To meet the demands of our customers who have large amounts of data and are looking to unlock the hidden value, we have developed tailor-made algorithms. This is one of Smartwatt’s most promising services and to run the web application we have available for our clients we have our specialized Backend Development team.

To feed the algorithms developed by Smartwatt with data, it is necessary to build an invisible structure to link all the data sources, prepare and synchronize it, this is commonly known as the Backend part of software development.

We’ve established that frontend technologies are the visible interface, such as websites and mobile apps, and they both work to build a functional tech stack. Tech stacks are similar in that they combine many tools and technologies to create the greatest software solution that satisfies the needs of our customers.

What are backend stacks ?

Backend refers to the behind-the-scenes processes of a system that visitors cannot see, but which are critical to the smooth operation of the web application or mobile app.

The following components form the backend stack: 

  • – Programming languages are what gives systems their logic. The code establishes a connection between the web interface and a database. 
  • – Frameworks are used to support applications that are written in a single programming language. 
  • – Web servers manage requests that are made to the system, and require backend servers. 
  • – Databases a SQL or NoSQL database is required by most applications. 

These programming languages, frameworks, technologies, servers, and databases for web development are built on top of each other. As a result, the phrase “tech stacks” was coined.

DATA ⇢ BACKEND ⇢ FRONTEND ⇢ USER

What is the role of backend on our algorithms and our services ?

As previously stated, the Backend is the software that runs the server. 

There are four types of Smartwatt algorithms that we create to make our services possible: 

  • handle all data – the backend stores and collects all data from a database. 
  • handle business logic – the software’s rules and regulations that are enforced when the user reads and writes data. 
  • handle authentication – verify that the user is who he claims to be. 
  • handle authorization – ensure that the user has access to a resource, which is a feature of the software.

Our backend engineers employ a variety of tools for different purposes when developing the backend for our web application. So let’s get to know them a little better.

Python is a computer language that has gained broad use in a variety of fields, including artificial intelligence. 

The use of considerable indentation in its design philosophy stresses code readability. Its language elements and object-oriented approach are aimed at assisting programmers in writing logical, straightforward code.

FastAPI‘s biggest feature is its speed, which is faster than almost all other frameworks. It can be utilized with a shockingly tiny amount of code, and it’s also great for deploying Python-based Machine Learning models.

SQLAlchemy is a Python SQL (Structured Query Language) framework and Object Relational Mapper (ORM) that provides complete SQL capability and flexibility to application developers. Instead of the active record design utilized by several other ORMs, it has chosen the data mapper pattern.

MySQL (My Structured Query Language) is a relational database management system that works with an operating system to construct a relational database in a computer’s storage system, handles users, allows for network access, and simplifies database integrity testing and backup creation.

Click – Command Line Interface Creation Kit – is a Python tool that allows creating beautiful command-line interfaces with as little code as possible. 

Its goal is to make building command-line tools simple and enjoyable. It offers unrestricted command nesting, automated help page generation, and lazy subcommand loading at runtime.

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system that Microsoft has created. It is a database server, which is a software product whose principal role is to store and retrieve data as required by other software applications, which may run on the same computer or a networked computer.

Redis is a data structure that is open-source. Redis popularized the concept of a system that can act as both a store and a cache by employing a design in which data is always modified and read from main computer memory, but is also saved on disk in a format that is unsuitable for random data access, with the data only being reconstructed in memory once the system restarts.

Docker is a software container platform for running particular applications. This method boosts the application’s flexibility and portability, allowing it to run reliably and predictably on a wide range of devices.

About Smartwatt

Smartwatt’s core competencies are energy systems optimization, from project to installation and to the asset management in real-time, covering the value chain from top to bottom. The company has a culture of future. The Smartwatt team develops solutions that increase the efficiency of their customers’ business processes. The company mission is empowering their partner’s energy systems with the most advanced tools and processes for optimizing energy consumption, renewable energy production and maintenance operations, making energy simple, safe, affordable and sustainable. For additional info, please contact us.