Centralized Cloud-based Reporting System (app)
I single-handedly developed a robust Centralized Cloud-based Reporting System that enables board members to effortlessly overview their company's growth. From current and new members to broad growth trends, this cutting-edge cloud application is your all-in-one destination for corporate analytics.
The system runs on two NodeJS servers:
- API server: Powers the backend functionality
- NextJS server: Drives the frontend interface
A PostgreSQL DB is employed to store refined and adjusted data according to specific user requirements.
The API server serves as a conduit between multiple databases and external API services. It manages data from diverse sources such as a WordPress CMS database, Google Analytics, and many more. This eliminates the need for users to log in to multiple reporting systems, offering a single consolidated view of all relevant data.
WordPress MemberPress Integration
The system integrates with MemberPress, a widely-used WordPress plugin. The standard MemberPress API endpoints did not offer the detailed and customized data needed for the client's business model, especially regarding data stored in custom fields.
Instead, I developed an innovative query system within the NodeJS API server that connects directly with the WordPress MySQL DB via SSH. This system pulls only the necessary data from different tables and processes it for efficient utilization.
The NodeJS API server collates and sorts the extracted data before importing it onto new custom tables in the PostgreSQL database. This means a member’s data isn't scattered across multiple tables or tucked away inside serialized arrays. Instead, each data point finds its place in a dedicated field within a single table, allowing for swift data retrieval and simplified SQL queries.
The frontend interface was crafted using NextJS, a NodeJS and React framework. This decoupled solution provides enhanced scalability, performance, and security. The NextJS app and server are the exclusive communicators with the API NodeJS server, ensuring efficient resource allocation.
Design & Data Visualization
To expedite development and maintain consistency in components, the MaterialUI theme framework was used. The data visualization on the platform uses a blend of React Graphs and Google Graphs for intuitive and impactful data representation. The frontend app also includes a data update feature to pull the latest data from the WordPress MySQL database.
The security of the system is assured by:
- IP Restriction: The API server accepts requests exclusively from the frontend app server's IP.
- Endpoint Authentication: Each endpoint implements authentication via middleware.
- Validation: Every endpoint undergoes rigorous validation.
- Database Security: Database security is enforced through CA certificates and login authentication.
This Cloud-based Reporting System, completely designed, architected, and developed by me, is a testament to my capabilities in handling a project from inception to fruition. It's not just about building a functional system; it's about creating an intuitive and secure environment that addresses specific business needs. Your trust in me for your next project is not just a contract; it's a commitment to quality and innovation.