It’s Time to Dump your 1990s App Authentication

Migrate Win32 applications secured by client/server database logins to mobile apps that use OAuth & enterprise cloud directories for authentication instead. Do you know Scott Tiger? Are you familiar with SA and no password? If so, you probably worked with client/server database security mechanisms from companies like Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and others. Anyone who’s built client/server, …
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The Industrial Internet of Things is Like Football

The Industrial Internet of Things is a lot like football. Sensors relay data to devices like a center hikes the ball to a quarterback. Devices send telemetry to IIoT platforms like a quarterback passes the ball to a receiver. IIoT platforms ingest data like a receiver catches a pass. I think you get the idea. …
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Complexity Kills so Simplify your Mobile Apps Now

Migrate Win32 apps with complex user interfaces to mobile apps where each screen is focused on a single task or idea. The 90s was a time where many developers did their best to create NASA mission control screens. If an app performed ten different functions, they’d see if all those activities could be performed on …
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I’ve Got a Cheat Sheet to Help Migrate Your Win32 Apps

There’s a cheat sheet to rapidly and cheaply migrate Win32 desktop apps to touchable Windows laptops, convertibles and tablets. If your Win32 migration path happens to take you to new, touchable PC hardware running more recent versions of Windows, I have a nice shortcut for you. One of the great hallmarks of Windows over the …
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12 Steps to Stop the Next IoT Attack in its Tracks

The recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) IoT attack against DNS is a wake up call to how fragile the Internet can be. The IoT attack against Domain Name Servers from a botnet of thousands of devices means it’s way past time to take IoT security seriously. The bad actors around the world who previously used PCs, …
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Convert Your Confusing Win32 Apps to Touch First Mobile Apps

Migrate confusing Win32 apps with tiny controls to touch first mobile apps with large fonts and UI elements while including gesture support and proper spacing. The advent of a mouse connected to every computer gave users a pixel-precision pointing device. Coupled with ever-growing computer monitors and higher resolution screens, UI elements got smaller and smaller. …
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It’s Time for one Mobile Database to Rule Them All

Migrate Win32 applications using a mobile database like FoxPro, dBase, Access and SQL Server Compact to SQLite across all mobile devices. If it weren’t for desktop databases and learning SQL, my career as a developer may never have launched. I learned dBase for DOS in college, moved on to Paradox when Windows arrived on the scene …
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Keep your Mobile Data Safe when Apps Talk to Each Other

Convert Win32 applications using local interprocess communications (IPC) to mobile apps that securely send data to each other via contracts. In the 90s, platforms and programming languages allowed developers to call functions that were increasingly farther away from the calling code. Calling into subroutines gave way to instantiating classes to call functions. Calling exported functions in …
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