eCommerce, web & Android app development for Haverhill

Why choose New Media Aid?
Bespoke web app developers, Android app developers and ecommerce website developers for Haverhill, Suffolk. Our low cost cutting-edge app development team is only 32 miles away from Haverhill. The development cost of a bespoke Android app, web app or ecommerce website for organisations in Suffolk will usually be between £2,000 and £5,000.

We develop cutting-edge, custom-made, mobile-friendly web apps, e-commerce websites and Android apps for companies in Suffolk. Web, ecommerce and Android app developers you can trust to deliver modern, mobile-friendly web apps or websites as well as bespoke Android apps and ecommerce solutions only 32 miles from Haverhill.

Learn a new useless fact each day!
As well as the wonderful town of Haverhill being 32 miles from our app development office in Hitchin, 32 is also the Adler checksum number (Adler-32) which is a Java class that can be used to compute the Adler-32 checksum of a data stream. An Adler-32 checksum is almost as reliable as a CRC-32 but can be computed much faster. The Adler-32 checksum is part of the widely used zlib compression library, as both were developed by Mark Adler. A "rolling checksum" version of Adler-32 is used in the rsync utility. (Java.util.zip.Adler32).


Useful web app developers term of the day: Microservices

Microservices is a software architecture style that structures an application as a collection of small, independent services that communicate with each other through well-defined APIs. Each microservice is designed to perform a specific business function and can be developed, deployed, and scaled independently.

The microservices architecture promotes modularity, scalability, and flexibility, making it easier to add new features, adapt to changing requirements, and maintain and evolve the application over time. It also enables better fault isolation, as failures in one service are less likely to impact the entire system.

Microservices are typically deployed in containers and managed by orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Docker Swarm. To communicate with each other, microservices can use lightweight protocols like REST, gRPC, or message queues.

However, microservices also introduce new challenges such as distributed system complexity, testing, and versioning. It requires a more advanced infrastructure to handle the communication between services and often comes with an increased development and operational cost.

Microservices architecture is a modern software development approach that structures an application as a collection of small, independent, and self-contained services that work together to deliver the application's functionality. Microservices are highly modular and loosely coupled, which makes them more flexible, scalable, and easier to maintain than traditional monolithic applications.

In a microservices architecture, each service is responsible for a specific business capability, such as user authentication, payment processing, or content delivery. Services communicate with each other through lightweight protocols, such as HTTP, and can be developed and deployed independently. This means that developers can work on a specific service without affecting the rest of the application, which reduces the risk of errors and speeds up the development process.

One of the key benefits of microservices architecture is scalability. As each service is independent, it can be scaled up or down as needed, without affecting the other services. For example, if a particular service is experiencing heavy traffic, it can be scaled up to handle the load, without affecting the other services. Similarly, if a service is not being used as much, it can be scaled down to reduce costs.

Another benefit of microservices architecture is fault tolerance. Because services are independent, if one service fails, it does not bring down the entire application. Instead, the other services can continue to function, and the failing service can be replaced or repaired. This makes the application more resilient to failures and reduces downtime.

Microservices architecture also supports continuous deployment, which means that changes can be deployed to production quickly and safely. Because services are independent, new features or bug fixes can be deployed to a single service without affecting the rest of the application. This reduces the risk of errors and enables faster innovation.

However, there are also challenges associated with microservices architecture. One of the main challenges is managing the complexity of the system. As the number of services increases, it can become difficult to understand how they interact with each other, and to debug issues when they arise. To mitigate this, it is important to have good monitoring and logging tools, and to establish clear communication channels between the services.

Another challenge is ensuring consistency across services. Because each service is developed and deployed independently, it can be challenging to ensure that they are all using the same data schema, for example. This can lead to compatibility issues and errors. To mitigate this, it is important to establish clear guidelines and standards for developing and testing services, and to use tools such as contract testing to ensure that services can work together seamlessly.

In conclusion, microservices architecture is a powerful approach to software development that offers many benefits, including scalability, fault tolerance, and continuous deployment. However, it also poses challenges, particularly around managing complexity and ensuring consistency. To be successful with microservices, it is important to have a strong development culture, with clear communication channels, good monitoring and logging tools, and a focus on collaboration and testing.



Crimes reported in Haverhill
Our custom app development prices are criminally low, but not as criminal as these events recently reported in Haverhill.

What's with the crime stats?
We thought we would show you some Haverhill crimes reported in Jan 2024 to highlight how external cloud-based API data can be integrated within apps.

burglary
  • Market Hill (Under investigation)
  • The Causeway (Under investigation)
  • Connaught Road (Under investigation)
  • Burton Close (Under investigation)
  • Downton Drive (Under investigation)
criminal damage arson
  • Dunster Drive (Under investigation)
  • Priory Avenue (Under investigation)
  • Deben Road (Under investigation)
  • Rushmere Place (Under investigation)
  • Harrow Road (Under investigation)
drugs
  • Clarendon Road (Offender given a caution)
  • Waveney Terrace (Under investigation)
  • Station Road (Awaiting court outcome)
  • Sports/recreation Area (Under investigation)
  • Dunster Drive (Under investigation)
other theft
  • Cleves Road (Under investigation)
  • Haverhill Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Petrol Station (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Pentlow Hawke Close (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Ixworth Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
possession of weapons
  • Edmund Close (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Ixworth Road (Under investigation)
  • Sports/recreation Area (Under investigation)
public order
  • High Street (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Market Hill (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Murton Slade (Awaiting court outcome)
  • Camps Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Market Hill (Unable to prosecute suspect)
robbery
  • Alde Road (Under investigation)
  • Yeldham Place (Under investigation)
shoplifting
  • Eden Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Parking Area (Under investigation)
  • Market Hill (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Waveney Terrace (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
vehicle crime
  • Moneypiece Close (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Fisher Close (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Pipers Close (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Fenton Road (Under investigation)
  • Pleasant Close (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
violent crime
  • Queen Street (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Parking Area (Under investigation)
  • Stockley Close (Under investigation)
  • Rushmere Place (Under investigation)
  • Pentlow Hawke Close (Under investigation)
other crime
  • Lundy Close (Action to be taken by another organisation)
  • Beaumont Court (Under investigation)
  • Clarendon Road (Unable to prosecute suspect)
We are only 32 miles from Haverhill