This was a massive project in the end, with prices and avalaiblity updated automatically and integration with their back-end accounting systems giving them an end-to-end system.
Go to RightCar and check out the site.
The RightCar website is one of the sites under the NZTA mantle. It is useful for checking out the safety and fuel efficiency of cars and other interesting facts like emmissions etc.
This was a slightly different build for DevCore. most of the dynamic content is served up via web services, instead of being pulled from a database.
Once again the DevCore system showed its flexibility. All it took as a new class that consumes the web services and passes the values to the standard template manager. The rest was just business as usual.
This was also different in that it was built as a tem effort. The templates were cut in Belgium, the web services were developed at Webstruxure, and the integration was down to Devcore.
It all worked quite well.
Deployment was a total breeze as well. We developed the site on a test server, then copied everything to the live site. This was running in tandem with the existing site. That meant we could test it in-situ and ensure everything was working before go-live.
When the time came to go live, all that was required was to change the index file and the new site was live.
Had there been a problem, all we would need to do to roll back to the previous site, was replace the index file with the original one.
In the event, all went well and the site has been running fine since launch.
This was a good example of taking the basic DevCore code and stripping out the bits you don't need, replacing it with bits you do need and making your life as a developer much easier.