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Old 06-28-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Finding someone to help create database


Hi--

What would be the best way to find someone to help me build a database?

Specifically, I would like to build a time and billing app for my own office, to record professional time and expenses, and then bill them to clients. I am presently using an old Timeslips/R system on a Win95 machine, but I want to move everything over to linux. This is the last major piece.

I have some specific criteria in mind, and probably don't have as many criteria as needed to really allow someone to build it.

So for instance I do not know if MySqL is the best app or if OOo's Base has gotten any better or if there is something else that would be good.

Then do I post this on e-Lance or someplace like that? Elsewhere?

Or is there some better way to know who has the talent who is trustworthy?

Thanks for any advice you can give me!
 
Old 06-28-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Depending on what your exact criteria are and how much you want to spend on development you could for instance first look for a match in any OTS solutions, for instance this Freshmeat query for billing software. If that's no match I would probably look for someone through a local Linux User Group (LUG) or any searchengine query that matches linux+your_location.

While I try to not let bias get in the way you need to know that (even though it may be good for deity knows what) the site you mentioned openly condones (or should I say thrives on) activities that are pivotal in keeping the spam industry alive. Please exhaust all options before going there.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #3
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unSpawn--

Sage advice. Many thanks.

I did just look at freshmeat and did not find much there, except for GnoTime, which might be forced into the mold I want. But then I did not run the same query you did. Will check that stuff out, too.

Had not thought of my local lug. It might be worth a query there.

Also found some stuff on sourceforge. Still cannot remember when to use one site when another. They have some stuff that might be promising there.

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Old 06-28-2006, 09:40 PM   #4
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Try checking out Koders It's a source code search utility, so you might be able to find what you need on your own

More info in this article. Good luck with it

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Old 06-30-2006, 06:11 PM   #5
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Thanks, J.W.!

I entered time billing as a search term and got lots of hits. Great!

Now I am not sure what to do with them. They are all written in Geek as far as I can see. <grin>

In any case, I am guessing you are saying these hits might point me to a person who could help, instead of the actual code. Yes?

Thanks, J.W.!
 
Old 06-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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In any case, I am guessing you are saying these hits might point me to a person who could help, instead of the actual code. Yes?
Actually No (sorry). LQ is not a jobs board, a recruiting agency, or a headhunter, and the link to Koders was suggested in the spirit that you might find something useful on it to incorporate into your own organization. If you really want to post a help-wanted ad and/or hire someone to do some coding, unfortunately you'll need to do it outside of LQ.

Suggestion: Check Craigslist Good luck with it.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
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J.W.--

Thanks. You have been very helpful to me.
 
  


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