Andrew Stuart - Database and Web Applications Developer/Consultant - available from August 2009 - on site in the Cambridge region, London, or remote working to anywhere
Looking for an experienced database and Internet Applications developer or conultant? I have twenty years in the IT industry working on web sites since 1994 and programming since university. I run several web servers for convenient project development.
This web site contains some sophisticated examples of my work
The content is driven from a wiki-style editor of my own creation using ASP. It runs from a single 404 handler script calling on a SQL database.
My Puzzle Pack page shows how I have integrated a custom shopping cart with Paypal using HTTPS.
I have been interested in Search Engine techniques for a great number of years. This has culminated in the Google-style search engine currently being used by www.labhoo.com. I have written a clever web site crawling program which can pick out the visible text on web pages and digest them into searchable index files using my own proprietary format. Labhoo uses an SQL database to manage the sites and company data but I use my own special methods for the searching. Labhoo has over 20,000 web sites inside its engine. All the programming for the site was done by myself which includes a members area and a very large administration sub site. I would be happy to show both using guest accounts.
I really enjoyed working on this friend finding and dating site for the Asian community. I designed the database and programmed all the features - from the members area, account set up, news, events and of course the searching. Still going strong after five years this is a very visual and fun site.
To view some of my past Microsoft Access database interfaces I have created a Gallery. MS Access is a great platform for small and medium databases and I have more tapped its capabilities in many occasions. For larger and mult-iuser projects I recommend SQL Server with which I also have excellent experience of. Both are very good products.