The Pole Energy online shop project was truly interesting and creative, but on the other hand a big challenge as well.
The goal was to create a secure, modern, multilingual online shopping application. It has taken about a year, from the initial idea until the full version, during 2009 and 2010, with the first release at the beginning of 2010.
At the beginning of the project I have created the application architecture, entities, relations, and use cases. As we did agree to loosely follow Agile development process, the architecture was redesigned several times during the project.
During the implementation, I have lead a crew of experienced developers in the effort to achieve high quality and performance.
We have decided to go with the Microsoft stack, using ASP.NET MVC enhanced with jQuery to create the user interface, using Entity Framework, LINQ, and C# for the middle tier DAL (Data Access Layer), and Microsoft SQL Server as the back end.
The project is successfully running on the cloud platform at www.poleenergy.ch