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Your Project Has Nothing to Do with Software Jargon

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If you've spent any time talking to developers, you've probably had one or more of these terms thrown at you, as if your understanding of techy jargon was essential to bringing your world-changing vision to life.

Don't believe it.

When you want to take an idea or a dream and make it real, it's almost like you're shopping. You need to shop around for a team who understands what you need and can work with you to develop exactly what you envision. Understanding rapidly-evolving tech jargon isn't your job. Leave that to the developers. Because, frankly, your project has nothing to do with the latest lingo.

You're developing ideas, not software.

Let's say you want to add on a room to your home. You've already imagined the holiday get-togethers, the great parties, and the memories you'll make there. You've figured out how much you can spend and you have a rough idea of what's involved in getting it built.

But you've never made home renovations of this sort yourself before. Discussing your ideas with a flashy builder who throws around building terms isn't going to help you understand what your finished home extension will look like. You need a reliable builder who clearly understands what you need and can talk to you about it. You want to work with someone who actually gets the idea of the memories you and your family will make in that new room! Because more than anything, you want to start enjoying your new home add-on, not go round and round trying to communicate with your builder.

When you've got a great idea, an idea that you know could impact people's lives for the better, it's essential to work with a company who not only understands your vision, but who speaks your language. Jargon, lingo, buzzwords - all of those are for developers to show off to other developers.

At the end of the day, the most important job of a software development company is listening. You don't need to work with people who dazzle you with a list of cool features they can make happen. When you have a great idea, what you need is a team who will listen carefully to all that you hope to accomplish with your business. You want them to understand your vision and partner with you to create and support the software you need to bring your idea to life.

Technology shouldn't be intimidating. Technology is a tool. Further, we believe it's a tool that can positively impact people's lives. It's a tool that we believe can and should be used for social good.

We are a small team of specialists who want to use our vast experience and specialist skills to craft the solution that is best for you. We love to talk about what we do, but we know it's more important that we fully understand your objectives and how you need software to make them happen. Get in touch today and learn more about how we can work together and create real results.

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About the author

Barry O'Kane

Barry is the founder of HappyPorch. With 20 years in the web development industry as a programmer and agency owner, he has a preternatural ability to decipher the systems and processes code that holds many teams back from achieving their goals. Partners say Barry gets to the root of issues quickly and makes it downright easy to deliver good work.    

While he's unbelievably grounded, it's not uncommon to find him sailing through the trees as he paraglides his way round the world.