Murray  Beatty

Murray Beatty

1595778480

The Not so Romantic Side of Working as a Freelance Developer

There will be times where you’re working your daily job and you’ll find yourself fantasizing about not having to work for a boss. Being your own boss and being fully independent sounds attractive to a lot of people. Work whenever you want, choose the projects that are most challenging, and work with people you enjoy working with.

The overall picture of being a freelance developer might seem idyllic. Some people spent their time only dreaming about being a freelance developer. Other people take the leap. But what can you expect once you start working as a freelance developer?

Let me tell you upfront: it isn’t all roses.


Technical Aspect

If you’ve got some experience working a corporate nine-to-five job as a software developer you’ll know that most things have been taken care of. Basic things every software development team needs like test environments, automated tests, and other code quality measures like code reviews.

This completely changes when you start working on the website of the local barbershop. This is when you’ll first find out about the not so romantic side of freelancing.

What you’ll often find looks far from optimal. No test environment, no version control, and outdated software. When freelancing you’ll never know what mess you are going to have to deal with. And more often than not it turns out to be a disaster.

A lot of your work as a freelance developer will be either maintaining or adding features to an existing website or project. Chances are you have to work with someone else’s code most of the time. Obviously, it’s nice to have a new project you can work on yourself and build from the start but more often than not this won’t be the case.

The things you’ll find are not what you would classify as craftsmanship. Fragile architecture and quick and dirty solutions are what you’re going to find more often than not. Especially when the developer before you was doing the project for a fixed price.

When working on your day job, that looked so bad, solid architecture and well thought out solutions were the norms.

#freelancing #programming #software-development #web-development #javascript

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The Not so Romantic Side of Working as a Freelance Developer
Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson

1595059664

How long does it take to develop/build an app?

With more of us using smartphones, the popularity of mobile applications has exploded. In the digital era, the number of people looking for products and services online is growing rapidly. Smartphone owners look for mobile applications that give them quick access to companies’ products and services. As a result, mobile apps provide customers with a lot of benefits in just one device.

Likewise, companies use mobile apps to increase customer loyalty and improve their services. Mobile Developers are in high demand as companies use apps not only to create brand awareness but also to gather information. For that reason, mobile apps are used as tools to collect valuable data from customers to help companies improve their offer.

There are many types of mobile applications, each with its own advantages. For example, native apps perform better, while web apps don’t need to be customized for the platform or operating system (OS). Likewise, hybrid apps provide users with comfortable user experience. However, you may be wondering how long it takes to develop an app.

To give you an idea of how long the app development process takes, here’s a short guide.

App Idea & Research

app-idea-research

_Average time spent: two to five weeks _

This is the initial stage and a crucial step in setting the project in the right direction. In this stage, you brainstorm ideas and select the best one. Apart from that, you’ll need to do some research to see if your idea is viable. Remember that coming up with an idea is easy; the hard part is to make it a reality.

All your ideas may seem viable, but you still have to run some tests to keep it as real as possible. For that reason, when Web Developers are building a web app, they analyze the available ideas to see which one is the best match for the targeted audience.

Targeting the right audience is crucial when you are developing an app. It saves time when shaping the app in the right direction as you have a clear set of objectives. Likewise, analyzing how the app affects the market is essential. During the research process, App Developers must gather information about potential competitors and threats. This helps the app owners develop strategies to tackle difficulties that come up after the launch.

The research process can take several weeks, but it determines how successful your app can be. For that reason, you must take your time to know all the weaknesses and strengths of the competitors, possible app strategies, and targeted audience.

The outcomes of this stage are app prototypes and the minimum feasible product.

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Mitchel  Carter

Mitchel Carter

1602979200

Developer Career Path: To Become a Team Lead or Stay a Developer?

For a developer, becoming a team leader can be a trap or open up opportunities for creating software. Two years ago, when I was a developer, I was thinking, “I want to be a team leader. It’s so cool, he’s in charge of everything and gets more money. It’s the next step after a senior.” Back then, no one could tell me how wrong I was. I had to find it out myself.

I Got to Be a Team Leader — Twice

I’m naturally very organized. Whatever I do, I try to put things in order, create systems and processes. So I’ve always been inclined to take on more responsibilities than just coding. My first startup job, let’s call it T, was complete chaos in terms of development processes.

Now I probably wouldn’t work in a place like that, but at the time, I enjoyed the vibe. Just imagine it — numerous clients and a team leader who set tasks to the developers in person (and often privately). We would often miss deadlines and had to work late. Once, my boss called and asked me to come back to work at 8 p.m. to finish one feature — all because the deadline was “the next morning.” But at T, we were a family.

We also did everything ourselves — or at least tried to. I’ll never forget how I had to install Ubuntu on a rack server that we got from one of our investors. When I would turn it on, it sounded like a helicopter taking off!

At T, I became a CTO and managed a team of 10 people. So it was my first experience as a team leader.

Then I came to work at D — as a developer. And it was so different in every way when it came to processes.

They employed classic Scrum with sprints, burndown charts, demos, story points, planning, and backlog grooming. I was amazed by the quality of processes, but at first, I was just coding and minding my own business. Then I became friends with the Scrum master. I would ask him lots of questions, and he would willingly answer them and recommend good books.

My favorite was Scrum and XP from the Trenches by Henrik Kniberg. The process at D was based on its methods. As a result, both managers and sellers knew when to expect the result.

Then I joined Skyeng, also as a developer. Unlike my other jobs, it excels at continuous integration with features shipped every day. Within my team, we used a Kanban-like method.

We were also lucky to have our team leader, Petya. At our F2F meetings, we could discuss anything, from missing deadlines to setting up a task tracker. Sometimes I would just give feedback or he would give me advice.

That’s how Petya got to know I’d had some management experience at T and learned Scrum at D.

So one day, he offered me to host a stand-up.

#software-development #developer #dev-team-leadership #agile-software-development #web-development #mobile-app-development #ios-development #android-development

Christa  Stehr

Christa Stehr

1594456938

Offshore Software Development - Best Practices

With the rise of globalization and the worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic, most of the work has been done by remote working processes and professionals from their homes. This lockdown has proved the efficiency of remote development and enhanced the trust in offshore software development industry.

To make the most out of the benefits of offshore software development, you should understand the crucial factors that affect offshore development. This is why you should read this guide for the best practices when hiring an offshore software development company. Despite the size and the industry of the business, offshore software development is not beneficial for every entrepreneur in many aspects to make the optimum use of talents in technology across the globe.

Here are some of the top reasons why offshore development is beneficial for your business.

  • Offshore development teams can work on flexible timing to provide you with the best possible software development practices.
  • Get access to the talents across the world from your home to develop the top of the line software with the help of offshore development companies.
  • Assured high quality and next-generation technology expertise with duly NDA signed with respect to the priorities of the business.
  • With flexible recruitment models, you can hire the freelance developers, remote development team, or an entire offshore development company with respect to the size of your business.
  • Build high-end software applications from one corner of the world by hiring software developers across the world.
  • Get immediate access to the best resources without hiring them on a permanent basis.

To avail of all these benefits, you should have clear goals, a list of requirements, and features that are mandatory for your software product.

Here are a few tips to help you find the best offshore software development company. Build a top-notch software application by following the listed best practices.

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Murray  Beatty

Murray Beatty

1595778480

The Not so Romantic Side of Working as a Freelance Developer

There will be times where you’re working your daily job and you’ll find yourself fantasizing about not having to work for a boss. Being your own boss and being fully independent sounds attractive to a lot of people. Work whenever you want, choose the projects that are most challenging, and work with people you enjoy working with.

The overall picture of being a freelance developer might seem idyllic. Some people spent their time only dreaming about being a freelance developer. Other people take the leap. But what can you expect once you start working as a freelance developer?

Let me tell you upfront: it isn’t all roses.


Technical Aspect

If you’ve got some experience working a corporate nine-to-five job as a software developer you’ll know that most things have been taken care of. Basic things every software development team needs like test environments, automated tests, and other code quality measures like code reviews.

This completely changes when you start working on the website of the local barbershop. This is when you’ll first find out about the not so romantic side of freelancing.

What you’ll often find looks far from optimal. No test environment, no version control, and outdated software. When freelancing you’ll never know what mess you are going to have to deal with. And more often than not it turns out to be a disaster.

A lot of your work as a freelance developer will be either maintaining or adding features to an existing website or project. Chances are you have to work with someone else’s code most of the time. Obviously, it’s nice to have a new project you can work on yourself and build from the start but more often than not this won’t be the case.

The things you’ll find are not what you would classify as craftsmanship. Fragile architecture and quick and dirty solutions are what you’re going to find more often than not. Especially when the developer before you was doing the project for a fixed price.

When working on your day job, that looked so bad, solid architecture and well thought out solutions were the norms.

#freelancing #programming #software-development #web-development #javascript

Hire Dedicated JavaScript Developers -Hire JavaScript Developers

It is said that a digital resource a business has must be interactive in nature, so the website or the business app should be interactive. How do you make the app interactive? With the use of JavaScript.

Does your business need an interactive website or app?

Hire Dedicated JavaScript Developer from WebClues Infotech as the developer we offer is highly skilled and expert in what they do. Our developers are collaborative in nature and work with complete transparency with the customers.

The technology used to develop the overall app by the developers from WebClues Infotech is at par with the latest available technology.

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