Cahaba Data

                 Application & Database Development


Since 2003 I have worked with organizations providing custom application development in the Windows development environment for PC/LAN based applications.  Beginning in 2019 I am working also with the MongoDB product.  

Office Applications:   A Windows/PC/LAN application remains a very cost effective path to a software solution if a web or mobile app component is not necessary - and the user/data volume is appropriate.  A Windows application can be cloud enabled via Microsoft's Remote Desktop Server deployment to meet the need of geographical separation among users.  

I develop the front end User Interface using Microsoft Access as the development tool kit. These applications have no Access identity, there is no ribbon, users do not know Access, and no license is required in the runtime environment.  Access is mature and stable with a feature set that is generally suitable to office application requirements.  

The tables may be held in a back end database such as SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle.  Access is a front end database so I design the schema, the front end User Interface, and write all the queries needed for the application.

MongoDB: While the noSQL schema with its underlying Javascript / JSON language is very different than my SQL / Visual / VBA experience, the core principles remain valid.  In addition my experience and understanding of the overall application environment involving network impacts, user management and query design are directly applicable.   



As a Subject Matter Expert I was selected to perform the technical review of the textbook: Access 2010 Inside Out (Microsoft Press), you will find my name on the Acknowledgements page.  I have very strong skills in database design & best practices, and languages: SQL, VBA, Access, MongoDB. My focus is on large and complex database applications.

Customers:   I work with a client on a long term basis and as a contractor am best described as being the equivalent of a time-shared virtual employee.  Their development needs go up and down depending on where they are in their application's life.  Most clients are outside of the Birmingham metro area.  I will log on remotely to connect and develop just like a local employee.  

The importance and complexity of a database application demands a long term perspective and viewing the business relationship as teaming with an experienced, seasoned USA based developer that will be reliably available when needed.  Telephone and screen sharing via online meetings have always proven to be satisfactory in supporting a client so that there are no geographic limitations.  Past and present customers include:
                                     * Milo’s Tea (Birmingham)
                                     * ExxonMobil (Houston)
                                     * Mahaffey Fabric Structures (Memphis)
                                     * Amicus Therapeutics (New Jersey)
                                     * (Minneapolis)
                                     * Snack Pro Vendors (Chicago)
                                     * Hyatt Hotels (St. Louis)
                                     * Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
                                     * Oncotherapeautics (California)
                                     * Attorneys Insurance Mutual (Birmingham)


I am happy to discuss with you regarding approaches in managing your information.  


                           Cahaba Data Inc.
                                         Attn: Jim Bailie
                                         732 Montgomery Hwy, No. 252
                               Birmingham, AL 35216
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* With a length of 190 miles, the Cahaba River is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama.