Qualities to look for in a PHP Developer when Choosing One

by JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

Undoubtedly there are millions of PHP developers around the world today and this has made it even more difficult to find the best one for a business project. Here are a few things to look for in a developer while choosing the right one. 

PHP is today undoubtedly one of the most preferred programming languages on the web. Although it is known for quite a long time, it still dominates the other languages in the web development space. Hence, regardless of whether you are running a small or a large-scale business, PHP remains to be the first choice of every business and developer when it comes to building a customisable and scalable website or web application. PHP is the only scripting language that ensures the optimum results in this competitive environment. 

No matter you are designing a website or a web application from scratch, or even if you have to simply encode a feature into an existing website, choosing to work with a skilled and experienced full-time PHP developer is always a better option to consider. 

Of course, to make sure that your project becomes a success, no matter how small or big it may be, it is always essential that you take time to choose the right developer for the project handling. 


Here are a few qualities to look for in the developer while choosing. 


A skilful developer will go beyond just writing, maintaining and testing the codes for the web pages. He or she will have all the required problem-solving and analytical skills for the project. In addition to this, the professional will also collaborate with the other experts of the team to create distinguishing web apps for different types of businesses. 


Here’s the list of the qualities at a glance: 

  • In-depth knowledge about different programming skills
  • Working experience with MySQL or SQL programming databases
  • Knowledge of CSS and HTML
  • Proper understanding of JavaScript
  • Adequate knowledge about control system like SVN, Git, etc. 
  • Expertise over frameworks like Symphony, CodeIgniter, Laravel, TII2, etc. 
  • Hands-on knowledge about CMS like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, etc. 
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming


Just to give you a better idea, here are the two most essential qualities explained below. 


Proficiency in other frameworks and coding languages:

If you want to be a master in web development, you need to gain proficiency in other programming languages to ensure to deliver better PHP projects at the end. These languages include JavaScript, XML, Semantic HTML coding, etc. If the developer knows these languages, ask them how many years of experience do they have to work with these languages as well. This will help you to understand their grip over the languages. Proficiency in these will ensure a smooth web development process. This makes sense to consider this point or quality when you are looking for a good professional for your PHP project. 


Excellent communication and interpersonal skills:

In most of the cases, being excellent at just writing PHP codes is not enough to guarantee a great project. For complementing the coding skills, a good developer will always rely on excellent interpersonal and communication skills. These are also known as the soft skills of developers. With these skills, developers can better understand the objectives and the requirements of the business before getting started with the development process. In addition to making the process simpler, working with a developer with amazing communication skills and interpersonal skills makes the project development journey more enjoyable, time-saving, and perfectly finished. 


To conclude with this, if you can find the best PHP developer for your project, you will definitely have something beautiful to present online at the end. A good developer will always make the best use of the latest PHP development tools, trends, and technologies to build an innovative, unique, feature-packed, fast, high-performing, and responsive website or web app for your business. He or she will try his and her best to set apart your business project from the competition. 


With a great choice of developer, you can be sure of getting a successful and highly competitive project that can be much more than you might have expected. 


Jonathan Paul is an expert PHP developer of a reputed software development company, PHPProgrammers. The author has written this article to ensure business owners can find the right developer considering all the aspects and business requirements.

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About JONATHAN PAUL Professional   Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

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