The goal was to create a high load portal with financial and analytical orientation, to provide advice on return on investment.
This portal contains a large amount of functionality possibilities, which had to work with large amounts of data and under high load. Therefore, the main requirement was to provide high-speed data retrieval and display, distribution of network loads, protection.
Further work continued and complex of several portals of similar subjects with the same capabilities was developed.
The first stage was a thorough analysis of the tasks of the data structure. Based on these data, in close collaboration with the customer we have created the architecture of the whole system and expressed it in the form of detailed technical specifications.
It was decided to use CMS Drupal 6 technology.
During the development the site was divided into several basic information modules:
- free and paid newsletter subscription
We have completed a full refactoring of many SQL queries, standard modules, and Drupal core, in order to ensure high performance. Also, Memcache and Varnish were used.
After starting the project, Agile development model was used. The release management was held in Jira system.
One of the last stages of development was the creation of subsidiaries ( streetauthority.com, smallstocks.com, topstockpicks.com ) Functionally they had to fully comply with the main site. According to the customer's requirements, the design of each of them had to be different and vary from the main site in particular.
Drupal 6, Ajax, CSS, HTML, jQuery, MySQL, PHP, SVN, Memcache, Varnish.
- Communication with customers provided project manager
- Discussion and evaluation of technical specifications, development control held team lead.
- Developing a system was led by 2-3 Drupal programmers
- Designer was responsible for developing of creative design
- The tester checked the site performance
For the development of the project, we spent 4 years.
The finished product is fully compliant with the specification requirements and was delivered in time.