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A programmer is a person who writes specific instructions for the computer in the form of codes or programs for developing computer software. They may either work in a web environment as a web developer, or use programming languages such as Python, Java, C, C++, C#, HTML, PHP, Perl, SQL or Lisp as a software developer. The types of systems or software for which they develop code may be mobile or computer operating systems, proprietary software for stock market analysis, or for the development of databases.With the huge demand for computer programmers in various industries, you can find a number of freelance programmers online. They possess the necessary expertise in programming as well as subject matter knowledge for application and software development.

What Freelance Programmers Do?

Programmers are largely involved in developing software and applications for serving different purposes. Apart from this, they also test, conceive, design, debug and maintain programs for solving problems with the help of computing techniques. Programmers use programming languages, tools and sophisticated computing technologies for fulfilling their project objectives. The inputs for programmers are designs which they convert into a logical series of instructions through a suitable programming language that the computer can understand and simulate. The programming language used depends on the purpose of the program. For example, COBOL is used for business applications, FORTRAN is used for engineering applications, and Java and PHP are used for web applications. An important part of their work is maintenance programming which involves testing, debugging, updating, repairing and expanding existing programs.

It is now easier than ever to find freelance programmers on the top freelance marketplaces, like Guru, where a number of skilled professionals are offering online freelance services. However, you need to ensure that your freelancer is:

  • Well-versed with several different programming languages widely used in the industry.
  • Capable of testing, maintaining and debugging programs effectively.
  • Experienced in subject matter relevant to your project specifications such as knowledge of economics or engineering.
  • Bringing an extensive portfolio of software, applications and programs developed for various purposes.

Qualifications of Programmers

It is ideal that your freelancer has:

  • A strong educational background in computer science, computing, information technology, programming and programming languages.
  • Hands-on experience in using different programming languages such as C++, C#, PHP, Java, Python, Oracle, Linux and XML in web development and software development.

Benefits of Freelance Programmers Online

If you have a need for programming for your project, you can hire freelance programmers from some of the best websites to find freelance work. You can also find freelance programmers through referral and you can check out their profiles to find a programmer who best suits your project requirements. Their experience in writing programs for several different clients gives them good industry knowledge and it will help them work on your project effectively.

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