Technical Writing;†SOA; DEC/VAX BASIC; TOLAS - Parts Supply Chain; DCL; RMS; DEC/VAX C; DEC/VAX C++; ACMS; MQ Series; Datatrieve; COBOL; Java; RDB; Coggnos PowerHouse; SQL; CMS/MMS; Oracle; Parts Supply Chain; FORTRAN; FMS; Ubuntu Linux; Qt; EDI; Off-shore team leadership; OpenOffice; Lotus Sympyhony; MS Word; Visio
"The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture"
2008 Best Books Award Winner in the category Business: Computers/Technology/Internet
2009 Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards
Consulting and Authoring Projects:
October 2009 to Present†Confidential - consulting. Developing a fuel surcharge and trucking rate calculator for unit based trucking company. (Charges rate per unit per mile rather than flat mileage rate.) Application is written in Java and Swing using xBaseJ on Linux desktop. Will also run on Windows desktop when completed.
September 2009 to October 2009†Confidential - authoring. Writing "The Minimum You Need to Know About Java and xBaseJ" ISBN-13 978-0-9823580-3-0. This book covers using Java and the OpenSource xBaseJ library for DBF creation on Linux platforms. Also involved making some patches to the xBaseJ project so the demonstration application could be complete. Once final editing is completed, this book will be released free of charge in PDF format. It may also be available for free in ePub format.
January 2009 to Present†Confidential - authoring. Began work on second edition of "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" with Lotus Symphony. This edition expands the CDD chapter and adds chapters for Datatrieve, Synergy DBL (DIBOL), and Cognos PowerHouse. Also began writing"The Minimum You Need to Know About Java and xBaseJ".
November 2008 to January 2009†Confidential. -Data conversion work from Fortunoff to Lord and Taylor systems using OpenVMS BASIC, VAX COBOL, and DATATRIEVE. Target platforms were Tandem and IBM Mainframe formats. Coordinated and supported off-shore team which was performing QA effort. Project documentation written with MS Word and Excel
August 2008 to November 2008†Confidential - authoring.Wrote "Infinite Exposure" ISBN 978-0-9770866-9-6 (Hardcover) and ISBN 978-0-9770866-8-9 ( eBook format) with OpenOffice. A novel explaining in detail how the off-shoring of IT jobs leads to the largest al-Qaeda terrorist strike the world has ever seen and ultimately to nuclear war. More information can be found at Confidential
February 2008 to July 2008†Confidential on-site contract. BA doing STAR SDLC/systems design and a TA performing TOLAS EDI modifications and upgrades for Parts Supply Chain. Working with STAR XML, DEC/VAX BASIC, Java, MQ Series, ACMS, Cognos PowerHouse, Oracle and RDB. BA work done with MS Office 2007, Visio, and Excel.
November 2007 to February 2008 Confidential†- authoring. Published "The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture" (ISBN-13 978-0-97770866-6-5). This book later won Book of the Year in the category Business: Computers/Internet/Technology from USA Book News.
May 2007 to November 2007†International Truck and Engine on-site contract. Business Analyst to provide systems design and project management services interfacing the Parts Supply Chain OpenVMS ACMS services to Web services via SOAP and XML over MQ Series along with other projects supporting the Parts Supply Chain. Significant amount of VAX BASIC programming was also performed to map data into EDI formats. Provided specifications in the form of SDLC documentation for SOX compliance. Participated in STAR standards meetings and BOD creation. Also developed applications with Cognos PowerHouse. All documentation done with MS Word, Viso, and Excel.
January 2007 to May 2007 Confidential†- authoring. Wrote "The Minimum You Need to Know About SOA" using OpenOffice. This book covers the use of ACMS and Java to create cluster wide fault tolerant applications. BASIC, COBOL, C/C++, and FORTRAN will all be used for back end programming.
August 2006to January2007†Confidential. Electronic filing system modifications. Tools utilized: C/C++ and Java on OpenVMS. Also used DCL, MMS, CMS, FMS, and Perl.
March 2006 to July 2006 Confidential†- authoring. Wrote and published "The Minimum You Need to Know About Logic to Work in IT" (ISBN-13 978-0-9770866-2-7)
September 2005 through March 2006 Confidential. Electronic filing system modifications. Tools utilized: VAX/Alpha OpenVMS, C/C++, MQ Series, CMS, MMS, Perl and Tibco.
June 2005 through June 2006 Confidential†- authoring. Wrote "The Minimum You Need to Know About Java on OpenVMS Volume 1". This book is the next logical progression from the previous book covering the use of JNI (Java Native Interfaces) for accessing RTL and System Service calls. Will also be accessing RMS Indexed files, RDB, and FMS from Java.
March 1985 through May 1996†- Various consulting projects involving Cognos POWERHOUSE, VAX C, VAX BASIC, VAX COBOL, CodeBase, GreenLeaf Database, GreenLeaf CommLib, C-Scape, Zinc Application Framework (now part of VxWorks from WindRiver), Java, FMS, SNA Gateway, RDB, CYBORG Payroll to PeopleSoft conversion. Projects were for both small and fortune 100 clients. Some applications were: Client/Candidate tracking application, MAXCIM accounting system modifications for drug manufacturer, Real-Time data acquisition application, VG LIMS information reporting/extracts, Electronic income tax filing, GRID PAD pen based computing applications. Wrote two books covering Zinc cross platform library (now owned by WindRiver as part of VxWorks) and its interface to third party library products on OS/2, DOS, and Windows. Maintained Chicago Stock Exchange trading floor system. Worked on clinical trials and pharmacy systems. Ported IBM COBOL applications to VAX BASIC. Wrote other technical books.
B.S. C.I.S. 1987
A.S. Business Oriented Computer Programming 1985