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Custom development - Where and who?
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:47:09 PM »
Hi everyone!

Could any of you recommend some places to get some modules developed? A site, a person... anything except hostbill them self.
In my case I need a module for domain registration (the module is actually already developed by the registrar itself, but is lacking some features and code needs to be more clean and fast)

I prefer someone who already got experience with hostbill dev.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 02:49:04 PM »
PM me for more details on what you require. What type of module do you need and what functions are required.
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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 09:05:41 PM »
Thanks for your reply!
I am having a conversation with Max from this forum, and just made a deal with him.

I will return back with some feedback on the work/quality when finishing.

 


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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 05:31:41 AM »
Max let me down. Wasted a lot of time.

Is there any developer out there who got some experience with hostbill???

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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 08:44:42 PM »
Hostbill license terms does not allow third party developers to develop modules for their software, so good luck. Hostbill wants you you to contact them for custom development.

Even if you decide to go this approach just notice that most files are encoded so your developer will have a hard time if not be impossible to develop anything for it. Most of their API and documentation is useless and it would not wonder me if they remove this in the future to stop custom developing. This means the only one that can actually develop something for hostbill is hostbill.

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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 08:14:33 PM »
Hostbill license terms does not allow third party developers to develop modules for their software, so good luck. Hostbill wants you you to contact them for custom development.

Hostbill can kiss my a**.... i won't contact them since i heard somewhere that they start quotes 1000$ +
I've seen how they actually are careless when they first have built a module. Many SSL-, domain- and other providers payed Kris $$$$ for a simple module and then when they request a small fix or change, Kris just ignore them until they again pay $$$$. All companies have same experience with hostbill. I never heard any company talking good about hb when it comes to support, patches, changes, etc...

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Even if you decide to go this approach just notice that most files are encoded so your developer will have a hard time if not be impossible to develop anything for it. Most of their API and documentation is useless and it would not wonder me if they remove this in the future to stop custom developing. This means the only one that can actually develop something for hostbill is hostbill.

That's why i want a developer to develop the module, so i can fix bugs or add features without being dependent on Hostbill aka Kris. No encoding!
I don't know about their documentation on API if it's outdated or useless... But to my use i think it is usable. We will see now...
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Re: Custom development - Where and who?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 11:22:13 PM »
Hostbill can kiss my a**.... i won't contact them since i heard somewhere that they start quotes 1000$ +
I've seen how they actually are careless when they first have built a module. Many SSL-, domain- and other providers payed Kris $$$$ for a simple module and then when they request a small fix or change, Kris just ignore them until they again pay $$$$. All companies have same experience with hostbill. I never heard any company talking good about hb when it comes to support, patches, changes, etc...

That's why i want a developer to develop the module, so i can fix bugs or add features without being dependent on Hostbill aka Kris. No encoding!
I don't know about their documentation on API if it's outdated or useless... But to my use i think it is usable. We will see now...

I know, and must will probably give the middle finger to his license, since people don´t tend to respect legal agreements from a company that keeps breaking his own terms every couple of weeks. I just mentioned that since we don´t know how insane he really is or how far his mental problem has advanced so far. Maybe he decides to remotely deactivate your license if he finds out you developed something custom, as unstable as he was in the past nobody can be for sure...

1000$? I think it was 3.000$ last time I checked, I don´t think he will even bother to reply for 1000$. I think the minimum was around 3000$ to start for a basic module.

The problem with developing custom stuff which I already tried in the past was that I had to pay him to answer me why a hook or API was not working. Yes, that is right, you had to pay him so he could explain you why something that is in the documentation was not working properly. You are not going to find a developer that knows his way around the software since the software is very closed. And to be honest I don´t think you can just rely on the hooks and api to replace this modules, I´m very sure he modifies the code from time to time to make it work with his own modules and it would not surprise me if he disables all the code that allows external modules (not developed by him) to stop working in the future.

I would seriously not consider investing money in developing code for a software like this which is completely out of your control.