I produce a data validation tool that can be used by WWW eCommerce sites. My goal is to change that sentence to read "should be used..."
In order to do this I have chosen osCommerce as the first package to be modified to use my tool and am now looking for someone to implement the method and practical means for un-skilled operators to do this for themselves.
The project is to create a means and code to reliably allow a non skilled operator to install my application into any osCommerce site that has executable permissions. (That last point may help.) It must work with all releases of osCommerce on any platform my application supports.
My application validates postcodes, credit cards, email addresses, and custom strings. My web site provides full details.
I will be looking to all validation tasks that are - or may be carried out on such a site to use my application exclusively with an option of returning to osCommerce default behaviour at any time for the operator.
Full documentation must be provided (I don't expect pretty - just usable)and all source code must be handed over and all rights clearly passed on to myself. My legal assistant will verify this to her satisfaction.
If the project is not fully completed no payment will be made. I expect you to provide regular progress
details in a manner I can assess for myself. Frequency to be agreed between us at the start.
I don't care what programming language you use (I can read C C++ assembler Delphi PHP and so on myself so choose the best tools you think you need to do this yourself. XML, VB .NET .ASP or any form of java will not be acceptable however.)
If I am not comfortable with the progress of the project I will halt it and no payment will be made - it may then go elsewhere using whatever materials you have produced up to that point. Time wasters will find themselves out of pocket.
Your opening bid should include your brief assesment of the tools you will use to fullful both my managerial needs and the technical issues. If you have an idea of how you want to go about it - that will also help your bid. If you have completed similar work and can provide links or references I will of course take this on-board. If you havn't don't worry providing you can demonstrate ability.
On completion of the project I will look at the next target application and offer the new work when I am ready. You can do yourself a favour by remembering that when designing your method - I will pay for task completion not the time it takes you to do it.
All bids of any value will be assessed and the lowest may not be the one chosen. You may wish to go out of bounds of my advertised budget.
I'm not looking to get this done fast - I'm looking to get it done right.
For your reference I am based in England.
Good luck and best wishes