Cahaba Data

                           Application Development


Since 2003 I have worked with organizations providing custom application development in the Windows development environment.  

Database & Office Applications:   A Windows application remains the most cost effective path to a software solution if a web or mobile app component is not necessary.  A Windows application can be cloud enabled via Microsoft's Remote Desktop Server deployment to meet the need of geographical separation among users.  

Although better known as an end user product, I use Microsoft Access as a development environment to build custom multi-user office applications with a friendly, non-technical interface. Users do not have to learn Access, there is no ribbon, and no license is required in the runtime environment.  Access is mature and stable with a development toolkit that is very suitable to the majority of office application requirements.  The applications I build are typically supporting 5 to 50 simultaneous users.

I work with a client on a long term basis and am best described as being 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 to an application that is anchored by a back end server database (i.e. SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, etc.).  


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 and VBA. My focus is on large and complex database applications.

Customers  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.