Former ProData Employee Resurrects Damon Technologies
January 11, 2011 Alex Woodie
Gray teamed up with Omaha, Nebraska-based ProData in 2004 in large part to get a bigger distribution channel for RSP, a product Gray had created for Web-enabling RPG programs.
Sometime in 2010, Gray decided to leave ProData, and go back to selling RSP through Damon Tech, which is also based in Omaha. “It was a good experience,” Gray says via e-mail of his time at ProData. “However, I felt it was time for me to control my own destiny once more. I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit.”
Gray is currently developing a new version of RSP that he believes his customers “will truly enjoy using.”
In addition to RSP, Gray regains control of Stored Procedure Test Environment (STE), a tool that streamlines the stored procedure testing cycle by allowing developers to invoke stored procedures from a 5250 interface. STE will become an open source product, he says.
Gray has a few other software projects going, including a couple of product ideas for the IBM i community, and consumer applications for the smart phone market. “This is a new direction for us, but one I believe will have a strong future,” he says.
Damon Technologies’ website is www.damontech.com.