A quick recap of the projects we have carried out during the last six months concerning the Nagare Framework.
In the automative training field
On behalf the GNFA, we continued the development of a modular assessment tool. Around a functional basis powered by Nagare, we have implemented different modules dedicated to specific projets for specific use cases.
Among the customers using our software, we can mention: Citroen, Audi, Volkswagen...
Otherwise, this tool is being used in the EVEMA Project, a research project carried out by GNFA and funded by the French Government State.
EVEMA plans to connect a 3D evaluation software with our assessment tool.
We just started a new project INTERLUDE, also funded by the French State, which aims to implement a web portal solution based on OpenSocial standards. We will come back to you regarding this project during the coming months.
On behalf of the PagesJaunes Groupe (The French Yellow Pages)
We carried out interesting projects about the automation of websites design, integrated into the existing production chain. More details to come...
Otherwise, PagesJaunesGroupe provides their employees with a collaborative website called EUREKA to manage collective intelligence. Recently, EUREKA was awarded the "2011 Intranet - Cegos" prize in the Virtual Communities & Knowledge Management category.
We are also working in partnership with start-ups
Modae Technology is an ESL - Electronic System Level - company that offers innovative solutions for the design of hardware-software embedded systems.
This company has developed modeling technology in order to easily capture functional specifications and to automatically generate code for parallel computing systems. We have implemented a web modeling solution with interesting GUIs.
Dolmen Technologies is a company offering a web based solution for collecting prospect data.
An Nagare-based application manages multiple forms, accessible via iPads, available in stores or trade shows. Thanks to this application, the prospect has to enter a correct address, based on a national referential, thus guarantying a reliable database.
Yves Rocher French cosmetics company located in over 80 countries, decides in Febuary to launch an Intranet for the 550 stores in France.
Two objectives are identified:
- To offer access to a set of features which simplifies the relationship between the group and its franchise network (Tool Control support, registration, reservation of resources, ...)
- To offer access to a set of reference content such as news, new products, quality, training, ....
In response to a constraint to put the Intranet on line for July 2010, we chose to conduct a project with agile methods based on Nagare.
The project was implemented in its entirety in six iterations of two weeks. It was an opportunity to develop new features for creating HTML content, navigation of trees and management of access rights for ease of use for end users.
Once again we used the YUI library for the development of the portal presentation layer.
Yves Rocher has also been conducting a security audit on the application implementation to control the privacy of published data and the tightness of the different profiles of users. This audit has highlighted the great qualities of Nagare in terms of securing access to an application built on this framework.
This project, initially for France is expected to manage the problems of multi-lingual, and typology for an international deployment.
Some screenshots :
This impressive number states how many evaluations have been realised since April 2008 by CITROEN employees on a web skill assessment software, developed by Net-ng.
The project is conducted by the GNFA, national association in charge of automotive training.
Implemented in 2008, the application is based on a set of modules, that have been for the most developed under Nagare. The application interacts with business management systems through webservices.
Among the set of modules, the reporting functionality (700 Mb of data for 6 million data units) has been fully developed with Nagare and widely uses YUI library for presentation (dynamic arrays, filters, ...), reportlab - the OpenSource PDF library for dynamic PDF generation with high quality and complex formatting (contents, inserting graphics) - and xlwt to generate multi-tabs Excel workbooks.
Other projects in skill assessment in the automotive sector are in progress ....To be continued!
More information on skills assessment tools developed by Net-ng: here (in french)
Net-ng attended the recent PyCon in Atlanta, Georgia, US (February 17-25 2010). PyCon is the largest (Over 1,000 Python programmers) worldwide annuel conference for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It mixed three events such as Tutorials, Conference days (talks, open space sessions, lightning talks, poster session and expo hall) and development sprints.
As a sponsor of this event, next to Google, Oracle, WaltDisney, Microsoft or CCP Games, Net-ng was promoting Nagare at the expo hall (see picture below). We really enjoyed deep discussions with python web developers, who understood the added-values Nagare brings to their web applications developments (A new way to build web applications). This was an extraordinary opportunity for us to present the latest Nagare release (0.3) and its brand new dedicated web IDE.
More about Nagare http://www.nagare.org
More about PyCon http://us.pycon.org/2010/about/
More about Python http://python.org