[ Excuse the interruption, but this seemed like a good strategy to
find someone we're seeking for our project...]
My firm is starting to spec out a project that involves some pretty
cool Web server development, much of which will be centered on a custom
database design and online transactions. For a large software vendor,
we're aiming to build a niche-specific online shopping center that will
allow users of their software to buy add-ons and supplemental products
with the click of a button.
We expect that we'll be buying a Unix server, perhaps a SPARC system,
co-locating it at a company that offers T3 access, and that we'll
purchase a robust commercial database application, probably either
Oracle, Sybase or Informix. We're open to other alternatives, but want
something solid and reliable.
The database itself will be organized by vendor, with a set of products
therein, then attributes for each product (color, size, price, etc)
Users will need to be able to search by vendor or by product, and there
are lots of photographs and images involved too.
We know HTML and the Web inside out, but we don't have anyone with
expertise in database installation, configuration and deployment. This
doesn't seem like an incredibly difficult task, but we have sufficient
funds to pay for top people if they're worth it.
The project will begin almost immediately and run through the end of
the calendar year, with official unveiling 1 January '97.
Sound like an interesting opportunity? if you'd like to inquire
further, please send a note with your qualifications and experience in
this area. Please send some URLs of Web sites that you've been a key
developer for that have a database-centric view.
Thanks for your interest.