Automotive Experience


The customer has been a leader in the automotive parts industry for over 30 years. The customer was initially founded in 1993 and since then has grown to become one of the industry’s largest sources of reliable truck parts and accessories. Today they provide truck parts for Dodge trucks and SUVs, Ford trucks and SUVs, Chevrolet trucks and SUVs, and GMC trucks and SUVs.

The Challenge

The customer needed an experienced and reliable Magic programmer to maintain their homegrown system which had been relying on Magic for nearly 20 years. the entire system is written in Magic, so it was extremely important for their new developer to have the Magic software expertise. Through word of mouth, Patti Chen’s stellar reputation reached the decision makers, who initially reached out for Patti’s assistance in 2013.

The Strategy

As the customer did have Magic developers currently on their staff, Patti helped create a comprehensive strategy which allowed her to integrate with the team seamlessly. After a thorough analysis of the system, Patti determined the best course of action to maintain, improve, and update their Magic software.

The Success

By working in tandem with the customers inhouse Magic developers, Patti helped to maintain the system with a focus on their web project. The entire integration to the database was written with JSON using .Net serializer and Magic, and a majority of it has been written by XiriuS.