Vertex Development is a consulting company with special skills and experience in several different areas of computer, internet, and graphical user interface technology.
For Caldera, ported the Looking Glass and Looking Glass Advantage products to the Linux operating system. Added GUI and file typing enhancements. Constructed a transparent mechanism to dynamically load program code as needed
For Software Emancipation Technology, prepared an innovative 20-page white paper describing a complex software engineering tool, in 3 days. Wrote a brochure for the REENGINEER/SET product. Participated in detailed user interface design for a new product
For MTI, debugged and enhanced OASIS/RLM, an existing Galaxy application. Ported BACKUP.UNET (40,000 line Motif application) to Galaxy in less than 3 months. In a subsequent project, produced a comprehensive infrastructure design for the user interface of a next-generation enterprise backup product. Created a web-based shared editing system to allow geographically disparate offices to collaboratively edit and review a specification, then used this system to gain consensus on a complex specification.
For J.P. Morgan, analyzed on-going development efforts and prepared project development and implementation plans in London, Paris, New York, and Delaware. Each assignment involved 3-7 days of study followed by several days of writing, resulting in a 20-30 page implementation plan.
For LCC International, extended and enhanced a Galaxy-based FCC forms printing system. Improved printing performance and screen to printer fidelity. On a second, longer-term project, served as project expert in the C++ version of Galaxy. Also built a departmental web server featuring dynamic HTML generation, password protection, and complex framed documents. Build several dynamic data viewers using C++. Built a cross-platform (Windows NT and X11) OpenGL Galaxy object and constructed a dynamic 3-D terrain viewer using the object.
For Diner's Club, prepared a complete object-oriented design for an expense handling system to be implemented in Galaxy.
For Visix Software, performed research, analysis and writing to provide support for two patent infringement lawsuits. Both lawsuits were subsequently dropped, in large part due to the weight of the presentation of the prior art uncovered as part of this project.
For Software Development Magazine, researched and wrote a review of the DISCOVER and REENGINEER/SET tools. Also researched and wrote a review of the Symantec Café Java Development environment.
For Data Management Review, wrote a review of the Galaxy Application Environment.
For The Hurwitz Group, wrote a 2000 word white paper on Internet CGI programming. Wrote a 16,000 word research report on configuration management tools. Wrote a Visual Basic style and standards guide. Researched tools for software design.
For ArborText, handled integration Japanese input methods into a new product. Also providing general Galaxy advice and support. Working to add language-based access to Galaxy features in an advanced editing product. In a follow-on product, wrote the functional specification and performed all implementation and testing of a set of scripting language extensions to the Adept SGML editor. Built a comprehensive test suite for the editing extensions. Made modifications to Galaxy to support Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese characters and input methods. Added JavaBeans support to a Galaxy-based application, including direct invocation of the Sun and Microsoft Java Virtual Machines.
For the Foulger-Pratt Companies, produced an attractive and informative web site. Collected all base information, wrote content, scanned and color-corrected pictures, and procured internet services.
For Global One, produced a comprehensive strategic white paper outlining a design for a multinational groupware solution including electronic mail, conferencing, document publishing, and directory services.
For Unify, modified the Galaxy Application Environment to support input, display, and storage of Korean characters on Solaris and Windows platforms.