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Stan Busk

Stan Busk
Software Engineer

Application development & Web Hosting

I am a seasoned software engineer with over 30 years of experience, specializing in the intricacies of Internet protocols and the development of robust Client-Server applications. My expertise spans across creating sophisticated desktop applications tailored for macOS and MS Windows environments, alongside my adeptness in web development utilizing HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL.

Since founding Maxprog, LLC in 2002, I have dedicated my career to delivering innovative solutions that meet the complex needs of our digital age. My entrepreneurial journey has not only been about developing software but also about providing reliable web hosting services through Host24, ensuring our clients have the support they need to thrive online. My commitment to excellence and my passion for technology drive me to stay at the forefront of the industry, continually seeking new ways to innovate and help my clients achieve their goals.

MAXPROG & HOST24

Maxprog, LLC, established in 2002, stands at the forefront of software development, specializing in macOS and MS Windows platforms. We are renowned for our innovative bulk email software and email marketing tools, designed to empower businesses in their communication strategies. Our portfolio also includes a comprehensive personal finance software that simplifies financial management for individuals and a robust FTP client tailored for our internal use, enhancing our operational efficiencies.

At Maxprog, we are committed to global reach with a local touch. Over the years, we have forged strong business relationships with an expansive clientele from more than 185 countries. Our dedication to accessibility and user-friendliness is reflected in our products, which are localized in up to 14 different languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Arabic, Swedish, and Portuguese. This multilingual support underscores our commitment to serving diverse global markets and ensuring our software solutions resonate with users worldwide.

In addition to our software development endeavors, Maxprog proudly offers Web Hosting services through Host24. Our hosting solutions are designed to be both fast and affordable, catering to a wide range of needs from basic websites to complex hosting requirements. With Host24, clients benefit from reliable performance, exceptional customer support, and the peace of mind that comes with choosing a hosting service that understands the intricacies of running successful online platforms.

At Maxprog, we are not just about software and hosting; we are about building solutions that drive success. Whether through our cutting-edge email marketing tools, our financial software, or our web hosting services, we are dedicated to providing the tools and support our clients need to thrive in the digital age.

ABOUT ME


I studied electronic engineering in France and later assisted in intensive training in Objective C and Applescript programming at Apple Germany and Apple France in Paris. I also learned Pascal, C++, and Assembly. I am also used to HTML5, CCS3, MySQL, and PHP. Those are the languages I have learned in the past years, and I use them almost daily.

While working at the Spanish branch of a significant French hardware development and wholesaler company dedicated to Apple computer distribution, I started to develop an email marketing package. It was, at the time, one of the first available solutions for macOS. I also worked for Apple Spain several times, translating programming documentation for the rest of the Spanish developer community.

I have provided my email marketing software worldwide for 20 years very successfully. Most US universities, government agencies, celebrities, and first-ranked Fortune 500 companies are among my customers. I later translated the software into 14 languages. I got several awards at US MacWorld and german MacWelt.

One significant achievement is the 30 years of developing iCash, a personal finance software. I released the first version in 1991 for Windows 3.1 and rewrote the software for macOS 9; then, I ported it again to Windows XP and macOS X. Today, this software is available for current macOS and Windows, both Intel and ARM in 14 languages.

I was born in France to an American-German and French family, and my grandfather was an electronic engineer. Very young, I was passionate about computers.

My first contact with programming was when I was 12. A math teacher was giving free programming classes at lunchtime, and I enrolled and later found out I was the youngest in the classroom. 

My priority is always providing software that works. That means creating new versions as soon as Apple or Microsoft releases new operating system versions. The active user base is vast, so I have to be ready to fix issues fast. People rely on my software to contact their customers.

In the past, it was just a matter of creating good software and making it available on the internet. Word of mouth would do the rest, and the website quality did not count. Today it is crucial to have an excellent and reactive website ranked adequately on Google, and it is also essential to shoot great videos and get them on top of Youtube searches.

In other words, nowadays, an independent programmer like me has to be like a swiss knife. You no longer spend your time only developing software and doing support. It is vital to spend time promoting your website thru videos and positioning important pages thru SEO.

I am not a public person by nature. It is a tremendous error I have tried to correct in the last two years, shooting and uploading as many videos as possible to Youtube, and I also try to be visible on social media.

I never created software to earn money in the first place, which is a side effect of it. I have always made software because I am a passionate programmer, and making money allows you to do what you love full-time.

I like to be contacted by the people that use my software. It is a privilege as a creator. I want to help, and I like to hear about new ideas. Clients' ideas have been the fuel of my company for decades.

I created my software company in Spain in 2002 and moved it to Florida in 2021. It is a sole company, and I have been outsourcing everything I could not do myself. The secret is organizing your daily tasks and managing your time correctly. I live in Corozal, Belize with my family and work from home.

My passion is software development. It became my profession and my way of living. In the last two decades I have been developing several products for macOS and MS Windows like MaxBulk Mailer, a bulk email software, iCash, a personal finance software, FTP Disk, a FTP client and all kind of related products like eMail Extractor, eMail Verifier, eMail Bounce Handler, Loan Calc and Web Dumper. All those applications are available for download here.

For web site development I use PHP and mySQL a lot. PHP allows you to execute code on a web server and mySQL to store information. I have created all kind of service pages for the Maxprog company web site, a PayPal IPN Handler and an advanced Mailing List Manager called MLM. MLM provides some very important features like remote list handling, subscription management and click-through tracking to ​MaxBulk Mailer.

Running a software company implies responding to thousands of support requests per email or thru online forums, writing documentation, manuals, tutorials and FAQs. All the system including the store front and all the services including the site itself has to be monitored permanently. Finally you have to do the paperwork, but this is another story. I do all that as well with the help of my wife and a great accounting advisor.

In summary, my years of experience with web technologies have been instrumental in founding and running a web hosting company like Host24, that prides itself on understanding and meeting the needs of its clients. It's about offering a service that's not just about space on a server, but a partnership that supports and nurtures the online ambitions of our users.

You can also read about me at the New York Weekly and the LA Progressive sites.

Stan's Blog

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Home/Office

Stanley Roche Busk
P.O. BOX 336
408 Bayshore Drive    
Ranchito, Corozal
Belize


Contacts

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Apple Messages
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Links

Maxprog
Host24
MaxBulk Mailer
Family Cash
eMail Extractor
eMail Verifier
eMail Bounce Handler

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