we need to know how tough/easy to build a AppExchange application on [url removed, login to view] .
The selected coder will help us in building an elementary application using APEX (sort of 'hello world' application) and will answer a few basic questions:
1. how faster is to code with APEX when compared to other tools ? Eg: DreamWeaver, Morfik's AppsBuilder, etc) ?
2. which is the skill needed in Java, PHP, you-name-it ?
3. which is the code protection offered by SF ?
4. is it possible for an AppExhange application to exchange data via SOAP ?
5. where does SF gains from hosting new applications ?
6. are there hidden costs ?
7. how does one collects money from subscribers ?