October 9, 2020

How many months does it take you to build this?

How many months does it take you to build this?

How many months does it take your team of X developers to build the system described below?

Several micro-services that makeup a Dropbox-like system with no GUI.

  1. Service that does basic CRUD on files stored on disk via HTTP GET/POST.
  2. Service that manages an access-control-list of files in #1. (EDIT)
  3. Service that runs cron jobs to cleanup deleted files in #1.
  4. Service that backs up files in #1.

Asking to get some perspective after learning how long it’s taking a team of 8 my client recently hired a few months ago. Should be delivered by early 2022.

EDIT: This is a watered down description because I’m not trying to garner a real quote from anyone. Just take a guess using whatever use-case you can imagine.

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