eDirection.com is a new, simple and trendsetter portal that meets the basic necessities of the local community in a city & also nationwide. eDirection offers free classified services for shopping, bidding, autos, housing, jobs, social networking, business, events, content and much more. Basically all services offered by other major websites like ebay, monster, cars, match and more are available for free on eDirection in a unique integrated fashion to view listings & profile of friends, family, colleagues, local community & also nationwide!
eDirection today completed the conversion of the classifieds & social networking website to asp.net 2.0 using Microsoft's vs.net 2005 and as a result has become one of the first adopters of world's most powerful & flexible development environment.
VS.NET 2005 & ASP.NET 2.0 offer RAD tools with which the whole website was built in a record time of 2 months and is highly scaleable.
Visual Studio 2005 provides a range of tools that offer many benefits for individual developers and software development teams:
Be more productive and obtain faster results
Build dynamic Windows, Web, mobile, and Office-based solutions
Communicate and collaborate more effectively within your software teams
Ensure quality early and often throughout the development process
eDirection, with a very small team of multi talented developers, architects, dba, designer, testers could use all the benefits of VS.NET 2005 to develop & deploy the website in a record time and with a low budget and head count. At the time of this PR, 5 members including eDirection's co-founders Vikas & Alvin were involved in the development of edirection.com. Usually this kind of website can take as many as 15 team members including analysts, designers, content providers, architects, DBAs, testers and more to develop and deploy.
eDirection's team mentions the following features (extract from Microsoft) that were of immense help to develop & architect faster/scaleable than ever before:
Better Web Publishing
Publish and administer Web sites more easily with the powerful combination of ASP .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.
Now cleaning all those unwanted intermediate files out of your solution is a one-click operation.
The Deployment Designer in Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects allows application designs to be validated for deployment within a particular datacenter, identifying possible issues before the deployment begins.
Load Testing – Results Repository
Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers provides the ability to gather and store detailed information about how an application performs under different types of load.
eDirection plans to develop build more functionalities with the help of Microsoft's VS.NET 2005 & ASP.NET 2.0 in a faster and cost effective manner in the coming days. eDirection's technology team can offer consulting to any companies desiring to leverage these state of the art technologies.