Dik Leatherdale

 

Address

124 Stanley Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8TX

Tel

020 8977 5893

Mobile

0795 6007 247

email

dik(at)leatherdale.net

Website

www.leatherdale.net

 

A retired software professional.

 

 

Key skills

 

Main Programming languages

C (Unix & NT)

C++ (MS Visual C++)

Java(JBuilder & VisualCafe)

HTML/JavaScript/CSS

Also

COBOL

Fortran

C#

TCL

 

Databases

Ingres

Visual Foxpro

IDMS

 

Operating Systems

Unix (HP & ICL)

Windows (NT/2000)

Linux

VME

 

APIs

Simple and Full MAPI + MS Exchange

Windows Sockets (IP)

Greenleaf (Async)

Eicon (X.25)

Import/Export (cc:Mail)

Application Areas

E-Commerce Messaging

Web User Interfacing

Email

Event driven programming (simulation)

 

Related Skills

Consultancy

Lecturing

System support

Software design

Technical writing

User Group/Sales Presentations

Some Major Achievements

 

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Doubled capability of Web UI system while simultaneously halving source code size.

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Designed and implemented complex Email system test harness.

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Designed and implemented bulk data interfaces for major application development.

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Successfully designed and implemented two compilers.

 

Career History

 

Retired

2008

n

Editor of Resurrection the journal of the Computer Conservation Society.


 

EDS

Software Engineer

2005 2008

 

EDS was one of the world's largest software and services companies.

n

Worked on military systems. No details available.


 

Global eXchange Services

Senior Software Implementer

2000 2004

 

GXS runs a large and comprehensive B2B messaging system and also sells the software to clients.

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Developed Java software to allow data interchange between GXSs Enterprise data broker and various applications using secure HTTP protocol/ Java/ servlets.

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Massively extended Browser-based User Interface to system management facilities using an HTML/Javascript generator. Support of same. Some exposure to Perl.

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Converted an existing Java application to Applet/ Servlet/ Proxy Server technology.


 

Licore Associates

Software Consultant

1996 2000

 

Licore Associates is a small software company supplying expertise to corporate clients.

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Developed part of a military messaging system for ICL. Details confidential.

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Designed and developed a test harness for a large-scale Email system owned and operated by Cable and Wireless. The test harness sends random mail into the Email system and measures the resulting reliability and performance. Access to the Email system is via terminal emulation (Async. [Using Greenleaf Comm++],TCP/IP [Windows sockets],X.25 [Eicon]), cc:Mail [Import/Export] , X.400 [MS Exchange & MAPI] and SMTP mail [MS Exchange & MAPI]. The system comprises two major parts. Around 80% is a single large C++ program several copies of which simulate a population of email users and monitor the resulting activity checking the results.

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Designed and developed a management system for the above implemented in Visual Foxpro.

ICL

Senior Application Designer

1976 - 1996

 

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Co-designed major development supporting Divisional business objectives.

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A very large Ingres database largely composed of reference material extracted daily from various IDMS databases. Was responsible for the design, development and testing of the extract/update/reconciliation batch programs (written in C/Ingres/Unix shell scripts) which maintained the reference database in step with other corporate databases.

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Undertook a major data cleansing project using Ingres SQL

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Senior Consultant in System Support Centre specialising in various aspects of VME software support, consultancy, pre-sales, and implementation.

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Managed and marketed a portfolio of 16 training courses given by various consultants grossing 400,000 p.a.

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Controlled all technical notices issued to clients by the SSC.

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VME Consultant in UK Sales Division specialising in VME installation, support and upgrade. Managed early customer implementations of VME/B and led VME release introduction team for three years. Negotiated VME development plans at a detailed level.

Previous experience

 

 

Programmer/Analyst for Baric on Marks and Spencer project.

Senior programmer for London University Computing Services specialising in compiler writing.

 

Formal Qualification

 

B.A. Hons (2/2) Computing Science - Essex University