Led the design and development of a major software product from product concept throughsuccessful adoption. MAGNA X was a Rapid Application Development tool that generated three-tiernetwork TP applications. It was used by IS organizations to create operational systems with LAN orweb Clients, UNIX and/or mainframe servers. Customers included Blue Cross / Blue Shield ofIllinois, CSC, Cigna, the State of West Virginia (taxation), Samsung (Korea), McDonalds (Japan)and the Austrian government.
Personally responsible for the design of the repository, 4GL, code generators and developmentsystem architecture. Led the design in areas such as the application architecture, user interfaceand diagramming tools. Applications were generated with Java, Visual Basic or PowerBuilderclients communicating with C++ or COBOL services via advanced middleware such as TransactionManagers and RPC Brokers.
Although the product was installed and successful at some 40-50 sites, Magna was never able tobuild an adequate marketing and sales organization, especially in the face of the "Y2K" crisis. Thecompany is no longer in business. However, the software lived on for at least ten more years at
a number of sites.