We already hired a coder on RentACoder to Write code to pull information from eBay auctions and assemble a dataset that contains auction details for gift cards issued by various merchants (e.g. Walmart). The code worked fine for some time but has now ceased functioning. We need a coder to repair the code.
The scripts compile a dataset that contains the prices and other information for various items on eBay.
The scripts work by first scanning eBay for specific items, noting their auction numbers, then checking back every few hours to retrieve the closing price and other information. The CRON jobs to load the scripts at the designated times are still working; we simply require a coder to debug the scripts.
We will provide the scripts for perusal to qualified coders who can then submit their bids.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
4) A PowerPoint presentation outlining the coding done so that a coder with reasonable experience can read, understand and manage without difficulty. In short, the services completed must be explained clearly so that another coder can take over primary and sole responsibility.
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