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what do you guys develop?

What projects do you guys mainly work on?

1) Shrinkwrap software for consumer use
2) In-house business applications, etc

Just interested,
interested

interested
Wednesday, July 31, 2002


Shrinkwrap software for businesses - Office furniture dealerships and manufacturers.

Matt H.
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Specialist CAD systems for designing process plants (anything where you measure the total length of pipe in kilometers...). Semi shrink-wrap, but the number of possible customer firms is in the low thousands.

Tim

Tim Sharrock
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

I work at what should have been your number "3" - enterprise solutions. I.e., large systems built and sold to business customers for license fees in 6 or 7 figures. I've done this at 3 of the 5 companies I've worked for, though in a variety of segments. I'm currently servicing the retail industry. Have also done petrochemical and manufacturing.

skautsch
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

I'm with skautsch - Large logistics systems for motor manufacturers

Matt
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Large web based software life-cycle managament system sold on both ASP and license models.

Dan Sickles
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Shrinkwrap software for graphic designers and internet developers.

Zwarm Monkey
Wednesday, July 31, 2002


Mission critical military comms systems and more recently mission critical telecom.

!
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Embedded software. Systems software (BIOS and Languages) for the boards my company makes, and applications for our customers (pivot irrigation controllers, ordnance disposal robots, dataloggers, pipe benders, and the like).

Steve Wheeler
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Web based applications for a large military health intallation. Right now that means a Neurology application to track patients and later do research with the gathered data. There is no standard for data gathering/mining in the field of Neurology and they intend to change that. They basically want to find out how troops (and civilians) get injured so they can be better prepared. Working in a government environment has been quite a "learning" experience (to put it politely).


I also just started a business with a partner that sells shrinkwrap .Net developer components. Quite a change for me, but I think it's the direction I want to take. I get tired of rewriting the same applications time and time again. And also I get tired of reaping the rewards for others. That is my "way out" of this grind.

Ian Stallings
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

I do web sites and web applications.  Don't really try to limit myself to a specific industry, but i've done a lot of work on a 3 different large automotive manufactorer sites.  Its too bad a lot of the big companies haven't switched to dotnet...seems they're all on java and/or ASP.

Vincent Marquez
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

A mix of both. I design and consult for database systems (fix other peoples computer screw ups), and some shrink-wrap stuff is currently being developed. I have a good user base using one of my products, and thus I am marching towards a shrink-wrapped product for the Tour industry.

That product is:
http://www.attcanada.net/%7ekallal.msn/Rides/Rides.html

Albert D. Kallal
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
kallal@msn.com

Albert D. Kallal
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

I do consulting work and develop mostly small in-house database applications for small businesses and nonprofits.  I develop in MS Access/VBA/SQL Server.

However, my goal is to develop some shrink wrap software to sell to nonprofits, probably using Delphi.

Herbert Sitz
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Public Safety Software...from the 911 call to when the bad guy gets out of jail

apw
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

In-house database applications, Database management, HMI and Automation for processing plant in the food industry.

Nicholasfranks
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Shrinkwrap. Business Intelligence software - enterprise reporting & analytics.

Mark Allerton
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

System modules/APIs/beans that do not get used.

Big Mack
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Well, I ran a Computer Monitor repair business for 7 years and I did that system in dBXL (a III+ Clone) then switched over to Foxpro when it couldn't handle the table/index sizes.  Now it's VB4\VB6 doing bizzapps at an insurance company.  So far everything is still new so I'm happy and getting experience.  BTW at 47 I'm an old guy but still yearn to learn.

Greg Kellerman
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Commercial software for artists.

X. J. Scott
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Web based ecommerce applications for a giant networking company.  Yeah, the big one.

vanguard
Thursday, August 01, 2002

In house output management apps in VB/C++ and a tool called FormScape

Tony E
Thursday, August 01, 2002

develop computer animation software. working on creating digital actors. lets see how far that goes.

jag
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Shrinkwrap software: http://www.ultrafractal.com

Frederik Slijkerman
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Shrinkwrap, sorta - massively multiplayer games http://www.darkageofcamelot.com

Dan Dunham
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Small applications for internal clients using Excel, Access, VBA, VB, SQL Server, HTML and ASP.

I also write personal scripts in perl and little apps at home using all of the above plus delphi.

Jack lives over there ->
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Small database applications used for reporting and analysis of activity done in call centers. I also build small apps for groups of users with specific needs (such as inventory management, data entry, automation/macros etc.). 

Alain Denis
Thursday, August 01, 2002

Embedded software for Digital TV.

Nat Ersoz
Friday, August 02, 2002

Inhouse financial trading / quoting software for bonds & equities traders and market makers at an investment bank. (C++/Unix/Motif)

Frank
Friday, August 02, 2002

Interactive Voice Response systems for a federal government agency.

Dunno Wair
Friday, August 02, 2002

A little program you may have heard of called Windows.

Bill Gates
Friday, August 02, 2002

Robot ants with over-honey transit capabilities.

Hugh Wells
Saturday, August 03, 2002

the apps that put ink on paper for credit union statements and utility bills. 

nathan
Saturday, August 03, 2002

The next generation of legacy systems...

Hey nathan... would that be something like CSF?

Joe AA
Sunday, August 04, 2002

The whole e-goverment works for one the provinces in Argentina.
I'm in the HealthCare team myself.

alekzander
Monday, August 05, 2002

Joe - i'm not familiar with CSF, so i'll let you decide.  we use VB & win32 api calls to generate .prn files that go directly to our Xerox printers.

it's kind of a nifty set of programs, though i'd love to develop an in-house GUI-based statement editor, akin to Crystal Reports Designer.  sadly, no time. 

nathan
Tuesday, August 06, 2002

nathan... CSF, or Custom Statement Formatter is a program product that processes an input file and produces statements like bills and invoices.  The company is based in Milwaukee... I believe and I can't remember their name right now.  The product is used by a number of utility companies... and it supports device independence between AFP for IBM laser printers and whatever the microstreamcode stuff that is used with Xerox printers is called... among others.  Your description just rang a bell.

Joe AA
Tuesday, August 06, 2002

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