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Advanced Development Tools for Software Development Consultants

This article discusses selecting and configuring a flexible and effective development system which supports overlapping independent software development projects. A thriving software consultancy must be capable of supporting multiple clients over a given period of time. While separate computer systems[...]

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Real-time Medical Device RF Excitation driver

From Jan 2017 through March 2017 – Designed, coded and tested a Debian Jessie Linux based Xenomai 3 (Alchemy API) custom RF excitation driver utility for characterizing and validating a custom prototype circuit board which generates and delivers RF energy[...]

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Software Management Pitfalls

As an independent software development consultant who has practiced full-time in Silicon Valley since the early 1980’s, I’ve encountered some rather interesting situations over the years. This posting discusses two separate new client prospects that contacted me within a few[...]

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Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay Controller Development

Jan 2015 through Jan 2016 – Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay instrument control software development. Development of ‘c#’ control software that drives a serially connected multi-channel TEC Peltier heating/cooling module, multiaxis stepper motor controller, a USB connected Phidgets multi-IO adapter,[...]

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ZigBee / Jen-Net Wireless Industrial Lighting Control

From December 2014 through February 2015 – IEEE 802.11 and ZIGBEE/Jen-Net wireless network based industrial lighting control software development. Developed embedded lighting control algorithms in ‘c’ language for the OpenWRT embedded Linux, which also operates as an embedded WLAN access[...]

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Raspberry Pi Prototype Data Collection Development

October and November 2014 – Development in C++ of a configurable data acquisition scanner application for the BCM2835 ARM module running Linux.[...]

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Optical Network Transceiver Test Software Development

From August 2013 until December 2014 developed development and production test software for leading edge QSFP+ and CFP optical network transceivers. Programmable control of Agilent 86100 DCA optical and RF oscilloscope, Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzer, and Yokogawa mainframe test rack[...]

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Designing Software for Reuse

FABNexus – The benefits of reusable software components have been understood by software development specialists for decades. An on-line search will locate numerous publications that elaborate on this topic (see Schmidt for example). The potential benefits of software reuse are[...]

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Developing Cross-Platform Applications

When specifying new applications, FABNexus recommends that decision makers consider the benefits of developing cross-platform capable software. Cross-platform development requires specialized development skills and a portable programming language and graphical user interface (GUI) library, but it offers valuable benefits. These[...]

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