what do you guys develop?
What projects do you guys mainly work on?
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.
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.
I'm with skautsch - Large logistics systems for motor manufacturers
Large web based software life-cycle managament system sold on both ASP and license models.
Shrinkwrap software for graphic designers and internet developers.
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).
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 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.
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.
Albert D. Kallal
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.
Public Safety Software...from the 911 call to when the bad guy gets out of jail
In-house database applications, Database management, HMI and Automation for processing plant in the food industry.
Shrinkwrap. Business Intelligence software - enterprise reporting & analytics.
System modules/APIs/beans that do not get used.
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.
Commercial software for artists.
X. J. Scott
Web based ecommerce applications for a giant networking company. Yeah, the big one.
In house output management apps in VB/C++ and a tool called FormScape
develop computer animation software. working on creating digital actors. lets see how far that goes.
Shrinkwrap software: http://www.ultrafractal.com
Shrinkwrap, sorta - massively multiplayer games http://www.darkageofcamelot.com
Small applications for internal clients using Excel, Access, VBA, VB, SQL Server, HTML and ASP.
Jack lives over there ->
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.).
Embedded software for Digital TV.
Inhouse financial trading / quoting software for bonds & equities traders and market makers at an investment bank. (C++/Unix/Motif)
Interactive Voice Response systems for a federal government agency.
A little program you may have heard of called Windows.
Robot ants with over-honey transit capabilities.
the apps that put ink on paper for credit union statements and utility bills.
The next generation of legacy systems...
The whole e-goverment works for one the provinces in Argentina.
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.
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.
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