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Edgar R. Chavez
Independent Consultant
West Chester, Pennsylvania
 

Edgar Chavez is an independent consultant specializing in IBM mainframe computing, software quality assurance, and change management. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He has worked on supervisory, project management, and technical assignments dealing with all phases of systems development and maintenance in finance, administration, transportation, information retrieval, and operating systems support.

Among others, Edgar’s assignments have included: change management consultation; customizing, updating, and enhancing a software configuration management system; designing and building online database maintenance and retrieval systems; designing, building, and maintaining order processing and sales reporting systems; designing and building an online system to manage technical documents; designing, building, and enhancing accounting systems; designing and building automated scripts to test order processing systems for Y2K compliance; and providing technical support to DEC-VAX system managers in more than 100 sites worldwide.

Edgar has experience with a variety of hardware platforms, operating systems, and programming languages.

He holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. He enjoys reading in a wide variety of topics, listening to classical music, and gardening. He and his wife live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


     

Programming language explorations
Toal R., Rivera R., Schneider A., Choe E.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017.Type: Book (9781498738460), Reviews: (2 of 2)

The number of languages spoken around the world is about 7000. The number of programming languages that have been invented is much greater than that. If you are going to program, you should be ready to become a polyglot. For example, you will prob...

 

The Dart programming language
Bracha G.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, London, UK, 2016. 224 pp. Type: Book (978-0-321927-70-5)

Dart is a general-purpose, object-oriented, optionally typed programming language designed to be easy to learn, easy to use, and easy to run efficiently in multi-core, distributed environments, including the World Wide Web. The Dart programming...

 

Learning scientific programming with Python
Hill C.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2016. 457 pp. Type: Book (978-1-107428-22-5)

Python has become a popular language in various domains, including scientific programming. Many well-documented packages are freely available, and many enthusiastic programmers are willing to share their knowledge and help novices. In this book, H...

 

Introduction to programming with Fortran: with coverage of Fortran 90, 95, 2003, 2008 and 77 (3rd ed.)
Chivers I., Sleightholme J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 674 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319177-00-7)

Few programming languages can match the distinguished history of Fortran. The first language for which a compiler was written, it was designed for scientific computation; it is still predominant in this field--and will likely continue to be f...

 

Metaprogramming Elixir: write less code, get more done (and have fun!)
McCord C.,  Pragmatic Bookshelf, Raleigh, NC, 2015. 120 pp. Type: Book (978-1-680500-41-7)

Elixir is one of the programming languages built on top of BEAM, the Erlang virtual machine. That makes it inherently worthy of consideration since Erlang is well known as a platform for building highly reliable, massively parallel fault-tolerant ...

 
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