Don’t specialize in technical backgrounds.
There are many great backend technologies suitable for web development, including Ruby on Rails, ASP.Net, PHP (and others). They all have their own strengths and weaknesses and no one is perfect. A good web development company should be flexible in the technologies they use in order to use the technology that works best for their clients.
The main reason we took the time to learn many skills was so we could pick and choose our favorite pieces. Over the years, league organizers have taken the best parts of each skill and created some best practices to make it available across all platforms.
Best practices should be followed.
The key to being a great web developer is following best practices, not the technology you use. In a fast-paced industry, best practices will continue, or at least evolve as technology advances. Having a solid foundation as a developer makes it much easier to keep up with the times and technology.
So what are these best practices we’re talking about? The most important things to consider are:
Writing Semantic HTML
Follow web standards for all your front-end coding.
Automated testing of front and back code
Use the MVC framework
Understanding the marketing strategy related to the project
We often hear web developers complaining that they don’t think about the marketing strategy for their project. This is often overlooked by developers. They should do well. If they don’t think about the “big picture” how can I advise them and help them build the right solution? If the organizers act with their eyes closed, they are not serving guests and are just meat puppets.
The most important question a developer can ask is “Why?” We spend our time fully understanding and managing our customers’ needs. After all, not all clients understand the ins and outs of website development, and neither do you. Make your development cycle a two-way conversation.
Invest time in research and development
As everyone knows, the web industry is a very fast-moving industry. Things come and go in the blink of an eye. A good web development company gives developers time to research new trends and technologies every week. Some of these trends and technologies are dead, but you won’t know until you see them.
If you want to know what web development companies have in store, ask what developers are looking for these days. You don’t have to understand everything a company has to say to spot new trends. Enter and search online.
Research and development is the most important time of the week for developers. If developers don’t evolve, the solutions they build will become stagnant and outdated very quickly. Looking for an outdated solution before you even start the client?
We have a rigorous testing process including automated testing.
We often find that the testers of a project are the customers. In this case, the development company obviously doesn’t understand your project very well and is “saving” your code.
A good web development company should write automated tests (integration tests, unit tests, etc.) back and forth for each piece of code. At a simple level, testing helps developers write more concise code by helping them focus on the code they are writing at the time. Less concise code means your code base is easier to understand and less expensive to maintain.
One of the great things about customer test suites is that when you make changes to a project’s code, you can be confident that your changes or new code won’t break anything else.
We’re not saying test automation is a web development silver bullet. Tests are effective only when well written, but they should be part of any web developer’s tool set.
Automated testing is not the only important aspect of testing. Web development companies also need a level of human testing that their clients can engage with. User story questions presented in this course