News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Ibuildings techPortal:
Buy vs. Build
April 15, 2009 @ 16:32:55

On the Ibuildings techPortal site Stefan Koopmanschap has written up some thoughts on one of the eternal struggles development shops face - whether to buy or build the software they need (either for themselves or their clients).

One of the biggest struggles in any software development company is "Buy vs. Build". How do you strike a balance between writing custom software and purchasing off-the-shelf solutions. This is something that is very hard and everyone gets it wrong every once in a while. In this article we will explore the way that Ibuildings approaches this issue, in the hopes that it helps others in getting it right more often.

He talks about considerations made on both sides - how flexible is the application, what is on-hand that could be adapted - and how the base product they might have purchased can act as a based to work from (like a content management system). There's no overall recommendation, though - too much of the decision depends on what's needed at the time and the capabilities of the technical staff employed.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
buy build techportal develop consideration cost time


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

eWeek: PHP Puts Mainframe Developers in Prime Time

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Checking the performance of PHP exceptions

DZone.com: Creating a virtual server with Vagrant: a practical walkthrough

Benjamin Eberlei's Blog: Trying a Two Step PEAR/PHAR approach to develop and deploy

Christopher Jones' Blog: Don't Forget Oracle Develop in San Francisco


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


release composer performance podcast hhvm project framework package hack symfony2 component security unittest facebook install example database application introduction language

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework