We had a task to develop a modern, efficient, flexible and easy to use online store. All functional components of the system should be implemented as universal as possible, to allow their usage in other systems (partner stores, stores with the referral system, etc.) Also, the system required a high performance and high cross-browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer 8+).
As the main requirements to the online store were high performance, modular structure and versatility it was decided to use a modern PHP framework Yii framework.
Percona Server DBMS was chosen as the main data storage, because of its high capacity of data access. As an auxiliary “fast” database for storing users’ feedback we choose document-oriented DBMS - MongoDB. For implementing a quick search for products and categories we chose Sphink Search Server, which allows receiving data for search queries based on formed search indexes in a fraction of a second.
We were choosing a technology for the development with an emphasis on the reliability of performance of the system.
Team of 6 specialists worked on a project:
- curator of the project - project evaluation, distribution and control of the tasks, solve complex technical problems;
- designer - design creation;
- 2 PHP programmers - development of the server side of the system;
- Frontend programmer – UI development (HTML5 + LESS);
The customer has provided technical specifications with detailed description of system requirements. After all the details were discussed a detailed evaluation of the project was made and the deadlines were set. The work plan was divided into several independent parts, each of them as much as possible was developed in parallel by several specialists.
Thanks to a good team cooperation and competent management project has been successfully implemented within 2 months.