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2012 MVE - Expert's Exchange
Jim Dettman
United States
Independent consultant specializing in the writing of custom packages for businesses of all types. 

I have been developing software for the past thirty years.  While my main focus is development, I also provide a wide range of services which includes setup and configuration of hardware and networks. I have an extensive and in-depth knowledge of Mfg, EDI, and bar coding systems.

I have worked on a wide variety of applications including standard Mfg (traditional MRP and Lean systems), job shop accounting/costing, veterinary applications, construction industry, retail systems, and many more.

My main development tools are MS Access, VFP, VB, and SQL Server and I'm slowly working into .Net with VB and C#. 

I have been using Access since version 1.1 and have been answering Access questions for the past twenty one years online (six years on CompuServe's MS ACCESS forum, the last two of which I held a sysop position and fifteen years on currently serving as one of the Access Topic Advisors).

I currently hold Microsoft MVP status for Access and have been a MVP since 2010.

I also work in the VAX/VMS world and still program in Fortran along with several other obscure languages (like Basic2c / NPL) and work with a variety of tools on different platforms.
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