Our services

At Alphabet Consulting we develop bespoke software solutions and training using Microsoft technologies.

Software solutions

We can provide a full development life-cycle service from initial requirements gathering through design and development to delivery and on-going support. Our development toolset includes desktop and web solutions using C#/VB.Net and with SQL Server, MS Access and Oracle databases.

We can use a combination of traditional Waterfall or Agile approaches as needed by our clients. We aim to speed up the development process by using code generation to automate repetitive tasks such as the creation of standard stored procedures and their corresponding application code.

.Net component creation

We can provide bespoke .Net components to help developers speed up common tasks. These include Data Access Layers, Database Providers and User Controls. The components are provided with documentation and the source to allow for on-going maintenance and enhancements.

Technical Project Leading

We can act as technical project leaders, co-ordinating small teams of developers and liaising with associated technical staff such as DBAs, testers, business representatives and installation technicians.

Training, coaching and mentoring

We develop bespoke training for small groups of developers to be delivered in one go or on an ad-hoc basis. We can act as mentors to less experienced development teams, helping them to get started with our comprehensive approach to software development.

Developer Resources

This site hosts a database of code snippets available to developers as a reference for how to carry out many tasks. Languages covered include Visual Basic and C# .Net, VBA, T-SQL, MS Access and MS DOS Batch Files. These can be viewed on this site or copied for use in applications. We also have a number of training applications which combine many of the snippets to form a fully working example. The applications are accompanied by documentation explaining what the application does and how to implement it's various features.