User:Gary J Hardy

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Gary J Hardy
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Born Gary John Hardy
(1952-08-26) August 26, 1952 (age 64)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Residence Flower Mound, Texas
Nationality American
Citizenship United States of America
Education Chemical Engineering
Alma mater University of New Hampshire, Durham
Occupation Software Engineer
Employer Dun & Bradstreet
Spouse(s) Suzanne Hardy (m. 2002)

Gary J Hardy (born August 26, 1952), is a Professional Software Engineer working in the computer software industry since 1982. Developing software at; Apple Computer, Digital Equipment Corporation, EarthLink, General Electric, IBM, Intel, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, as well as many other small to medium sized companies. Now permanently with Dun & Bradstreet.

For the record. There are three reliable, mature, broadly understood non-COTS enterprise application platforms/frameworks circa 2014; JEE, LAMP, and .NET. For a number of years my development efforts have been focused on leveraging two of those well-understood technology stacks; Java Enterprise Edition and the open-source Linux stack. Effectively and efficiently capitalizing on those technologies to meet current business needs is always my primary goal. Dealing with the known limitations for a project’s/product's server technology stack [e.g. tomcat/java/spring-mvc/apache-cxf/hibernate/rdbms] vs. “exploring” the unknown limitations of a new [and, in theory, improved] technology is almost never in the best interest of any business. Put another way. Enterprise architecture [and development thereof] must be 99% solid product development and 1% R&D to succeed.

With all that said, if the new technology frontier is non-browser based mobile computing with a fat[-ish] client/server model then 24/7 back-end reliably will be critical. That is not only full-circle from the 1980's/90's but what I firmly believe can be achieved with current resources [people] and tools [JEE/LAMP] available today.

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