Guru.com Profile - Zachary M.C. Harris
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|Screen name:||Zachary M.C. Harris|
|Tagline:||Web App and Database Development Guru|
|Photograph:||No images have been uploaded.|
|GMT:||Eastern Standard Time|
|Category rank:||94 in Programming & Databases|
|Feedback:||5 stars (2 reviews)|
|Money (all time):||$36,467.70|
|Min. project budget:||Not specified|
|Member since:||09 Oct 2002|
|Last sign In:||23 May 2013 2:32 PM ET|
|Quotes submitted:||23 in last 30 days|
|Highest degree:||High School Degree|
|Software skills:||Just about anything Microsoft or database related. Video and audio editing suites.|
|Additional skills:||HDML/HTML+/WML, T-SQL/SQL, XML/XHTML, Pascal, VB, ASP, PHP, SQL Server (7,2000,2005), Microsoft Access, pgSQL, MySQL, Oracle, FoxPro, FileMakerPro, Paradox, Goldmine, DB2 (currently learning), Sybase (currently learning), Informix (currently learning)|
Other - Technology Projects
|Industries:||Consumer Goods & Services
Technology & Internet
Non-Profits & Charities
Retail & Wholesale
|Highlights:||Programmed a front-end reporting module as an Access Data Project for a system whose back-end was in SQL Server. To do this, I had to design all ERDs, views, and stored procedures as well as come up with dynamic workaround against the illogical database architecture of the vendor's architecture. All reports that were designed on the front-end were replicas of what was originally done in RPG against a DB2 database running on an AS400. Everything was done without any specs for the RPG reports. </p>
Built a multi-site interface for metrodiningguide.com along with the backend database which controls all the subdomains at the site level and master domain level (important for advertising, banners and what not). Also, revamped the SQL calls for twincitiesdiningguide.com for the same client.</p>
Built several system in SQL Server that handle pharmaceutical drug sales market trend analysis.</p>
Have build prototype sites for past employers (DuPont Surfaces) which allow for multi-country/multi-language subsites all controlled from one set of web pages and one database.
|Work terms:||I basically handle all web development which includes design and implementation of backend database system as well.
Since I don't do design, I require supplied web templates and comprising images from the client, and rarely will slice them up from PSDs myself. For the templates, all HTML supplied must conform to streamlined standards, either use DIV tags and stylesheets or tables wherein contact in the containing areas can be easily changed without destroying the cohesiveness of the template.
Depending on the size of the job, I will break the total job amount into a series of milestones and corresponding payments between 2 and 4 units with an initial amount paid before I even start the job.
If I uncover any problems with the supplied information, I will advise the client accordingly, and help them to resolve it by offering documentation and possibly joining in a conference call with their source for such deliverables.
While I can advise on a number of issues and technologies which are not my specialty, I will not assume the role of doing something that I am not either an adept or an expert in; too many people get in trouble promising something that they have no experience in.
After delivery of the finished product, I will make any tweaks and cover any possible bugs, for a period of three months provided that they source code hasn't been changed, and the system has not had any parts migrated to a different environment.
So far, my clients have been thrilled with me.