Kenneth Douglas Chipman
FoxPro / Clipper database programmer
Database programmer/analyst position where creative and fast software solutions are desired. Conversions or new development welcome.
Developed a system analysis and documentation program which reads batch files, FoxPro and Clipper code, and R&R reports. Output identified all file I/O, program/table dependencies, and program relationships. Optimized reporting programs to run in a fraction of their previous times, and implemented error-recovery routines to handle file contention and corrrect errors, and a beaconing program to alert operators of problems on their console.
Created esoteric real-time transaction analysis program for auction company which calculates bidder's unpaid purchases and compares with historical buying habits or default new bidder profile. Outputs exception reports every few minutes so operators may contact bidders who operate outside of the company's "comfort level" of bidding. Notifies proprietors by alpha-numeric paging.
Updated many legacy programs to include modern features such as pick lists and lookups, enforce referential integrity, implement SQL functions, optimize for speed, and improve network capabilities. Developed AutoCad drawing dependency program which reads AutoCad drawings, outputs child drawing information to tables for SQL queries.
Performed "crash recovery" of insurance databases after major crash left them missing critical data. Developed routines to read historical backups and flat files, and re-created databases from the "best source" of the data.
Designed and programmed property management system for bank. System kept real estate parcel information, recorded tenant information, processed rental checks, handled fractional ownership interests, billed fees to accounts, and generated collection letters. Collected input from VAX system via modem.
Certificate in Real Estate, San Diego Community Colleges, Dean's List, AA in Banking and Finance, La Salle Extension University. Studied "C" programming at Richland Community College.
Member National Management Association, past member Toastmasters, Dale Carnegie graduate.
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