the third tier. The Web browser sends requests to the middle tier, which services them by making queries and updates against the database and generating a user interface.

Web interfaces have increasingly replaced what have previously been thought of as traditional, single-user applications. For example, Microsoft HTML Help replaced Windows Help as the primary help system in Microsoft Windows. Like their networked brethren, such applications generate web documents as their user interface and send them (sometimes via an embedded HTTP server) to a local Web browser component, which then renders the pages for the user and returns user input to the application. Web applications powered by embedded Web servers have also become commonplace as the user interfaces for configuring network components such as servers, switches, routers, and gateways.

An emerging strategy for application software companies is to provide Web access to software previously distributed as local applications. Depending on the type of application, it may require the development of an entirely different browser-based interface, or merely adapting an existing application to use different presentation technology. These programs allow the user to pay a monthly or yearly fee for use of a software application without having to install it on a local hard drive. A company which follows this strategy is known as an application service provider (ASP), and ASPs are currently receiving much attention in the software industry.

While many Web applications are written directly in ASP or .NET, there are many Web application frameworks which automate the process, by allowing the programmer to define a higher-level description of the program. In addition, there is potential for the development of applications on Internet Operating Systems, although currently there are not many viable platforms that fit this model.