IT Standards Openness through Industry Standards
Open IT Standards are essential for future-proof solutions
IT standards are established through wide-spread use of technologies and via specifications of unregulated consortia. Lovion is based to a very high degree on general IT standards as well as relevant standards issued by professional bodies. The gaols are openness and transparency for the customer and a guaranteed future for the platform.
Microsoft .NET and Oracle Java
The .NET Framework by Microsoft and Java by Oracle are the two most modern development environments in the software industry. Microsoft offers a seamless integration into Microsoft Windows with the programming language C# and the surface technology "Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)" while the strengths of Java show in the development of server applications and web developments.
Lovion uses both technologies to optimally combine their advantages.
- .NET for Windows
- Java for servers and the web
Web services are the central technology for communication via the internet by HTTP. Lovion puts modern IT security concepts internally into practice, such as demilitarized zones (DMZ). Also, communication with third party systems is regularly performed via internet technology. In addition to standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), specifications of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) play a central role in the Lovion strategy.
- W3C web services
- WSDL & SOAP
- OGC WMS - Web Map Service
- OGC WFS - Web Feature Service
Data and files fall under standardization as any other technology. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) by the W3C forms a central meta standard for file formats. In Lovion it serves to create transparent and accessible system configurations and data model descriptions for customers.
Web-based visualizations for browsers are realized in HTML5, the platform for all modern web applications on both, desktop computers and smartphones.
- Transparent configuration in XML
- Open description of the data model