National Career Advice Portal (NCAP)
I was the only developer on this 1 year project for the Department of Education. The brief was to create a Career Portal for South African Learners. The final product was a huge success and features many cutting edge features not yet seen on a Career Portal.
Highlights include the ability to search for qualifications and learning providers by location (complete with GEO location), a Career Questionnaire and Learning Pathways which show the student the various pathways for a given study path.
The site renders beautifully in modern mobile handsets.
I used ASP.NET MVC 4 with a custom 3-Tier Architecture, and SQL 2012 as the database. I made heavy use of a caching layer in order to meet the required 20,000 pageviews a second requirement which was easily met.
I also set up a 3 Server hosting environment for the website, which comprises of a dedicated SQL Server, and 2 dedicated and load balanced web servers.
The site was built to be as light-weight as possible and makes use of AJAX wherever possible.