Transtar Publications

Transtar Publications

The primary purpose of our publications is twofold: (1) support our workshops and proprietary technologies and (2) fulfill requests from clients and their customers for software development manuals. Although a number of our publications have gone out of print, we are in the process of creating new releases in both hard-copy and electronic formats. The following list is representative of some of our publications:

Lean Enterprise Development

This publication provides an introduction to Enterprise Development as implemented by Transtar. It includes tools, techniques, and methodologies for starting new businesses and initiating new projects. [Under revision]

Preliminary Front-End Analysis

This publication offers practical, customizable tools for generating a set of well-defined project requirements. Drawing on industry-leading best practices, this Handbook covers gap analysis, requirements development, design synthesis, work breakdown structures, and life-cycle cost estimating. [Under revision]

Cost Estimating & Analysis

This reference manual provides project managers with a description of how cost estimates are developed, analyzed, and assessed. This publication covers several kinds of cost estimates such as rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates, independent government cost estimates (IGCE), and life-cycle cost estimates (LCCE). [Under revision]

Identification of Critical Total Quality Management and Sociotechnical Variables for Quality Performance in a Technical Services Organization

This book provides the results of a study done to identify the most important variables related to employee quality job performance and resulting customer satisfaction in technical services organizations. It embraces the combination of total quality management (TQM) techniques with sociotechnical systems (STS) to achieve a successful alternative to the reemerging scientific management approach being employed in the workplace.

Shooting at the Navy Yard

This book is a first-hand account of the shooting that occurred at the Navy Yard in Washinton DC on September 16, 2013. It chronicles the ordeal experienced by Transtar's co-founder who was just yards away from the shooter when he issued the first shot from his shotgun. [Undergoing editing]

Inline Assembly Programming

This book provides a step-by-step approach to inline assembly language programming using high-level languages. It is designed to help novice programmers break through the complexity of mixed-language programming. This book differs from other assembly language books because it concentrates on linline assembly programming—writing very low-level code written in assembly and embedding it in a high-level language such as C or BASIC. [Undergoing editing]

64-Bit Assembly Language Programming

A Step-by-step introduction to 64-bit assembly language programming. Nothing beats assembly language for microprocessor power and efficiency. This book provides essential insight into the nuances of 64-bit assembly programming in preparation for developing a 64-bit compiler. [Under contract]

Compiler Design Technology

This book provides instructions on how to write a Windows-based 64-bit compiler for a subset of the Ada programming language. We call the hybrid language Adagé, which stands for Ada Generic Equivalent. Where most compilers are typically built using C or C++, we use a version of BASIC to write our code. Using BASIC helps novice programmers better understand compiler construction technologies. [Under contract]

IDE Design and Construction

This book provides insight into creating a dedicated integrated development environment (IDE) to maximize programming productivity. The IDE is programmed in BASIC using scintilla DLLs to enhance editing productivity and reduce build time. Although the IDE is focused on the Adagé compiler, the instructions are generic enough to be used to create an IDE for most high-level programming languages. [Under development]


This book is designed to help novice programmers quickly master BASIC without the all technical jargon associated with most instruction books. The appproach used in the book attempts to de-mystify BASIC programming language concepts and make it fun to use. It contains ample commented code examples, programming tips and cautions, and end-of-chapter reviews. [Under development]

Adagé Reference and User's Guide

This publication is both a reference manual and user's guide for the Adagé IDE and 64-bit programming language. Adagé (Ada Generic Equivalent) was developed as the target programming language in a previous book. [Under development]