Author Archives: James W Hurst

About James W Hurst

a professional software designer since the beginning days of the desktop cptr and uC-controlled avionics, I today am focusing on Java, Swift, C# and F# for building mobile and desktop and online applications under Android, Xamarin.Forms, iOS, WPF, and ASP.NET-MVC along with the requisite HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Ajax for web applications. My database expertise has covered a panoply of different database-engines and modeling approaches, and my main area of academic interest is Artificial Intelligence and vision.

.NET Core 2.0 Is Now Released

I recommend that you plan to migrate your code to target the .NET Core platform. Continue reading

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Security: Are you securing your WiFi Router?

Ok, this is an alarming finding: Most people never change their router’s passowrd

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AR and VR Have Some Surprising Potential Uses For New Development

AR is the missing-link that enables your design to reach a new high of simplified user-interface. Continue reading

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Simplifying your Software Design: Logging

I prefer my tools to be spartan and simple. I want them to just work. Without a lot of prep, reading, and thought — “just flip’n do it and don’t get in my way!” Continue reading

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A thought about the evolution of our UX designs

Why have a 5K display-surface just to show a few solid blocks of color that force themselves over the entire screen? Continue reading

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Multi-threaded Programming Techniques, versus Message-Queuing

Using a Message-Queuing approach as opposed to blindly allocating threads of execution. Continue reading

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Notes re ASP.NET MVC 5

ASP.NET-MVC 5 field notes Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2013 is released, with F# 3.1, the Visual F# tools, and improvements to ASP.NET

Announcement of a pre-release of F# 3.1 Continue reading

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The Minimal-Mental-Model Hypothesis: Identity

In some key ways, “identity” is a fiction of our mind. A pragmatically useful one, mostly. Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails: a brief evaluation

A brief evaluation of RoR Continue reading

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