Opencart Commercial Development Ethics
Now that you have a new Arvixe hosting account as well as the Opencart installation you now may be interested in extending your default installation. To do so you will probably need to hire a developer to help you.
-Many users on the opencart forums are in need of a developer to help them with a project. For obvious reasons Open Cart is not involved in what goes on behind closed doors between users and developers. Both the developer and the user have a responsibility to practice their own business sense whereby protecting their assets.
If you are a developer on this forum it is suggested that you practice good work ethic when dealing with potential customers. How you do this is your business. If you are a user on this forum it is suggested that you practice good work ethic when dealing with potential developers. How you do this is your business as well. Again, if there is exploiting going on between either party, Open Cart will not get involved because it is purely your responsibility to protect your assets. However, users have been banned from the forum that were proven to be taking advantage of developers and vice-verse. There is no “department” that deals with this per say, but trust me when I say…there are eyes in the sky.
- – Don’t go with a developer just because “they are cheaper than everyone else.” Even though there are excellent developers out there that have ridiculously low prices, they are hard to come by and it’s doubtful you will find one in this forum.
- – Be weary of people that spam the forum with 20 posts that state the same thing with a link to their website, attempting to solicit work. I said “be weary” I did not say “avoid” these people.
- – Look for things such as “number of posts”. How regular are they in the forums? And if they have created any extensions in the Open Cart Store, at least here you can see the ratings of their extensions. (This is by no means a requirement for someone to be legit, it just helps.)
- – Perhaps if the project is large enough to warrant it then ask for examples of their work. This may not be necessary depending upon the size and budget of your project.
Life is about taking risk in fact the only risk is “not taking any at all” so all of us will learn to discern the safe from the unsafe in our own way.