web application code cost

Instant user feed back for form validation can chew up a decent amount of development time and maintaining it can quickly become a hassle.  It’s very likely that the initial development plan will differ from the final product, so once clean code can quickly become unorganized.  Automating form processing allows quick expansion, minimal maintenance and […]

shopify desktop theme editor windows linux

If you have ever tried to develop a Shopify theme on a Windows or Linux machine, you know how terrible of an experience it can be. Using Shopify’s poor browser based theme editor, uploading single files one by one, not being able to use your favorite IDE or text editor, not so good version control, […]

When using MySQL Stored Procedures in your application, it is important to be able to return multiple messages to the caller. MySQL will take care of all the directly database related errors, such as table not found, but for user errors, there is not much built in for that. An example of this would be […]

Here at Otreva, we use MySQL stored procedures (SPs) in the back end of our projects.  It gives very precise security controls and modularity to functionality across multiple applications.  This is a performance booster for us in most cases because of the complexity of the functionality.  This article is not to discuss the pros and cons […]

If you are like me, you are wondering why in the world Amazon Web Services Cloudwatch service doesn’t allow you to monitor memory usage?  Luckily they do allow you to use custom Perl scripts to create your own custom metrics. The following instructions will show you how to setup memory monitoring on your ElasticBeanstalk EC2 […]

how much does a web application cost

You’ve probably ended up here because you have an idea for a web application and want to see if it is something that can feasibly be done within a certain budget. For the most part, the bulk of the budget you are putting forward is for development time for experienced programmers, designers, and product managers. […]

We were recently asked on our Deploying WordPress to Amazon Web Services AWS EC2 and RDS via ElasticBeanstalk post how to easily manage multiple environments and multiple databases with one codebase. The answer with Amazon’s Elasticbeanstalk is pretty straightforward. Step 1: Launch a new environment within the same application. Step 2: Once that new environment is in […]

amazon mws staging account login

UPDATE*** Staging accounts are no longer supported: Hi Mike, Greetings from Amazon Marketplace Web Services Support, At this time we do not offer staging accounts for our Marketplace Web Services or MWS service. Though we have had sandbox or staging accounts in the past, it is no longer offered and the only place for the […]

Continuous Integration Status Board

We’ve internally been using Atlassian’s Bamboo CI and Jenkins CI build servers for some time now. As we have begun maintaining an ever growing codebase for our clients, we found it nice to have a CI server status board that our team can glance at throughout the day to see build and test statuses, integration […]