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How much is an web-based application worth?by perleager (Pilgrim)
|on Mar 17, 2005 at 05:43 UTC||Need Help??|
perleager has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Sort of a vague question. Lets say I was asked to make an secure web-based data application for a company looking to keep track of there data online.
Now the company provides me all the tools I need to work with-network with Perl, MySQL, SSL, and there own network admin.
I haven't been told about what I need to specifically do but they told me the application would consist of 8 custom decent size forms (10-25 fields), user/pw for data inputters, an admin section that can add/delete user, change pw, and view reports of data generated. It would also include about 7-8 search functions (search by date, inputter, product name, client name , etc).
Basically I will make this program as professional as possible--following the OWASP Guide. That is I'll program the application as efficient as possible (using the right dbi statements and sql queries) and also as secure as possible (taint mode, strict, and form proofing--tainting and verifying each fields, ex. only allow 9 numerical characters for an SS#).
How much should I charge them? Do companies out there pay several thousands to do such a task? Should the programmer (Me) be making a good 1,000? 2,000?
Any feedback is appreciated.