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How code marketplaces can cut application development costs

Paul Rubens | March 11, 2014
Buying code modules from a curated marketplace can help usher applications into production on time and on budget. Because code marketplaces guarantee that developers will actively maintain modules, concerns about support are largely mitigated.

Since customers are given source as opposed to binaries, they can inspect the source code themselves, Benayoun points out, adding that Binpress is working on tools that will check source code for backdoors and other vulnerabilities. "We don't provide any guarantees security-wise," he says, "but we do vet each developer and ensure that code is written to standards."

If you want to avoid reinventing the wheel, open source software available in public repositories may well be the cheapest solution. If you're looking to avoid support and licensing hassles, though, and you don't mind paying for convenience, then browsing a curated code marketplace may be a good option to help you get your applications out on time and on budget.

 

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