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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.


     

Classical Fortran: programming for engineering and scientific applications (2nd ed.)
Kupferschmid M.,  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 576 pp. Type: Book (978-1-138116-43-6), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Should scientists and engineers learn Fortran? The answer is, “Yes, of course.” Fortran is still the dominant programming language in scientific computing [1,2]. That answer probably means modern Fortran, that is, Fortran 90 or later. ...

 

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...

 

Numbers and computers (2nd ed.)
Kneusel R.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2017. 346 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319505-07-7)

Numbers, wonderful mathematical idealizations that they are, have fascinated humans for as long as there have been humans. Computers, much more recent creations, are fascinating in their own way. For many, both are useful but intractable and hard ...

 

Computer programming with C++
Pimparkhede K.,  Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2017. 1014 pp. Type: Book (978-1-316506-80-6)

I cannot recommend this book under any circumstances--not as a textbook for classroom instruction, not as a reference in a university library, and not for self-study. The book has many faults, which I will summarize under three overlapping gr...

 

 Interpreting Lisp: programming and data structures (2nd ed.)
Knott G.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 150 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484227-06-0)

In writing Interpreting Lisp: programming and data structures, Knott aims to meet several goals in a concise and direct manner: first, to provide a gentle but precise introduction to Lisp; second, to illustrate the flavor of Lisp programmin...

 
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