I want to refer to a developer who works only for me. What do we call such a developer in general?

My guess is:

an individual developer or a personal developer or a private developer

  • Can you explain what you mean by private?
    – user230
    May 2, 2018 at 3:29
  • 2
    I think you are looking for the word "Freelancer". (Freelance Developer)
    – holydragon
    May 2, 2018 at 3:52
  • Thank you, snailboat. I think "private" mean not for the public.
    – drytt
    May 2, 2018 at 3:57
  • Thank you, holydragon. I think Freelancer belong company, so what I mean is a developer developing self-product and selling, producing.
    – drytt
    May 2, 2018 at 4:07
  • Thank you, Maulik V. I grad that I'm easy to undersyand my question.
    – drytt
    May 2, 2018 at 6:47

1 Answer 1


I have a personal software developer

This means the developer works only for you. You have hired him/her for the software development.

Yes, freelance developer is also correct because freelancers work for clients and not necessarily belong to any company. I was a freelance writer and I used to be someone's personal writer then.

The word private does not suit there and on the other hand, individual developer talks about individuality still not as good as personal in this context.


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