Dec 19, 2016

Which Programming Language Is Right for Your Project?


When beginning a software development project, some decisions need to be made before the rest of the work can continue. One of the most important choices involves picking the right programming language for the task – and platform – at hand. A variety of factors will influence your final decision, and consulting a software engineering expert to help steer you in the right direction is a smart call as well.

With a successful software project in mind, here are a few ideas on selecting the correct programming language to build your application. Good luck in your efforts!

Follow Industry Best Practices

When it comes to building a piece of software, there's little reason to reinvent the wheel, so following the industry's best practices makes the most sense. Choosing from widely used languages means finding development talent becomes an easier process. This is also a relevant point when considering the maintenance of your application – enhancements and bug fixes – over the long haul. Thinking long term must be part of your decision-making process.

Knowing the platform for your application helps narrow down your choice in programming languages. If you are building an iOS app, Objective-C or Swift are your most logical choices. Front-end development for a web application usually means JavaScript.

For some projects, more than one language is a likely requirement – front-end, back-end and database. Cross-platform targeting is another language feature worth considering.

If the application uses a non-web GUI, choose a language and IDE known for easy-to-use interface design tools. Fast prototyping of visual interfaces helps when building demos for business stakeholders, especially in an Agile project. This same rule applies for web applications.

Get Buy-In From All Project Stakeholders

It is important all stakeholders agree on the language choice for a project. Compatibility with other internal systems as well as the skill set of the in-house development talent also factor into a final decision. HR personnel also need to offer input on the ease of finding new programming talent experienced in the chosen language.

Working With an Experienced Development Co-sourcing Team is Smart

Ultimately, consulting with an experienced co-sourcing development firm is a wise strategy when determining the right programming language for your application. They fully understand the best choices for each platform, and typically employ development talent well versed in the chosen language. A strategy for future maintenance after the project is completed is another specialty of the best co-sourcing firms.

When looking at the right development team for your software project, be sure to consider the talented staff at SDE, Inc. USA. As a co-sourcing firm experienced in Agile and the latest in software engineering technologies, we are able to successfully complete the work at a competitive rate. Schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions or want to discuss, let us know!

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