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About Almar Joling

Top Coder Competition Ranking
# 146 of 49,950

Raw Score Total: 19,899.99
Name:  Almar Joling
(see 32 ratings)
  in Franeker, Friesland

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Nov 18, 2001 9:38:27 AM EDT
Last Logged In:  Jul 10, 2003 2:07:14 PM EDT
Jobs Started:  33
Jobs Completed:  33
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Areas Of Expertise: 
  • Long time experience with Visual Basic and consider myself as "experienced" or "professional" programmer;
  • Knowledge of many Win32 API's and know how to use them;
  • Experienced with DirectX5,6 (using the original typelibs) and DirectX7,8 (using the native VB support);
  • Experienced with Active Server Pages;
  • Experienced with ADO (also in ASP);
  • Can handle the Microsoft Office97/2k package, including Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint;
  • Can design websites with HTML v4.1;
  • Networking using DirectPlay8 or Winsock.
  • Currently working on a large project involving the Jabber protocol and the JabberCOM objects
Some previous (personal) projects of me:
  • Games (DirectX or Bitblt);
  • Small applications (Time synchronisation, Email checkers, Webservers, POP/SMTP servers);
  • Programs that interface with Office applications.;
  • Compression algorithms;
  • Developing ActiveX DLL's and OCX's;
  • Applications with an Access Database backend (eg: for gameservers).

I'm an 19 year old student programmer, and started programming when I was 12-13, in VB4. Now I'm a dedicated VB programmer with experience in several programming related catagories.

Currently working on a multiplayer online game (MMPOG) named Quadrant Wars, that uses DirectX8.
Next to this I'm also working on a small nice game which is based on traditional lasergames with mirrors and prisma's etcetra.
I'm also the author of various (excellent) rated submissions on Planet-Source-Code. Two times winner of the ASP code of the month award.
Next to my game I'm working on a website called VB Fibre, which contains several advanced tips and tricks to optimize your VB code really to the max.

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  Raw Score Total: 19,900

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  Extension to VB Jabber client mikepackage56 10
$150.00 February 21, 2003 3:08:39 PM EDT
  Bonus for Almar Joling on 12/18/2002 9:45:13 PM Gavin2002 None Given $50.00 December 18, 2002 9:48:21 PM EDT
  Private auction for Almar Joling on 10/18/2002 9:06:21 AM Gavin2002 10
$55.00 December 18, 2002 9:45:00 PM EDT
  Almar's dedication to the (what turned out to be far more complicated) task was commendable.

He never tired of new problems placed in his path and provided excellent progress feedback through what - through no fault of his own - turned out to be a protracted project.

I've already got another couple of projects in mind, and I'll certainly be inviting Almar to bid for them.

Almar is an excellent roll model for how Rentacoder can work. Thanks!
  Cross Check Data and Export(for Almar Joling) melyas 10
$125.00 October 15, 2002 1:29:32 PM EDT
  Of course, Almar is the best there is. I am afraid I to praise him too much that his head gets too big for me. ;-) Highly, highly recommended!
  Web Art Updater melyas 10
$100.00 August 20, 2002 2:08:19 PM EDT
  As always, Top Notch. Very Good Communications Skills. Knows what he is doing. Well Recommended. Will use him again. Thanks
  Enjoy melyas 10
$90.00 July 29, 2002 11:47:57 PM EDT
  Well done. Greate communications skills. Will do business with again for sure.
  Need very small project. doubledee999 10
$18.00 May 27, 2002 12:12:48 PM EDT
  Almar is a very good graphics person to deal with, he has done far more work, than was requested of him, and I would not hesitate to use his services or recommend him to anyone
  Custom Buddy List Icons MelvinTucker 10
$20.00 May 10, 2002 9:35:39 AM EDT
  Great Job
  Handling Multiplie Resources MelvinTucker 10
$65.00 May 10, 2002 9:33:49 AM EDT
  Great Job
  Buddy Notes Editor MelvinTucker 10
$18.00 May 10, 2002 9:32:50 AM EDT
  Great Job
  Buddy Alerts MelvinTucker 10
$20.00 April 7, 2002 11:07:13 PM EDT
  Excellent Work
  Custom Status Messages MelvinTucker 10
$30.00 April 7, 2002 12:45:15 AM EDT
  Good WOrk
  AOL Instant Messenger Buddy List Importer MelvinTucker 10
$15.00 April 7, 2002 12:32:32 AM EDT
  Excellent Work
  VB code to check screen resolution and change it infomed 10
$22.00 April 1, 2002 8:40:11 PM EDT
  Almar did a terrific job for a good price and did so with incredibly speed. He gave me a working demo within an hour of my bid. Thanks a lot!
  Message Speak with Microsoft Agent MelvinTucker 10
$30.00 March 16, 2002 11:30:51 AM EDT
  High quality work, delivered quickly
  Broadcast Messaging in myBuddies MelvinTucker 10
$16.00 March 12, 2002 10:43:29 AM EDT
  Very Professional, helpful, and you will get your money's worth!
  myBuddies Quick Phrases MelvinTucker 10
$55.00 March 7, 2002 3:19:18 PM EDT
  Excellent Job As Always
  myBuddies Request #003 MelvinTucker 10
$150.00 March 7, 2002 3:16:05 PM EDT
  Excellent Job As Always
  Sending Contacts to Other Users MelvinTucker 10
$25.00 March 7, 2002 3:15:15 PM EDT
  Excellent Job As Always
  Add Emotion Icons Support to myBuddies MelvinTucker 10
$40.00 March 7, 2002 3:10:52 PM EDT
  Excellent job Once Again
  New Screens For myBuddies Screen Set 001 MelvinTucker 10
$60.00 March 7, 2002 3:08:45 PM EDT
  Excellent job. Very responsive in my needs and also kept excellent communications open during the process. Highly recommended. Will have him do additional jobs. He is fast, concise and he produces code that is well written and best of all THAT WORKS!!!! Almar gave me EXACTLY what I asked for, EXACTLY to my specs. You can't lose using Almar. He is a highly professional and outstanding programmer.
  Outstanding effort on the project MelvinTucker 10
$5.00 March 6, 2002 7:41:50 PM EDT
  What can I say? Fast, concise, tight programming.. THAT WORKS!!!!
  Nice Work On Emotion Icons MelvinTucker 10
$10.00 March 6, 2002 12:26:40 PM EDT
  Very reliable coder, I coould't ask for anything better. I recommend.
  JID Lookup Screen MelvinTucker 10
$10.00 March 2, 2002 2:30:08 PM EDT
  Very Fast Coder Meets All Demands At The Speed Of Light
  Functionality Added To IBJC #004 MelvinTucker 10
$100.00 March 1, 2002 2:52:05 PM EDT
  Very professionally done, and in a timely manner. Highly recommended.
  IBJC Feature Enhancements MelvinTucker 10
$110.00 March 1, 2002 2:50:52 PM EDT
  Exceptional work done in a timely manner. Very impressive.
  OIO Post Data webloot 10
$15.00 February 16, 2002 6:15:38 PM EDT
  Once again exactly what I needed done quickly.
  Post Data from Outlook Express to a Web Form 2 webloot 10
$15.00 February 6, 2002 1:14:30 AM EDT
  Once again, thank you for excellent work!
  IBJCv1 MelvinTucker 10
$250.00 February 4, 2002 2:52:49 PM EDT
  Very Good Coder Excellent To Work With
  Simultaneous MSN Messenger Sessions MelvinTucker 10
$250.00 January 22, 2002 3:54:56 PM EDT
  Got everything perfectly done on time. Highly recommended, if you want your work on time and well done. Pleasure to deal with, very experienced and knowledgeable. Produces work very quickly and also has very good quality. Excellent person to work with and is a very good coder he is also patient and friendly.
  Small Database VBHelp 10
$18.00 January 13, 2002 4:38:46 PM EDT
  Great coder! Very efficient job. I look forward to working with him again.
  Post Data from Outlook Express to a Web Form webloot 10
$38.00 January 12, 2002 9:11:38 AM EDT
  Absolutely top-notch work done in a timely fashion.
  Embed midi in Executable emdole 10
$15.00 January 11, 2002 10:31:15 AM EDT
  Job well done.
Average:   10.00
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