We have a program that will be installed on a virtual windows machine and you will have full access to it. It is called SoftDent v14 and if you have experience working with it, you will be considered automatically. It is a windows application that is used by Dentists and it has a C-Tree database.
Important: We had a very experienced developer try connecting to the database and could not. So this is not an easy task. Additionally, it would be good if we can find the default credentials to the database.
Before assigning the bid, we will give you access to the software and you should show the ability to read from the database. If you show that successfully, then you will be assigned the project.
What we need you to do is the following:
a. Creating a utility (need to include source code) that can be used to talk to the SoftDent database on any windows machine where SoftDent is installed so we can access the C-Tree database.
b. The utility will read from tables in the SoftDent database and write to a file.
The idea here is that SoftDent software is used by the dentists to manage their appointments. So the doctor will post when they are available and what times they have appointments (so not available).
You'll probably have to use ODBC/JDBC to connect to the database.
What we are looking for:
a. Preferably have worked with SoftDent. If not, no problem but we need someone who is very well versed with C-Tree, SQL and windows applications.
b. Have a hacker attitude. We know the database decently but this would require you to do some digging around.
c. Show us that you have done something like this before (i.e read into a db of a different application to pull in data and created an installable utility)
When bidding, please tell us if you have worked with C-Tree or SoftDent before. This is important.