Choose, But Verify: Hire Top Angular Developers
Choosing the developers you choose not only the technologies and skills but also tools and processes used by them. In this post, you will get some tips about the issues to be considered in order to hire exactly the right AngularJS and Angular specialists, who will comply with the tasks of your project and bring your product to the top level.
Angular Projects: From Zero To Infinity
No two projects are alike. What are your exact expectations of Angular developers?
1. Have Various Project Tasks Where Your Team Lacks Time/Specialists/Skills?
You can delegate solution of any tasks to an external dedicated team:
- starting from urgent ones, for example, under pressing deadlines you need to have a complicated project using any of Angular versions completed, and your key expert has fallen ill;
- to those which are to be solved in the long view: for example, updating the app as new framework versions appear.
Our company includes professionals with the various skill sets (130+ specialists), who are used to working in project teams and apply well-adjusted and tried and tested processes.
“They’ve saved me close to $250,000 Canadian. They’re professional and get the job done on time and within budget ”, - this is the opinion of our client and founder of Bounce Mobile Technologies with regard to cooperation with our company. We built the SaaS platform for online payments and internet shop, that includes the admin panel (to control the system in general), web and mobile apps for the Seller and the Buyer. The admin panel and the web apps were developed using AngularJS.
2. Need Development From Scratch?
Angular is often chosen for large projects to be developed from scratch.
Our team builds new projects using the latest Angular version (currently v5.2.10), but we are waiting for the release of the sixth version with a new Ivy render engine, that will improve the application performance and speed. And we anticipate what results will lead developing the Bazel build tool for Angular that will make building projects much faster.
As you have already made a decision to use the framework, undoubtedly, you are aware of its specific features allowing to improve the code quality and to reduce the development time.
Thus, TypeScript used in Angular is characterized with the strict typing. The object is cast to the definite type and not simply the default JS object is used for writing, but the specific methods of the object.
This means, when in the process of development the number type is specified for any variable, our IDE will not offer us any methods that refer to the line and other types.
Due to the component approach Angular allows keeping the structure simple and clear, and in case the clients apply to us with the task to scale up the product, the developers do not have to lose time to gain insight into the initial code.
3. Going to Have The Existing Code Rewritten?
A team that worked on your project have not met your expectations and there is no time left for writing a new code. In such a case you need the developers experienced in a certain version of the framework who will be able to improve the code to the maximum extent for the shortest possible time.
Later, as your project achieves success, you would probably want to rewrite the code or scale the app. But that will be a new story likely to be created by the team that rescued your app.
Developers’ engagement plays a significant role in such cases. More than once in our experience clients with the initially small tasks returned to us again with new ideas and as a result, our relationships have been lasting for several years. After all, our clients not simply receive a code, but the product that corresponds to their values and the quality that remains the highest priority irrespective of the time limits and size of the project. Besides, no client had to rewrite our code, that is why they trust us and come back again.
4. Do You Want To Check The Existing Product Or Your Team Work?
Say, it was planned to change your app from Angular 2 to Angular 5. And the team has already completed the job, but you still want to make sure that the switching was performed correctly and will not cause any problems in future.
In such cases, the code audit is recommended. Whether it will be done by your own specialists or external experts, along with the Angular knowledge they shall have well-adjusted processes.
In the course of the code review, our specialists check the code style, architecture, code-level security and critical and basic functions. For more details on the audit types ordered by our clients see the series of articles on the audit of code/project/business-processes. After checking by our experts you receive not only a simple statement of facts, but recommendations on eliminating eventually detected errors and on optimization.
One Developer Or Dedicated Team: It’s Up To You To Decide
Depending on the needs and targets of your future project, you may follow either of two ways:
- to hire one developer, in case the scope of the tasks related to using Angular is not too wide;
- to use the services of the dedicated team for more large-scale and complicated projects.
The core group of Umbrella IT developers specialized in AngularJS and Angular, covers 20 experts. This is you to choose who of the specialists will work on your project: whether this is one developer or the team.
Here are Some of Our Top Angular Developers
The minimum team shall include Project Manager, Team Lead, developer, and QA. Along with these specialists our clients are always provided with the developers possessing the required skill set, as the team is manned in strict accordance with the client’s requirements and needs.
When hiring the developers, pay special attention to the proactive specialists who keep up with the times applying the most effective combinations of tools and approaches.
For example, in one of our apps, we use the duet Electron+Angular. The client part of the cross-platform app is written with web technologies in combination with the native modules using the same authorization as for the web-client.
In such instances, Angular allows reducing the time of coding due to applying the interceptors. Angular Interceptors are default integrated into Angular library. Meanwhile, in React.JS the external libraries would have to be used for the same purpose.
The interceptor lets to integrate the token received by the user during authorization into all request. Otherwise, the tokens would have to be written into every request. That means the developer would need more time for that.
Agile Approach to Development
It’s impossible not to mention Agile while speaking of development. It really is.
The agile approach enables a client to be fully informed about the workflow of the project. And by “fully informed” we mean that a client knows EVERY LITTLE DETAIL ANYTIME!
We use Agile in practice and it really works!
First of all, all the communication is organized through a single point of contact using a channel that is the most convenient for you (Slack, Skype, etc.). Each team has its own PM who is responsible for this communication.
You maximize the use of your time and reduce the risks of misinterpretation or delay in information exchange.
Secondly, the team’s tools and approaches ensure transparency of all the work processes at any point in time.
For example, our clients get:
- daily reports with a description of all the tasks being solved, issues being detected and potential questions to you;
- demo version of the product every couple of weeks that includes everything that has been done by that moment. This means that each sprint (2 weeks) results in project debriefing phase and there is always an opportunity to make needed changes.
- access to the tools which help to monitor the progress status of tasks and сurrent work phase of any specific team members.
The Agile approach assumes the fragmentation of workflow that reduces the risk of reworking and ensures the transparency of processes. Therefore, although the average amount of the client's investment in the project starts from 20,000$, for our work a client pays per hour: Angular developer’s rate is 35 $/hr.
Thirdly, any task accomplished by a developer should be checked by QA. Only after the QA check the task can be deployed and the result becomes touchable without any concerns about product quality.
Note: as you see, we cannot show you the complete process and tasks in details, as we do appreciate our clients’ trust and comply with NDA terms and conditions but you may get a general idea of the development process we use in Umbrella IT.