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“DO NOT HIRE AVE-NIR OR CLORIDA (my story):
Working with this contractor started as expected: The communication was good and they understood the requirements and the needs very fast.
Pace of updates was on schedule, but when first milestone was at 85%, they left our project in background and changes/fixes they used to deliver in 24h, periods between updates began to be larger and larger in time.
All test I could do was through a remote site hosted by them, without any chance of reviewing the code. I asked them many times at least for a sample of code to make a picture of the way the worked, but they didn't let me view anything until I released the first escrow.
Eventually, the delivery date of the 60% of the project was two weeks later of the expected for the 100%.
And when they delivered this supposed 60% began a personal and professional nightmare: The code was a compilation of bad practices (no comments, spaghetti code with neverending functions... ). But the worst by far: It was completely broken!!! In his test environment hosted by them it worked because many variables where hardcoded, but when I started using custom data, it failed.
For everyone to understand, it was like hiring someone to build a house. Every week the builder leaves you see the facade, but only this. You can see how the fake house is being built pretending all is ok. Until the day they collect the money and give you the keys. Then you open the door, and realise that behind the facade there is only an empty space. No walls, no roof, nothing useful.
The costs of refactoring, developing something that they said it was imposible to achieve (guess what? it's doable. Indeed, I've made it myself), in wages and time loss has been estimated in 20x the amount paid to the contractor and +3 months.
The bottom line is I don't recommend hire them at all. You'll lose time and money.”
The kick off for the project gone well as the employer (Jose) is aware of the module build, output of the same and everything goes well as planned. The reason we delivered the codes by getting paid is to ensure we are following elance policies and not for any-other means. I hope he(employer) is also aware of that and not sure why he is claiming that.
Also before delivering the codes, we made a complete test from our end in a test server and also got approval from client too regarding the same. Then only we delivered the codes as planned. But things got changed after delivery,since the client said the module is not working. So, we went on and asked him to explain briefly about the issues he faced which will help us to sort out the issue. But in turn, he never come up and didn't elaborated anything, rather put this message "I tried to use the module and it didn't worked at all, due mostly to some hard-coded conditions that worked on your test site but not in my local test environment using generic user data". Our immediate response was asked him to come for a call to sort out the issues and also advised him to elaborate in detail. But our client missed all things to come back to us or didn't put him clearly about the issues he faced which in turn we are helpless from our end to assist him further. Also we are not sure what happened on his side as he never shared any of those details except a generic message.
Really a hard luck for us, as without further communication from his side, how can he expect us to help him and also claiming we are not up-to his part. Even we customized many things in module as per his needs, request and went ahead to support him with many tasks which are not even committed in the initial description.
We are bit disappointed that he is good in explaining stories and not the issues he faced which leads the project down. Anyway, we are still unaware what procedure he followed to install the modules, other configurations.
We value client relationships and guess its a sort of miscommunication from employer side as he never responded anything briefly after delivery.
As a Service provider, we wish him good luck for his future projects!