August 16, 2022

Hackintosh VM 2022

I’ve tried creating MacOS 10.x VMs in VirtualBox before, with partial success, but nothing was worth using. The post https://techsprobe.com/install-macos-big-sur-on-virtualbox-on-windows-pc/ was pretty much on-point for creating a MacOS 11.0 (Big Sur) VM in VirtualBox. My experience was that there were a couple of deviations required from the script. First, the …

Java Server Pages App in Tomcat

Getting ramped back up on Java is fun!  With Hello World running at the command prompt, it’s time for a web version. I’d previously installed Tomcat 8 and verified it was functioning with a couple of the sample apps with the help of this tutorial. To start the web app, …

Creating Lookup Data From a C# Class

Hard-coding constant values in C# classes is a bad practice that we rarely indulge in here at TAMUS ESI.  You will not see very many instances of code like:     if (someObject.StatusCode == "A") We prefer something more like:     if (someObject.StatusCode == SomeProjectConstants.SomeFieldStatus.Active) where SomeFieldStatus is a class like …

iOS Push Notifications Certificate

To successfully send a push notification to an iOS device using Apple Push Notification Services (APNS), the pushing application must have a certificate and key registered with Apple. This is done while setting up an iOS application in the Apple Provisioning Portal, as described in detail by Matthijs Hollemans (and …