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Ian Smith | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 28, 2015

Ian Smith

Little's new, first solved that problem for Noah!
   United Kingdom
  |   Worcester, Worcestershire
  |  9:59 pm Local Time

Overview

I am a hard core "techie", looking to fill the gaps which other providers leave because the project is too complicated or the technology is not mainstream.

I have both big system and small system experience, ranging from a system for car and household insurance with a multi-million policy database through real time embedded systems in the telemetry industry as well as single user applications.

Unusually for a provider I also sell products under my own name, these are mostly written in Visual C++/MFC, as well as running a web based...

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Sep 27, 2014|Software Application|$39,314|Working
Jun 4, 2014|Software Application|$32,093|Completed
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Portfolio

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Four different applications, including an Access 2010 one.
A fulll cycle edi system covering motor and household insurance. Over 224,000 lines of...
Using Access forms to generate C++ source code that is compiled as a dll
A database to manage home visits by carers.
A basic client management system
A recording and prediction system for schools, aimed at tracking the majority, not the...
A one form database, if thats all you need then why not?
A simple system to manage loyalty cards without any PoS hardware.
This is web based business application that I wrote and run for own benefit. It is a...
Change the pages displayed on a customers browser from you own browser, without any...
A detail page where images tend not to be used
A private application for communicating amongst branches.
Starting of with an all carriers and all options template document, select carrier and...
Scan all the rows in a spreadsheet and create a range of sticky label jpg images from...
Create a Word document based on standard paragraphs, pages and sections created and...
Scan through a Word document and build a summary page consisting of bulleted text...
Take an Excel source and create a Word document with headers that break on change of...
Take a transaction summary page from Excel and create a pretty Word document with a...
A C# data capture form
A C++/MFC business intelligence application that I sell under my own name.

Skills (9)

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Microsoft Access Administration
Microsoft Access 2007 Test
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C
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Microsoft SQL Server Programming
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C#
Programming with C# Test
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HTML 4.01 Test
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ASP.NET
ASP.NET with SQL Server Test
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MySQL Administration
MySQL 5.0 Test
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CSS
CSS 2.0 Test
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VB.NET
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Service Description

I am focusing on the programming jobs that the mainstream providers can not or will not take on.

This might be because it is complicated C++ code and they have no-one that can do it, or it may an old COBOL job that is not taught any more, maybe the job is a small part of a bigger project that you have assigned to another provider.

I did some small jobs at low prices to get some feedback, but I am not doing that any more. However the fact that my hourly rate is quite high for here, doesn't mean that I am the most expensive solution to your problem by the time the job is finished.

I am also prepared to take risks, there are some projects here where it is impossible to fulfil the client's needs within his reasonable budget, I might offer a project where I retain rights to reuse the whole project code in exchange for a lower price.

Whilst I am not a "sausage factory" turning out jobs at the lowest possible rate and as fast as possible, I do understand the notion that "The price should match the complexity of job requirements".

I have almost 30 years development experience, whilst sometimes this is overkill, it nearly always brings benefits as I have probably done the job before I know what is needed.

A lot of people say that they are easy to deal with and 100% customer satisfaction is their aim. I am not one of those, providers hired here are disposable tools, if they weren't, they would be taken on as employees. Having said that I am on Elance to find new long...

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SQL
VBA
Access
C#
Net
COBOL
SSIS
SSRS
T-SQL
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