Livecode Builder developer wanted
paul at researchware.com
Thu Jul 28 12:23:52 EDT 2022
I've hired and managed independent software developers for various
businesses for nearly 40 years. I am well aware of the market.
We pay competitive contract rates. My estimate of time is probably about
right for someone who has set up at least 1 or 2 cross-platform LCB DLL
wrappers based on decades of estimating IT projects, but it was more
meant to suggest the work is something in the scope of many hours to
days vs. weeks or months.
As for job size, if you are a contract developer who has a queue of
large jobs providing regular income, good for you. My experience is that
many contract developers value non-time sensitive small jobs they can
fit in and around larger projects to fill in the inevitable gaps between
larger projects that can come up.
If no one is available or interested, as I said, it is not time
sensitive, so we can either wait or tackle it ourselves as time permits.
On 7/28/2022 11:57 AM, harrison--- via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I seriously doubt that anyone would be chomping at the bit for this task.
> First, you expect the person to spend their free time looking at the task to
> determine the effort and cost required to accomplish the task. There is
> no paid incentive to do that first step. If after the person gave you their
> estimate, and you decided you didn’t like it, then the developer has lost
> their time and effort for nothing.
> Secondly you have stated that you expect the effort required would be
> no more than 1 day. It’s very possible that your 1 day projection is
> completely off the mark. If it took the person more time than that, you
> would probably be dissatisfied. Who would want to deal with that?
> Thirdly, even if your projection of 1 day of effort was 100% correct, why would
> anyone want to bother trying to do the task for just one day’s pay? It simply
> isn’t worth the time or the hassle for any potential programmer to want to
> deal with the task for that reason alone.
> So yes, the bottom line here for you is that you indeed will have to work
> on the task yourself or it’s not going to get done at all.
> I hope you will keep this in mind for any future work you would like
> to have performed.
> I have to get back to my work here.
> I hope you have a fruitful and productive day!
>> On Jul 28, 2022, at 10:57 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> What I'm seeking is just to take what Trevor has already done in LCB for macOS and set it up for Windows as well. For someone with with experience at making LCB wrappers for DLLs, I would expect this work to be a relatively small effort (most likely no more than 1 day).
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