Posts Tagged ‘Resume Generation’

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

December 14, 2012

It is planned to upgrade the Programmable Software Development Environment to include the capability of reading the paste-in text files where the each paragraph is one very long line.

Currently, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of reading a standard ASCII text file where the TAB character is replaced with a suitable number of blanks. Each line of the text file cannot be longer than 256 characters. On the other hand, the Programmable Software Development Environment has the capability of writing a paste-in text file where each paragraph is one very long line. This capability includes the ability to include special characters such the TAB.

The ability to read the paste-in text file is needed to certify that the file has not been changed, was developed using the agree-upon standard libraries, or has not been illegally copied.

TUESDAY: The new utility routine for precfile.cpp for reading a string of ASCII text characters has been prepared.  These text characters do not include byte values less than 32 or greater than 126.  The preparation of utility routine will read a special character (bytes values less than 32 or greater than 126) is the next task.

THURSDAY: The new utility routine for precfile.cpp for reading a special character (bytes values less than 32 or greater than 126) has been prepared. The next task will be to integrate these routines into the existing routine for reading a line of a text file. Additional small utilities may be needed.

I AM BACK AGAIN — 2010-10-15

October 15, 2010

I have been away from my machine and research/development efforts for several weeks. I am now just getting back into the grove and will again schedule a status report once  a week.

Current the activity is focusing upon:
1. Strict portability between Linux and Windows operating systems and between C++ and C#.
2. Using the Programmable Software Development Environment to produce documents.  This activity is currently focused upon the preparation of the manual. resumes. and white papers.

I will report progress once a week;  I plan to write these reports using the programmable software development.

RESUME RESEARCH STATUS REPORT-2010/08/27

August 27, 2010

The development of the latest version with the capability of reading up to 16 text files has made it possible to prepare specialized *.html files such as used in a users manual.

It has also become apparent that this technology may be useful in the preparation of resumes.

A resume written in a *.txt file format is universally accepted.  A new standard software parts library is needed. Furthermore, the text file resume often needs to be pasted into a window on a web-site. The text file resume format is different in this case.  Specifically, each paragraph of the resume is one long line in the text file.

Currently, the maximum length of each line in the files generated by the Programmable Software Development Environment is 256 characters.  Consequently, this tool is not currently capable of preparing a resume to be pasted into a window on a web-site.

A new version of this tool is currently being developed which will eliminated this restriction thus rendering the resume generation process strictly portable between a printer-friendly file and a website paste-in file. This new version has been prepared and is ready for test which will begin within the next several days.

HTML RESEARCH STATUS REPORT-2010/08/06

August 6, 2010

The user’s manual for the Programmable Software Development Environment using the tool is now being prepared.  all of the pages associated with the Introduction have been completed.

The effort to build a resume using the tool has been progressing.  The two biggest challenges are 1) to prepare a process that is strictly portable between an *.html and *.txt files; and 2) render the document “printer-friendly”.

I performed a number of experiments to determine whether strict portability was achievable between Firefox in an Windowns NT environment and in a Linux (UBUNTU 904, UBUNTU 910) environment. In particular, could the printouts could be made functionally identical.  I determined that this was not achievable. The presentation of the web-page is defined in part by the web-browser and available fonts.  In particular, the printed pages were not always the same.

The text file appears to be the only way to build documents that are strictly portable from printing point of view. Most job sites accept the digital resume in either a *.doc or a *.txt file.  The *.txt file has been around a long time and hence it will the easiest to control the printed text. The next major task is to build an equivalent software parts library for the creation of a properly formatted equivalent text file.

As I have mentioned before, strict potability is a non-negotiable requirement of my efforts.  The *.html software development process and parts are strictly portable between the Linux Ubuntu 904-32 bit, Linux Ubuntu 919 64-bit and Windows XP professional operating system.  The creation of the *.txt file instead of the *.html file must not require any revisions of document definitions files and I am certain that I can accomplish this goal.