APM: Small job for Perl/Javascript person

Joe Cooper joe at swelltech.com
Sat Feb 12 22:19:22 PST 2005

Hey Sam,

Thanks for your interest, but I signed someone from this list on to 
tackle this project yesterday.

That said, we'll be doing quite a bit more with this project as things 
proceed (and after we have a little revenue from the project), so I'm 
pretty confident there will be quite a few other chances for folks to 
get involved.

Given the slew of extremely qualified people we got responses from 
within a few hours of posting, I think all of our future perl jobs will 
be posted here first, assuming no one is irritated by the posts.

Sam Foster wrote:
> I'd love to team up with someone on this is anyone's interested. My perl 
>  is passable - probably low-intermediate level? My database skills are 
> non-existant (hence my interest) but I have extensive javascript and 
> web/browser gui skills.
> The cash would be less important than the opportunity to work alongside 
> someone doing the perl/db thing in a real-world application.
> Sam
> Joe Cooper wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> My company has a Firefox toolbar that talks to a PostgreSQL database 
>> via perl cgi scripts on the server-side, and it all needs some TLC to 
>> bring it up to the quality and features we'd like it to have.  We have 
>> a $1k-$2k budget for the job (and I believe it is 10-20 hours worth of 
>> work for a good developer, so I think we're paying reasonable rates 
>> for good developers ;-), plus a lot of plans for enhancements after 
>> all of the bugs are worked out and things are running smoothly, so 
>> there's a lot of future work on this project and related ones for 
>> someone we can count on.  (It's a pretty cool project to work on too, 
>> I think... http://www.penguinfeet.org is the homepage.)
>> A good part of what we'd like to do is take some of the text 
>> processing that is, quite stupidly, being done on the client-side in 
>> JavaScript and bring it over to the server so we can be a bit more 
>> intelligent about what gets fed into our database.  But the JavaScript 
>> portion of the code also needs some work to make the GUI more useable, 
>> so if you've got some JavaScript experience it will come in handy.
>> Anyway, holler if you're interested.
>> Thanks!

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