Software Development

.NET Software Development

Pyramid Software Solutions specializes in Microsoft .NET software development. Using the technologies of Entity Framework, LINQ, and WPF, we can develop powerful software solutions for your business. By using the MVVM design pattern, we can provide you with maintainable, easily-extendable code that will be easily supported by either us or a different development group.

Entity Framework

Entity Framework is a development tool that can be utilized to make data access programming much more efficient by synchronizing data models in the application with SQL database tables. With complex databases, a system such as this is almost a necessity. Using Entity Framework with .NET application development allows us to increase productivity and future maintainability, and thus, bring down the cost of your project.

WPF / MVVM Design Pattern

WPF is a UI design system that allows developers to design .NET application UIs as a series of styled components, somewhat similar to how one might develop a web UI with HTML and CSS. MVVM is a design pattern that separates business logic from the user interface. These two concepts in conjunction with one another, allow us to modularize development into reusable components and minimize the impact of changes that may be required along the development process.

SQL Database Design

Database design is a crucial component of application development. We will examine your project requirements and business goals, and develop an efficient schema that is optimized for expansion, security, and performance. A correct schema design ensures development goes smoothly and minimizes the developmental impact of new funcitonality the database may need to incorporate in the future.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Microsoft SQL Server is a very powerful and customizable database engine with many tools that expadite the application development process. The 2016 edition provides new tools and enhancements that make security and encryption much more convenient. Other new features allow for developers to optimize performance even moreso than in previous versions.

PostgreSQL / MySQL

Although Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most powerful database engines in the world, some businesses may not require the advanced feature set and may opt for free, open-source solutions such as PostgreSQL and MySQL. Both of these database engines can be integrated with Entity Framework.

Legacy Software Conversions

In addition to new application development, we also offer conversion services to bring your company's outdated software to a current application framework. We will work with you to gather your project requirements and decide how best to go forward with the conversion. Below are a few questions we'll need to work through.

Application Architecture

First, we'll need to evaulate your existing software and discuss an effective architecture for the converted application. Unless your legacy software is object oriented already, we'll need to translate your existing code into encapsulated objects with class hierarchies.

Outdated Components

Often, legacy software uses 3rd party components that are very outdated and no longer supported. We will examine your legacy software for any such components and discuss either re-using the components if possible, or modern components that could be used as replacements.

Database Migration

Another very important aspect of legacy software we will need to address is database migration. If the legacy database was designed correctly, it may be possible to use the existing schema with a few optimizations in a newer database engine. However, it's often necessary to recreate the schema and develop scripts to migrate and transform the old data.