Hire Skilled JSP Programmer on contract basis

If you ever wondered why Java Server Pages (JSP) is a good business choice then the first thing you need to know is that JSP makes very little fuss to get data from a web server. You save on everything in the process! Is that all? Hang on, it is just starting.

JSP is making waves in the development world. It will stay with us for the next following years (although it will be updated several times), and every major company will start and in several cases has already started using it.

Java Server Pages (JSP) technology provides an easy way to create dynamic web pages and simplify the task of building web applications that work with a wide variety of web servers, application servers, browsers and development tools. This article provides an overview of JSP from a developer's perspective, and includes examples of JSP in action.

Java Server Pages technology allows web developers and designers to easily develop and maintain dynamic web pages that leverage existing business systems. As part of the Java technology family, JSP enables rapid development of web-based applications that are platform-independent. JSP separates user interfaces from content generation, enabling designers to change the overall page layout without altering the underlying dynamic content.

So what exactly is a Java Server Page?

In its basic form, a JSP page is simply an HTML web page that contains additional bits of code that execute application logic to generate dynamic content. This application logic may involve JavaBeans, JDBC objects, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), and Remote Method Invocation (RMI) objects, all of which can be easily accessed from a JSP page. For example, a JSP page may contain HTML code that displays static text and graphics, as well as a method call to a JDBC object that accesses a database; when the page is displayed in a user's browser, it will contain both the static HTML content and dynamic information retrieved from the database.

The separation of user interface and program logic in a JSP page allows for a very convenient delegation of tasks between web content authors and developers. It also allows developers to create flexible code that can easily be updated and reused. Because JSP pages are automatically compiled as needed, web authors can make changes to presentation code without recompiling application logic. This makes JSP a more flexible method of generating dynamic web content than Java servlets, whose functionality JavaServer Pages extend.

JSP and Servlets

If you've worked with Java servlets you know that servlets allow you to create dynamically-generated web pages that include data from server-side Java objects. But you also know that the servlet approach to generating web pages is to embed HTML tags and presentation code within a Java class. This means that changes to presentation code requires modification and recompilation of the servlet source file. Because web authors who design HTML pages may not be the same folks as the developers who write servlet code, updating servlet-based web applications can be an involved process.

Enter Java Server Pages, which are an extension of the Servlet API. In fact, JSP pages are compiled into servlets before they are used, so they have all of the benefits of servlets, including access to Java APIs. Because JSP pages are generally presentation code with application logic embedded in them, they can be thought of as "inside-out" servlets.

While JSP pages mainly provide a higher-level method of creating servlets, they bring other benefits as well. Even if you're already content writing servlets for web applications, there are plenty advantages to using JSP:

JSP pages easily combine static templates, including HTML or XML fragments, with code that generates dynamic content.

JSP pages are compiled dynamically into servlets when requested, so page authors can easily make updates to presentation code. JSP pages can also be precompiled if desired.

JSP tags for invoking JavaBeans components manage these components completely, shielding the page author from the complexity of application logic.

Developers can offer customized JSP tag libraries that page authors access using an XML-like syntax.

Web authors can change and edit the fixed template portions of pages without affecting the application logic. Similarly, developers can make logic changes at the component level without editing the individual pages that use the logic.

In general, JSP allows developers to easily distribute application functionality to a wide range of page authors. These authors do not have to know the Java programming language or know anything about writing servlet code, so they can concentrate on writing their HTML code while you concentrate on creating your objects and application logic.

What are the Advantages of JSP?

vs. Active Server Pages (ASP)

ASP is a similar technology from Microsoft. The advantages of JSP are twofold. First, the dynamic part is written in Java, not Visual Basic or other MS-specific language, so it is more powerful and easier to use. Second, it is portable to other operating systems and non-Microsoft Web servers.

vs. Pure Servlets

JSP doesn't give you anything that you couldn't in principle do with a servlet. But it is more convenient to write (and to modify!) regular HTML than to have a zillion println statements that generate the HTML. Plus, by separating the look from the content you can put different people on different tasks: your Web page design experts can build the HTML, leaving places for your servlet programmers to insert the dynamic content.

vs. Server-Side Includes (SSI)

SSI is a widely-supported technology for including externally-defined pieces into a static Web page. JSP is better because it lets you use servlets instead of a separate program to generate that dynamic part. Besides, SSI is really only intended for simple inclusions, not for "real" programs that use form data, make database connections, and the like.

vs. JavaScript

JavaScript can generate HTML dynamically on the client. This is a useful capability, but only handles situations where the dynamic information is based on the client's environment. With the exception of cookies, HTTP and form submission data is not available to JavaScript. And, since it runs on the client, JavaScript can't access server-side resources like databases, catalogs, pricing information, and the like.

vs. Static HTML

Regular HTML, of course, cannot contain dynamic information. JSP is so easy and convenient that it is quite feasible to augment HTML pages that only benefit marginally by the insertion of small amounts of dynamic data. Previously, the cost of using dynamic data would preclude its use in all but the most valuable instances.

I need an online JSP programmer who is more than a programmer! What do I need to look out for while hiring a pro in .net programming?

JSP by itself can hardly deliver the business oriented results you would desire. To get the best out of an online JSP programmer make sure,

  • He/She has at least 2 years Jsp experience
  • He/She has 1-2 years JSP experience or schooling (at least some object oriented coding experience)
  • If you're looking for ecommerce development then make sure she has some experience in transactional website development process
  • He/She has 1-2 years database driven website creation experience
  • He/She is creative, open-minded and able to add her creativity to make the project better
  • You see her portfolio of various Jsp projects programmed on the web

When you're opting to hire skilled JSP programmers from a development firm, there are certain things you need to keep in mind. A crucial aspect to look for is the quality standard that the company adopts for their processes and employees. Usually, development companies have their own coding standards defined by a governing body in their nation. But if you would want the team to follow the standards prescribed by you, it can work that way as well.

How much would I save if I hire skilled online JSP programmers from Experts From India?

Experts From India JSP programmers are not freelancers; instead they are employees of Experts From India who will work only on your project. You pay for the work they do and that's it! We'll take care of their work stations, salary and related issues etc.

All our online JSP programmers have extensive industry experience and are well-versed in many aspects of JSP development. They are good communicators that have showed consistency in understanding client requirements and applying their technical, analytical and creative skills to come up with business-oriented solutions not just technological solutions.

When it comes to objective planning, Experts From India programmers have always displayed excellent entrepreneurial skills and along with their real hands-on programming experience they've impacted many clients' business bottomline. They're bright, energetic types who keep the organization growing.

What are the basis of your pricing? Can you give me examples?

Experts From India offers a monthly rate card for India JSP programmers who'll work only on your project and complete the tasks in stipulated time. Hiring programmers on full-time basis is highly flexible as in it can follow any development life cycle. You'll be provided with a competent Project / IT manager on his side and your involvement is high. This ensures that your outsourcing venture is highly successful and meets all your business objectives.

This is a least cost option hence you'll have budget predictability and IP ownership. Your Experts From India IT team is highly flexible i.e. they can start with any level of expertise on the application. This places a high amount of control in your hands.

What is the difference in costs when I hire a programmer from India as compared to the US?

We have a lot of positions/departments involved in the application development. You could work with a single programmer on all facets, including project design, choosing the right database, testing and fixes. One programmer in the US is currently paid about $80,000/year.

How will working with Experts From India be cheaper?

While it's true that a talented programmer in the US will be in the range mentioned, the actual cost to company for every employee is substantially more. In addition to the salary, every company needs to make other statutory payments for each employee. In addition, for each role, there will be other infrastructure costs such as hardware, software, utility and space costs that get added as overheads.

Thus for a programmer who earns an annual salary of $80,000 the total cost to the company is in excess of $100,000.

In the case of our team, you will not require all services on a continuous basis. In a typical project, the analysis, architecture and design takes up approximately 15% of the time in terms of effort and costs approximately 20% of the total cost, project management takes up approximately 20% of effort and 28% of cost, and development and testing takes the remaining 65% effort and 52% of the cost.

On the whole, a 12 man month project that would take approximately a year for your programmer in the US (costing you about $100,000) can be completed in about 6 months by a team in India, and at an approximate total cost of $40,000.

At Experts From India you can choose to hire a single JSP programmer or a team depending on your requirements. Contact Us to work out the specific details of this arrangement.


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