DevelopOnline.com was a $25M startup online hardware & software development environment, focused on emerging embeded device and smart phone technology. It provided online labs to the electronics industry serving semiconductor, software, and computer system suppliers. Its labs were used for online sales demonstrations, training, product evaluations, and product development. Develop Online was incubated at Intel Corporation and spun-off in April of 2000. The company was sold and ceased its Arizona operations in November of 2002, after it was acquired by TechOnLine, Inc.
I was a core consultant instrumental to the intial development of the DevelopOnline.com site while it was under incubation at Intel. I was specifically charged with integrating Novel Directory Services and the Webridge object-oriented web development system. I developed and supported a COM component that was used by Webridge to synchronize web users with Novel.