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2.1.4  Industry Experience:
Application Development

Details about Slicksurface's web-development experience.

The people at Slicksurface have a long track record of delivering high-quality client/server, stand-alone, and server-based applications.

Projects for Our Clients

Article Tracking System (ATS), Medscape

Medscape, one of the leaders in providing on-line medical information, calls upon Slicksurface for support and maintenance of its Article Tracking System (ATS). ATS helps Medscape track the status of articles they write, from concept through to publishing.

ATS was developed by SCP Communications, Inc., Medscape's parent company. During the period that Jay Harper worked for SCP, he was responsible for the redevelopment and maintenance of the ATS.


Prior Experience

TRAKit!, SCP Communications, Inc.

TRAKit! was for many years the primary operational database at SCP Communications — it supported the operations of SCP's largest business unit, their Projects Division. From 1996 to 2000 Jay Harper oversaw its development and maintenance. By the time that Jay had left SCP, TRAKit! had 2GB of information on 500,000 medical professionals and the meetings and symposia they were invited to, spoke at, and attended. It supported more than $40M of business per server.

TRAKit! is based on 4D Server and runs on dual processor Compaq Proliants running Windows NT 4. The check request form from TRAKit! used for processing faculty honoraria is highlighted in the Slicksurface Showcase:

ArtView®, Honicorp

ArtView was a business to business transaction system for art galleries. It was developed by Honicorp, a technologies solutions provider focused on the Fine Arts industry. Artview allows galleries to search the inventory of other galleries and purchase pieces of art that met the needs of their customers. Jay Harper worked on the project during 1995 and 1996.

ArtView ran over GE's secure frame-relay network. It comprised a stand-alone computer at the gallery that was hooked up to 2 large, high-resolution monitors. The gallery application would log into the main server at Honicorp periodically to check for new information and to download images via FTP into a local cache on its hard drive.