7 tips to find the best developer for your online business!
Author : Senior Writer at Chatur Ideas
Posted : 3 years ago
  • developer, online business, web, eCommerce, android, ios, startup

Now this one is a biggie! As being a founder of a startup, one of the most important decision you will ever make is to finalize your web developer for your e-commerce website or any other business website. Now if you are a kind of founder who sees no difference between a Python and PHP, and the bunch of codes look like ‘gibberish Greek’, to you, then this decision becomes your toughest and tormenting decision!

How would you assess the one you hire is a quality developer, who is good at what? If I want to make an app how will I judge who is better android or iOS developer? Here are few Chatur tips to make this crucial decision constructively untroublesome.

Find that programmer friend of yours...

In a country like India, we have an abundance of two working breeds. Doctors and engineers! Considering this fact, we can safely presume that the possibility of that one engineer friend in your friends circle is very much likely. Reach out to your friends, who are working in multinational companies, ask them about the hiring process. This friend can sit with you through the process of screening and finding the right developer for you. Understand this, there are developers in the market who have been in industry for 10 to 20 years, but they will make your jaws drop with shock and disgust, with how much little they know about their own subject.

Gage the temperament…

This requires great attention and meticulous nature, which one can practice to mark the developer’s psychology.  Here’s is an easy one, a good developer is in love with what they do, for them it’s an art. Be honest with your developer and explain them your requirement, keep it simple don’t keep it transactional. Get more answers from them and ask them how they would approach it technically, a good developer will start building your website in your head, so pour the information out of them to gauge where do they stand.

Be Clear…

Be clear as to what are you trying to build, are you simply building a website to show your companies presence or you are looking forward  to interact with your consumers on the website? What are you trying to build, would you want the entire website to be for web users or you want to also cater to mobile crowd as well.

Responsive or Adaptive… 

Technology is changing so fast that one needs to understand that what type of web design they would require and that would fit all sizes of latest handsets and screen. Both Responsive and Adaptive Designs, adapt to the screen size of the device. Whilst the ‘Adaptive Design’ delivers different websites for handhelds and the site owner has the liberty to load specific content for specific devices. On the other hand ‘Responsive Design’ rearranges the content depending on the size of the screen.

More on Responsive…

Responsive websites can be a tedious task for developers, but this task has also become simpler thanks to two of the most famous framework for ‘Responsive Design’, which is Twitter’s Bootstrap and Foundation.

Good communicator…

Although, most developers are not efficient communicators like marketing folks, but a good developer takes the note of requirements, asks a lot of questions and gives his or her suggestion. A good developer never says, “We can try or give me some more time,” when struck with a problem. He clearly communicates, he says, “I have found this problem, I can deliver the solutions in A, B, C, alternate solutions are you okay with it, if yes than you would get it by Monday 11AM.”

Last, but should suffice find online platforms to find developers…

Although a strong referral from a successful venture is the best bet, there are more ways to find great developers like there is website called ‘Stackoverflow,’ in simple words it’s the best chance to check out and personally message developers and also find more on the know-how and finesse in their field. There are many specialized IT Forums like oDesk, Elance, and Twago which has many experts sharing their opinion on IT related topics, which could serve a way to find great programmers. Many great developers run their own expert blog; this is great sign of developer who is committed to his or her expertise.