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Breck Carter

Contract Professional Building Mobile Enterprise Database Applications

Senior Consultant, Team Sybase, ASA SME, Palm Solution Provider

  • Palm OS, CodeWarrior, wireless synchronization
  • UltraLite relational database from iAnywhere Solutions
  • MobiLink synchronization server, Sybase SQL Remote replication
  • Enterprise databases: Oracle, SQL Server, ASE, DB2, SQL Anywhere...
  • Data modeling with ERwin and PowerDesigner
  • Performance tuning, stored procedures, triggers
  • Technical tutoring, mentoring and skills transfer - see and

Some recent publications:

  • CustDB Clarified - The PalmCustDB Example Program
  • Starting A New CodeWarrior Palm UltraLite Project
  • Java In The Database
  • Transaction Management With SQL Server
  • Replication Step-By-Step
  • SQL Anywhere Performance Tips and Techniques


Current Project 2000 to Present

  • With the encouragement and support of the iAnywhere Solutions division of Sybase, I am currently working on a book about database design and programming with SQL Anywhere Studio Version 8 (Vail).

Recent Client 2001

  • provides Canadian medical provessionals with an integrated set of software tools for instant access, entry and retrieval of medical information anytime using Palm OS handheld devices and wireless technologies. I was called in to lead a team to finish development of the Palm application and synchronization scripts and to optimize performance for a high volume environment.

Recent Client 2000

  • Lachesis Solutions is an Application Service Provider offering testing, surveying and reporting services on the Internet. I've been designing their databases since 1995, most recently a version to run on Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise 12 on Solaris for the organizational effectiveness company Franklin Covey.

Independent Consultant 1993 to Present

  • Performed consulting, application architecture, database design and system development on a wide variety of projects.

  • In depth knowledge of Oracle, SQL Server/ASE, SQL Anywhere/ASA, Replication, PowerBuilder in Windows NT and Unix environments.

  • Expert in object oriented, relational database and rapid application development.

  • Clients include Alcan Smelters, Arcadia Services, AT&T Capital, Bell Mobility, Canadian Tire Acceptance, CIBC Wood Gundy, Consumers Gas,, Empire Life, Evans Caseload, Gastronomy, Gazelle Systems, GE Capital, Harlequin, IBM Toronto Lab, KPMG Peat Marwick, Lachesis Solutions, Laidlaw, Ministry of Education, North American Life, Ontario Hydro Nuclear, Peel Region, Royal Bank, Soliton Associates, Star Data, The Toronto Hospital,, University of Guelph, VMI Communication and Learning Systems, Weston's Bakeries, Xerox.

Confederation Life - Technical Architect, Application Architect 1987 to 1992

  • Promoted client server approach to Company management, solved architectural and design problems, created an advanced development environment and led development of a successful Group Insurance Disability Claims application.

  • Managed user interface design, resolved architectural issues and introduced CASE technology to an advanced Underwriting and Administration system for large-case Group Life and Health Insurance.

Air Canada - Project Leader, Chief Architect 1983 to 1986

  • Responsible for planning, team management, hiring, system architecture and design and for meeting the contractual deadline for this online Travel Agency Accounting application.

  • Application design and development on Flight Operations system.

Amdahl - Software Engineer 1982 to 1983

  • Designed and implemented a 4GL precompiler, a relational language compiler and a full-screen database editor on the Huron "Wave" R&D project.

Crown Life - Supervisor, Team Leader 1972 to 1982


  • Engineering Science/Computer Science (Honors), University of Toronto


  • Tips and Techniques web sites and
  • Team Sybase, Hall of Fame, ASA Subject Matter Expert
  • Member Association for Computing Machinery, Palm User Group, Sybase User Group

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