There was a time when business analysts used the prototyping tools to demonstrate the working of a cloud application. The prototyping tools were mere a display paradigm often forcing developers to write the code from a scratch. Gone were those days when prototyping tools have such limited functionality and more sophisticated tools came to play that models the prototype and launch it into a working application. The tool like Turanto not only empowers the business analysts to demonstrate a working prototype while gathering the requirements but is also a delight to developers as the backend code is available in structured manner.
The prototyping tool provides features that suits a number of application domain. The application stores complete data in central database and allow users to access it based on the roles and permissions granted to a user. The application generated from such tool complements all standard features including CRUD functionality. Hence, most of the features are generic that can be leveraged to waterfall development method.
The complications in security arises for companies who operates with multiple offices. Most of the employees of one office are restricted to access documents of other offices having same class of roles and permissions in an application. Such security not being a generic requirement is often overlooked by prototyping tools and left to the waterfall development. During waterfall development, being a rich and new environment of prototype, developer(s) face a tough time in understanding the context of development and implementing an additional a layer of security. Not only this, any enhancement in prototyped application using its tool overwrites the customized code and fresh developments are required. Generally, the waterfall method development is tasked at last phase of application development just before testing, the cycle of development faces a severe setback as the complete prototyping should be performed leaving the segments of customization to be implemented at later stage.
Turanto™ provides application security as an inherit feature in its tool. The application security secures the user group access to records rather than own record access as in user based security. The application security can be configured for user group access within and for the office of an organization.
In Turanto, the application takes one entity for filtering and entity having direct relation with user login as filter criteria. The entities that are directly and indirectly associated with users are filtered and records in these entities are visible only to users that belong to a particular group (listed in main entity). In case if any entity falls under this security and should not be filtered, the entity can be ignored for application security.
The superior security feature like application security solves the key problems of application development as it heavily saves the time and resources involved in development. Being developed using .Net code, developers can initiate by enhancing the application instead of creating everything from scratch.