Oct 17, 2014 11:20:29 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 08:47:22 AMbyNeena K
Need of Tests for Clients
I know, it sounds stupid. But, actually it really needs, while the work is poorly technology based, especially Programming jobs.
I had this experience, i had to scrape a large website having >100k entries. So, in the beginning, the crawling went smooth, but, when the website recognized large no of requests, it started to block the crawler. So, had to start crawling with less no of requests at timed intervals. But, the client couldnt seem to understand what is actually happening, he started to blame me. If he know something about websites and their security, it wouldnt have happen.
So, i do prefer some tests for the clients, to make sure that they know some basics about the job they have posted.
If i was ranting, i am really sorry.
Oct 18, 2014 08:11:03 AMEditedOct 30, 2014 09:05:05 PMbyMarcia M
The client is paying you to do the work. They do not need to have any knowledge of technology. They are paying you to have that knowledge. Explaining things to the client in a way they can understand is your job.
Then there is the ethical matter of scraping a website that seems to have security measures to prevent scraping ....