Choosing the ‘Right’ Programming Language for Your Business Solutions

Either you are starting a business and looking for the most apt software for the best price that will help you get ahead; or (you need to revamp your software and technology to stay ahead in this ultra competitive business world.

Ideally deciding on the best software programming language for your business solutions, should be a team activity which involves heads of IT and relevant departments and experts from your solution provider. Key Factors
– Budget

If it’s a product with small shelf life and limited features, you might consider a boxed solution rather than a custom solution. – Choose the right features
What are the shortcomings in your business that can be resolved by having the right system in place? Identify the areas where technology can automate the processes, thereby improving business efficiency and productivity. What features would be required in the long run to accommodate more products or services when your business expands? Discuss these features with your solution provider to decide on a programming language which can handle your business for a long time without being outgrown by it.
– Time to market

If you are developing a time-sensitive product, the most critical factor in its success will be its timely release. It may be your best idea and you may have invested in the best technology, building an error-proof product. Choosing the programming language which can quickly build the product is the key factor here.
– Scalability requirements

What is the intended life cycle of your product/application? The technology used for such solutions should be scalable and upgradable, with or without vendor involvement. – Application demands
o Performance

If you application sees some peak traffic in certain time of the day which is crucial for your business, then performance is the key factor for your system. It will be important to choose a programming language with ability to handle a large number of simultaneous requests/transactions (supplemented by high-end servers) without affecting the speed and performance of the system.

o Security
If security of your application is of paramount importance, then short-listing a technology with focus on security features is what you need to do. For ex – Java security technology provides a large set of APIs (cryptography, public key infrastructure, secure communication, authentication, access control etc), tools, and security algorithms, mechanisms, and protocols. o Content change requirements