5 Things to Know Before You Outsource Java Development

Going For the Custom Java Development Route

If you have a growing company, you need to make sure your software applications grow with you. There’s nothing wrong with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software but certain applications may not be able to keep up with increasing user demands or the need for new capabilities and features. 

You can, of course, switch to a new version of the same software, or to a different brand, staying on the same merry-go-round year after year. Custom software development is an alternative to this process, giving you a cost-effective way to get exactly the functionality you need and to maintain it over time, even as your company continues to expand. 

The biggest benefit of custom software is that it’s created to adapt to your processes, relieving you from having to fit the way you operate into the features available in a given application. When you outsource Java development with an outsourcing firm like BairesDev, you get a quality application and a high level of support. Not sure this is the right path for you? Here you’ll find 5 things to know before you take this step. But, first, what exactly is Java? 

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What Is Java?

Java is a general-purpose language that allows developers to work on a myriad of projects with a “write once, run anywhere” approach. This means that any code compiled in Java can run on any system with Java support without having to be recompiled.Java is also unique in that it serves two functions as both a programming language and a platform for application development. 

It’s highly popular among software engineers because it uses “objects” to represent data and methods. Additionally, it can be used for both frontend and backend development. Applications built with Java are fast and scalable, a perfect combination for creating software for growing businesses, along with other types of applications.   

Java Is Behind Well-Known Applications

Many well-known applications of different types were developed using Java. They include the highly popular game Minecraft, the widely used Gmail communications platform, the secure messaging app Signal, and the hugely successful social media application Twitter. Java is useful for building all types of software for including desktop, mobile, enterprises, the web, the cloud, and gaming platforms.

The Benefits of Java

The engineers who developed these and other recognizable applications and platforms gained from the following benefits provided by Java: 

  • Built-in security features, which are especially important when dealing with sensitive data like banking information. 
  • Easy coding and high security contribute to the effectiveness of many online platforms. 
  • Support for modding video games.
  • Great match for building Android apps.

The Benefits of Outsourcing

If you’ve never considered the possibility that you might outsource Java development, consider these outsourcing benefits:

  • Cost savings. When you take into consideration the costs of hiring and training professionals for full-time work, in addition to their salaries and benefits, outsourcing can be a great alternative because you only pay a flat fee for resources when you need them.
  • Time savings. Those processes don’t just cost money, they cost valuable time you and your staff could be using to perform core activities like research, development, sales, and marketing. 
  • Flexibility. If you have an in-house team you just want to supplement, great. If you want an entire external team devoted to your project, that arrangement can work too. And, you can always do something different as your workflow changes. 

An outsourced team can also bring in a fresh perspective and allow you to work with individuals before hiring them permanently. 

The Right Way to Choose an Outsourcing Partner

If you’ve decided to outsource Java development, you may be wondering how to find a great vendor. Here are some tips for making sure you find an agency that is a perfect fit for your needs:

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    Know what you want
    The great thing about custom software development is that it can be whatever you can envision. So, to narrow your search, think carefully about what your challenges are, how you hope they will be resolved with custom software, and what you want your company to achieve.
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    Consider practical matters
    Be sure to take into consideration other needs, such as budget, whether you prefer an outsourced team working onsite or remotely, what staff you already have available, what languages you need the team to speak, and whether you want them to work in your time zone, during your business hours.
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    Look for good listeners
    Armed with that information, you’ll be able to tell potential software development providers exactly what you need. And the best ones will be very interested in what you have to say. They’ll also ask you follow-up questions to refine their understanding of your goals and priorities.
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    Find initial candidates
    To get started researching possible Java application development services, request recommendations from colleagues and ask what they liked and didn’t like about the service they received. Also, ask if the end product met their expectations and whether they felt it was worth the cost. You can also do online searches to expand your list of potential providers.
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    Narrow it down
    Narrow down your list and visit each vendor’s website to determine if they meet the criteria you developed earlier. Also find out whether each vendor has experience in your industry, has good communication skills in addition to technical ones, are available for questions any time, and offer robust post-development support.
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    Make a final decision
    Schedule in-person or video meetings to get to know potential providers even better. When you select a vendor to work with, be sure they offer a reasonable contract that you can feel confident signing.

It’s Easy to Start a Java Development Project With BairesDev

At BairesDev, we strive to be not just a provider, but a partner. We take the time to understand your concerns and your software needs. From there, we use a tested process that includes: 

  • Idea & conceptualization 
  • User experience (UX) design 
  • Feasibility study 
  • Consulting 
  • Software architecture 
  • Software testing 

When you choose BairesDev for Java application development services, you get all the benefits of software outsourcing, including access to new talent, increased efficiency, more flexibility, mitigated risk, improved security, and effective results.

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