I joined a small team tasked with modernizing the software by adding a contemporary MS Windows front-end. I proposed running the existing application in “server mode” and using a Windows client to feed it keystrokes. Mumps procedures interfaced with Windows requests, sending appropriate keystrokes to the legacy code. The output from the legacy code was intercepted to automatically generate and cache Windows dialogues.

Expert System Shell

For my HND project, I developed an expert system inference engine intended for an IBM PC, utilizing C programming. Initially, I implemented all algorithms on my BBC Micro using BBC Basic, which was accessible at home. Once I verified the logic, I translated the code to C for my final year project. Following successful completion…