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Senior Progress Openedge ABL Programmer

United States
April 12, 2016

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Terry Baxter

P.O. Box *** Pleasanton, California 94566 Phone: 925-***-****

Senior PROGRESS Openedge ABL Database Programmer/Consultant

Proficient with database analysis, design and programming as well as consultation and training on large Linux, Unix and

networked PC environments for a wide range of business applications.

Offer superior analytical problem solving skills coupled with teaching abilities and excellent "people" skills.

Expert with database conversions, data import/export, Unix scripting and Progress Openedge ABL code optimization.

Author of "The TaskManager", a job scheduling product for Unix systems, written in Progress.

Utilized my superior analytical and programming skills to simplify employee’s routine tasks by automating and simplifying their

daily routines.

Documented all systems created in order for end users to realize the maximum benefit from incorporating new features and


As senior member on many large scale development projects, I guided fellow team members and programmers with problem solving

techniques as a daily course of action.

As senior consultant to Sun Microsystems; developed systems for three major databases accessed worldwide, written in Progress.

Data Processing Languages:

Progress Openedge ABL (Ver. 4-11), WebSpeed (w/ AppServer), HTML, JavaScript, Ajax, Unix Shell scripting expert, SQL.

Operating Systems / Network environments:

Linux, Unix (HP,AIX,SCO), Windows, TCP/IP, Solaris, SunOS,.

Packages: MfgPro (QAD), Dispatch-1, MXP, Royal-4, Symix/SyteLine, Trend (NxTrend), CreditRevue 2000 (loan brokering),

ISS60 (POS), RAM (Web-based order entry system), DTS (Department of defense travel system), Discovery Travel

Systems proprietary travel package, RGM school management system.


RGM Inc. – Los Angeles, California (Proprietary Software w/ Progress)

December 2012 – February 2016

Worked with RGM, a third party servicer that provides institutions participating in the USDE Title IV programs the software, reports

and consulting assistance needed from the student recruiting process through student placement, including default prevention, final

reporting and reconciliation with USDE utilizing their proprietary software written in Progress, version 10.

Created many programs, utilizing the Progress Open Edge ABL language to upload data files provided by the DOE (Department of

Education) used for reporting on a schools performance to the government in order to maintain government backing of the school

through government assisted student loans.

Designed the Progress Openedge ABL database files necessary to store and retrieve this information in the form of reports used for

the Title IV compliance.

Designed and coded front-end webpage screens utilizing WebSpeed, HTML, CSS and JavaScripts to maintain the information

necessary for DOE reporting.

Interviewed clients in order to define their custom programming needs and programmed these requests for the clients.

Maintained and modified other programs and screens as necessary, in the Progress Openedge ABL environment.

Stec Inc. – Santa Ana, California (Syteline w/ Progress)

October 2011 – November 2012

Worked with Syteline (Ver. 5.0), Progress (Ver. 10.1B), Ajax, JavaScript and Html code on an OEM manufacturing system which

had manufacturing operations, coupled with the main manufacturing database located in Malaysia.

Developed new modules in this company’s CRM modules to eliminate the usage of the legacy Syteline system in favor of a more

advanced web-based system.

Taught programming team Progress query optimization techniques with presentations and documentation.

My best accomplishment for this period was creating a “Fuzzy Search” program to aid in their marketing campaign, written in


West Coast Computer Services – Pleasanton, California

April 2008 - October 2011

Designed, coded, implemented and maintained a host of commercial websites utilizing mostly Html.

Boyd Corporation - Modesto, California (Royal-4, MXP w/ Progress)

November 2005 - March 2008

Returned to this former client for a 4th tour of duty. Most assignments during this term centered around “Webifying” critical

business modules in order for their various branches to be able to remotely access over the internet, using WebSpeed, HTML

and JavaScript to update the Progress database.

Created a remote order entry module which could be accessed from a variety of different front-ends and which called for the design

and building of new Progress database tables to support the new features of this module.

Designed, built and coded a remote invoicing module in a similar fashion to the remote order entry module.

Re-wrote the quote and estimating system to use Webpages which could be accessed remotely over the internet. Designed

and programmed all of the screens involved using WebSpeed with a heavy dose of JavaScript in order to alter each

webpage’s DOM to update figures automatically as data was entered by the user without having to refresh the web pages.

This particular module was very complex and math intensive because it had to take a multitude of factors into consideration

such as vendor price breaks across the different quantities being quoted, substitute parts pricing as well as the enforcement

of minimum purchase quantities, just to name a few.

Designed and coded additional web page routines to handle the file maintenance of critical system files mostly centering

around web access security.

Satisfied Clientele Listing (All of which used the Progress Openedge ABL language and database)

Boyd Corporation – Modesto, California - November 2005 - March 2008 and October 2001 - January 2002

Discovery Travel Systems – Alexandria, Virginia - March 2005 - October 2005

Northrup Grumman – Fairfax, Virginia - February 2004 – February 2005

LeeMah Electronics – San Francisco, California - April 2002 – December 2003 and December 2000 - September 2001

AnyTime Access – Sacramento, California - October 2000 - March 2001

Custom Chrome, Inc. – Morgan Hill, California - March 1999 - October 2000

Other clients prior to 1999:

Allied Telesys, Siemens Rolm, Seagate Technologies and Sun Microsystems


Speed.doc - 1999 MXP.doc - 1999

Progressions articles - 1995 Weekly code samples - 1993-95

The TaskManager - 1994 Progress Query Class Manual - 1994

Programming Standards - 1991 Guru Corner - 1989

Elected President of the Bay Area Progress Users' Group - 10/96 through 11/98.

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