Node.js Developer

Node.js is an open source platform for the JavaScript scripting language, which provides dynamic content for a web page in web browsers. The framework keeps a platform-independent execution of the JavaScript codes outside the web browsers.

Find out exactly what Node.js is used for and what benefits the platform can bring to your business in this article.

 

Node.js: basics and possible applications

JavaScript is used as a language to generate dynamic content on Internet pages. Before the development of Node.js, anyone who also wanted to generate this content on the server was forced to use an alternative language – JavaScript limits its application options for programming to Internet browsers. Software engineer Ryan Dahl took advantage of this gap in the market in 2009 and developed the open source platform Node.js.

The server-oriented framework ensures that the frontend and backend can be created in one programming language. The platform works event-based. In the context of website development, an event can be defined as an action to which a reaction can take place immediately afterwards. The action can be a user-based mouse click or application-generated file access.

This means:

For a single mouse click, the program is able to perform several consecutive actions at once.

For a long time, servers were thread-based, which created a certain inflexibility for IT professionals. The difference between an event-based and a thread-based server can be well illustrated with a restaurant visit:

An event server might take a guest’s order, and while they wait for their food, other guests’ orders are taken and processed. A threaded server could process the next order request only after the guest has received his meal.

The independence from host applications and the server-side development possibilities of different web applications makes JavaScript popular with IT professionals. After all, while knowledge of other programming languages such as PHP or Ruby was previously necessary, back-end developers now benefit from the uniform application possibilities.

Node.js is based on the V8 engine from Google Chrome and can therefore be used easily with JavaScript.

 

What are the advantages of Node.js?

With the standardization of website development, there are several advantages for IT specialists:

  • JavaScript is considered a simple programming language
  • More expertise in the IT specialist market
  • Clear code base
  • Uniform naming conventions in the frontend and backend
  • Software developers can continue to use familiar tools

 

For the customer, web applications serve purely as control elements on the Internet. While the user clicks through the website, apps communicate with backend services via an interface (API – Application Programming Interface). The main work in this process is done in the backend. Data is received, checked and stored on servers in the data center. The data is then sent back to the user, who then sees this exchange displayed on the screen.

For the complex and sensitive process of data exchange, companies need professional IT specialists who can guarantee a flawless process for the customer. JavaScript is one of the simple programming languages. In combination with the uniform development possibilities, this results in a promising IT expertise on the job market, from which you can let your company profit.

 

Further areas of application and features

With Node.js, non-blocky I/O is possible, so that possible blockades can be ruled out during the input and output of events. In addition, there is the possibility to create any software far from web development. Scripts for desktop applications and the command line can also be areas of application of the framework.

 

However, Node.js can also convince IT specialists with further features:

  • Asynchronous communication: a non-blocky I/O system that takes care of starting a single thread.
  • Libuv: A library that creates a standardized thread pool of size 4 and executes requests to the operating system.
  • Event Stack: Provides for sorting of actions using the LIFO (last-in, first-out) principle.
  • Node.js Core: At this point, features are available that can handle more than the V8 engine – wrappers are used to provide the functions.
  • Server and Client: With the possibility of also developing the backend in a uniform programming language, existing know-how can be used.
  • Node Package Manager: The platform provides 350,000 packages during the initial installation, which are used for the development of individual purposes.

 

How to find your Node.js specialist

Our professional approach to IT outsourcing provides an ideal solution for any specialist-related business challenge. If you are looking for a backend specialist, outsourcing4work is your ideal partner company. Due to the long-term cooperation with our Indian partner companies, we have access to more than 5,000 IT specialists, who are permanently employed by our partners. We fill a vacant position within two to four weeks. Our German-speaking IT coordinators are available to advise and support you during the integration of the new specialist into your company and your work processes.

outsourcing4work – remote solutions – offers you future-oriented and cost-efficient personnel solutions. We have supported our customers for more than 25 years as partners, advisors, and mediators of suitable IT specialists with words and deeds.

Benefit now from a cost-efficient IT solution and make a free appointment for an initial consultation.

 

the best programming languages for 2021

What are the most popular programming languages for 2021?

What are the most popular programming languages and which ones should you know now? Whether it’s app applications for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, web development, dynamic websites or programming a backend system, you need the right programming language for everything. In the following article, you will learn which of them will be important in 2021.

What makes a programming language?  

You need programming languages to control the performance of a computer, smartphone, tablet or machine. There are now numerous programming languages, each of which has its own special features and advantages and disadvantages. These languages can be divided into types, each of which supports specific programming styles.

Every year more programming languages are added, but only some of them make it to general popularity. The most popular programming languages currently include C and C++, Java, Python, C#, Visual Basic, JavaScript, PHP, R, TypeScript, Go, and Kotlin.

Which programming language is the best?  

The best programming language for your project depends on the type of app, software, and general programming. Below, you’ll learn which languages are among the most popular, what makes them tick, and what advantages and disadvantages they bring to the table.

  • C and C++
    For the field of system and application programming, C and C++ are among the best programming languages. C++ is an extension that builds on the C language. Both are mainly used for programming various elements for computer games, app applications and operating systems. The advantage here is that they are suitable for complex, hardware-related applications and there are already many examples and templates that programmers can use. The disadvantage is that a developer must already have the necessary experience to use the programming language appropriately.
  • Java
    Java has a certain similarity to C and C++. Especially extensive web applications in the backend area use Java because it increases the functionality of websites and apps. For this purpose, the “Java Virtual Machine” is used, which is a kind of emulator of an independent computer. This allows files to be saved and modified. This interpreter helps to be able to use Java on any computer. Another advantage is the good object orientation that the language offers. As a disadvantage, it should be mentioned that Java can have security gaps and the programming language is not well suited for Apple smartphones.
  • Visual Basic
    Microsoft developed Visual Basic as early as 1991. This language uses a visual development environment and facilitates the development of Windows applications in particular. It is particularly powerful, easy to read and the source code is particularly comprehensible. Thus, the relevant advantage is that Visual Basic can be used quickly for small applications. The disadvantage, on the other hand, is that the language is not suitable for complex applications.
  • Python
    The Python programming language is particularly object-oriented and can be used in a variety of ways. The simple syntax is particularly suitable for new programmers who have little experience. Above all, the language is used for web applications and user interfaces. You can find Python in Rasperry Pi and in some scientific libraries. Another advantage is that the programming language requires fewer codes. On the other hand, the slow execution and that the language is not equally suitable for all applications is considered a disadvantage. In addition, programming errors can be found only with difficulty.
  • C#
    C# is also an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft, which is why it is usually used as Visual C# with the .NET Framework. The language is very similar to Java and is particularly suitable for programming games for computers or the Xbox. C# is therefore ideal for programming complex app applications and has a high compatibility with Windows. The disadvantage is that the programming language is not well suited for other platforms and that licensed products from Windows are required to use the language.
  • PHP
    For websites and intranet pages, the PHP programming language is very advantageous. It is suitable for backend control and can determine, for example, which elements are visible. PHP is mostly combined with CSS, JavaScript and HTML is an open source and is supported by the most common server types. One argument against using this programming language is that PHP can increase the server load and thus possibly reduce the loading speed of a website.
  • JavaScript
    JavaScript is a particularly dynamic scripting language used by many websites. It is applied for displaying pop-ups, advertising banners or plausibility checks for data entries. The language is easy to learn but is not well suited for complex applications.
  • TypeScript
    TypeScript is a complement to JavaScript. Once the program runs in the browser, the utility translates the TypeScript code into JavaScript. The programming language was developed by Microsoft and is still being worked on and improved.
  • R
    The R language is considered statistical software and is object-oriented as well as interactive. It is used to program statistical analyses, graphics and simulations. R is free of charge and offers a good performance for it. For beginners, however, the programming language is relatively difficult to learn.
  • Go
    Go tries to optimize simplicity, conciseness, readability, concurrent operations and performance. This is to create a simple program code that can be used efficiently. However, a disadvantage is that the programming language cannot provide many of the features of Java.
  • Kotlin
    Kotlin is highly compatible and was developed by the company JetBrains. The programming language can be combined with Java and offers the same performance with less code. Thus, it is a good complement for programming app applications.

 

Finding the right programmers

If you have already decided on a programming language for your IT project, all you need is the right programmer or software engineer who will then implement your ideas quickly and easily.

outsourcing4work is your experienced partner, consultant and mediator of IT professionals. The software engineers we place are specialists in a wide range of programming languages. Benefit from our cost-efficient staffing solutions and realize your IT project with the help of our experienced German IT coordinators and competent software developers from India.

 

App Entwicklung aus Indien


Indian app developers for all app development 

Indian app developers offer many advantages for your company in all areas of app development. Germany has long become unattractive as a development location due to the very high costs involved in app programming. So why not benefit from the excellent IT skills of Indian specialists and opt for international cooperation?

Advantages – app developers from India  

If you want to develop an app, it is best to rely on app developers from India. Most software projects are already commissioned in India and not without reason, because app developers from Germany have become rare and earn significantly higher salaries. It is not for nothing that most US companies have had their IT services programmed in the Indian market since the 90s.

 

In fact, with Indian app developers, you can save significantly on salary and training costs, so on average, you will spend more than 50% less on app development. For this, you have the option of distributing the different programming areas to different specialists. The respective IT experts can complement each other’s knowledge and thus achieve even better results.

Mobile app development – what are the areas? 

Do you need an iOS app, an Android app, or both for mobile app development? Web app development can be different. For example, native apps are mobile apps that need to be developed for iOS or Android respectively. For an Android app, the Java programming language is usually used, while iOS apps are created using Swift. Native apps are therefore very popular, as they adapt to the functionality of the device used and can access features such as GPS or the camera.

 

Web apps, on the other hand, are websites that can be accessed from any device, regardless of the operating system. They can have similar features to native apps, but do not require installation. Another type of application is hybrid apps. These combine the features of native and web apps. They are usually developed using HTML5 for the structure, CSS3 for the design, and JavaScript for the logic and can thus be used on different end devices. The hybrid app is downloaded from an app store.

What should you look for when choosing an app developer?

When choosing your Indian app developer, don’t just look at programming skills. The best apps stand out for their functional design and excellent user experience. Pay attention to the candidate’s design skills and check the usability of your app. An experienced German IT coordinator can advise you in these areas and guide you on the path to the perfect app.

 

Because of this, working with a German contractor is especially important. You can rely on a local contact who not only knows the IT staff but can also assist you with any questions you may have. You benefit from being introduced to qualified software developers whose workload can be flexibly arranged. With the right candidate and fast recruitment, you achieve optimal cost efficiency for your app project.

Together to the goal – your German contract partner  

With outsourcing4work you have a competent German contract partner at your side, with whom you will reach your goal together. With many years of experience in remote work, we can advise you on a wide range of areas in app development and thereby find the right app developer for your company’s project. In only 2- 4 weeks we will fill your position with our future-oriented remote model. You will not only benefit from the perfect fit and qualified candidates, but also from our well-established digital infra and communication structure.

 

We will find you the right Indian app developers for all popular smartphone and tablet operating systems like iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone, Palm WebOS, Aliyun OS, Tizen, Brew, Firefox OS, and more operating systems. Learn more about our app developers from India here.

 

If you want to know more, arrange a free initial consultation and let us start app development for your business together.

Content management systems & OutSourcing

Content management systems (CMS) have become the dominant platform for websites over the last fifteen years. Thanks to them, the traditional web designer profession of creating a website with an HTML editor (such as Adobe Dreamweaver) has nearly died out. Instead, web designers are nowadays responsible for setting up content management systems. Web developers who still produce code now work more with developing web applications. But even these have little to do with the HTML-based websites from earlier.

Content management systems vs. web applications

A content management system is itself a web application, but one with which you can create content-based websites following the modular principle. A powerful, standardized back end is used for its management.

This sets them apart from all other custom-made web applications whose appearance and functioning are unique. These can be websites that look very similar to their CMS counterparts. Since developing a web application can be relatively expensive, this technology is often used for other approaches. Facebook is a web applications, or Spotify’s or Skype’s web apps. But even complex online portals with interactive features like to fall back on proprietary web applications.

The best content management systems

There are many CMS, after all, the idea behind it is very old. You can find an extensive list of content management systems on Wikipedia. The overview shows that CMS are not bound to a specific technology. There are Java CMS, ASP.NET CMS, Perl CMS, Python CMS, Ruby on Rails CMS. PHP has been prevalent for a long time, in addition to the LAMP Stack as a technological basis.

WordPress has held the dominant position among CMS for the longest time. The content management system, which is also realised with PHP, holds a commanding market share of 58.5%. The second most popular CMS, Joomla, only holds 7.2%. The list continues with Drupal (4.8 percent), Magento (2.6 percent), Blogger (2.4 percent), Typo3 (1.4 percent), Bitrix (1.4 percent) and Shopify (1.4 percent). As these figures from W3Techs show, more than a fifth of all websites run on the CMS WordPress. You can’t go wrong if you choose WordPress.

WordPress uses a modular approach, as well as the other CMS. Simply install the free software package on a PHP and MySQL capable web server and build a website with the help of a suitable template (for the design) and plugin (for additional features). Almost everything is possible, from elaborate news sites to company homepages, up to e-commerce solutions. However, a truly professional setup requires extensive expertise, an understanding of design and technical skill.

Web applications and web frameworks

If you want a proprietary web application, you will need one or more suitable web developers and web designers. However, they will not just start unstructured programming with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP, but will instead use a powerful web framework which develops and manages the web application. Selecting the right web framework is an important decision because later the web app might not be able to be brought onto a different platform, or only with great difficulty. Some of the most popular web frameworks and technologies are ASP.NET, Angular JS, Ruby on Rails and Django. CodeIgniter, Symfony, CakePHP and Zend are several PHP based web frameworks which let you develop and maintain complex web applications in the WordPress style.

Outsourcing the website development

As you can tell, PHP based CMS and WordPress especially should be the first choice when designing a website. You can easily find web developers specialised in this everywhere. Usually this involves freelancers or web design agencies who put together a homepage according to your exact instructions and who provide a briefing for the back-end operation. Since this is still a lot of work despite the great advantages of the content management system, it can cost quite a bit. The salary level in Europe and the high demand for these sorts of services also add to the high cost.

If you use a qualified CMS developer from abroad, you can reduce this cost to a fraction of its original price. This has led to an increasing demand for Indian developers for website development over the last few years. India is known as an IT nation, developers there speak good English and the salary level in India is unbeatably low.

If you would also like to realise your own website project at a low cost, we can help with our specialised Indian services. We have been providing IT specialists from the Asian country for years, and have many years of experience in this area. Our clients can conclude a contract directly with us, and we will then take over everything from recruitment, to project management at a distance with our own Scrum professionals, up to the payment of the Indian web developer. We stand for quality and security as a European company. At the same time, you can tap into the cost advantages in India with us.

Developers as outsourcing professionals

WWF developers specialise in Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF, WF or even WinWF). The programming library has belonged to Microsoft’s .NET technology group since .NET 3.0, and assists in the development of program-controlled and complex workflows.

It makes declarative programming possible, which puts the description of a problem into the forefront. This is in contrast to imperative programming, which focuses on the description of the solution path.

WWF developers build flowcharts through pre-built classes and constructs. The coding orients itself rather towards specific business processes, and makes higher levels of abstraction possible. With the help of WWF technology, .NET developers are provided with an easy-to-understand interface, through which business clients can control other Microsoft products such as SharePoint or Microsoft Dynamics.

Why WWF developers are expensive and hard to find

The Windows Workflow Foundation is generally regarded to be a library that is hard to learn and use. A WWF developer should have good .NET programming expertise as well as in-depth knowledge in the field of process control, which is why many WWF developers come from the field of business informatics. WWF’s relatively complicated learning curve and technical difficulties due to the non-error free implementation of the library can make working with it somewhat challenging.

Despite this, WWF is still used in many companies in order to keep a project’s complexity under control. Rather than continuing to bloat up something with additional code software, WFF solves problems by describing workflows. This relieves developer teams and allows functions to be implemented. An accomplished WWF developer will often be able to offer significantly faster solutions in close cooperation with colleagues from different areas. Traditional software developers will usually require more time.

WWF software benefits from its good scalability. Because the process logic is based on input-output models, only those programme components which are relevant to the current process trace point must remain in the memory. However, WWF programs are a higher complexity for the developer. Unlike in other programs, the code itself does not offer a clear schedule that can be chronologically analysed and understood, and even just troubleshooting is difficult. A WFF program may work correctly technically, but still produce incorrect output if mistakes have been made in the process logic in the flow charts.

WWF developers as outsourcing professionals

WWF developers can quickly realise specific problem solutions for contract work. Companies that consistently rely on .NET technology can save on costs by outsourcing these types of activities. Because WWF developers can be quite expensive in Europe due to their hard-to-find status, it can be particularly worthwhile to take a look at India.

In India you can find specialist workers for all technologies and programming techniques, and this is also true for Windows Workflow Foundation. These Indian expert rates are just a fraction of their European counterparts. This is one of the main reasons for the boom in outsourcing to India, in addition to the high availability of IT employees. India already covers more than 55% of the global IT outsourcing market, and this percentage is still rising.

If you are interested in a WWF developer from India, we at outsourcing4work can help you further. We are specialised in the procurement of expert software developers for European clients, and have many years of experience in this area.

We also support our clients during the project phase with our own Scrum project managers. This allows use to ensure that all processes run smoothly, even across distance. We can easily circumnavigate any difficulties that arise during virtual cooperation and cultural differences. Depending on your needs, you can hire an Indian WWF developer on an hourly basis, or for a fixed price. Long-term contracts with attractive conditions are also possible for recurring work. We will take over the contract and payment of the Indian developers for you as a European company. This will make your job easier.

Developers from India

MVC developers are experts in complex and interactive web applications on the basis of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Due to JavaScript’s weakness when it comes to high-quality, stable and maintainable code at the same time, MVC developers use MVC frameworks in addition.

These are libraries that can be used in addition to JavaScript in web applications in order to separate their functionality according to the Model View Controller (MVC) approach.

  • In the model field, MVC developers store all the necessary data for the application, such as user profiles, images, videos, comments or statistics.
  • The view field describes the user interface and is kept strictly separate from the data. In it, you will find all style elements such as buttons, distances, elements, fonts etc. described exactly. The Document Object Model (DOM), an interface specification for access to HTML or XML documents, is of particular importance.
  • In the controller view, you will find all functional, interactive elements – browser events such as clicks, touch gestures, drag and drop and so on.

MVC developers can develop and improve each of these parts independently from one another, which can mean a lot less work in otherwise complicated web applications.

MVC developers use various MVC frameworks

MVC frameworks transfer the calculation work of a web application to the client side, the web browser, whenever possible. JavaScript will generally quickly reach its limits at this point. MVC web apps such as these mostly use an asynchronous connection to the back end, thus allowing complex interactions with completing reloading a website. The rendering of the corresponding area is carried out by the MVC framework.

MVC developers usually work with Backbone.js, Angular.js, EmberJS and KnockoutJS. These are the current most widely-used MVC frameworks. Due to their widespread popularity, they are extremely well documented and all their strengths and weaknesses are known. They all offer a similar range of functions, although individual MVC frameworks are somewhat more complicated to use.

BACKBONE.JS VS. ANGULAR.JS VS. EMBERJS VS. KNOCKOUTJS

Here is a small tip to help make your decision. If you are looking for an MVC developer, you should already know which MVC framework you will be working with.

Backbone.js is a minimalist MVC framework with plugin support and a large selection of extensions. Thanks to its modular approach, Backbone.js can be adjusted to fit different needs. It is used for services like WordPress, Rdio and Hulu, and is very suitable for very complex web applications. The code is easily readable, which makes it simple to further develop existing apps.

Angular.js is used and provided by Google. MVC developers can also create sophisticated web applications with this framework. An HTML compiler is part of Angular.js and lets proprietary domain-specific languages be created. The code is easy to debug. However, it is more complicated to use this framework than other MVC frameworks.

Ember.js is relatively easy and intuitive to use. It is also modular, and is very popular with developers with Ruby on Rails experience. Good results can be achieved relatively quickly with Ember.js. MVC developers who work with this MVC framework will have to forgo extensive testing tools. Since Ember.js’s API can be somewhat instable, this can lead to problems in complex web applications.

KnockoutJS uses the Model View ViewModel approach and differs from other frameworks. It is very well-suited for complex graphical user interfaces with many features. KnockoutJS is also suitable for data-heavy applications with tabular output. Standard procedures such as sorting functions can be realised very quickly. The high compatibility with modern web browsers guarantees unproblematic operation for all users.

Affordable and knowledgeable MVC developers

MVC developers are highly sought after and charge high rates accordingly. This is especially true for web developers who are experienced in several MVC frameworks. These types of professionals are best for new projects because they will be able to be unbiased when choosing the right technology.

Offshore outsourcing will let you save a lot of money during the implementation of a new development project. This is especially true for Indian professionals who cost a fraction of their European counterparts. outsourcing4work is specialised in the procurement of these Indian IT employees, and we are most often tasked with finding expert web developers.

If you are looking for an MVC developer for a specific project, we are happy to help you further. It does not matter which MVC framework you prefer – we will easily find the right professional for all of the libraries mentioned above. These professionals can be paid on an hourly basis, or at a fixed price for a precisely-defined project.

We also support you with our own Scrum project managers in order to ensure everything runs according to plan. These managers understand the Indian mentality and also know how to coordinate virtual software projects. You also conclude the contract directly with us as a European company. This significantly facilitates many factors, and also provides legal certainty. And we will then take care of the rest, including the payment of the Indian IT experts.

Visual FoxPro developers are primarily used today for migration or to expand existing systems. The RAD programming environment for data-centric applications was originally developed by Fox Software from 1984 onwards, and later by Microsoft after a takeover in 1992. The last official version was released in 2007, and Microsoft discontinued product support at the beginning of 2015.

Visual FoxPro is still popular thanks to its very powerful integrated relational database system, and is still used at many companies. Visual FoxPro developers often take over tasks such as maintaining existing software applications, the further development of software architecture and preparing a technical migration to another platform.

Proprietary applications in the business sector which are developed with Visual FoxPro are often expensive proprietary developments which can only be replaced under considerable financial and human strain. This is often not worthwhile for companies, as the technical functionality of Visual FoxPro applications are still relevant, and you can easily connect to other systems via extensions and interfaces.

Because Visual FoxPro software can cope with built-in databases, as well as with SQL databases (thanks to ODBC and ADO), there is still enough flexibility for the foreseeable future. And Visual FoxPro developer still have many more extensions available to use.

Visual FoxPro developers in Europe

The developer community in Europe is still very active because individual solutions are developed and maintained by various companies. A yearly developer conference still takes place which combines .NET and Xbase++ professionals with Visual FoxPro experts.

You will also still find sufficient Visual FoxPro developers, although the market has thinned out a bit over the last few years. The next generation is lacking, and many young developers are relying mainly on extensive .NET experience. Pure Visual FoxPro developers are now very rare, because those remaining are undergoing further training – especially in .NET.

Their salaries are therefore correspondingly high. Visual FoxPro developers are mostly senior and usually have considerable experience. It can therefore be costly to replace retiring Visual FoxPro developers or to strengthen an existing team.

Outsourcing by Visual FoxPro developers in India

Fortunately for companies, there are many good outsourcing options nowadays for IT projects. The internet boom over the last twenty has brought even distant countries such as China and India into the game. While earlier local branches were necessary in order to profit from offshore outsourcing, there are now a large number of possibilities for digital collaboration over distance. And decentralised developer teams are also becoming more common in Europe. Indian IT professionals are therefore an affordable option for the skills shortage in Europe – such as for Visual FoxPro.

Indian developers enjoy a good reputation, even if there are a few cultural differences between the countries. The country has a population in the billions, and its focus on IT means that it can offer high-calibre professionals for rare technologies in large numbers. The question is more how to find a matching profile, and not if one exists.

This is where outsourcing4work and its India-expertise comes into play. We can procure excellent Visual FoxPro developers and professionals from other areas as outsourcing employees for you. Thanks to the lower wages in India, you can save significantly on costs. With a comprehensive approach that includes a Scrum project manager at the ready, you will always be on the safe side. We will recruit according to your exact specifications, coordinate the project at a distance, and also take over payment. You just conclude the contract with us as a European company, and we take care of the rest.

Professionelle Wordpress Entwickler

There are many WordPress theme developers, and you can find thousands of both commercial and free themes to create beautiful websites of all types. However, if you are looking for a unique WordPress theme with special features or would like to adapt it to an existing theme package, you will need a suitably qualified developer.

Luckily however, the content management system (CMS) WordPress is very popular; no other CMS is used more often, which you probably already know. But did you know that the market share of WordPress is already over 60%, and that almost a quarter of all internet sites worldwide run on WordPress?

This makes it easy to find a good WordPress developer anywhere in the world – from hobbyists up to professional web design agencies who throw one commercial WordPress theme after another onto the market. It’s a good business, with WordPress commercial templates being sold at a price of thirty to sixty US dollars each.

WordPress theme developers for custom websites

If you would like to have an exclusive WordPress theme developed or customized, it can be very expensive. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help keep the costs as low as possible. Hiring hobbyists however, is not one of them.

Professional WordPress theme developers usually work in teams and develop a solid basic structure upon which they design the individual themes. The skilful incorporation and licensing of plugins such as Visual Composer or WooCommerce also plays an important role.

Some established WordPress theme developers are also open to contract work and design custom themes following the wishes of the customer. Price expectations are very different, in addition to the services offered.

If you have hardly any experience with WordPress themes, it can be hard to find truly competent partner. Almost every theme looks good on test pages and in screenshots. What lies behind the theme will only become clear once it is implemented.

A further important aspect is the continual development and service over a longer period of time. No WordPress theme is perfect at the start, and will only gradually be improved and adapted along with the website. It is essential to take a flexible theme approach which also affects the code and data structure.

Even WordPress itself and many plugins are continuously further developed. Security reasons are another factor when it comes to upgrading the CMS and plugins. This could lead to an incompatibility at some point with the WordPress theme, which should also be regularly updated.

Affordable WordPress theme developers

You will have to many more aspects that just the cost in mind in order to keep the price of a WordPress theme developer as low as possible. Follow-up costs play a large role, and good developers from India are a great alternative. The costs in India are a fraction of the price in Europe. In addition, India is truly a mecca for IT outsourcing. The country has a permanent place in the global outsourcing economy and currently provides more than 55% of all worldwide outsourced services.

outsourcing4work can easily find you an excellent WordPress theme developer from India, one who will develop new WordPress templates or adapt existing themes for you. We also take over the coordination for you, in addition to procurement, with our own Scrum project managers so that you will not need to worry about successful implementation. We will also take over payment for the Indian developer. Simply conclude a contract with us as a European company, and we will take care of the rest. Confidentiality and good communication are guaranteed.

A Sugar CRM Developer

A SugarCRM developer creates tailor-made CRM systems (customer relationship management) on a SugarCRM base. The software was open source up until Version 7, which led to its widespread use and a large community.

SugarCRM offers a wide range of features and enables the optimisation and automation of sales, marketing, customer support, reporting and digital collaboration activities. Mobile CRM and SocialCRM features are also available.

SugarCRM developers adapt the software to the specific needs of the client, and, depending on the company, the focus will fall on a particular area of features.

Version expertise for SugarCRM developers

There are currently four SugarCRM versions, all based on the same stem code: Sugar Professional, Sugar Enterprise, Sugar Ultimate and Sugar Corporate. A good SugarCRM developer has experience in each of these versions, and is also certified by the manufacturer. These certifications ensure up-to-date professionalism and expertise.

If you are looking for a SugarCRM developer, you should pay attention to the currentness and type of certification. The CRM software has changed greatly over the years, and Version 7 has seen many changes. Currently, SugarCRM offers four certifications, but not all of them guarantee the necessary expertise to develop custom implementations:

  • Certified Sugar Administration Specialist
  • Certified Sugar Developer Specialist
  • Certified Sugar Solution Architect Professional
  • Certified Sugar Sales Specialist

Out of these four certifications, only Certified Sugar Developer Specialist and Certified Sugar Solution Architect Professional are aimed at developers. You should keep an eye out for Certified Sugar Solution Architect Professional for complex and custom projects because this is the only one which tests for the knowledge required.

Trainings, exams and job experience are necessary for certification – it is not purely limited to theory.

SugarCRM developers: basics and special skills

SugarCRM is based on the LAMP Stack: the combined use of the operating system Linux, Apache as the web server, MySQL as a database platform and PHP and the central programming language. SugarCRM can also operate on other PHP enabled systems like Windows, Solaris and Mac OS X.

If different solutions are required by the LAMP Stack, then ensure that the worker has the right experience. This also applies to non-MySQL databases; SugarCRM also supports DB2, MS SQL and Oracle in addition to MySQL, which are other database systems popular among corporations.

Certifications help show expertise in the special skills, such as the globally recognized Zend seal of approval for PHP. Expertise in one or more developer frameworks plays a large role in PHP. Every developer has their own favourite, and should be familiar with the same tools for CRM implementation to ensure cooperation with other professionals.

SugarCRM developers from India

Once you have defined the selection criteria for a SugarCRM developer, nothing stands in the way of a search going beyond Europe’s borders. The global use of SugarCRM means that it is relatively easy for a company to save money on staff, and Indian SugarCRM developers are excellent examples.

In the Asian country, you will find an almost perfect mix of world-class IT expertise and very low rates. Indian is not the largest provider of IT services for no reason – the country now provides more than 55% of global outsourcing services for IT.

outsourcing4work has specialised in the procurement of Indian IT professionals and can easily find you a SugarCRM developer who meets your profile. We don’t leave you alone after finding you a professional, but instead provide a comprehensive and professional outsourcing project management with our Scrum projects managers. We also take over the contract development and payment terms for you. You conclude the contract directly with us as a European company: we then take care of the rest.

WordPress templates for every need

WordPress templates securely set the basic design and the structure of the WordPress website. The popular content management system (CMS) is based on a modular approach, which lets the free software package take care of data management and back end features itself. The design that is viewed by the user later is set by a template or theme which will also need to be installed.

Other functions can also be installed with plugins. Although some plugins also include stylistic elements on websites, the functional aspect is the main focus. Therefore, every WordPress page requires a single template while the plugins are option and can be easily used simultaneously. When installing the CMS you will receive the current WordPress template, which is then automatically activated. However, you will not be able to operate anything more than a simple blog with that.

WordPress templates for every need

You have access to thousands of WordPress templates through a database already installed in WordPress, which allow you to realise a wide variety of websites. In addition to the usual blog design which lists articles in chronological order, you can also find templates for portfolio websites, news pages in a journal style and types optimised for e-commerce. There are also specially tailored WordPress themes for photographers, musicians and other artists which help you artfully arrange your contents.

However, many of these free templates only appear suitable at first glance, and some are even obsolete. You will quickly see their weaknesses during setup. They generally only have very few modifiable options for fonts, colours, spacing, static pages, topic blocks, advertisements and more. If you want to change something important on the design, you can only do this through complex code adjustments.

Responsive design, which refers to the dynamic adjustment of the presentation on smaller displays (smartphones, tablets, etc.) is usually also lacking or is inadequately implemented. These kinds of WordPress templates are therefore unsuitable for professional online presences. Other aspects that are also not obvious at first glance are those such as optimising for quicker loading time or code-based SEO optimisation for Google and other search engines.

A WordPress template will need to the conform to the Schema.org ontology so that individual content such as articles or static pages can be easily ready by search engines and other services such as Facebook and Twitter. This is a mark-up language for structuring web pages that lets individual content (title, author, date, page name, list, search field, comments, country codes, etc.) be accurately classified. This is essential for websites that are strongly based on content, such as new sites so that content can be quickly, accurately and fully indexed.

Professional WordPress templates and custom-made orders

You should invest some money into creating a good WordPress template for professional purposes. Generally, expensive themes off the rack will cost about US $70. However – the price alone doesn’t say much about the usability. You should know exactly what you are looking for when you select a suitable template. There are thousands of different offers for every possible type of website, and new ones are added every day. Online research and looking at leader boards and product tests won’t be very helpful; they are only marginally relevant at best.

Only a web designer with good WordPress experience, and who has already developed many pages, is able to deliver a good product. They can put together a list of suitable themes according to pre-established criteria, and can make the selection together with you. You will never find the perfect WordPress template – even the best templates will have their weak spots.

If you have special requirements that do not have a suitable WordPress template, you will need a specialist who can take on the development and customisation work. It’s also recommended to use an expert to skilfully setup a website with a WordPress template. Only hobbyists with lots of free time should even attempt to set up a site, which can easily take hundreds of hours to complete. Professionals will be significantly faster and cheaper.

Custom designing a WordPress template is rarely the right option. If you don’t require something very unusual, such as a social network or an interactive multimedia site, it’s better to simply modify existing WordPress templates. A good web developer can easily make these modifications and save a lot of effort.

If you would really like to undertake complete in-house WordPress template development, you should make sure that WordPress is really the right platform for you. Perhaps you need a PHP-based standalone web application that can be easily connected with a WordPress installation for specific content. You should always keep the costs in mind for all custom developments. WordPress is constantly evolving, and your WordPress page will require occasional updates for security reasons. This also applies to your WordPress template in order to ensure compatibility with later WordPress versions.

Indian WordPress template developers

WordPress developers, as well as theme developers, are expensive. In order to keep costs under control, outsourcing the technical work to Indian specialists is a good alternative. You can easily find suitable workers in the Asian country thanks to WordPress’s popularity, and can realise complex projects at a fraction of the price in Europe.

outsourcing4work has specialised in the procurement of Indian IT professionals, and has many years of experience in the area of CMS. No matter if you want to select a WordPress template, or create or optimise an entire WordPress page: we will easily find an expert who meets your requirements.

You can conveniently conclude the contract with us as a European company, and we then take care of the rest. We also don’t leave you alone during the implementation stage: our Scrum project managers will be by your side throughout the process. We are very invested in the satisfaction and success of our clients, and know the obstacles that can stand in the way of outsourcing IT projects.