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From "Yansheng Lin" <yansheng....@isogis.com>
Subject RE: [Friday] How far can we let the clients push us?
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2003 19:10:57 GMT

50% of them will pick the second choice:).  

My 0.001 cents,

IMO, if everyone uses open-source, companies(esp medium and small sized) can
afford to hire a lot of real good programmers to write better products.  But a
good buddy of mine(Microsoft certified) replies that it's because of the
tremendously confusing collection of their technologies, more people are hired.

Bah, endless argument!


-----Original Message-----
From: David Graham [mailto:grahamdavid1980@yahoo.com] 
Sent: July 18, 2003 11:45 AM
To: Struts Users Mailing List
Subject: RE: [Friday] How far can we let the clients push us?


--- "Raible, Matt" <Matt_Raible@cable.comcast.com> wrote:
> We had the same requirement from our client - and we actually
> implemented
> it!  Using JavaScript and the DOM, we're able to add/delete rows, sort
> by
> columns, have tabs for different sheets - pretty slick IMO.  Of course,
> it's
> an intranet app, so we require standards-compliant browsers
> (http://webstandards.org/upgrade/).
> 
> I think you have to estimate how long it will take to develop (and
> maintain)
> this, vs. a simpler system.  If they're willing to pay you for it - why
> not?
> If you tell them it'll cost them $500,000 for the online spreadsheet vs.
> $100,000 for the simpler version, they'll start to see the light.

Hmm, that's a tough choice.  OpenOffice for $0 or online spreadsheet for
$500,000?  I wonder which one they'll pick.

David 

> 
> HTH,
> 
> Matt
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yansheng Lin [mailto:yansheng.lin@isogis.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 10:12 AM
> To: 'Struts Users Mailing List'
> Subject: [Friday] How far can we let the clients push us?
> 
> 
> 
> To them, Online spreadsheet data-entry is a reasonable request.  They
> don't
> want
> to change their ways of practise, what can we do?  They are paying us!
> 
> Darn, life is so hard!
>  
> 
> 
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