January 5, 2017
Let’s consider a developer named Jack for a minute; Jack is a talented front-end developer who provides quality work. However, he lives in a neighboring country known to churn out astounding technical talent – he is a nearshore front-end developer (ah, the redundancy!). Still, employers love him, and would go to extreme lengths to employ him.
Traditionally, this involves spending a hefty amount of money on travel, visas, work permits, training, accommodations and so on. Since local talent might be limited, employers have no choice but to splurge on hiring quality talent such as Jack. Sounds familiar?
However, as the information age grows and technology becomes ever so efficient, the ease of communicating with others, even thousands of miles away, has steadily improved. Think about it. Two to three decades ago, receiving or making a long distance call (across countries) instilled in us, a sense of wonder akin to experiencing magic at work.
Whereas now, you can talk, collaborate, and see whom you are talking to, in any corner of the world. The internet has spread like wildfire, throughout the globe. Fundamentally connecting each of us, allowing us to communicate freely with anyone we choose, whenever we want.
VOIP and collaboration tools, in particular, have opened up a plethora of options outside your immediate geographic area when it comes to hiring talent.
These advancements have made moving away from hiring talent onshore possible, which had already proven to be a costly endeavor in almost all regions. Nearshoring is the new norm when it comes to development, mainly due to the flexibility and reliability it offers at economical prices.
Companies go to great lengths to find quality nearshore front-end developers like Jack, vet them, train them to deliver only quality software. One such company is DotNear, we identify quality developers who display talent, hone it, and harness it to achieve amazing results for our clients.
Although one might argue that offshore developers have existed for years, they come with a whole host of problems which can be avoided if you use nearshore developers instead.
One of the chief complaints that clients have, concerning offshore front-end developers, is the issue of trying to collaborate over wildly different time zones. Consequently, the customer requirements and project outcomes tend to be pretty far apart due to lack of communication as well as miscommunication.
For front-end developers, the ability to understand client requests is critical as their work defines the end user experience. Comprehending clients’ specific needs requires a highly collaborative approach to development. Nevertheless, this level of collaboration and communication is massively inconvenient, and even impossible in some cases, if there is a significant time difference.
In addition to this, obtaining quality work product is another problem that clients face with offshore developers.
Contrary to popular belief, front-end development is one of the hardest fields of development to master. Most issues arise due to the lack of extensive testing on multiple platforms, programs, browsers, inputs, and so on.
Hence, thorough vetting and training are necessities for ascertaining the quality of front-end developers. Since the level of quality control hurts your project output directly, ignoring its absence is not recommended.
Now, let’s go back to our friendly nearshore front-end developer, Jack, at Dotnear, who resolves both these issues instantly.
Being based in and around the general geographic area is an immense advantage as time differences between these regions are a couple of hours at most. This benefit allows you to interact with Jack more closely, ensuring the final work product is tailored to your requirements.
Since front-end development is an area which requires extensive collaboration to avoid any miscommunication, closely working with the developer handling your project is crucial. A time difference of a couple of hours means – no need to sacrifice convenience/schedules to collaborate.
With a long history of meeting and exceeding client expectations, the credibility of developers who undergo extensive training is unquestionable.
So spare your finances for more useful endeavors than finding and hiring quality developers, and instead, rely on companies that have already done the groundwork of finding you front-end developers who are incredibly talented and dedicated.
Companies tend to thrive when assisted by a disciplined front-end team. In conjunction with the fact that you will encounter close-to-zero cultural and linguistic gaps with nearshore developers, nearshoring continues to prove itself as an effective development option for firms.