DJS Consulting
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Web Sites and Applications Photography by Michelle
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Virtual Prayer Room
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PrayerTracker
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Linux Resources
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WordPress Dr. Melissa Clouthier
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Futility Closet
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Riehl World News
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DJS Consulting Tech Blog
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Personal Sites Daniel J. Summers
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Daniel's Weekly Devotions
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Past Sites and Applications Cassy Fiano
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Emerald Mountain Christian School
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Hard Corps Wife
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Liberty Pundits
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Not So Extreme Makeover: Community Edition
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The Shark Tank
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TCMS
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DJS Consulting can develop an interactive web application to fit almost any need. View the complete list of our current web sites and applications!

Information-Driven Process Automation

Computers can be used to automate almost any information-driven process.  Online bank statements, mailing lists, and order tracking are all processes that can benefit from automation.  We can develop web-based solutions, that can be deployed either on an intranet or the Internet, to automate these types of processes.  We work to understand your process, then build solutions that help get you the information you need, so that you can spend less of your time finding information and more time doing.  Several of our projects fit this description.  Virtual Prayer Room helped the prayer ministry of Hoffmantown Church enable their prayer warriors to have access to requests wherever they are, even in their inbox once a day!  TCMS was an application that helped organizations such as Love INC of South Albuquerque connect people with needs to people who can help fulfill those needs. TCMS sprung from the Not So Extreme Makeover: Community Edition in Albuquerque, New Mexico during spring break 2008; we not only developed the public presence, but an private system called NSXapp that enabled the management of the volunteers, families, and things for this massive effort.  A free application is PrayerTracker, which helps automate the generation of a prayer request list for a Sunday School class, and provides a central place for list management and continuity.

Information Publicizing (including WordPress)

The Internet is about information - you can use it to find the news of the day, the latest weather forecast, all kinds of medical information, and information to help you choose a school, a church, a car, a home, or even a spouse!  We get your information out where potential customers or clients can see it.  Additionally, with the advent of blogs, the only technical skill you need is simply typing text in a box.  WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms in use today; it allows authors to concentrate on the content of their websites, rather than forcing authors to turn into programmers.

Custom-Built Sites - We developed and maintained the site for Emerald Mountain Christian School for 9 years, where they have information about the type of curriculum they teach, the school's 40+-year history, and how to get more information.  We also maintain the site for Photography by Michelle, which has information, prices, and samples of the photographer's work, as well as the ability for customers to view proofs and make photo selections online.  The text you're reading right now is being served from MyWebLog, a custom blog and content system currently being developed by DJS Consulting.  (And your visit here helped load-test it - thanks!)

WordPress Design, Customization, and Support - We helped Cassy Fiano and Dr. Melissa Clouthier both move their blogs from Blogspot to their own domains.  We also migrated Liberty Pundits from a custom blog platform to WordPress, and set up and maintained their server, which routinely cleared 100,000 hits per day in its prime.  For Futility Closet, we moved their site from a shared hosting platform to its own VPS, to enable it to handle its ever-increasing traffic.  TCMS and NSXapp both used WordPress as their front end, which also provided a public web presence that the user can update themselves.  On our tech blog you can browse the WordPress category for information on plug-ins, and the themes on all of the WordPress blogs linked on the right have been customized. 

Web Services

A web service is a way of using the Internet to provide or accept information that makes sense to computers; this allows other sites or applications to consume information from, or provide information to, your service.  This enables communication between applications, without having to establish any communication channels other than the ones that web browsers already use.  It isn't the best fit for every application, but when it is useful, it is very useful.  Photography by Michelle has a web service that a desktop application utilizes to create the online proof sets right from the computer where the images reside.  We also wrote a service for the 2010 40/40 Prayer Vigil, which was utilized by several sites to display the current day's (or hour's) prayer focus, and have written one for 2012 as well.

Legacy Data Sharing

Our background in mainframe applications gives us a knowledgeable perspective on retrieving information from older, “legacy” systems.  This data can be migrated to a modern relational database, where a web-based application can retrieve the information; in some cases, it can even be exposed as a web service in place.  These types of systems are often a great way for companies to expose their data to their customers, without having to move their day-to-day system from its current environment.  While we currently have no active projects along these lines, our developers have done them in the past for other organizations.


Why Web-Based?

Developing a web-based solution has many advantages, whether that application can be used just on a local, private network (an intranet), or on the World Wide Web (the Internet).  The first is that the application is available from any computer connected to the network — for example, if you're on vacation, you can still get to your information (at a library, a friend's home, or a Wi-Fi “hot spot”).  The second is that there is no special software to install — almost every computer (and especially those that are connected to a network) has a web browser on it, and we ensure our solutions work on today's most popular web browsers, including Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.  Third, web-based solutions are easy to implement in a step-by-step fashion, so your most critical needs can be addressed and deployed first.  Enhancements are generally easy to do as well.  We'd be happy to discuss your information technology needs, and how we may be able to help you.  Just e-mail us and let us know what we can do for you!