Stringing software

wassamara

New User
Hello all. I would like some feedback from whoever owns a tennis store or stringing machine. I would like to know if you are using a software to manage all the players preferences and manage the string jobs or if you use paper and a excel sheet. If you are using a software, what software are you using?

I plan to release a new software by the end of this month and would appreciate any feedback. The previous version of the software was used during the olympics and a couple 500-250 tournaments.

The current one aims to help store owners to manage their string jobs and players preferences as well as have a data analysis so you can do campaigns according to your customers profiles. For example goffin or medvedev cinci champion and you could filter all the players that have a similar preference to these players equipment and then do a mktg campaign to bring customers to the store the following days (special promotion etc).

Whoever is interested please send me a message.
Cheers
Peter
 

McLovin

Legend
I wrote my own using Rails and EXT-JS 6-7 years ago. I had hosted it for a few years hoping I could get some feedback, but there wasn't much interest so I took it off the interwebs and now just run it at home.

My original plan was to write a mobile app version that would be used by the stringers (e.g., they'd get a push notification that a racquet was waiting to be strung and they could pull up all the customer info on their phone/tablet). I bought a few books, and after learning a bunch of stuff and prototyping in one iOS version, Apple changed it all in the next version and I gave up.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I keep my records in a spreadsheet. In my job, we're going to Java and open systems, so I've been learning Java, Java script, Perl, Awk….(ad nauseum) and (more importantly) Python. I thought about hyping up my stuff with Python until I saw @wassamara 's post above. $15/month unlimited use is cheap! If I decide to move beyond Excel, I would probably go with his software.
 

Dags

Hall of Fame
The correlation between software developers and stringers appears surprisingly strong! I was (still am) in the early phases of designing my own, then started a new job and have had to put it on hold. Hoping to find some time when things settle down.

@wassamara - as you asked for feedback, this would be a deal breaker for me:

When you contract our software, you allow our company to use the data for future references, reports, etc.

With the data, we can compare the data all over the world and especially within a certain perimeter from your business location.

This allows you to compare your pricing and check how is the local business.

We will not use the personal information about your customers.
 

LOBALOT

Semi-Pro
I keep my records in a spreadsheet. In my job, we're going to Java and open systems, so I've been learning Java, Java script, Perl, Awk….(ad nauseum) and (more importantly) Python. I thought about hyping up my stuff with Python until I saw @wassamara 's post above. $15/month unlimited use is cheap! If I decide to move beyond Excel, I would probably go with his software.
Wow, I work in IT. That is great that you are learning Java, etc. That is great!
 

LOBALOT

Semi-Pro
The correlation between software developers and stringers appears surprisingly strong! I was (still am) in the early phases of designing my own, then started a new job and have had to put it on hold. Hoping to find some time when things settle down.

@wassamara - as you asked for feedback, this would be a deal breaker for me:
You too, that is great!
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Wow, I work in IT. That is great that you are learning Java, etc. That is great!
I have to say, given a choice between Java and Python: Python hands down. They are really similar, but Python is just so damn easy and powerful.

Yeah, 35 years in COBOL, Assembler, CICS, SAS, RPG on big iron and now I'm converting code from system x to system y. I've become semi-proficient in SQL and am now "expanding" my horizons to open systems. We have pending conversions from zOS to Linux. I have to say, I feel dirty when I work with Linux/Unix. ;)

About six months ago, I was playing in a tournament. On the change over, we were talking and I asked the other guys what they did. One of them said he was in IT and I said "So am I. I'm an old COBOL programmer." They guy looked at me and said "Really? You're not joking?" I said I wasn't and he said "I've never met anyone who actually wrote a COBOL program."

I felt old....
 

LOBALOT

Semi-Pro
I have to say, given a choice between Java and Python: Python hands down. They are really similar, but Python is just so damn easy and powerful.

Yeah, 35 years in COBOL, Assembler, CICS, SAS, RPG on big iron and now I'm converting code from system x to system y. I've become semi-proficient in SQL and am now "expanding" my horizons to open systems. We have pending conversions from zOS to Linux. I have to say, I feel dirty when I work with Linux/Unix. ;)

About six months ago, I was playing in a tournament. On the change over, we were talking and I asked the other guys what they did. One of them said he was in IT and I said "So am I. I'm an old COBOL programmer." They guy looked at me and said "Really? You're not joking?" I said I wasn't and he said "I've never met anyone who actually wrote a COBOL program."

I felt old....
That is funny!!! I have a COBOL story too!!!

So I came at IT from Electrical Engineering. I did my BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. I started out in the late 80s writing UNIX C Client Server programs which was a blast... Semaphores, Remote Procedure Calls, Shell scripts, this sort of thing. However, I quickly saw I was getting old and moved into project management so I have been doing that the last 30 years.

Anyway, way back when I was programming there was a COBOL program that needed to be fixed in production. I said.. Ahhh no problem it is English anyway. I can fix it. I edited the code, it was tested, submitted change controls and the logic was moved to production.

I proceeded to head off on a winter camping trip with my old high school buddies in below zero weather in tents. It was beautiful winter camping. We had a blast hiking by this water fall and that frozen stream. Everything was snow covered.

On Sunday I drove back and was passing the office. I thought I should stop in and see how things are going. When I walked in there was an entire aisle full of people supporting production and trying to figure out what I "messed up". Everyone just stared at me. They had kept the thing going day and night for the past 3 days.

It turns out I had missed a "." someplace which I understand is a pretty common mistake. That was the last time I edited COBOL code... or shall I say they let me near any COBOL code.

I am also the old guy now. I tell you what though... Former programmers have a way of looking at things and I feel it helps me a great deal in what I do now. I even write some VB script here and there when I need to get something turned around quickly.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@LOBALOT, yeah those periods can get you. About 30 years ago, my old boss and I decided that our coding standard would be one period at the end of a paragraph. We mandated that on the shop. COBOL had logic structures that could be terminated and we decided that was the better way to write code. I've been doing it that way ever since. Now I'm faced with curly braces and white space!
 
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