25 years experience:
- Improving and modernizing existing applications
Early career training and expertise began with machine language and assembly language programming, progressing as the art developed using FORTRAN, Pascal, Modula-2, Visual Basic, various propietary scripting systems, and most recently the core 'web' application platforms used in virtually all modern web systems
Recognized as an expert in the CodeCharge Studio development environment
Has been involved in all aspects of web development since before 'The Web' came into general use, utilizing:
- Cascading Style Sheets
Worked for 10 years as a software consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation, during the earliest inception of web-based networks for widespread public use.
Trained and in all aspects of database design from analysis of requirements through implmentation and optimization of production system.
Expert in the use of Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) modelling tools to produce logical and physical database models.
Extensively involved in developing web applications built upon the latest tools and techniques to produce interfaces that are easy to use and present users with efficient and intuitive features.
Follows cutting-edge advancements in web development, for example the use of jQuery to create highly-functional and cross-browser-compliant products.
Highly-skilled in the design, implementation and deployment of 'geo' applications, including integration of databases and customization of Google mapping tools.
Also experienced in extraction/application of the US Census Bureau's detailed 'Tiger' file data for visualizing geospacial information, mainly in conjunction with Google mapping
Several years' experience with integration applications and data sourced into other applications, especially web-based applications.
Data extraction from flat files or 'screen scraping' to pull data from other sites and automate data collection or analysis is a capability that has been an area of recent focus. These include extraction and aggregation of multi-megabyte real estate listing data files from Multiple Listing Services (MLS), live-capturing and summarization of data from municipal tax and health-department web sources.
- Office Suite, automation/embedding
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft SQL Server
- Microsoft Content Management Server
Above-average skills and an extensive background in writing documentation both for technical and for nontechnical readers. Also experienced with writing proposals, requirement specs, function specs that are concise, understandable and professional quality.