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About Webapper

Webapper is a small, privately-held software firm with a deep focus on engineering Web application solutions. Webapper offers custom application development and performance engineering services, and these services, combined with its SeeSoftware™ product line, all combine to help customers maximize investments in Web application technology.

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Company History

In the late 1990s, Allaire Corporation—the company that brought the first application server product to market in 1995—created a global consulting organization consisting of approximately 40 of the world's top Web application engineers. This group traveled the world developing and tuning some of the world's largest Web applications. Following Allaire's acquisition by Macromedia in 2001, two members of that team—Patrick Quinn and Mike Brunt—left to form Webapper Services, LLC, in order to continue to provide best-of-breed technology and services to customers with significant investments in, or need for, Web applications.

Webapper is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has offices in 6 states, France and New Zealand.

Our Talent

Webapper's Co-Founder, President and CTO, Patrick Quinn, was trained by his mentors in the software business to hire talented junior developers, and to train them well. He was a good student in nearly every regard, except for this one. Webapper's staff consists of some of the senior-most Web application engineers in the business—published authors, speakers, creators of tools and methodologies used by their peers. This strategy of providing a compelling work environment to highly experienced developers has become a key competitive advantage for Webapper.

Below is a listing of Webapper's core team members (in alphabetical order). In addition to the team shown below, Webapper has leveraged its successes to create a highly-talented pool of partners and independent software engineers as well.


Rex Aglibot, Senior Engineer

Rex Aglibot

Practice Areas: Application Development, Performance Engineering, SeeSoftware

Rex was hand-picked to join Webapper by our Director of Performance Engineering Services, Mike Brunt. An endorsement like that doesn't come easily at all, but Rex isn't short on other credentials and experience as well. He holds too many computing degrees and certifications to list here! And like all Webapper engineers, he's been programming with ColdFusion for well over 10 years, and has extensive experience with several other languages/platforms as well. Rex also has deep and broad experience with testing and troubleshooting Web application systems, in particular ColdFusion. Among the many talents that he brings to Webapper, Rex is our resident expert on ColdFusion updaters/patches, the applying of which can melt the brain of even the most seasoned ColdFusion engineer. Perhaps the best that can be said about Rex is that, around our virtual hallways, he's affectionately referred to by his colleagues as simply "Rexcellent."


Daryl Banttari, Senior Engineer

Daryl Banttari

Practice Area: SeeSoftware

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe, Author, Speaker

Daryl's work in computing dates back to the late 1980's, when he began his technology career as a Programmer/Analyst for the US Army. He was named Programmer of the Year in 1990, and has been accumulating similar technical accolades ever since. Daryl has served as the senior-most technical resource, including Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer positions, at leading companies such as Sprint Corporation. In 2000, Allaire Corporation recruited Daryl as a Senior Consultant, where his contributions had an immediate and distinct impact on the success of the consulting group (2000 "FastStart" award for most added value in shortest time, and 2001 "Consulting MVP"). Following Macromedia's acquisition of Allaire in 2001, Daryl became a Senior Product Support Engineer for the ColdFusion/JRun platform. In 2005, Daryl solidified Webapper's status as a premiere provider of Web application engineering expertise by joining Webapper as its Chief Architect. In this role until 2008, Daryl delivered or oversaw all of Webapper's technical solutions, spanning the entire spectrum of technologies that comprise Web-based applications. In addition, Daryl is the lead designer and developer of the SeeSoftware™ product line, which includes SeeFusion™ and SeeJava™, among others. In addition to being an expert programmer and software architect, Daryl is particularly well-known for his unparalleled knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, and of database design and tuning in general. In 2008, Daryl stepped down from his Chief Architect role in order to focus on SeeFusion™ development.


Mike Brunt, Co-Founder, Director of Performance Engineering Services, CTO Emeritus

Mike Brunt

Practice Areas: Performance Engineering, SeeSoftware

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Allaire/Macromedia, Author, Speaker

Mike's career in computing spans over 25 years. Working at British Leyland in England in the late 1970's, he was one of a team responsible for implementing dedicated terminal systems, allowing inventory control and direct order submittal to Leyland distributors. In the early 1990's, Mike became involved in the early development of Tele-Radiology in the U.S. Working alongside Kodak Digital Imaging, Lucent Technology and GTE (Verizon), Mike was the Chief Architect responsible for developing distributed SAN-WAN systems for the remote reading of diagnostic radiology images (quite literally life-critical systems). Mike's experience with Adobe technologies dates back to 1995 and version 1.54 of ColdFusion (he still has tech support emails from Jeremy Allaire himself!), and Mike has developed large-scale Web applications with every version of ColdFusion since. In 2000, he was recruited by Allaire Corporation to join an elite team of Web application specialists. On leaving Macromedia in 2001, Mike co-founded Webapper, and held the CTO role from 2001 to 2006, directing all of Webapper's technology initiatives in that period. In 2006, Mike traded his role as co-owner and CTO for the role at Webapper he loves the most—providing software solutions the Webapper Way as a senior Web application engineer and our Director of Performance Engineering Services.


Clement Huge, Senior Database Administrator

Clement Huge

Practice Area: Performance Engineering

Clement Huge has been working with complex OLTP and OLAP enterprise database servers since 1997. He has provided enterprise database architecture and administration services across a wide range of industries —market research, CRM, telecommunications, publishing and e-commerce. In his role as Senior DBA, Clement leads Webapper's efforts to bring enterprise-grade database services to ColdFusion customers—high performance, high availability systems, replication, mirroring, log shipping, clustering, server federation, horizontal partitioning, geo-mirroring and geo-clustering, business Intelligence (datawarehouse, OLAP, ETL and reporting services), and more. Clement also specializes in database migrations, particularly from SQL Server 2000/2005 to 2008.


Nat Papovich, Director of Development Services

Nat Papovich

Practice Area: Application Development

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Author, Speaker, Fusebox Core Developer

As an experienced Lead Web Architect and Director of Development Services, Nat heads the development team at Webapper. He has been developing ColdFusion-Fusebox applications since 1998 and has architected dozens of custom Web applications, ranging from online futures trading applications and vertical-industry portals to ecommerce and intranet Web applications. As an expert in structured application development, Nat has contributed to the formalization of many popular Fusebox concepts (a popular programming framework) and was instrumental in the release of version 3. In addition to being an active participant in the Fusebox community and in developing Fusebox specifications, he contributed to and technical-edited "Fusebox Methodology and Techniques", and is the co-author of "Fusebox: Developing ColdFusion Applications". He is a regular speaker at user groups, conferences and events. Nat has also spearheaded the formalization of Webapper's development best practices, from requirements-gathering and wireframing/prototyping, to the automation of unit testing and the introduction of continuous integration tools to Webapper's source control systems.


Patrick Quinn, Co-Founder, President & CTO

Patrick Quinn

Practice Areas: All (Owner)

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Allaire/Macromedia, Author, Speaker

Patrick began his technology career in 1997, first by building and supporting computer networks and working with related technologies, and soon after moving into developing software. His career took a quantum leap forward in 2000 when he was hired, through a global recruiting search, as a consultant for Allaire Corporation (acquired by Macromedia, Inc. in 2001), a world leader in Web application technologies. At Allaire/Macromedia, Patrick served as a technical consultant on some of world's largest Web applications at leading companies such as Bridgestone-Firestone, Clear Channel Communications, Cable & Wireless, Intuit and The United States Postal Service, among others. Upon leaving Macromedia in 2001, Patrick embarked upon forming his own software company, starting as an independent consultant for companies such as Napster and ProductionPoint Global Network, and later partnering with Mike Brunt, another former Allaire/Macromedia consultant, to form Webapper Services, LLC. As the owner and CTO of Webapper, Patrick leads his company in specializing in all aspects of Web application engineering, from application development to TNT (tuning and troubleshooting), infrastructure, launch and database services, and also including business strategies for the Web. Webapper has provided Web application expertise to premiere clients such as Ernst & Young, Sempra Energy, NASA, Visa, Cornell University, Cengage Learning and the U.S. Federal Government, along with hundreds of other companies and organizations around the world.

Patrick holds two degrees from the University of Chicago, is a Gerson Lehrman Group Educator, and is also a member of the LinkedIn network. He currently serves on the board of The Mederi Foundation (a cancer treatment organization in Ashland, OR), and also served on the Board of Directors of The Rivendell School (the oldest private secular school in Fort Collins, CO, where Webapper is headquartered).


Steve Nelson, Senior Architect

Steve Nelson

Practice Area: Application Development

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Author, Speaker, Fusebox Co-Creator

Steve Nelson has been developing Web applications for more than a decade. Many ColdFusion enthusiasts will recognize him as the creator of Fusebox, a popular Web application development framework utilized by thousands of developers around the world. In addition to serving as a technical editor for numerous ColdFusion and Fusebox publications, Steve also authored the book "Fusebox: Methodology and Techniques". Steve is no stranger to massive development projects, sometimes managing and coordinating over 100 remote developers simultaneously via the innovative SecretAgents distributed development system he created prior to joining Webapper. Upon coming to Webapper in 2006 as a Senior Architect, Steve set about working on especially complex development tasks, such as a data importer application that merged data from 42 separate databases. Steve also heads up Webapper's research and development efforts, evaluating new technologies such as the Google Data APIs and Amazon's EC2 and S3 Web services.


Tyson Vanek, Senior Engineer

Tyson Vanek

Practice Areas: Application Development, Performance Engineering

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Allaire/Macromedia, Author, Speaker

Tyson Vanek has been building Web applications for nearly 15 years, having architected and developed dozens of enterprise ColdFusion solutions, and tuning and troubleshooting an even larger number of systems. With experience dating back to the initial release of ColdFusion 1.0 in 1995, Tyson has worked with ColdFusion on every single web application project he has been involved with during his career. Following his work as a Senior Consultant working for Allaire and Macromedia, Tyson joined Webapper as a Senior Web Application Engineer, and is a rare talent who works in both the TNT services and application development practice areas. Tyson has also long been recognized as a leading expert in caching mechanisms for ColdFusion.


Perry Woodin, Senior Architect

Perry Woodin

Practice Area: Application Development

ColdFusion Leader/Insider Role: Author, Speaker

Perry started working with ColdFusion version 2.0 in 1997. Since then, he has worked for various web development companies, mostly in Director of Web Development roles, until October of 2001 when he became an independent consultant. In 2003, Perry co-authored Discovering Fusebox 4 with ColdFusion. Over the years he has architected and developed wide variety of web applications, including numerous eCommerce systems, web portals, business management-oriented applications, applications for financial and managed care companies, product information management systems, a system controls company intranet, and others. In 2008, Perry was the project lead on a ColdFusion-Flex application that made Laptop Magazine's "Top 50 Web Applications of 2008".


The Best of the Rest...

In addition to our permament team members, our leading role in the ColdFusion community has allowed us to build a close network of top Web application engineering talent to supplement our staff from time to time.


The Shoulders of Giants

At Webapper, software development best practices are almost a religion. In 2007, Webapper established an advisory board in order to ensure that best practices were being followed in other areas of operation as well—legal, financial and strategic.

Elizabeth Blakely

Elizabeth was Webapper's founding legal counsel in 2001, and has continued to advise the company on legal matters even after its relocation from California to Colorado in 2004.


Terry Chapin

Terry has made a career out of serving as the top finance officer at numerous organizations, both large and small. He provides Webapper with invaluable advice on financial matters.


Scott Herring

Scott gave Webapper founder Patrick Quinn his first programming job in the 1990s, and has continued to be a mentor to Patrick and Webapper even after Patrick left Scott's software company—fresh ground software (sold to Counterpoint Systems in 2000)—to join Allaire Corporation.

What Keeps Us Up At Night

Webapper Services LLC is dedicated to providing clients with expertise that maximizes the potential of the Web as a platform for business computing.

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