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Send email to: Daniel Shields
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Services provided as a freelancing individual
Looking for fulltime work
Managing large projects and work forces, meeting deadlines: "the difficult can be done right away; the impossible I can deliver tomorrow afternoon..."
Telephony, distributed gaming
Architect and principal author of the server side of the client-server VR1/Microsoft Gaming Zone hit 'Figher Ace'. (numerous accomplishments over my 15 year career omitted due to space)
Developed programming systems in the functional, object-oriented, and human views of understanding over the past two decades. Exposed to and familiar with virutally every modern computer language and platform including database systems such as Oracle,SyBase, and the free MySQL; note that I am currently an expert in developing JDBC drivers for bridging homogenous systems and non-relational data.
Basic, C, Pascal, C++, Eiffel, Java, SmallTalk, Inferno, Perl, /bin/sh, yacc (written my own compilers), Prolog, Turing, and Turtle (a logo-like language I designed). Also, numerous assembly langauges including 8080, Z80, 6502, 68000, 80x86, SPARC, and including assembly languages I have designed for my own CPU ('MINIMAL').
IBM VisualAge J++ Cafe Java Workshop good ole `vi'...
S-100 bus systems. Theoretical/Academic exposure to CPU and memory management hardware design, developed video drivers and chipset debugging tools and interface simulation systems for ATI Technologies.
BSD/OS, linux, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, NeXTStep, VMS, plus a unique version of Windows 3.0 issued on ROM but not widely released which was put out for `set-top box' programmers in the early 90s...
I have a linux box well-connected on t3 bandwidth up here in Toronto Canada which I can use to host ftp or website pages for any not-for-profit initiative that I care about.
Java must evolve to a point where it can be seemlessly optimized for a massively parallel environment; I predict that big number crunching is going to get very very big but that we will always have a significant need for platform independant 'thin' clients.