What should I consider, while I am planning to hire Website Developer?

  • I know only some points, likewise developer experienced, cost of development and others.

  • @m4rtin-j4mes said in What should I consider, while I am planning to hire Website Developer?:

    I know only some points, likewise developer experienced, cost of development and others.

    What kind of website do you want/need? do you have any content management needs? Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) needs? E-commerce needs? Do you want the look and feel of a blog or a store or a completely unique interface?

    I'm sure there are more questions that will help us... help you, but this will get the conversation on the right road.

  • First, more than anything... are you truly looking for a developer (someone to write code, build an application); or are you looking for a website designer (someone who designs the look of a website.)

    When using the term "website", it is assumed that you want a designer (non-coder, artistic.) These are two completely unrelated jobs (dev and design) so you want to be super clear in what you ask for, or you'll get someone without the skills that you need.

  • One big thing is that developers are generally pretty useless on their own. They need a systems and business analyst role, project manager, etc. Software engineering is an extremely complex task that requires many different skills and lots of different knowledge. Under normal circumstances, you never assume that software can be developers by a person, but always by a team. And if it is an application that needs to be run, that doesn't just include the team that makes the software, but also the operations team that will run and maintain it once it is made. And you need to think about long term maintenance, too.

    Given that you need to ask questions about how to hire a developer, this means that you lack the management resources to oversee development. So at the very least you will need a dev manager, software engineer, and systems analyst role with the assumption that your SA will double as your BA (these are reasonable to overlap.) This would assume that your SA also doubles as a pretty senior IT person (pretty unlikely) and brings extensive framework, platform, support, and database skills to the table.

    What most development shops overlook is that your analyst is your key software position around which everything is centered, not the developer themselves. Your SA is your most expensive and hard to fill role, even if they aren't doubling as your IT/operations adviser in the process. If you don't have a senior IT adviser to that team, then you are looking at an insanely expensive SA to cover the knowledge of two entire fields - but this is necessary to know how to even discuss making software in the first place.

    So many insanely costly mistakes are made by lacking the proper pieces of the puzzle. When developers are left on their own they will almost always make decisions based on easily available tools as they have neither knowledge nor mandate or incentive to choose what is good for the long term viability of the software since they are not the ones affected by it, nor are they trained in even understanding the ramifications of those decisions.

    Imagine building a house or a bridge and only bringing in the concrete specialist but not getting the structural engineer or the civil engineer. Sure they can pour a foundation, but they don't have the skills to know how the foundation is meant to be used or how to finish the product on top of it!

  • Cost is a funny thing. Rule of thumb is... the cheaper the developer, the more that they will cost you. Developers get super expensive for a reason, because a good developer does much better work, at a much faster pace. So your cost per hour is often inversely related to your final cost.

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  • Post has been edited. @m4rtin-j4mes your original post and style of follow up with link to a service that don't really make sense and no other content or participation makes this look exactly like spam. If you are not intending to spam, feel free to contribute normally in the community, but please refrain from posting links to products or services unless they make sense in the context, you have an established participation pattern, and are not a clear setup question and response with your own answer. In this case, you asked a question, got a lot of good response, and your response ignored all of it and linked a service as if you were advertising it, in a context where it would make zero sense for you to want to promote it.

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