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About Will Barden

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# 241 of 50,503
 

Raw Score Total: 11,679.98
Name:  Will Barden
(see 12 ratings)
  in Burwell, Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Nov 12, 2001 5:30:01 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 9, 2003 3:02:39 PM EDT
Jobs Started:  18
Jobs Completed:  18
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Visual Basic 6 Certified 11/27/2002


 
 
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Languages and technologies known:
  • HTML
  • XML
  • JavaScript
  • VB Script
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Visual Basic
  • MySQL
  • Win32 API
  • SMTP/POP3

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    Resume:
    I started programming over four years ago now, when I took up a web design evening class - I wanted to learn JavaScript. I had been learning HTML and CSS in my spare time, and now with JavaScript under my belt as well, I began producing applications using the three technologies togther - more commonly known as DHTML (Dynamic HTML). The first one I wrote was a set of pages to teach you to type - numbers, letters, words and sentences were generated at random, then you were timed on how fast you could type them in. Not a particularly useful program, but it was my first.

    Soon I realised DHTML's limitations, and wanted to expand. A couple of my friends were taking Computer Science courses, and so I borrowed some of the coursework and homework materials.. I found them easy, and was hooked on Visual Basic. From there, I bought my own copy, and devoted the next three years to learning it, inside out. In that time, I found my speciality to be Winsock, and networking/communications. Early this year, once I'd built up enough resources, I founded www.WinsockVB.com - which I now run in my spare time.

    During this time, I began to work as a freelance developer. I completed one or two small websites for friends, and one professionally - www.BurwellPrint.co.uk. WinsockVB was expanding, and soon I realised that it's current format wasn't going to work, so I spent my time learning PHP and Perl, to be used with a MySQL database - so that the whole site was driven dynamically.




     
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      Raw Score Total: 11,680

    * Penalty rule enacted on 10/8/2001 and applies only to warnings sent after that date.
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    Rated For Rated By Rating Bid Amount Rated On
      Bonus for Will Barden on 3/1/2003 12:27:02 PM Bslsss None Given $45.00 March 1, 2003 12:35:19 PM EDT
     
     
      Winsocks API Control Bslsss 10
    (Excellent)
    $99.00 February 28, 2003 7:02:22 PM EDT
      Delivered a very professional solution for what I needed. Thanks!
     
      Simple Bug in Visual Basic Ben Gray2 10
    (Excellent)
    $25.00 February 28, 2003 8:12:50 AM EDT
     
     
      Remote Access to PC app NeedProgram 10
    (Excellent)
    $199.00 February 25, 2003 1:17:12 PM EDT
      I am very pleased with the application this coder provided, and would definitely use him again. He is easy to work with, very competent, and delivers what he promises. Highly recommended.
     
      Private auction TWO for Will Barden on 12/17/2002 9:30:38 AM Trendy 10
    (Excellent)
    $50.00 February 21, 2003 2:19:11 PM EDT
      Great coder. Excellent job! Would recommend again!
     
      Private auction for Will Barden on 2/6/2003 7:01:10 AM - Maybe YOU can help me . . .Please! jam05143 10
    (Excellent)
    $50.00 February 10, 2003 8:02:29 AM EDT
      Will Barden knows what he is doing, and even when I'm being a little stubborn, he is extremely patient. Thanks For Everything! I hope to work with you again.

     
      Private auction for Will Barden on 12/6/2002 3:06:17 AM ofer12 None Given $100.00 December 22, 2002 5:32:41 AM EDT
     
     
      Private auction for Will Barden on 12/8/2002 7:17:39 PM Trendy 10
    (Excellent)
    $40.00 December 17, 2002 9:29:29 AM EDT
      Very professional coder with great knowledge and expertise in internet applications specifically email technologies like smtp, pop3, base64, mime, etc.

    Was a pleasure to work with again.
     
      Bonus for Will Barden on 12/12/2002 2:08:42 PM Trendy None Given $45.00 December 12, 2002 2:10:11 PM EDT
     
     
      Bonus for Will Barden on 12/10/2002 10:08:07 AM Trendy None Given $20.00 December 10, 2002 10:12:33 AM EDT
     
     
      Private auction for Will Barden on 12/1/2002 9:29:38 AM kps 10
    (Excellent)
    $10.00 December 2, 2002 6:43:07 PM EDT
      Thanks Will - very good and very fast, two things I look for when it comes to repeat business :) Thanks for your help, I look forward to working with you again. Ken
     
      AOL Clone Trendy 10
    (Excellent)
    $100.00 November 29, 2002 10:46:37 PM EDT
      By far one of the most intelligent programmers on RentACoder. A master of winsock! Very helpful\understanding in changing the program to exactly what I needed. 110% satisfaction. Would be lucky to work with him again.
     
      Graphics OCX Control Campbell Productions 10
    (Excellent)
    $90.00 November 25, 2002 3:39:00 PM EDT
      Very quick! Code is well commented, well written, and the tutorial he included is very good!

    A pleasure doing business with you!
     
      Bonus for will barden on 11/18/2002 8:36:07 PM suleman None Given $50.00 November 18, 2002 8:37:35 PM EDT
     
     
      File Descriptor app(Repost) suleman 10
    (Excellent)
    $100.00 November 18, 2002 8:35:48 PM EDT
      VERY patient!!!
    GREAT communication and VERY pleasing to do business with.
    Will has been GREAT to work with. He took time to understand what I wanted and build a GREAT application that I'm VERY happy with. THANKS Will...
    When I get any more ideas I will definetely consult with him FIRST.
    THANKS again.
     
      Bonus for will barden on 11/4/2002 - suleman None Given $35.00 November 4, 2002 11:10:59 AM EDT
     
     
      .REG file in order to show a developed IE Explorer Bar Sean_Sean 10
    (Excellent)
    $10.00 October 28, 2002 6:49:42 PM EDT
      Excelent programmer.
    Excelent feedback.
    Excelent source documentation.
     
      IE Toolbar for Internet Explorer Addresses 10
    (Excellent)
    $100.00 October 28, 2002 10:23:44 AM EDT
      Very fast on delivering final product. Excellent communication and understanding technical specifications. A+++
     
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