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Nikhil Dabas | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 3, 2014

Nikhil Dabas

Cloud wrangler
   India
Delhi
  |  3:28 am Local Time

Overview

I'm a software developer and operations guy. I love taking on interesting and challenging projects where there's a lot of figuring out to do and an elegant system to be built. I have more than twelve years of paid work experience; I have been hacking and programming for much longer than that.

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Sep 21, 2013|System Administration|Private|Completed
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May 15, 2013|Software Application|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This is a jQuery plugin that I wrote -- it generates a table of contents automatically...
http://ndabas.github.com/toc
FreshBing is a PowerShell script that runs automatically every day to update your...
https://github.com/ndabas/FreshBing

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C#
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Amazon Web Services
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ASP.NET
MySQL Administration
Google App Engine
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Service Description

The five most recent languages I used are .NET/C#, PHP, JavaScript/node.js, XSLT, and shell script, with a side of HTML5 and CSS.

Here are 5 (plus 1) things that I absolutely love doing:

1. Setting up web sites and servers on cloud platforms, like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google App Engine, Heroku, and Microsoft Windows Azure. I love setting up zero-headache, set-it-and-forget-it solutions for my clients, so that they can focus on their business instead of worrying about the server going down.

1.1 Minimizing recurring costs for clients is a fun goal for me. I have client web sites that are running on highly-available cloud architectures, for zero dollars a month! Other clients are paying less than a dollar a month for some applications that I set up for them.

2. Building tools and scripts that automate repetitive tasks. I write Node.js JavaScript, Makefiles, Gruntfiles, Unix shell scripts, and Windows PowerShell scripts to accomplish this; I often provide my clients with build tools that they can use to easily and quickly update the product that I built for them, with no programmer intervention needed.

3. Building neat installers for Windows applications. I love packaging up applications with clean, professional installers. I build these using WIX/MSI, NSIS, and a few more tools that I developed myself over the years; I always provide clients with the complete source code and documents to allow them to re-build and update the installers themselves as needed....

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Education

University of Delhi
Bachelor of Science with Honours, Computer Science
2003 - 2006

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