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Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

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  • Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

    Hi folks,

    Apologies if this is in the wrong place.

    We're a holdings company based in Ayr, SW Scotland who are looking for an full time Alpha5 developer to join our team. Our businesses range from insurance companies to remedial repair companies and our main area of work is centered around the building industry and government competent persons schemes.

    We've had a full time A5 developer for a number of years now but with a new projects arriving soon we feel we need to recruit additional staff to assist with the workload.

    I have no idea if theres anyone local (or willing to travel) with Alpha5 experience so I thought I'd post on here to test the water.

    If this is something you may be interested in feel free to reply or PM me for more details.


    Steve Reid

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    Re: Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

    You do know we are very clever in Australia with Alpha - don't you? - we may need a way to get around the travel time, maybe the Internet can help - but we are interested in looking at what you may need done.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


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      Re: Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

      Hi Steve

      We have 15 years developing in Alpha and have clients in the west of Scotland we have developed richly featured and robust applications for.

      If you like to have a preliminary chat about waht you are trying to do please call me.

      Alex Muir - 01661 844864 or 07703 260568
      Database Software Solutions Limited
      PRECISE360 -
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        Re: Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

        Well - Hi Alex, I can tell you I'm interested in speaking with you as we deal with mainly with a global client base. I'd say from what you have said - you would be very strong in the xbasic side of things, please send me details.
        Last edited by peteconway; 07-25-2011, 07:03 AM.
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)


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          Re: Full time Alpha5 developer required - (Ayr SW Scotland)

          Hi Peter

          We are totally reliant on Xbasic to drive our applications.

          If you send me your email address I can send a company profile and examples of work we do for clients.

          Kind Regards

          Database Software Solutions Limited

          PRECISE360 -
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