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Should I be paid for time spent learning a framework?

To give light to the situation: I am currently one of two programmers working in a small startup software company. Part of my job requires me to learn a Web development framework that I am not ...
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Client and I don't know each other - any tips on ensuring client won't run off w/o paying? [closed]

I'm in college. I've taken to finding badly coded websites, e-mailing the owners and telling them I can fix it in exchange for Paypal money. I just completed one of these little fixes for a site, and ...
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Slowly realising that I should have asked for a way higher salary [closed]

I've been working in this new company for almost half a year now and I'm beginning to realize that I made a terrible mistake when I proposed my salary. This is my first "real" job, previously I've ...
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How can I implement an escrow payment system in my website?

I'd like to build a web service similar to kickstarter that allows users to pledge money to an idea, tho I'm unsure how I can implement this kind of payment system. If the the idea receives a ...
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Why is it so hard to get people to pay for software? [closed]

Where I come from software is considered something you can get for free (same goes for movies, etc.) The willingness not to pay for software is quite strong. It is putting me off, that people would ...
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Charging for a project where you retain the IP for the end product

I have read up on quite a few of these questions asked on here regarding "how much should I charge for..." such as: How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix? How much ...
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I Quit my job but took back my resignation during the notice period… Did I made a mistake? [closed]

Inspired after reading an article from Lifehacker, I would like to explain, what I went through few weeks back. I am currently working for an MNC in India for the last 4.5 years and on the 14th of ...
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How should one pay for employees' publications? [closed]

Suppose a company wants to encourage employees to publish articles, blogposts, participate in community discussions. Let us not consider the pure-rhetorical ways of encouragement ("Guys, you'll be so ...
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How long should I provide free updates for my shareware - per version, per year, or forever?

I will release my first shareware soon and I'm wondering for how long should a paying user be entitled to free updates. I can think of three options: You buy a version then all the updates are free ...
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Recommended Payment Schedule for Freelance Development

I've been a freelance developer for many years and am setting up a system designed to attract clients through one of my developer websites. If successful, these would be clients I do not know, and ...
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Interfacing the payment systems

I'm a complete newbie to using online payment systems for web projects, and can't really think of where to start. Let's assume that web system in question needs to generate some income online, and the ...
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Are performance and salary reviews *really* harmful?

In the second edition of PeopleWare, DeMarco and Lister suggest that annual performance and salary reviews foster teamicide because they encourage competition within the team. Spolsky re-iterates this ...
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How to process payments for a software (activation code)?

I want to sell software online and I need an easy to implement payment processing system. What I'm actually going to be selling is an activation code (one per purchase) that would activate the trial ...
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2answers
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What is Android's payment system like?

I've heard that Apple pays the developers in lump sums (I forget how often) for their app downloads. My question is does Google work the same way with Android? If not, how do they operate their ...
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How much can I charge for this a little job? [closed]

I started doing freelancing. I got my first job to create a set of reports. The business team has provided me with the sample reports and also some sample codes. My job is to query the database and ...