I am looking for someone in the Boston Metro or southern New Hampshire area who is experienced with Borland C++ Builder to do some personal one-on-one training with me. I am not a beginner or newbie - I've done some programming in other languages, know some basic C, and have been doing general IT for 15 years. I know all the fundamentals of programming, Windows, and so on. I have a number of small personal projects I want to do, but I can't find any good books or training courses on Borland C++ Builder. I need someone to walk me through creating a simple database application (an addressbook, for example) and show me the basics - how to make the database, which types are best for which things, how to make a form, place the controls, hook them up to the data in the tables, and so on. I would really like someone who is strong with this product and who puts it on their resume because they actively use it for real development, not because they once used it in a job five years ago. I will probably have advanced questions such as which database types are best for which applications, the general considerations for doing remote client/server stuff (using a client program to access a SQL database over TCP/IP, for example), possibilities for porting to Linux, and stuff like that. This job is just to show me the basics and answer general questions - once I have those I can probably figure the rest out myself with the manual, though of course I may well want to buy a few more hours after that for followup questions once I've gotten started. But to start with, the only "deliverable" is a small, basic application that we have walked through creating so that I understand the process well. I'm guesstimating about one day (8 hours) for this - it may be more or less, but bid for 8 hours and if it goes over we can do an hourly rate. If you travel to my home in Manchester, NH for this (preferred), include mileage if you want, but don't count travel time in the 8 hours. If you want me to come to you, bid less. :)
1) 8 hours of personal training in Borland C++ Builder which ends in a small database application including at least one form which is connected to the database and which can read and write to the records using the GUI controls.
Windows XP Professional