Well this happened to me yesterday. I needed an script done and I went to ask to some places near my city. I found 3 and in all of them happened something similar to this: Me: Hello, Can you do Web development? Office guy: Sure, we can do almost anything, take a sit. Office guy: What do you need, e-commerce? info site maybe? Me: No, actually it's something different. [I explained them what I needed, basicly a clone of a site and a scrapper] Office guy: (With a WTF face) Let me call our inhouse engineer. Inhouse Engineer: Hello, how may I help you? [Again, explained what I needed and showed them the website I needed cloned] Inhouse Engineer: This site is coded in PHP, we can't rip it since PHP is managed server side. [NO SHIT SHERLOCK] MeYoudontsay face) Oh, Could you code something that makes something similar to this site then? Inhouse Engineer: I guess we could, but it would take a little while since looks quite complex. Me: Ok, And for the auto scrapper I would- Inhouse Engineer: Scrapper? What is that? [YOU CANT BE SERIOUS] Me: Scrapper, you know, the scripts that visit site harvesting things from them like data, links, etc. The thing Google uses for caching and indexing websites. Inhouse Engineer: What? Coding something like that is ridiculous. Imagine if it could be possible, it would be revolutionary in terms of web development. You can't automate the whole site, it's imposible. Me: Oh, ok, so would you mind telling me how Google index websites? Inhouse Engineer: Everybody knows Google have tons of workers, looking at websites constantly and adding them to their index. [WTF Hasn't this guy ever heard of GoogleBot?] Me: Oh, I see, Well if it can be done then I guess I'll have to drop the project. Thank you very much. This is the last time that I go with this pseudo-developers, little mofos that only know how to install premade scripts and overcharge you for it. Only 1 of the places I went was honest and told me they couldn't code something like that.