WWW values and respects their clients. Client software
systems and services satisfaction is one of the main business
keys for Visual WWW. The support provided to our clients does not end upon completion of a project. We pride ourselves on long-term relationships with
to help ensure their
success. Visual WWW has provided
database Windows and Internet web application development
and services for a number of consulting firms and clients:
"Ernest and I have collaborated on a number of projects
over the years. One of our biggest success stories is the
PGE Employee Information System, a Client/Server VB / DB2
window application with a notebook with tabs interface. Managers
used this application to record merit increases, promotions
and pay raises for employees. The system was a well-received
management tool and considered easy to use and maintain. We
have written a number of articles for Inside Microsoft Visual
Basic (Element K Journals) documenting our experiences in
designing various database business applications"
"Ernest is the ideal consultant. Very dependable and
willing to go beyond the normal job duty. He quickly understands
what you want to accomplish and then takes you through the
steps to accomplish it. Ernest's most recent project with
us consisted of integrating our Secondary Teacher's Grade
Book database (SQL Server 2000) and our Student database (legacy
HP3000) to be accessible online by teachers. The application
was developed in ASP.NET / SQL Server 2000 Microsoft technology.
Without his help I would have been spinning my wheels for
months. He quickly was able to steer us in the right direction
and we completed the job ahead of schedule"
"Ernest has been
a Visual Basic consultant for DONCASTERS Medical Technologies
(formerly PED Manufacturing Ltd) from 2000 to present. Ernest's
primary project for our company has been to convert our custom
barcode application running on Intermec readers and written
in IRL and C programming to a Client/Server Visual Basic windows
application. The custom barcode application was originally
written to deal with the shortcomings of our MRP software
Visual Manufacturing's barcode application. We have a specific
need to track detail information regarding scrap transactions.
Visual Manufacturings 'canned' barcode application could not
achieve this. Also, Visuals barcode readers were dependant
on having a connection to the server. This had negative effects
on our employees working on the floor. Essentially all work
would halt if there was either a network or a database failure.
This cost in lost productivity alone was reason to create
our own barcode application.
The project is large in scale and has been developed continuously
by Ernest for the past 3 years. The primary goals of the conversion
were 1. Each barcode reader had to be able to operate independently:
If the network connection to the SqlServer went down the reader
would begin to store transactions and keep polling the server
checking to re-establish a connection. 2. A centralized integrated
application: We wanted to integrate all reports and utilities
that serviced the barcode data into one centralized application.
3. Ability to customize evolving business rules: The original
barcode program was created in a language that was hard to
contract programmers to service. By upgrading the application
to Visual Basic and N-tiers design we are now able to modify
source code to implement our business rules.
Ernest has been an asset to our organization. He brings great
enthusiasm, professionalism and a skill set in Visual Basic
that provides us with all its latest technologies"
"Over the years, I have participated and paid for
a number of training courses. A typical class would run between
four and ten consecutive days, during which all participants
would strictly follow a predefined workbook or application
template. At the conclusion of the class, everyone would have
their identical version of the application working. This carefully
controlled environment is well suited for introducing large
groups of people to basic concepts. In fact, the working application
is often used as a model for business relevant development.
The newly acquired skills combined with this model almost
always enable one to create a working application.
The initial success of these new applications serves to both
cement programming practices and bolster the confidence of
the programmer. Unfortunately, rarely are such applications
scalable from a geographic or user base perspective. In other
words, the application does not break until more users or
users from other locations need to access it. Since scalability
issues are related to the underlying framework, fixing them
usually requires a partial or complete re-write.
Another serious issue seldom addressed in training is supportability.
An application’s original programmer(s) may not be available
by the time it needs alterations or improvements. Even the
same programmer can have difficulty deciphering sections of
his own code that were written in the past. As a result, instead
of updating applications, they are commonly re-written.
Ernest approaches training from a unique perspective. Rather
than focusing on small tightly controlled ‘toy’
projects, he puts the extra effort into providing a stable
framework and then helps people develop their own business
capable applications. Ernest’s practical experience
as an active developer enables him to provide both conceptual
help backed by actual code. This methodology requires a higher
initial investment in time, but pays enormous dividends in
application speed, stability, scalability, and supportability.
By focusing on the methodology as much as the code itself,
Ernest helps create code that is done right the first time.
Code built using Ernest’s techniques will work as well
for 10 people as 10,000. It is easily maintained and modified.
Finally, it will be fast because the code is streamlined by
Not only can his code be used as a template, it should be.
The benefits of writing supportable code have already paid
for the cost of Ernest’s training several times over.
Having participated in many training classes, I firmly believe
using any other trainer is equivalent to throwing money away.
Put simply, there is no better trainer than Ernest"
Note: The above text represents my strong personal
conviction as a developer, but should not be considered as
an endorsement by HP.
"On behalf of Randy, Leslie and myself, I want to
thank you for all of the hard work that you put in to the
Warn Industries Phase 1-4 project. Your skills and devotion
to making the highest quality software product have resulted
in an excellent application indeed.
The future kooks bright for Netropole over the next year,
and we very much value our business relationship and your
willingness to share resources with us. I will be keeping
you in mind as a resource as project present themselves,
"Dr. Bonat was hired in Computer People as Senior Engineer
in August 1996 to March 1998 to provide Microsoft Visual Basic
(VB) consulting services at our customer sites.
The project that he worked on at Portland General Electric
(PGE) was to build a human resource windows application named
Employee Information System using VB 4.0 and IBM Mainframe
database, and Underground Cable Fault System using VB 4.0
and Access 97.
My experience working with Dr. Bonat has been a good experience
because he is hard working, dedicated to the work, very good
team player, and expert in his computer skills. Dr. Bonat
always helps and teaches other developers and clients when
they are having problems. He has provided VB classes and seminars
In addition, Dr. Bonat has co-authored at least 12 publications
for Inside Visual Basic magazine. Microsoft Corporation was
impressed enough with the articles to publish them on their
online publication web site. As Dr. Bonat continues his research
to optimize the use of the VB application development tool
set he will continue to share his experience with the public.
I would consider Dr. Bonat an expert in the field and have
enjoyed our working relationship. I would always consider
using his consulting expertise when I have the opportunities
and would recommend him to others.
"I explained to Ernest the input and desired result and
he developed an extremely user-friendly system that will serve
the needs of PGE engineers and employees who work in the field.
Ernest has the ability to work with people with all levels
of computer skills. My strong suit is not computers, but I
was able to dialog with Ernest about PGE’s needs and
he was able to explain to me the different options he could
provide. I would highly recommend Ernest to do similar work
to meet any computer system needs
"I would like to start by saying that Ernest’s time here was 100% successful. His ability to work independently, with minimal guidance outside of the business rules explanation was exactly what we needed. To add to this, he was extremely accommodating to us in regards to the limited scope of the initial development project as well as the growth of the scope and the constantly changing database and business rules requirements as the project progressed. His flexibility and positive attitude were both refreshing and well received.
The application works to specification and our end users are quite satisfied with the functionality that has been delivered. Ernest’s ability to think and rethink the needed functionality directly contributed to the satisfaction of the end users and myself as the manager of this project.
If you have questions about Ernest’s time with us, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. will start teaching a new course for Windows Applications Developers “Database Windows Applications Development Using MySQL and VB.NET”. This course starts on Feb/23/2009 and it’ll be hosting by Portland Community College (PCC), Southeast Center in Portland. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills need to develop real production database Windows applications using the MySQL 5.0 Open Source server and Microsoft VB.NET 2008 Express Edition. To learn more about this course look at the brochure sheet and register as soon as possible. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dr. Bonat at any time you need.
Please, if you are interested in Open Source technology LAMP, you can’t just miss this course!
Visual WWW was hired by Voter
Power to develop and host their website. Voter
Power's website is pure Open Source Technology LAMP,
as a Content Management System (CMS).
Stored Scheduling Department from Kroger
- Fred Meyer (Portland Offices) hired Visual
WWW to develop a "Labor Management Criteria Maintenance
System" and teach his employees with the latest Windows
programming technologies using Microsoft VB.NET 2005 / IBM