• Fabricio Rosa MarquesFabricio Rosa Marques, over 4 years ago

    It's not about learning the entire thing, but rather about learning the necessary and relevant stuff to achieve your goal (Hacking spirit, etc.). Again, if he's got some sort of programming foundation (Javascript?) reading what those scripts do is not only understandable, but also informative and enriching. I wouldn't have proposed this if he'd not say that he's mastering JS along with HTML/CSS.

    It's also worth noting that each of those 3rd party services add technical debt on their own, plus they possibly cost something. They might make more sense if you have no technical understanding or really don't want to deal with all of this or if requirements get more complex and if you decide to add more fields, gather the data somewhere, etc.

    Ray seems to be eager to learn new things, so why not encourage him to dig a bit deeper and have a slice of that "back end stuff" (in a relevant and clearly defined straight-forward scenario) and possibly save some money? Seems pretty empathetic to me ;)

    3 points