Friday, November 10, 2017

Does your Windows 10 computer support Mixed reality?

The computer I am using is a Dell Computer (a laptop, actually) with Intel Core I7 and it has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX card. Can I run Microsoft Mixed Reality on this laptop?

I have 8GB installed RAM. It is a 64-bit OS with x64-based processor. The Intel i7-6700HQ CPU runs at 2.60 GHZ.

The OS software is Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview, Version 1709.

To check whether it can support Microsoft Mixed reality you should download an app that you can find in Microsoft Store shown here. Run the app and agree for the conditions.

Looks like my NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX chip may not be adequate.

I could try updating the drivers.

Monday, October 30, 2017

What do you need for developing Android apps on Windows?

First of all you need Android Studio and for Windows you can download Android Studio 3.0 here. Of course you need to accept the license terms.

Once you download the file you will be taken to the installing directions page here.

Review this page's image here:

Run the downloaded executable and follow the wizard.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Get started with Thimble by registering

Just signing up for Thimble gets you this page...

I signed up and this is where I landed. It is an untitled project.


The file icon brings this up.


Click Add a Tutorial adds this page-tutorial.html


You can type over Untitled with a name of your own and click Save.


Let us see what Publish would do. Click Publish.

Provide some description here:


Click Publish

It gets published here:

The tutorial page is found at:

Very fast, no fuss. That's great.
Look forward to more on Thimble at this site.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Get Thimble to design your web pages now!

It is from It is free and has many cool features. It's Remix mode allows you easily modify existing Thimble projects to suit your requirements.

Thimble is a one-stop program bundling code editor, web server, web browser and developer tools.

It has an unbelievable number of cool features. Sure, I will test drive it!

  • Make a change and see your changes in real time
  • Has handy code snippets
  • Has a built-in JavaScript console
  • Add your files (drag and drop) and manage them
  • Has both dark and light themes
  • Embedded tutorials-follow or create OK
  • Get code hints
  • Edit CSS right in the HTML file
  • Publish to Web
  • Pick colors in the editor
  • Test project on your mobile device
  • Has a DOM inspector to work with HTML elements
  • Has Image filters
  • Take selfies

You start here.

Here is a video that explains it all:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Compiling a Typescript file using the command-line

Please read the post about downloading the latest Typescript here.

Once you have downloaded Typescript file, you can compile it using the command tsc from the C:\ prompt.

Here is a Typescript file, Person.ts:
interface Person {
    age: number,
    name: string,
    say(): string

let mike = {
    age: 25,
    say: function() {
        return "My name is " + +
               " and I'm " + this.age + " years old!"

function sayIt(person: Person) {
    return person.say();
Save it to a location of your choice as shown.


Now compile it using the command tsc as shown here:

C:\Users\Owner> tsc Person.ts

The program compiles it to a JavaScript file as shown:


The JavaScript file now reads as shown:
var mike = {
    age: 25,
    name: "Mike",
    say: function () {
        return "My name is " + +
            " and I'm " + this.age + " years old!";
function sayIt(person) {
    return person.say();
Notice the strong typing in the Typescript file.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Download now: Typescript 2.5 is available

You can download TypeScript2.5 right now.


You can download the command-line TypeScript compiler as a Node.js package.  It is supported in more programs including Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2015.
Your environment has been set up for using Node.js 6.11.1 (x64) and npm.
C:\Users\Owner>npm install -g typescript
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\npm\tsserver -> C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\typescript\bin\tsserver
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\npm\tsc -> C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\typescript\bin\tsc
`-- typescript@2.5.3

One way to download Node.js is described here (

How do you use the compiler?
Create a program with extension .ts and you can call it from command line using the command
>tsc program.ts

The complier returns the JavaScript code with the extension program.js

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Great resource if you want datacentric apps

This is a very useful site that you should acquaint yourself with. You can create apps that work with SQL Server with all of the following:



SLES (Suse...)

You need to start at this link: