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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Training Courses available

We have new training courses available in:


  • OO Analysis and Design
  • Design Patterns
  • Spring Framework
  • Java
  • JSPs
  • Aspect-Oriented Programming
  • Web Services
  • ORM and Hibernate
  • Unit testing and Test-driven development
  • Validation and Internationalization
  • Business Rules
  • Project Boot Camps

These are currently being given to Health Canada as part of Deadman Consultings current contract with the department.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 06:16 AM EST [Link]

Friday, September 18, 2009

Primary Consultant granted Government of Canada Secret Security Clearance

Due to the increasing amount of public sector work that Deadman Consulting is performing for the Canadian Government, the chief Consultant has recently been granted Secret Security Clearance. This will enable Deadman Consulting to take part in the analysis, architecture, team leadership and development of more sensitive government projects.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 10:19 AM EST [Link]

Friday, September 12, 2008

Work with Canadian Medical Association Holdings and Stilo

Deadman Consulting has taken on new clients in 2008, including MD Management (part of the Canadian Mediacal Association Holdings) and Stilo International. The project expertize being offered includes

  • Data Transformation
  • XML Extraction and Creation
  • Use Case Development
  • UML Modeling
  • Team Mentoring
  • Exclipse plugin development
  • Product Development Evaluation

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 06:42 AM EST [Link]

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Deadman Consulting moves to Green Energy

As part of Deadman Consulting's continuing commitment to the environment, the company has chosen to endorse green power and has switched its energy suppler to Bullfrog Power, Ontario's first 100% green energy retailer. At Deadman Consulting, we believe that ethics, corporate responsibility, commitment to our clients and stewardship over our childrens' future are all core responsibilities, responsibilities we will take seriously.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 09:27 PM EST [Link]

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Richard Deadman at the IEEE: When Good Enough is Perfect

IEEE Women In Engineering Ottawa Section Upcoming Event

Topic: When Good Enough is Perfect

Date: Monday, Jan 29, 2007

Time: 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Location: Room 1B, Ottawa Public Library, Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe (Free Parking)

Registration: Free for all, but registration required. [more]

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 11:00 PM EST [Link]

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

VoIP Lab up and running

As more and more clients request help with VoIP telephony applications, Deadman Labs has responded by setting up a VoIP development and testing lab. This lab allows Deadman consulting to provide rapid application prototyping, development and testing for clients, even if the client does not yet have a VoIP framework fully functional.

Currently the lab supports:

  • Debian 3.1
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Redhat 9.0
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • SIP
  • Asterisk
  • GJTAPI SIP and Asterisk frameworks
  • VPN for client access

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 09:13 AM EST [Link]

Monday, May 2, 2005

Deadman Consulting Moves into J2ME

To compliment the existing set of client (Java J2SE) and server (Java J2EE and ASP.NET) consulting services, Deadman Consulting has announced a recent move into supporting J2ME for portable devices such as cell phones and the Blackberry. "In combination with expertise in Telephony and distributed systems, this promises to offer our clients new opportunities and more centralized application development" said Richard Deadman, chief consultant at Deadman Consulting. For more information, please contact Richard at rdeadman@deadman.ca.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 09:08 AM EST [Link]

Tuesday, January 12, 2005

Deadman Server Farm phases out NT 4.0, adds Suse 9.1

With the announcement of the end of support for NT this month, as well as a decline in NT compatability testing requests, Deadman Labs has decommisioned our NT server. It served us well over the years. At the same time, with the increased market share of Suse in the Linux market, we have added a second Suse test box to our network.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 03:11 PM EST [Link]

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New article in CIO Government Review

As part of Deadman Consulting's partnership in agileWebServices, Richard Deadman, chief consultant, has published an article in August's "CIO Government Review". This article discusses strategies for conducting government policy audits.

An on-line version of the article may be found here.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 03:11 PM EST [Link]

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Deadman Consulting incorporates

Due to increasing business and pressure from our clients, Deadman Consulting has incorporated. On most levels this will not change the operations of the business or our relationships with out clients, but it will mean that clients have more protection and that some tax concerns will be eliminated.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 12:01 PM EST [Link]

Thursday, March 4, 2004

Suse 9.0 added to Deadman Labs

As a response to customer interest, Deadman labs has added Suse Linux 9.0 to its stable of test operating systems. At the same time, RedHat 7.0 distribution has been removed from our supported OSes list. Last summer RedHat 9.0 was added to our platform support list. Plans are to support RedHat Fedora Core 1 in the near future.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 11:50 PM EST [Link]

Friday, November 7, 2003

GJTAPI Web Service Bridge Product released

Deadman Consulting has released version 1.0 of their GJTAPI Web Services Bridge. This is a service-provider plug-in for the open-source JTAPI project GJTAPI. JTAPI is the standard Java API for controlling telephony systems.

The GJTAPI Web Services Bridge allows JTAPI applications to access and control telephony systems remotely, using web services, also known as SOAP, Jax-Rpc or .NET. This allows for the devlopment of client-side JTAPI applications that connect to telephony systems on a remote server. Applets can be notified of incoming calls, or can redirect these calls to other lines. Caller Identification information can be displayed on any computer for a phone on the same desktop.

The bridge is dual-licenced under both the GPL and a Commercial License, allowing maximum usage flexibility. More information on the Bridge, its architecture, customization services or licencing can be found here.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 05:17 PM EST [Link]

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Deadman Consulting responds to Power Shortage

Deadman Consulting, headquartered in Ontario, which is currently undergoing a Power Shortage, has responded to a Provincial plea to all businesses to reduce their power consumption by half. In response, Deadman Consulting

  • Has reduced the number of servers running in its Ontario labs by 50%
  • Has relocated some work to its Quebec operations

Web and mail services were not affected by the power outage, as they are located in Saskatchewan and are supported by battery-backup services.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 10:27 PM EST [Link]

Monday, April 14, 2003

Deadman Labs adds FreeBSD server

To facilitate the testing of solutions on a wide range of platforms, Deadman Consulting has added a FreeBSD box to our stable of test machines. Our lab now includes machines running:

  • FreeBSD 4.7
  • Red Hat Linux 8.0
  • Red Hat Linux 7.2
  • Red Hat Linux 7.1
  • RedHat Linux 7.0
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 98

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 01:44 PM EST [Link]

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

GJTAPI 1.6pre released

GJTAPI, an open-source project supported by Deadman Consulting, has released version 1.6pre. This version is a test version prior to the final release of version 1.6, and rolls up many minor bug fixes as well as adding two new service providers for Voice Modems and Dialogic GlobalCall on NT and Linux.

The latest release my be downloaded from the GJTAPI Project page.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 04:07 PM EST [Link]

Monday, March 31, 2003

Partnership Announced with Agile Web Services

Press Release
March 31, 2003
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Deadman Consulting is excited to announce a partnership with a new web service consulting company named "Agile Web Services". This partnership will strengthen the existing services and products currently offered by Deadman Consulting, and will enable clients requiring expertize in enteering the web service space the combined talents of experts in the field.

Agile Web Services is a web service consulting company specializing in integrating business processes and data between organizations using the emerging stadards of SOAP, XML and WSDL specifications. Agile Web Services is located in Ottawa, Canada, home to many government, telecom and high-tech headquarters and research facilities. It can be located at http://www.agilewebservices.com

Deadman Consulting is a consulting firm with 16 years of experience solving clients problems and cutting through issues. Deadman Consulting specializes in Java consulting, particularily in the web services, telephony and Eclipse IDE areas, and is located in Ottawa, Canada, with clients across north america.

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 12:24 PM EST [Link]

Friday, September 27, 2002

GJTAPI 1.5 released

Yesterday I tested, tagged and packaged up the latest code and released it as version 1.5. This rolls up recent bug fixes and adds support for Jcc 1.1. A bridge to XTAPI service providers has also been released (in a separate jar due to licencing restrictions). [more]

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 04:24 PM EST [Link]

GJTAPI Now supports JCC 1.1

I checked some code in that adds support for the latest Jcc 1.1 public release. GJTAPI is an open-source implementation of JTAPI and JCC available at http://gjtapi.sourceforge.net [more]

Posted by Richard Deadman @ 04:20 PM EST [Link]

GJTAPI Testimonial

Ulf Licht gave this testimonial of his use of GJTAPI:

Even if I only report the problems I encounter while using
GJTAPI I have to tell you that its a lot of fun to work with
GJTAPI. I am the only developer at (organization deleted) working on the
implementation right now and I already have a
working Core-JTAPI after not too many hours of work. This is amazing!


Posted by Richard Deadman @ 04:17 PM EST [Link]

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