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Desktop Programming
WPF
3 Sep 2015   Updated: 3 Sep 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Best Text Editor Component for .NET WPF Developers
16 Sep 2016   Updated: 16 Sep 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Here is a simple way of making a WPF Chromeless window
Programming Languages
C#
5 Jul 2017   Updated: 5 Jul 2017   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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This piece is actually an addendum to the prior paper on hexagonal maps based on the MonoGame Framework, Hexagonal Maps – Part III, as the subject matter presented here could have or should have been included in that paper as well

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The following piece describes a process for performing “Risk Analysis”, also known as “Risk Management”.
22 Oct 2015   Updated: 22 Oct 2015   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 2.67
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Due to the nature of this critical component to software development, this essay intends to present this subject in broad strokes to incite interest among developers in pursuing their own development agendas properly.
All Topics
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Technique (with source code provided) that provides a variant to the many recursive solutions for retrieving and searching directory structures that are now available to developers over the Internet on technical sites
8 Jun 2016   Updated: 8 Jun 2016   Rating: 4.83/5    Votes: 14   Popularity: 5.38
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The Siege of Pilsen 1618 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Pilsen)   The Cloud – Another Trend to the “Dark Side” & Ancient Aliens There isn’t a day that goes by in the technical presses and communities where vendors aren’t hawking their Cloud Services as the new way to store and process
24 Mar 2016   Updated: 24 Mar 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 4.23
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ASP.NET WebForms… Redux
24 Oct 2015   Updated: 24 Oct 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 2.39
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Overview of The Solutions Available… For those software professionals creating desktop applications for distribution and\or sale there situations where there is a requirement to present edited text to the user or allow the user of an application to enter text as they would source-code in one of
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Overview In the 1990s when Java began to appear on the developer scene it met its competition from Microsoft head-on in that it struggled to gain an acceptable place within the international development community.
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Author Notes:  The following is a huge piece of writing.  It resulted from a conversation I had with a young woman who showed interest in learning how to program and possibly enter the IT profession.
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“Agile” and the Problem with Estimates  In today’s increasingly fast paced development environments much is discussed on how to develop applications more quickly and what efficiencies can be implemented towards getting them into production.
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Overview “Function Point Analysis” is probably as close to a pure engineering paradigm as one could get.
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How to use the mouse to scroll a hexagonal tile map
12 Dec 2017   Updated: 12 Dec 2017   Rating: 3.30/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 1.99
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Introduction Admittedly it has been quite a while since I last released a document on my development adventures in military simulation design. I call it such as I rather dislike the term “war game” as the current capabilities of such software applications are now far beyond that of a “game”.
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Best Embedded RDBMS Databases for .NET Developers
28 Aug 2015   Updated: 28 Aug 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Trying to Avoid It… Among other things… Since the advent of “Extreme Programming (XP)” in the early 2000s, software professionals have been attempting to find new ways to develop quality applications under increasingly tighter deadlines, smaller budgets, both with declining resources.
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The following piece describes a process for performing “Risk Analysis”, also known as “Risk Management”.
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Trying to Avoid It… Among other things… Since the advent of “Extreme Programming (XP)” in the early 2000s, software professionals have been attempting to find new ways to develop quality applications under increasingly tighter deadlines, smaller budgets, both with declining resources.
29 Oct 2015   Updated: 29 Oct 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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Lifecycle Models – In General In the current vernacular we no longer speak about development life-cycles but instead about “Agile” and its variants.
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Russian PAK-50 – Now Considered the World’s Greatest Fighter Jet   “Agile” & “DevOps”; Two Sides of The Same type of Coin In spite of the promotion of the “Agile” development lifecycle, it is a highly flawed technique, which often succumbs to being nothing more than what is known as “controlled
Artificial Intelligence
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Author’s Note… Please note that the use of the words game, war game, and simulation are all used interchangeably through this paper.
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The State of the Industry  One of the most alluring aspects of software development is the creation of one’s own game or a utility to support a game genre.
Database Development
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The technical management of relational databases is a highly mature technology in the software development profession.
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https://www.firebirdsql.org/ Author’s Notes… Though I have extensive database application development experience, I do not consider myself an expert with the Firebird Database Engine to any degree.
MySQL
4 Feb 2016   Updated: 4 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Black Falcon Software Releases MySQL Helper 4.5
SQL Server
22 Oct 2015   Updated: 22 Oct 2015   Rating: 4.43/5    Votes: 7   Popularity: 3.74
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Best Embedded RDBMS Databases for .NET developers
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How to use Black Falcon software's SQL Server source control for developers
22 Jan 2018   Updated: 22 Jan 2018   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 3.01
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SQL Server's LocalDB database engine
Desktop Programming
WPF
16 Oct 2015   Updated: 16 Oct 2015   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 1   Popularity: 0.00
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Using the Xceed “Busy Indicator” control
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WPF page navigation - poorly documented but helpful tip
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The complexity that comes with the implementation of this type of control stems from the fact that you must have some knowledge of handling multi-threaded processes in a WPF application.
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Here is a simple way to make a custom WPF Message Box
Licensing
22 Oct 2015   Updated: 22 Oct 2015   Rating: 4.00/5    Votes: 3   Popularity: 1.91
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If you are a software developer creating products for sale, one of the things you have to consider is how you intend to license your software.
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If you are a software developer creating products for sale, one of the things you have to consider is how you intend to license your software. Given that there are many licensing options available, this can be a rather difficult decision to make.
Mobile Apps
28 Jan 2016   Updated: 8 Feb 2016   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 20   Popularity: 6.39
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“Agile Development” – The Software Industry’s New Meme
Programming Languages
C++
11 Sep 2015   Updated: 11 Sep 2015   Rating: 5.00/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.51
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Common Sense Software Engineering – Part II; Requirements Analysis Due to the nature of this critical component to software development, this essay intends to present this subject in broad strokes to incite interest among developers in pursuing their own development agendas properly.
14 Nov 2015   Updated: 14 Nov 2015   Rating: 4.48/5    Votes: 8   Popularity: 4.05
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Initial notes… The following piece is a sociological analysis of the state of professional software development today.
Java
22 Aug 2016   Updated: 22 Aug 2016   Rating: 4.73/5    Votes: 9   Popularity: 4.52
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Author’s Notes:  This article is written for experienced developers using the C# language and the Monogame Framework.
Javascript
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Hexagonal maps - Selecting a tile/hexagon
SQL
8 Sep 2017   Updated: 8 Sep 2017   Rating: 4.20/5    Votes: 2   Popularity: 1.26
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This is a poor man's hierarchy data tree solution in SQL
Winsock
7 Jul 2018   Updated: 7 Jul 2018   Rating: 1.92/5    Votes: 4   Popularity: 1.16
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The other day I noticed as tried to prepare a selection of files to be packaged into a Zip file, after one or more selections on a random basis, Windows 10’s File Explorer would either hang or crash. In all the years I had been working with various Windows versions I had never come across […]

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Steve Naidamast
Software Developer (Senior) Black Falcon Software, Inc.
United States United States
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