About the Author
Jim Dawson spent his first life in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a tour in Vietnam as an infantry platoon and company commander. Since then, his has gathered more than 25 years of experience in development, including working as a programmer analyst, systems analyst, electronic data interchange (EDI) analyst, BizTalk integrator, team leader, project manager, and departmental director. He has programmed in C, C++, C#, VB, XSLT, PHP, SQL, HTML, FORTRAN, PL1, and Assembly. He has worked with the BizTalk mapping engine for the last six years, concentrating on applying BizTalk to EDI uses. Jim is currently a managing partner of Second Star Professional Services (SSPS), LLC, a Microsoft Partner that provides expert electronic commerce implementation and integration services related to EDI.
John Wainwright has over 30 years of experience working in information management, holding positions as a programmer analyst, project manager, and IT manager. After 12 years as a software developer, working primarily with manufacturing software systems, he began working as a consultant in electronic data interchange (EDI), focusing mainly on implementing EDI for supply chain management, transportation, and distribution, and managed a group dedicated to outsourced mapping. He is currently a managing partner of Second Star Professional Services (SSPS), LLC, where he has spent most of his time over the last 6 years doing BizTalk mapping. He s also had extensive mapping experience with Mercator and Application Integrator. He claims that he s never seen a purchase order map he didn t like.