Tips to Choose the Right PHP Developer for Your Website Developmentby JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading
Choosing to hire PHP developers with the right skills and abilities required for your project can be a daunting task. And here are the tips that can help you out with this.
Hypertext Preprocessor or PHP is an open-source server-side scripting language preferred by most web developers. It is a feature-rich and well-documented programming language that powers nearly 82 percent of the active websites or more than 340 million websites on the internet today including some of the most widely used names like Wikipedia, Facebook, MailChimp, Tumblr, and more. PHP is also set up on over 2.2 million web servers now. PHP is also easy to learn, has got huge community support, is highly flexible, ensures faster web development, supports a host of frameworks, and is a very cost-effective option when it comes to web development.
And all these reasons have led to the huge popularity and demand for PHP for website development. Again this increase in the popularity of this language also increased the number and demand for PHP developers and today there are millions of these programmers around the world. And due to this finding and choosing to hire PHP developers with the right skills and abilities can be a daunting task now.
But here are a few things you can consider to choose the right PHP programmer for your next web project.
Take a look at the previous projects of the developer:
This is the first crucial factor to consider to find a good PHP programmer. Checking the developer's previous works or just checking the developer's portfolio can give you a clear picture of the quality of work the programmer delivers and the type of PHP projects he or she has built before. Checking the developer’s portfolio will also tell you the website names the developer has developed before. And then you can check the websites live on the internet to know more about the performance and quality of those websites.
If possible also, go through the previous clients' feedback to get to know the client satisfaction level.
Consider the technical skills:
A dedicated and skilled PHP developer should possess the following technical skills:
- Solid understanding and knowledge of PHP language.
- Knowledge of CSS and HTML.
- Knowledge of MYSQL and SQL databases.
- Practical experience working with PHP-based frameworks like CodeIgniter, Laravel, Yii, CakePHP, Symfony, and more.
- Well-versed in using CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
- Strong knowledge of OOP or Object-oriented Programming language.
Yes, experience matters a lot when it comes to building a high-quality website with PHP. There’s a lot of difference between the skills and abilities of a beginner, a mid-level developer, and an experienced professional. If your project requirements are complex, you need someone who is a master in PHP. The more the experience of the developer, the more strong will be the PHP concepts, and the better will be the quality of the project. Also, experienced programmers can easily overcome the challenges and meet complex business requirements. So, consider the experience of the developer before choosing one for your project.
The developer must ensure easy and excellent communication:
Ask about the mode of communication before choosing the developer. The professional must ensure easy communication whenever anything is required regarding the project. The client must be able to reach the developers at any point in time if needed. Also, the programmer must give regular updates about the work to the client.
Good time-management skills:
Delivering the project on or before the given deadline increases the client satisfaction level. The developer you are choosing must maintain a time-management strategy as per your requirements to complete the project on time no matter your project requirements.
PHP is a very popularly used programming language and there are millions of websites running on it. And to stand out in this tough competition on the web, it is important to have a high-performing, fast, browser compatible, and responsive website. However, choosing a proficient and well-versed PHP developer associated with a leading web development company can ensure to create a highly competitive website making the best use of the scripting language.
Jonathan Paul is a highly skilled PHP programmer associated with an award-winning PHP development company in Australia, PHPProgrammers. The author has written this article to help you in finding and choosing to hire PHP developers with all the required skills for your next web development project.
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