About Me

Mobile • Develop • Design • Lead • Train • Troubleshoot

A long time resident of metro Detroit, Dr. Truxall has been slinging code for a living since 1995, working with enterprise web technologies, modeling business processes, and building public web sites and mobile apps for some of the largest companies in North America. Always an enthusiast for troubleshooting systems, Trux has rescued numerous troubled applications and improved their performance. Co-author of the book Android Best Practices, he speaks at local conferences and user groups. Currently Trux is working in mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, bringing mobile apps and their supporting systems to the public sector.

The Book

Android Best Practices

Public Speaking

From time to time I have given technical presentations about the technologies I use:

Software In Motion: Continuous Delivery for Mobile CodeMash – Jan 7th, 2016
Software In Motion: Continuous Delivery for Mobile Detroit DevDay – Nov 14th, 2015
Android Authentication in the Web World Detroit Java User Group – January 20th, 2015
Mobile Authentication in the Web World CodeMash 2015 – January 8th, 2015
iOS for Android Developers (with Swift) 1DevDay Detroit 2014 – November 15th, 2014
Dependency Injection in Android Mich. Google Developers DevFest 2014 – May 17th, 2014
Consuming Web Services with Android Google Developer Group Ann Arbor Android – Nov 21st, 2013
Android Authentication in the Web World MobiDevDay Detroit – May 4th, 2013
Consuming Web Services with Android Mich. Google Developers DevFest 2013 – March 23rd, 2013
The Demise of Xcopy Deployment Day of .Net – May 1st, 2010
Beyond Breakpoints: Debugging and Troubleshooting Day of .Net – October 18h, 2008
Creating Office Documents with Open XML Day of .Net – October 20th, 2007
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) West Michigan .Net Users Group, July 17th, 2007
Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation Day of .Net – May 19th, 2007
Windows Communication Foundation Greater Lansing User Group.Net – March 15th, 2007
Visual Studio 2005 – New Features Microsoft Across America Technology Truck–July 28th, 2006
What’s New in ADO.NET 2.0 Microsoft DevCare – January 20th, 2006
Advanced VSTO 2005 Programming and Deployment Microsoft DevCare – August 19, 2005
SQL Server 2005 for Developers Microsoft SQL Server Summit – June 15, 2005

A Long Time Ago

I did my graduate work at Penn State and hold a doctorate in Plant Pathology. My theses are listed at PSU, and a publication of some of my research is online as well.