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35 years programming experience as a 'techie'

I have worked many hardware and software platforms over the past 35 years.

I have developed, enhanced, maintained and consulted in small environments and in environments distributed over many servers across the United Status.

List below are technologies that I have worked in, sometimes a lot, sometimes briefly, some current, some in the past.
I do what I need to do as the situation arises, daily, even hourly, singly and as a team effort, in a large IT environment.

MS Windows 7 back to Windows 3.1 (and OS-2 when it competed MS Windows)
Before Windows I used DOS, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, CPM

Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, 2003 and earlier

Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 2016, 2017 and back to 6.5
SSMS 2017, 2015, 2008, 2005, 7.0, 6.5
MS SQL, T-SQL

I have used many database technologies for 35 years fulltime employment and before in college jobs.
DB2, IMS, IDMS, Microsoft SQL, Sybase, Oracle, ISAM, QSAM, VSAM, flat files, tape files, punched cards and many more.
I created linked lists, forward and backward to achieve keyed access to files where no higher level technology existed.

Microsoft Access 2013 back to 2.0

Microsoft VBA in Access, Word, Outlook, Excel back to its original name, 'Basic'

Microsoft VB6 back to first VB and before to Quickbasic, Basica and other dialects of early basic such as Business Basic.
I used basic in DOS, PC-DOS, MS-DOS and CPM back to a single floppy disk system.

IIS 10, 8.5, 7.5, 7.0, 6.0

.NET, 4.7 to 1.0
C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET, ASP
Visual Studio 2017, 2015, 2010, vs 6.0
Microsoft snapins, services, event viewer, certificates, bindings

I have worked in UNIX several times over the years.
I wrote components for standalone UNIX systems.
I wrote UNIX interfaces between mainframes and windows based systems. I wrote the mainframe components, the UNIX scripts and the ftp scripts to deliver data to the windows databases.
I supported Business Intelligence systems from writing the very large mainframe extracts to loading these extracts into Oracle databases using PL/SQL.
Oracle, Toad, PL/SQL in large Business Intelligence applications.
Ryan McFarland COBOL
NDM aka Connect:Direct
UNIX scripts using PERL, SED, AWK where those tools facilitated the task at hand.

I have many years IBM mainframe experience.
TSO, TSO ISPF, Roscoe, Owl
JCL, JCL procedures

COBOL VS, COBOL II
Command Level CICS using IMS, DB-2, VSAM, IDMS
DB-2, SPUFI, Platinum
IMS DC, IMS DB
IDMS
ASSEMBLY supporting LRSP, VMS and VMS
REXX, CLIST
VSAM, KSDS, ESDS, RSDS
Data Expert, IMS Expert, FileAid and other debuggers for the mainframe
Micro Focus COBOL, CICS, ASSEMBLY, VSAM

I have worked in several industries, both as a contract programmer and as an employee.

I have the most experience in the Insurance for Claims, Beneficiary, Subscriber, Provider, Appeals, Fraud systems etc.
I have most time for Medicare B, Medicare A, Durable Medical Equipment for government contractors.

COTS product installations such as McsDt, RSA Archer and Teammate.
I have supported VMS, MCS, FISS base systems and non base systems for government contractors.
I have also worked for private health insurance companies supporting claims.
I also have some experience supporting life, car, crop and property insurance.

I have also worked for Ladder, Syrup, Asphalt, Construction, Schools, Churches, Time Sharing, Optical and other industries.