Fast Gun Software, Inc.
Fast Gun Software, Inc. provides software and web development services to companies in
the Boston area. For 20 years we have specialized in the latest PC
software technologies and have shown many clients how these technologies
can solve their business and scientific problems.
The Fast Gun Software gang celebrating the completion of another successful project.
Most recent projects used Microsoft .NET. One uses advanced XSLT to report on
resource usage in an aircraft computer system. Another
reports financial information to managers and planners. One allows the user
to enter hand sketches into a Pocket PC and upload them to a
database which allows users back at the home office to view them
on web pages.
Some of the technologies used on these projects have been put to other uses
in pages on this web site. For example the
technologies used to draw hand sketches and display them on web
pages is used here to draw graphs of stock prices.
The list below describes some of the live demonstrations you can
see on this site.
to Technology Demos
This GIF was generated with ASP.NET
using GDI+ and data from a database feed by a .NET web
service. There are two chart generators, one written in
VB and the other in C#. Give the interactive
version a try.
This page makes a graph of the price history of a set of stocks.
The user selects the stock symbols of interest, and the time period.
Then the page queries the data and uses GDI+ to generate a graph in
the form of a GIF image. In order to achieve modularity, it uses a web service to
query the database.
The page allows the user to asses the relative
performance of different groups of stocks over different time periods.
.NET, XML, XSLT
XML News Feeds
This page shows how XSLT can be used to display an RSS News
feed. Two formats are presented.
.NET, XML, XSLT
Xml Packet Packer
This page demonstrates a number of advanced XML technologies.
The user is presented with an XML document that they can modify. When they push
Submit button, the XML is validated against a schema and any errors are
reported. If no errors are encountered, an XSL Stylesheet transforms the data
and displays the result. The XML document describes a packet of computer data
consisting of fields of various lengths. The XSL Transform lays the fields out
in 32 bit words using a set of rules. Large fields are broken into a series of
chunks of 32 bits or less. Pad is added to fill out 32 bit
word as required.
Dynamic HTML Resume
This page demonstrates how DHTML can be used to construct
a document that is more useful than a conventional HTML document. The user
specifies the technology he or she is interested in and the resume customizes
itself to display only projects that use that technology. This DHTML is W3C
competent and so will run in all modern browsers (IE 6 and above, Navigator 6
and above, and Firefox 1.0.
||Ever wonder what's in that big beige colored box
behind the screen of your computer? Push back the upper left corner of your
screen and you'll see it's Fast Gun Software's office complex. That's where all
that good web content comes from. You don't even really need a network
And for information on the folklore of Fast Guns, see
Black Magic, and Crime Doesn't Pay.
For more information about Fast Gun Software Inc. at 508-384-3395 and ask for
You can also send mail to us at Jack@FastGun.com.
Resume of Jack Cole, the principal at Fast Gun Software, Inc.
in DHTML format or in