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Victor Fanberg

Chief Information Officer

DateWise Ltd

HQ Phone: (614) 799-2521

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DateWise Ltd

P.O. Box 14321

Columbus, Ohio 43214

United States

Company Description

DateWise, Ltd. is a year old privately owned organization that creates innovative file comparison products with application to global problems such as the Year 2000, Euro and beyond. DateWise, Ltd. is a solutions developing partner of several organization ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

System Developer and Engineer

The Ohio State University

Senior Computer Systems Analyst

Science Applications International Corporation

Web References (6 Total References)

Saving Time In Y2K Testing [cached]

Victor Fanberg, CIO

DateWise, Ltd

Release Management [cached]

According to Vic Fanberg, CIO of DateWise, "FileCompare already understood dates and datestamps. The modifications to understand timestamps were minor. Vic believes that this project was a good demonstration of the flexibility and adaptability of the patent pending technology.

DateWise, Ltd: Intelligent Year 2000 Tools for Assessment and Testing [cached]

Significant postings related to the Year 2000 by Vic Fanberg covering such topics as:

Postings: Significant email postings by Vic Fanberg to forums (both general and DateWise related)

Saving Time In Y2K Testing [cached]

Author: Victor Fanberg


DateWise FileCompare: Patented file comparison including automatic handling of embedded tokens [cached]

December 1, 2001 – (Dublin, Ohio) - Victor Fanberg was invited to present a paper on his newly patented system for performing comparisons on computer files at the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Quality Software (APAQS) in Hong Kong, December 10-11, 2001. APAQS has 50 technical papers being presented from both industry and academia from countries around the world. IEEE Computer Society Press will be publishing the conference papers.

In US Patent 6,236,993, issued May 22, 2001, Fanberg first revealed how to automatically compare files with embedded tokens, such as timestamps, without specifying where the embedded tokens appear in the file. One important application of the patent allows computer programmers to verify that files believed not to have changed have not changed.
For example, Microsoft Visual C++ compiler always embeds creation timestamps in executables at unknown locations, making comparison of two identical executables impossible since the files will always mismatch at the timestamps. The result, according to Fanberg, is that "those executables that have not changed can finally be reliably identified. So software development firms have a solution to the age old problem…to either waste effort retesting software that hasn’t changed since the last release, or… to chance release untested software believed unchanged from the previous version."
DateWise, Ltd is a small development firm founded in 1998 in Dublin, Ohio to develop and market this file comparison technology. The company maintains business hours on Fridays. Victor Fanberg has 30 years experience in software development, analysis and testing. He is a senior software engineer with the international consulting company Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) on Mondays through Thursdays.

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