AIS - Best Practices & Skillset

The AIS solutions methodologies and quick development cycles require a broad skillset. Within our current staff, we use and subscribe to the following languages and methods.

Agile - defines smart business and software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. We embrace a set of practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of software developers and information technology (IT) professionals while automating software delivery and infrastructure changes. We aim to establish a culture and environment where building, testing, and releasing software can happen rapidly and more reliably.

Documentation - is critical in our environment. To ensure stability to the University and security for our clients, and as an operational standard, we document within our code and maintain documentation on systems built, services offered, involved resources, and dependent systems.

CSS - (Cascading Style Sheets) is a style sheet language used for the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written for the web.

Bootstrap - is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites. Before Bootstrap, developers used various libraries for interface development, which led to inconsistencies and a high maintenance burden.

HTML - is a standard for structuring and presenting content on the World Wide Web.

PHP - is a widely used and powerful scripting language originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages.

JavaScript - is one of the three core technologies of World Wide Web content production; most websites employ it, and all modern Web browsers support it without the need for plug-ins.

jQuery - is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

VUE - (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a javascript framework for building user interfaces. Vue is focused mainly on the view layer and is used in conjunction with PHP.

FSHPAL - (Foundation Systems High-Performance Application Language) is a programming language and a NoSQL database system developed for high performance and high security. It is primarily used in pharmacy operational software systems worldwide.

SQL, MySQL, MsSql, Oracle - are relational database management systems (RDBMS) that provide multi-user access to many databases. The SQL phrase stands for Structured Query Language.