A budding OData 'Evangelist', I can help you solve just about any reasonable web, data, app, export or other IT related issues, but I will be really disappointed if I can't justify the use of OData in there somewhere :)
I've been involved professionally in IT since 2002, starting off as a C#/SQL Developer, but long before that I have been working with robotics and automation systems to solve seemingly impractical and unnecessary tasks around the house. Nearly 15 years later and I'm only just finding a professional use for these skills in the realm of Industry IOT.
I'm a string believer of making use of existing tools if they were intended to be used for your purpose, don't try to re-purpose them to suit your needs now because you will soon find that your needs and the intentions of the designer of the tool will forever frustrate your efforts at an exponential rate until you finally give up and buy the right tool, or make your own.
I've written my fair share of in-house software, when I look at the time spent and the lack of recognition that you get from yourself (it is never done) I've come to realise that it is a far better investment to buy the right software if it can be found and save the code for clients that will pay for it.
Don't reinvent the wheel, just realign it. - Anthony J. D'Angelo