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Our History




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Our History

CPMods was started when we found that we were requiring features in the Candypress eCommerce Shopping Cart that was not provided in the default cart.

One of the major advantages of the Candypress cart is the ability to modify and extend the code.

We have provided the following information to let you get to know us, and our ability to  provide you with a working solution,  a little better ...


I Started out in 1981 (I'm a lot younger than John) writing basic software for the TRS-80 and Commodore Vic20 and have been playing with computers ever since. In 1984 I joined Telecom Australia (Australia's biggest telecommunications company) where I developed Employee Tracking Software using dBase III.

Since then I've developed software in Delphi for many projects from Public Announcement Software to Web Server Image Components to Customised Job Tracking Programs.

In 2000 I moved into the eCommerce industry when I developed my first online shopping cart. Since then I've done a number of sites but now use CandyPress for all my shopping carts.

It wasn't long before I was modifying CandyPress to do exactly what I wanted it to do.

Areas Dale has worked in...

  • MS Access
  • MS SQL
  • MySQL
  • Paradox
  • dBase
  • Delphi
  • Visual Basic
  • ASP
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • XML
  • Javascript
  • VBScript
My background is in Automotive Inventory management which started way back in 1970.
(As Dale kindly pointed out, i am the "old one")

Much of my experience comes from a "hands on" situation of developing solutions to real life situations. By being able to relate directly to a real life situation  and then apply a software solution, has  contibuted greatly to my success over many years.

This moved into computers in 1976 as an advisor to a programmer on the creation of a new Inventory Management software package to control a large inventory.
(You have to remember that these things did not exist back in the "old days")
In 1983, I purchased my own Autoparts business that soon had required a computer system (I was hooked on the things by then). Unfortuantely the package I purchased did not live up to expectations, but  having  around $30k invested in it, it HAD to work.

This forced me to learn "programming" quick to get the package I had purchased to work the way it should (my first MOD)

The resulting Inventory Management Software turned into a 10 year business that  has many customers still using  my last release of the software.

Around 1994 I became very interested in the internet and began my first internet / web design based business.

The business (Net Exposure Australia) is still going and provides Web and Software Design, Marketing and Hosting Services.

Thow into the mix a 2 year stint as a teacher (Inventory Management & Marketing) the eCommerce field seemed tailor made for me to work in.

Areas John has worked in...
  • Database Design
  • Web Design
  • Marketing
  • Dataflex
  • Alpha5
    (New project involves testing / using now)
  • ASP
  • PHP (still learning)
  • Javascript
    (limited - Dale would say VERY Limited, but getting there)
  • Access
  • MySQL
    (just coming to grips with this now)
  • MS Server 2000 & 2003
    (we own our own servers, 1  of each)
  • Teaching, Communication and Documentation
Believe us when we say that most situations you may encounter, we have probably encountered before.

We are happy to work through any project with you an assure you of only our best service at all times.
Dale and John