Welcome! My name is Ray Marron. I have been writing code since the early 1980s, starting with Sinclair, TRS-80, and Apple ][. I was a professional software developer for over 15 years, spanning the transitions of DOS to Windows and client-server to web. I now do healthcare software integrations for a living. I still get to do some coding as part of my job, but mostly I do it just for the love of it after work. I live and work in the Metro Phoenix area of Arizona in the United States.

This website is a repository for my freeware, tools, and sample source code. Here is a quick guide to the various areas on this site, reachable via the links in the menu:

Contact and employment information.
My free utilities for working with HL7 data. The software includes a message viewer/editor, a TCP transmitter/receiver, and scripting & analysis tools.
Hostess is a freeware program I wrote back in the dialup days to manage the HOSTS file for blocking ads and saving precious bandwidth.
Here you'll find all kinds of handy freeware utilities, tools, and Delphi programming examples. All of these projects come with source code.
Clipper & FiveWin
I did a lot of development with Clipper and FiveWin in the 1990's. Here you'll find a number of free tools for working with DBF files and an extensive code library.
The good old days! :) An early code library and some games from before I did this stuff for a living.
PostgreSQL is my RDBMS of choice. This section contains examples and tips for using the database.
Let's Encrypt
I use Let's Encrypt to get a free https certificate for my website. If your hosting provider doesn't offer built-in support for Let's Encrypt, you may find these instructions of use.
I'm not in front of a computer all the time!
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A note on the site design: In the process of learning the finer points of CSS back in 2005, I decided to find one I liked and start experimenting from there. The layout of this site is a customized copy (permission obtained) of the CSS from Steve Friedl's site, www.unixwiz.net. Steve credits Chris Mospaw for his original design.

Original "RM" logo design by Ray Marron and A.G. Werks.