Web Application Development



Web Application Developer skill-set:

  HTML5, PHP7, MySQL/MariaDB, CSS3, XML, AJAX, ASP.NET, C#/C++, ColdFusion, Flash, Java/JavaScript, Perl, Python, Ruby

●  Rapid Application Development (RAD) in Oracle and Progress 4GL/SQL – Mission-Critical Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) with Transaction Rollback

●  WordPress™ Plugin / API Developer – Microsoft Visual Studio Pro (Android, iOS, Windows), Windows API – Android SDK / Studio Developer

●  O/S platforms:  Android, CentOS, CloudLinux, DEC, FreeBSD, Red Hat, Windows NT – Web Servers:  Apache, Nginx, IIS

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D a n i e l   M o n a g h a n
Sr. Consulting Analyst  ◊  Web Architect  ◊  SEO Engineer  ◊  Cybersecurity CSX


PREFACE

In May 1995, the commercial Internet launched and by year end, “Dot Com” IPO’s, home computer sales, Internet use, and Technology stocks all skyrocketed – the ‘Internet Age’ had arrived.  What hadn’t arrived yet, was a custom Content Management System (CMS) for websites with database-driven web pages (aka ‘dynamic’) instead of hand-coded HTML pages (aka ‘static’).  In July ’95, I installed Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) for WinNT, Microsoft SQL Server, and TCP/IP across the Network to commence R&D for database-driven websites.  But when I attempted Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) from SQL Server to IIS Sever over TCP/IP it was not supported.

In June 1996, New York University asked me to customize CMS Macintosh software I wrote for them to integrate with their websites [see History].  After that project, along with insight I gleaned from Internet R&D afterwards, I conceived a simple, cost-effective, and scalable CMS solution that I would develop from scratch.

NOTE:  Microsoft’s Internet platform would not serve database-driven web content reliably until February 2000, when the first stable version of ASP 3.0 was released – their proprietary Web application framework.



MyWebManager™MyWebManager™ Custom CMS Solution

In 1997, with no Content Management Systems (CMS) for websites (aka “Web Content Managers”) on the market, I began development in Visual Studio for Windows – building custom CMS software to manage dynamic website content (i.e. body text, fonts, images, headers, footers, calendars, news).  I designed and coded the Windows front-end app with a simple TEXT/HTML editor, global text styling, automated FTP transfers, and MySQL database connectivity to LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/Perl) stack on the back-end – years before “LAMP” was coined.  With all website content managed in a user-friendly Windows app, zero knowledge of HTML or Web Design is necessary – just point, click, edit, update, and ‘auto–sync’ publishes the new web content in seconds.

There’s no need to contact a Web Designer, Webmaster, or Web Support anymore because MyWebManager™ handles it all!  On the server-side, a small CGI app listens for website requests, opens the dynamic page templates (aka ‘website theme’), retrieves web content from the CMS database, and outputs the dynamic web pages to visitors.  And the website always looks uniform and consistent because dynamic pages share the same header, footer, menus, and text styling defined in the CMS – where it’s simple to view and edit.

MyWebManager™ Main Menu for South Carolina Charter Schools (2003)

MyWebManager™ Page Menu for New York Facial Plastic Surgery (2010)

When I released MyWebManager™ [setup info] it was the first custom CMS for dynamic websites on the market.  For the next 15 years, I sold it with the professional websites I built for clients so they could update their web content themselves, quickly and easily, as often as they liked.  And I continually modernized the software to harness every advancement in web design and Internet technologies (i.e. Secure e-Commerce, CSS Frameworks, Responsive Design, Search Engine Optimization, and more).

NOTE:  My innovative CMS solution combined the simplicity of Windows on the front-end with the security and reliability of LAMP Stacks on the back-end – the best of both worlds and the first of its kind!


Web App Integration:
MiniVend Shopping Cart + Multi-channel Order Manager™ 

In 1998, I integrated MyWebManager with MiniVend (the first full-featured open-source Shopping Cart system) and Multi-channel Order Manager™ (commercial Inventory & Customer management software) while developing the e-Commerce store for Eco-Organics – the first online grocer to deliver fresh produce to the New York Tri-State area.  With its full-featured shopping cart system, secure SSL checkout, dynamic web pages, and cross-browser compatibility, Eco-Organics also sold groceries, juicers, hemp clothing, diet programs, gift baskets, and more.


MyWebManager™ was the Web Content Management System (WCMS) for Eco-Organics (1998-2001)

 

CSS Framework with built-in Responsiveness

In 2003, our graphic designers began creating themes in the modern CSS Framework with built-in responsiveness.  After clients approved the final layout, I diced them into dynamic page templates and inserted MyWebManager™ queries that inserted the dynamic content where it needed to go.  None of the open-source CMS developers would develop and integrate dynamic pages with CSS responsive themes for many years to come.

WordPress  2.1 – First Security Release

In Jan 2007, four years after it’s initial release, the first security-patched version of WordPress [wikipedia] was released but it was still only a Blogging platform, not yet a CMS solution like MyWebManager had been for a decade.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

In 2009, while migrating and modernizing a large static website, I coded a built-in ‘SEO Content Optimizer’ for MyWebManager that automated every tedious task “SEO Companies” were contracted to do by hand:  insert keyword/key-phrased Meta fields, Title tags, “H1/H2” Header tags, image “alt” tags, and other best-practice rules and guidelines published by Google and Yahoo/Bing.  In one-click, “Update Website” also optimized the site for maximum Search Engine Visibility and improved Search Engine Result Page (SERP) rankings.


Automatic Software-Updater

I continued to code and improve MyWebManager and integrate it with the websites I built for five more years.  Every time I added new features and optimized the core, I distributed free upgrades via an automatic software-updater I designed and built into the software.


WordPress Catches Up

In 2014, WordPress themes built with Responsive/Mobile-friendly web design started to appear on the paid theme sites.  Followed by two SEO plugins that I was able to configure like the ‘SEO Tag Inserter’ I wrote five years earlier.  And that was the year WordPress caught up to MyWebManager with the help of 50 thousands developers and designers, not to mention 30+ million platform installations.


D a n i e l   M o n a g h a n
Sr. Consulting Analyst  ◊  Web Architect  ◊  SEO Engineer  ◊  Cybersecurity CSX


We provide cost-effective Web Application Development
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