I was working on a microservice API that is used as mock integration for a third party API. We asked the vendor to make one for us but it’s not a priority on their roadmap so I built one for us. This API is used every day for testing and rarely has issues.
Those of you who’ve done freelancing will know if you say to the client “Feature X will take 3 weeks at $1,000 a week… that’ll be $3,000 plus tax” they’re going to have a fit. “We want it cheaper, faster, blah blah blah…”