Sep 12, 2013|Private|Software Application|Completed|
Do you like digging into C/C++ code and making it do new and exciting things? Do you like helping Open Source succeed? Are you interested in helping the VirtualBox community because you truly believe it is the best hypervisor out there and -- unlike the others -- has remained simple to use, completely cross-platform, and free?
If so, then read on...
Skills: solaris, c/c++, virtualbox, openindiana
“We gave a clear project specification and endured twice the billable hours this consultant originally projected, only to find out all he had done is come up with compilation instructions for a solution we knew about 2 years ago. He did NOT write any of the code we had asked to be created, and misled me about the creation of a patch / fix which turns out not to have been his at all.
I was very surprised because Karunesh in the past had performed work for us well, and that is why I was willing to pay the higher prices and be patient with him. But he failed to deliver anything useful in this case and, while he certainly has been responsive and knows HOW to do what he was asked, he insists instead of going over TWICE the projected cost and then closed the project when I complained about he over-run and being misled about the code that was being developed.
I'm sad to have to leave such a bad review, as I am usually very happy with eLance contractors, especially one I have worked with before. In this case, make sure you stay 100% on top of what is being done and your bills or risk being left with nothing other than useless documentation of research notes instead of the originally requested code as has been the case for us.
“Justin and I had worked together earlier and those were successful projects. So what went wrong this time? First and foremost, the communication issues. This was a difficult project and required close cooperation between the developer and the client. Unfortunately, the client was mostly busy and not available for discussion on Skype or phone. Second, the requirements. The requirements were a little vague from the start and there was a tendency to think of new ways to do the same thing at the drop of a hat. Since it was an hourly project, if new ideas were added to the project requirements, the project cost would increase.”