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Old 02-07-2009, 16:59   #1 (permalink)
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Need some dev done by tomorrow

Hello, one of my developers has screwed me over and he's left me with three to five hours worth of development work, I'm not sure what he has or hasn't done yet, but it needs to be finished to meet tomorrows deadline.

The person needs to know PHP and to be able to work with the MVC framework and Code Igniter, both of which have good documentation if you don't know how to do it, and anyone with a good knowledge of PHP will definitely be able to use both of those.

Please send an email to info@traxor-designs.com if you're able to do the work, I'd be paying the rate of 25 per hour.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:12   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you post a basic overview of what needs doing here. You might help weed out some of no-goers as people will know if it's over their level etc.

It might also encourage more seasoned developers to apply (if they have the time) if they know what's required. Quite a few people don't have the time to email of PM people without any idea of the sort of work that needs doing.

I personally, will decide based on what's posted as to whether I get in touch with people or not; I'm sure a lot of others on here are the same too. Saves both my time and yours.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:14   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:16   #4 (permalink)
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LOL. Totally proving me wrong, thanks
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:17   #5 (permalink)
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Front End:
• Finish off order submission process, everything is there just needs writing to the database correctly.
• Generate emails as appropriate to the customers.
• Finish account management pages

Admin:
• Finish product editing, upload covers etc.

Order Processing:
• Process auto-renews, sending order to secpay xmlrps
• Finish off downloads of subscribers, orders and email data.

Tidy up any other loose ends on the system that are required to complete the project.


Fifteen hours worth of that has been done, I'm awaiting my developers reply to see what has already been done though.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:19   #6 (permalink)
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LOL. Totally proving me wrong, thanks

I sent an e-mail asking what they needed doing, sounds like a long shot if a developer has walked away 12 hours before the deadline.

I usually wouldn't trust someone to do work like this, but they only live down the road from me so it's worth a punt.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:20   #7 (permalink)
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Front End:
Finish off order submission process, everything is there just needs writing to the database correctly.
Generate emails as appropriate to the customers.
Finish account management pages

Admin:
Finish product editing, upload covers etc.

Order Processing:
Process auto-renews, sending order to secpay xmlrps
Finish off downloads of subscribers, orders and email data.

Tidy up any other loose ends on the system that are required to complete the project.


Fifteen hours worth of that has been done, I'm awaiting my developers reply to see what has already been done though.

Jesus that sounds like a lot of work.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:33   #8 (permalink)
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Jesus that sounds like a lot of work.
My thoughts exactly. Like the OP says though...

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Fifteen hours worth of that has been done, I'm awaiting my developers reply to see what has already been done though.

What's the betting the 15 hours has been spent doing all the easy little jobs

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Tidy up any other loose ends on the system that are required to complete the project.
That kinda leaves the door wide open. I'd be worried about that statement without knowing exactly what those "loose ends" are - especially considering your amazingly tight deadline of tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:42   #9 (permalink)
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At least he had a thorough list of the processes needed to be completed for the project instead of "i want a site that can do ____ and ____ and ____"
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:44   #10 (permalink)
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not to mention how much of a mess the code could be in, could the developer have walked away leaving the code a dogs dinner with no proper documentation or work sheets? It would help imensly if one knew the reasons why this developer left.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:49   #11 (permalink)
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At least he had a thorough list of the processes needed to be completed for the project instead of "i want a site that can do ____ and ____ and ____"
Yeah that does help (after I said it would be beneficial to post it) - I'm not having a go or anything, I just wanted to say that that specific sentence would worry me as developer considering his deadline.

However, for all intents and purposes and considering neither he nor anyone else knows the state of the code/project it could have the exact same impact as stating the above. For all we know, none of that code could be implemented yet so it would need building from scratch.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:52   #12 (permalink)
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Does it really matter why the developer left, or what is left to be done? It's an hourly rate - if the rate is worth it, then take the time to finish it.

If it's an hourly rate with a cap of 125 pounds, well that's a different story.

I don't know code ignitor myself - and that really does sound like more than 5 hours work.
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:53   #13 (permalink)
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I got some details, but the site won't even load... haven't heard back from the OP either...
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Old 02-07-2009, 17:57   #14 (permalink)
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Does it really matter why the developer left, or what is left to be done? It's an hourly rate - if the rate is worth it, then take the time to finish it.

If it's an hourly rate with a cap of 125 pounds, well that's a different story.

I don't know code ignitor myself - and that really does sound like more than 5 hours work.
It's a stated hourly rate (which is good that it's been advertised) but the OP wants it completed by tomorrow, an almost impossible deadline given what he's posted so far - that's my only issue.
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Old 02-07-2009, 18:02   #15 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2009, 18:04   #16 (permalink)
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Depends on how much is done as well, and how well the existing code is written. If it takes five hours just to figure out what the guy has got going on, there isn't a lot of liklihood of getting it done by tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2009, 18:11   #17 (permalink)
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Old 02-07-2009, 18:22   #18 (permalink)
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He must have found someone else because I still haven't heard back even though he sent me all the FTP details.

Bit miffed to be honest, it's just bloody rude - especially when I was offering to help someone who has clearly fucked up big style.
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Old 02-07-2009, 20:31   #19 (permalink)
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Just got an email containing the same FTP details... he still hasn't answered my two emails asking why the website is down - and that was 3 hours ago. I'm guessing the development site is hosted on his internet connection, as it just times out for me, does this link work for anyone?

http://86.128.191.178/crosscountry/subs

I would have thought someone with a deadline tommorow would have a bit more of urgency to provide me with the basics needed to do the job... clearly not. I am beginning to understand why the previous developer fucked it off...
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Old 02-07-2009, 22:29   #20 (permalink)
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considering he's been spamming other web forums i'm sure he's got someone else BUT an acknowledgement is just civil.
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