jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2016

What to Look for When Hiring a Django Developer

Depending on your company and the web development project you’ve got in mind, you may have decided to hire a Django developer as part of your full-time team, or as a freelancer or consultant for a shorter period of time. Whatever the case, developing a web application for your business is a very important undertaking and shouldn’t be entrusted to just anyone.
When you hire a Django developer, you need to make sure they are a good fit for your project. Here are some things you should look for when you hire Django developers.

How to hire a Django developer

If you have no technical expertise to speak of, the first think you may want to do is ask for advice from friends, acquaintances and business contacts who do, or who at least have successfully hired a web developer (Django or otherwise) before.
Some of the most important traits to look for when hiring a Django developer are:
  1. Past projects that you like: some things in web development are a matter of personal preference, so if you can’t find anything in a Django developer’s portfolio that you like, you may want to move on to the next candidate.
  2. Ability to commit to your project: this depends somewhat on whether you are hiring a full-time developer or a freelancer, but their availability needs to align with your project’s needs.
  3. A knack for writing clean, efficient code: sloppy code causes so many problems. It makes it very difficult for people to work with a program in the future, and can even cause your servers to crash. Your Django developer should be able to write code that is organized and easy to go in and modify at a later date.

If you still feel uncertain about a hiring a prospective Django developer, ask a friend or employee with sufficient technical knowledge to sit in on the final round of interviews with your top 2 or 3 choices.

jueves, 29 de octubre de 2015

Top 3 Programming Languages for Mobile Development

If you’re a programmer working on a mobile development project, one of the first and most crucial decisions you will need to make is which programming language you will use for your application. Knowing which languages are suitable for which application functionalities can make the difference between a successful mobile app and a spectacular flop.

HTML5 for mobile development

HTML5 is a programming language that has all but become the standard for web-fronted mobile applications. The only problem with HTML5 from a mobile development standpoint is that currently different browsers support it in different ways, which means there may be slight changes in the language and the way that browsers handle HTML5 in the coming months. The learning curve for HTML5 is not as steep as for other languages, since it builds on the current version of HTML.

Java for mobile development

Java is a flexible, versatile and widely used programming language in mobile development that is particularly useful for writing Android applications. It is an object-oriented, compiled language that can be run either in a browser or a virtual machine.

C++ for mobile development

C++ is an incredibly versatile and powerful object-oriented programming language. It has been used to build mobile applications for practically every purpose on practically every platform, but is especially used for Android and Windows applications. This language is widely known, thanks in part to the fact that it predates the smartphone itself. 

lunes, 26 de octubre de 2015

Top 3 Tips for Hiring the Right Python Developer

Hiring a programmer is one of the most important decisions you will make for your burgeoning software development project. Finding the right Python developer will make sure you get exactly what you want, in the timeframe you need, with as little stress as possible. Here are our top 3 tips to hire the Python developer that’s right for you.

Don’t Mix Business and Pleasure

Top 3 Tips for Hiring the Right Python Developer

Most people’s first instinct is to mentally scroll through their list of friends and acquaintances for someone who is familiar with Python software development. This is not recommended, for two reasons: one, this project is your baby, and you want a professional working on it, and two, even if your friend is a professional, entering into a business relationship will put a lot of strain on your friendship. You don’t want to lose a friend over your Python project. Publish a job post on a few freelance websites and see who comes your way. Speaking of job posts…

Be Specific

Good Python developers will respond to job postings written by someone with a clear vision. Inexperienced programmers eager to get work anywhere they can will respond to any post, no matter how vague. Make sure you include that you are looking specifically for a Python developer, and include some of the basic functionalities that you want your software to have. This is the best way to hire a Python developer who has experience working on similar projects.

Have a Clear Timeframe

These types of projects often don’t go exactly according to plan, but you need to establish a clear timeframe so that the Python developer you hire knows that you expect of him or her. Different programmers have different styles, from quick and dirty to meticulous and perfect. Include your timeframe in your job posting so that you attract Python developers whose work style fits the needs of your project.