We have a web application that is used as the GUI for a VoIP application. We need a developer to work on a project for the web app. The web app is written in Java/servelets/JSP with our own custom framework.
The web app has been in production for 2 years so it's a fairly mature piece of software. We need a developer who can help us add new features. The first piece of work includes some preliminary work in addition to the actual project itself.
* Retrieve the source code from Subversion
* Get the project compiling for you
* Configure your local machine so it can actually run the project (by connecting to our database)
Here is the project description: Currently, the My Account page takes a little bit too long to come up. This is because it queries the server for the status of every Queue that the user belongs to and this takes a bit of time. I'd like this changed so that, instead of querying for Queue status when the page is generated, it queries for Queue status after the page is generated. This means that it would need to use AJAX. We use the Prototype framework.
I think this is a pretty easy first project. Getting everything set up will probably take about 5 hours. Plus, it will be another 2 hours for the project. These are my estimates (I'm the primary developer of the site) and I think they are pretty generous.
If this project goes well, we will have a number of other projects that we will post to RentACoder over the next few months/years. There will be plenty of work ahead.