August 8, 1995
Re: Alfred Ayache. The Last Byte
To whom it may concern;
Mr Ayache has been under contract
to us for over a year, providing Clipper 5 programming
services, development and support work. During that
time he has consistently demonstrated superior programming
skills, taking numerous poorly written routines and
re-writing them into excellent code.
Much of our software is object
oriented using the Class(y) library. Mr Ayache has proved
to have a thorough knowledge of object orientation,
and was able to update existing classes as well as build
new ones. He has also developed a number of Clipper
applications for us. Each of these was well written,
well documented and speedily produced.
Mr Ayache has also proven skilled
in many third party utilities, including Class(y), Novlib,
Telepathy and Blinker 3. He has implemented solid version
control in all our software using the Tlib system.
He has a thorough knowledge of
all aspects of Clipper programming and has been willing
to learn new skills whenever necessary in order to provide
us with the best possible service and advice. As well
as programming, he sometimes handles support calls from
our users. He has consistently exhibited diplomacy,
tact and patience.
We are extremely sorry to lose
Mr Ayache's talents and look forward to engaging his
services again when the opportunity affords itself.
Manager, Information Technology