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It is a fairly busy looking whereas I generally prefer a mostly white look with limited colour accents. Tastes vary.
In this case I wanted a lot of soft colour and the 300 characters needed for search engine requirements.
It is written for a technical audience and is still under construction.
Welcome to my professional and business web page. In a nutshell I provide scalable business applications on C# and multivalued platforms.
This is of course mainly work in applications design and development in a role focused on producing a great deal of clean code. I am committed to maintaining a broad base of skills. My longest specialization is with multi-valued database languages, and more recently in C# with a lesser focus on C++.
The bulk of my work has been in Service Billing, Customer Care, other billing, accounting, invertory and sales order processing. This required a lot of transaction processing and electronic interchange of data as well as data conversion and cleansing. Secondary specializations included a good deal of both commercial and proprietary IDE and Communications Applications.
This no nonsense background combined business expertise complimented by experience writing development tools and utilities dating to the mid 80's. This also includes work on more light weight solutions in automation, workflow, Outlook VBA classes and MS Access applications.
Document management and portfolio management for small business proved to a highly productive though area of focus. Scripting, templates and development standards have been a business area complimented by development of high production user interfaces.
Working for small developers and small businesses ranging up to two hundred staff has meant wearing a lot of varied hats and many interesting projects. The opportunity to include small business consulting has also been challenging.
With a background including work in markup languages, communications protocols and database transfer and conversion I have naturally been following XML and Web service technology closely. My own focus has been on hand-coded web pages, script and templates as opposed to vendor tools. Current work includes a heavy emphasis on WPF and Silverlight along with on-going work with CSS2 and transitional HTML4.
This web site itself was an evaluation project where the requirement was to be 100% Java free, retain an attractive look, be interesting, and be easy to update.
My more complex applications have targeted areas such as service billing, accounting, sales order entry and inventory control, communications, and control system interfaces. Advanced development tools included code conversion, generation, data conversion and search utilities.
A sizeable portion of my consulting work has involved modifications and enhancements to existing applications. The ability to be efficient and cost effective in this form of contracting is critical. In this regard I not only employ RAD and Agile methodology but have a particular focus on low cost solutions.
Software Products Available
Flexibile User Interface Design
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