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One of the issues I had to deal with in building my mobile app was the evolving database schema as more features were added and the app grew.  I needed a way to update the database scheme without blowing away the old one and forcing the app to redownload all the data.  While I could [… Read More]

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Building a prototype

Posted December 3, 2012 By Tom

Once you have an idea for an application, it really helps to get a prototype up and running to understand better how the application will function and even if it is possible.  Building the mobile data application for the Fermi Science Support Center was no different. This is the third of several articles about the [… Read More]

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My First Mobile App

Posted November 15, 2012 By Tom

For the past few months I’ve been working on a mobile application for work.  While it’s nothing fancy, considering the fact that I had no experience with mobile development when I started, I think this first version of the app turned out pretty well.  Although the real test will come as the number of users [… Read More]

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Cleaning Out Your Code

Posted February 21, 2011 By Tom

In my spare time, I’m working on a game. (I wonder if there is any programmer who can’t say that to some extent?)  The details aren’t important (it’s based on the old Star Frontiers RPG) but if you want to check it out you can find it on my gaming site in it’s own forum [… Read More]

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Complex Systems

Posted February 10, 2011 By Tom

I hate Windows, it seems that all my problems at work come from having to deal with Windows.  And Mac OS X, I hate Mac OS X as well for the same reason. Actually, I don’t really hate thoses operating systems, but it got your attention.  I actually think they are both perfectly fine operating [… Read More]

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