The People of BD Software
About Leor Zolman
My name is Leor Zolman, Chief Consultant of BD Software. I've been
involved in the world of programming since the days of the Altair
8800, with most of my work being in the field of Unix-related development
tools. Upon founding BD Software in 1978, I wrote and marketed a
successful 8080/Z80 C compiler development system, BDS
C, which ran under the CP/M-80 operating system. Jeff Prothero
says some very nice things about BDS C, and puts me in outrageously
good company, in this collection of biographical
sketches. The 8-bit days of personal computing were an incredible
time for both me and for this industry.
After BDS C, I joined the technical staff at The C/C++ Users Journal,
writing columns for CUJ, WDJ and SysAdmin,
developing internal IT systems and authoring the very first R&D
book published (Illustrated C).
More recently, I've created C, C++ and Java training workshops designed
especially for programmers already having some prior programming
experience. For introductory C++, there are two separate workshops:
one for experienced C programmers, and one for programmers who have
worked with languages other than C. The workshops have evolved over
the past fifteen years to take advantage of new-generation
presentation tools. The lab exercises
include features such as multi-level initial templates so that programmers
of all levels of experience can gain maximum benefit from the exercises.
The service I offer is extremely specialized: hands-on seminars for technical personnel acquiring new programming language skills. I've been told there aren't many programmers out there who can also teach; I'm grateful for whatever combination of traits allows me to do both, because I don't want to stop doing either.
Finally, I've written and maintain a Freeware tool for "decrypting"
those gratuitously complex STL-related error messages put out by
the current crop of Standard C++ compilers. Get it here.
Here's my résumé.
About Roy Rubinstein
My name is Roy Rubinstein, and I have been teaching computer courses
since my first year as a graduate student in 1979. I have a Ph.D
in Computer Science, have worked in both academia (including 7 years
as a full-time faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
and industry (including as a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell
Laboratories), and have programmed in approximately three dozen
different programming languages (and taught about half of them)
on multiple platforms. I have also had papers published in some
of the more prestigious Computer Science research journals and presented
at international conferences. Since I began corporate teaching in
1996, I have taught numerous courses on many topics, including Java,
HTML, ASP, Visual Basic, QBasic, PowerBuilder, Access, SQL, and
relational database design. In addition, I have taught courses in
many other areas of Computer Science, including data structures
and algorithms, principles of programming languages, compiler design
and implementation, automata theory, computability theory, and complexity
HTML, CGI/Perl and Korn Shell Programming, and I continue to create
new course materials.
About Danette Morris
My name is Danette Morris. I have been developing, designing and
delivering UNIX related training since 1985. I started as a programmer
in a CAD/CAM company and quickly discovered that working with people
working on computers was much more rewarding than working with just
computers. I spent several years in the customer training department
of this company working on all aspects of training from design to
delivery and evaluation. When my children were born, I realized
the need for having more control over my own schedule so I struck
out on my own as a contractor. I was still doing pretty much the
same thing I had been doing but had broadened my sphere of contacts
and applications. Instead of working with just CAD/CAM users I was
delivering training to clients in the financial sector, manufacturing,
My specialties include UNIX OS from fundamentals to system administration
and Perl programming.
Winston helps Leor from getting too bent out of shape about Life.
He is shown here helping to dissipate some heat from Leor's Inspiron
Graphic design of this site was by Michael Teague of Sailcat Graphics.
The work of making all those images come together as a website was done by Jere Matlock of Words in a Row.
Special thanks go to Sharon Elwell of Elwell Design, for the outstanding artwork she has provided over the years, including the background image for this page.
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