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Visual WWW VB Development History
Visual WWW VB.NET Development Works
Hewlett-Packard .NET Training and Development
Medford School District .NET Training and Development
Portland Community College .NET Training
University of Phoenix .NET Training
DONCASTERS Medical Technology .NET Training
Kroger – Fred Meyer .NET Training and Development

Visual WWW is a pioneer in Microsoft Visual Basic Visual WWW is a pioneer in Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) windows application development and has been using it since version 1.0 for DOS in 1990. Visual WWW developed a project in 1992 using VB 2.0 for Windows and several of then using VB 3.0 in 1993-1994. In 1994-1996, Visual WWW developed PC-based
and Client/Server database windows applications using VB 4.0 (16-bit and 32-bit) against to Access, SQL Server and IBM DB2 Mainframe. With VB 5.0 in 1996, Visual WWW developed custom windows control using Control Creation Edition as well as many database windows applications. In 1998 VB 6.0 appears with a complete set of ActiveX COM components development, including DLL, EXE and OCX. Visual WWW developed and implemented a number of windows applications using N-tier architecture design, including presentation tier (GUI), business logic tier for data validations and business rules implementation, and database objects tier for data retrieval and transactions. Visual WWW has provided many DLL COM components for Internet web applications using ASP technology. Visual WWW had authored and co- authored 17 VB papers publisher in Inside Microsoft Visual Basic magazine from 1998. Click on Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. to see more about the VB papers. With VS.NET 2002-2003, Visual WWW has provided software-consulting and training services for many companies in the Portland area. Today, Visual WWW is a 100% Microsoft database business application development shop using VS.NET against Access, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL and IBM DB2 Mainframe.

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The introduction of Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET) in 2002 by Microsoft dramatically changed the Windows and Internet application development. For the last years many companies have been migrating and/or developing database business applications using VS.NET. Below is a synopsis of some of the work done by Visual WWW using Visual Basic.NET (VB.NET) development technology:

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In Sep/2002-Oct/2003, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Corvallis Campus hired Visual WWW to provide a complete VB.NET training for IT and technical employees with different levels of Windows and Internet web applications development. For the first time Visual WWW introduced a VB.NET custom-programming course called, "Visual WWW .NET Training Pack". This course was specially designed for beginners and advanced IT employees. The course provides a jump-start for learning how to design, develop and deploy production database business applications using Microsoft .NET technology. To learn more about this course check it out at Visual WWW Training. At the same time Visual WWW provided software consulting services for many HP production IT projects. Here is an excerpt from an HP employee:

"As a professional software developer for a major global high tech company I have found that Ernest's style of teaching enables better, faster, and less expensive developing. Ernest encourages development that is low cost maintenance with high return. I have personally found that the tools that I learned in Ernest's classes have enabled me to develop supportable applications that have significantly reduced operating costs. Ernest doesn't just teach syntax but embraces the philosophy of best professional practices. Ernest spends hours reading and researching his material. During the classes Ernest encourages students to adopt the philosophy of developing complete solutions with insight into integration of the application with other software and/or technologies"

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In Jun/2003, Medford School District 549C hired Visual WWW to help design and develop the "Secondary Teacher's Grade Book" Internet web application. This application was developed in ASP.NET/VB.NET/SQL Server 2000 Microsoft technology. Version 1.0 of the application allows teachers to enter new assignments, edit and delete assignments, and enter individual scores for them. In Jan/2004, Visual WWW was hired by Medford School District 549C, Grants Pass School District and Three Rivers School District to design and develop a unique SQL Server 2000 database to meet all the business requirements for each school district. SISnet Student database project included table definition and documentation, views, stored procedures, user-defined functions, triggers, cursors, as well as business rules implementation at the database engine level. Visual WWW implemented for the second time the "Visual WWW .NET Training Pack" to teach employees of the three school districts.

Visual WWW provided the best VB.NET programming practices to design and implement the SISnet Student Search window. This window allows entering District Name, School Name, Student Last Name, Student First Name, Student Gender, Student Birth Date and Student SSN. The response of the search was considerable fast. This window was implemented and tested using SQL Server dynamic generated stored procedures, ADO.NET and XML technologies. Here is a quote from a Medford School District employee:

"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"    

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In Oct - Dec/2003, Portland Community College, Capital Center hired Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. .to teach Microsoft .NET Certification Course 2373B: "Programming with Visual Basic .NET". It was the first certification course taught for experienced Windows and Internet web applications developers. This class was very well received by the administration and students. Here is a student’s perception after completing the course:

"I feel the 2373B Programming with Visual Basic .NET class was a 'must' for myself, a VB 6.0 programmer that needed to update my skills to prepare for projects that will use VB.NET. I'm very pleased with the course content, but benefited mostly from the professional programming knowledge that Dr. Bonat passed along to all of us in the class. I plan to take other course offerings from Dr. Bonat that cover other aspects of Microsoft .NET"

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Dr. Ernest Bonat holds a Ph.D. degree in IT from Cuba, Russia, Canada and the USA. He started a professor career in USA at University of Phoenix in Feb/2001. Since then he has been teaching Database Concepts, Database Management Systems, Introduction to OOP, Access and SQL Server Database Programming, Visual Basic and Internet Web Programming courses. In May 2004 Ernest was selected as 2004 Faculty Member of the Year of the IT Department. In Sep/2002, Ernest started teaching VB.NET programming coursers, including POS/402 Visual Basic .NET and POS/405 Advanced Visual Basic .NET. Here is one of the student opinions.

"Dr. Ernest Bonat is an outstanding instructor who engages his students fully in the learning process. He invests the right amount of humor, personality and knowledge to make learning fun. Dr. Bonat truly cares that the students walk away from his course with real life tools. In POS405, he taught us how to create a web interface that manages data in a database, and that was just the extra credit! Ernest really knows his subject. This is my second class with Dr. Bonat as an instructor and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from Ernest in more than one class. Thank you Ernest!"

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Visual WWW is reviewing and updating the "Visual WWW .NET Training Pack" to meet DONCASTERS Medical Technologies (DMT) manufacturing applications development needs. The DONCASTERS Group is a leading internationalmanufacturer that supplies precision components and assemblies to the aerospace, power generation, and specialty automotive and medical industries. DONCASTERS Medical Technologies, Oregon Operations that manufactures high-specification investment cast orthopedic implants. DMT has a number of manufacturing production applications that were written in Access 2000 and VB 6.0. Visual WWW has been provided software-consulting services to DMT from Sep/2000. Visual WWW designed and developed the Barcode Labor System 2.0 for VISUAL Manufacturing system users; this system was implemented for the first time at DMT. Today, Visual WWW provides the required VB.NET training and consulting services to help DMT IT employees migrate to VB.NET 2005.

"I have been a Visual Basic developer since 1997, starting with Visual Basic 4.0 and moving to versions 5 and 6 as they became available. In 2004 I had the great fortune to meet Ernest Bonat through his work with Doncasters Medical Technologies where he had developed a number of Visual Basic applications and where I was tasked with the development and maintenance of numerous Visual Basic applications and the eventual migration of these same applications to Visual Basic.NET. I studied with Ernest for 40 hours of one-on-one VB.NET training where I learned not only the essentials of the new development language but also gained greater insight into the business development process. The depth and breadth of his Visual Basic knowledge makes Ernest a natural for VB.NET training"

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In June 2006, stored scheduling department of Kroger - Fred Meyer hired Visual WWW to develop a "Labor Management Criteria Maintenance System" and teach his employees with the latest Windows programming technologies using VB.NET 2005 / IBM DB2 Mainframe. The Kroger Co. spans many USA states with store formats that include grocery and multi-department stores, convenience stores and mall jewelry stores. Kroger operates under nearly two dozen banners, all of which share the same belief in building strong local ties and brand loyalty with our customers. The "Visual WWW .NET Training Pack" has been implemented for Windows application development using VB.NET 2005 / IBM DB2 Universal Database 8.2. Here is a quote from an employee.

"Ernest has a great classroom manner, and evident skill as a teacher and programmer. Ernest bases his class, like his development, on the discovery and description of business rules, and only then, on the implementation of programming solutions. Using real-world business demands to demonstrate programming techniques and available tools, Ernest creates a rich learning environment where concepts are learned as solutions to problems, not dry syntax. As much as programming, Ernest teaches analysis and implementation skills, which makes for better programmers, developing lean, flexible, portable, and powerful solutions. Thanks again for your help and advice!"

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Aug/2008

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!

May/2008

Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. participated at Portland's PHP User Group with presentation topic "Executing MySQL Stored Procedures in PHP Web Applications". Download here the entire presentation including slides, PHP source code and MySQL stored procedure scripts. Feel free to contact Dr. Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. for any questions regarding this presentation.

Nov/2007

COMSYS hired Visual WWW to upgrade and develop various Internet web applications for Kettle Foods (Salem Manufactory) using classic ASP 3.0 / VBScript / JavaScript / SQL Server 2005.
Oct/2007

Sandvik Medical Solutions contracted Visual WWW to upgrade their Barcode Labor System 2.0 for Visual Manufacturing system. The main upgrades include On-Off Hold Work Orders, Production Machine ID barcode implementation and much more. The Barcode Labor System was developed using VB 6.0 / ActiveReports 2.0 / Toad for Oracle 9.0 / Oracle 9i / SQL Server 2000.
Aug/2007

Visual WWW was hired by Voter Power to develop and host their website. Voter Power's website is pure Open Source Technology LAMP, JavaScript and Joomla as a Content Management System (CMS).

Jun/2006

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 DB2 7.1.



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