Monday, January 13, 2020
Recently, I upgraded my Windows 10 work environment from a tablet to a mini Pro environment.
Components of the new system include:
Currently, I develop software using a Macbook and Netbeans. Just for your information, however not related to my software development issues, my Thingamablog blogs are hosted on the Macbook (Remix) and a Windows XP (It's Personal [this blog], Résumé) platform. Thingamablog runs on a local system, i.e., PC or Mac and is written in Java.
The reasons I needed to upgrade this work environment? New security protocols (SSL) my older systems could not handle because newer releases of Java were not supported on the older systems.
The other problem? My Windows 10 tablet did not have enough, in the way of resources, to handle the installation of more recent software development tools.
I installed recent releases of the Java SDK and Netbeans on the new Windows 10 Pro system. This enabled my development environment to handle the newer security protocols being used by today's websites and producers of API and XML data.
Happy to report this upgrade went well, and looking forward to adding a newer Mac Mini to my development environment in the coming year.