Jeff Greene, Harmony Core Product Manager
Jeff joined Synergex in 2006 and he brought his passion for open source and standards-based technologies with him.
His first contribution to our product suite was Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio, for which he architected and implemented items involving Intellisense, debugging, and migration tools. He championed the importance of running Synergy on .NET Core and was the lead developer of that project.
Jeff has been instrumental in Synergex’s embrace of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and standards-based technologies. When the need for a unified solution to creating web services for all Synergy/DE applications arose, Jeff and Steve Ives created the Harmony Core Framework with an emphasis on using standardized technologies such as OData, Swagger, Asp.NET Core, .NET Core and Entity Framework Core.
Jeff has worked with various departments within Microsoft over the years, and has made significant contributions to the open source Microsoft CoreRT project.
Steve Ives, Harmony Core Co-Architect
Following an initial background in operating systems, networking and systems administration early in his career, Steve realized that his real passion and talent was in the field of software development.
Having worked for one of the largest Synergy/DE developers in the United Kingdom, Synergex frequently contracted Steve to present on Synergex locally in Europe. These engagements consisted of presenting on the company and products during meetings, delivering training seminars on the use of the products, and consulting with other customers about how to address specific technology requirements.
Steve formally joined the Synergex Professional Services group in 1997. Having held the position of Senior Consultant for over 20 years, Steve has assisted many Synergy developers to architect, design and implement a wide variety of software projects. Each of these projects involves Synergy/DE in some way, and many involve a wide range of other development languages and technologies.
In recent years, Steve has been a major contributor to several Synergy-related open source development projects, including:
The CodeGen code generator which can be used to automate the generation of Synergy DBL and other types of code in a wide variety of software scenarios
The SQL Replication reference implementation—this provides a working example and most of the code needed to replicate a Synergy application’s ISAM and Relative data to a SQL Server database, in near-real-time
A PDF API that allows Synergy developers to easily add PDF file creation to their applications
The Harmony Core framework which provides Synergy developers the ability to quickly and easily build RESTful Web Service APIs to expose their Synergy data and business logic to a wide variety of applications and environments
Steve is passionate about assisting software developers to continue to leverage the investment that they have made in their Synergy code base over the years, and to continue to see a return on their ongoing investments in their code.
Johnson Luong, Harmony Core developer
Johnson joined Synergex in 2014 as a QA engineer. He got his start by testing Synergy releases and the Synergex Resource Center Community, as well as verifying trackers and automating the testing of those trackers. You can read about his testing techniques and automated testing at Synergex.
In addition, after moving into a software development role, Johnson made many contributions to our Synergy DBL Integration for Visual Studio (SDI) product including migrating from WinForms to the WPF property pages and the product installers from InstallShield to a newer technology. He has since developed all of our Synergy product installers with the open-source language, WiX. He worked closely with Fire Giant, the custodian of WiX, to ensure the Synergy installers are using their most up-to-date technology.
Prior to joining Synergex, Johnson was an active member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at his alma mater. Along with his team, he even won their biannual International Collegiate Programming Contest. His background in test along with experience in Visual Studio development and solid foundational knowledge of algorithm design make Johnson the perfect addition to round out the Harmony Core team.