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The Search for a Proportional Font for Developers

Roland Weigelt, June 14, 2016
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Fonts for text editors and IDEs are often monospaced, i.e. non-proportional, by default. This may seem like an obvious choice – after all, how else do you line up characters horizontally? The di... THE Resource for Monospace Fonts

Roland Weigelt, May 30, 2016
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While preparing an upcoming blog post about proportional fonts for programmers, I came across a tweet by Val Head (@vlh), pointing me to The website boasts the slogan The most co...

Why I prefer spaces to tabs

More Whidbey stuff, January 20, 2016
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Coding convention discussions are always fun. I just had one of them on the weekly Orchard meeting, where I’ve joked that spaces are objectively superior to tabs, by which I meant that there are...

Xamarin 4 Overview - Article

Wallace B. McClure, January 13, 2016
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Url: November 17, 2015 was a great day for mobile development. That is the day that Xamarin shipped the ...

QuirksMode outage

QuirksBlog, September 30, 2015
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The DNS entry did not work for about 55 hours, from Sunday 27th around 15:00 to midnight on Wednesday 30th. This is by far the longest time my site has ever been offline since it starte...

What is DNX?

Simple Talk, July 30, 2015
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In the past, working in .NET for non-Windows platforms has been dependent on third-party frameworks like Mono. Now, with VS2105 and DNX Microsoft have stepped up to provide everything you need to code...

Microservices in Promise and Practice

Simple Talk, April 13, 2015
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Are microservices the cure for the ague of monolithic applications, or do they bring their own problems with them that monolithic architectures have circumvented? Are they capable of delivering appl...

Speech Recognition in Mono and .Net C#

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 29, 2015
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Speaker independent speech recognition in Mono and .Net C#...

Whats up with Raspberry Pi 2?

More Whidbey stuff, February 3, 2015
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Ive been asked what my take was on the new Raspberry Pi 2, in particular about the newly announced Windows 10 support. The previous versions of the Raspberry Pi have been tremendously successful, and ...

Love and Friendship

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, December 11, 2014
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Friendship is something that is much underrated in our society. Friendship is actually a form of love (here I'm not talking about erotic love). It's not a lesser form of love than erotic love, only a ...

Raspberry PI Weather App (with no hardware sensor)

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 8, 2014
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Weather demo application, a code written in Mono C# to fetch weather information and using a GPIO library to glow an LED based on a specific temperature value...

Getting Mono Running on a MicroZed Using Yocto

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 11, 2014
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Demonstrates how to use the Yocto Project to get a custom Linux operating system with Mono up and running on the MicroZed development board....

Writing Software for a Variety of IoT Devices Using the Yocto Project

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 10, 2014
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Demonstrates how to use the Yocto Project to get a custom Linux baseline operating system containing Mono for use on a variety of different hardware configurations....

Sharding Pitfalls Part III: Chunk Balancing and Collection Limits

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, October 22, 2014
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In Parts 1 and 2 we have covered a number of common issues people run into when managing a sharded MongoDB cluster. In this final post of the series we will cover a subtle, but important distinction ...

How to build Mono 3.8 / 3.10 on Windows

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 17, 2014
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A refreshed article on how to build the current release of Mono on Windows...

Developing Games with MonoGame

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 16, 2014
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MonoGame is an open source implementation of the XNA application programming interface (API)....

Sharding Pitfalls: Part I

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, October 1, 2014
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By Adam Comerford, Senior Solutions EngineerSharding is a popular feature in MongoDB, primarily used for distributing data across clusters for horizontal scaling. The benefits of sharding for scalabi...

MonoGame for Windows 8 tutorial and ton's of new samples too

MSDN: Coding4Fun, August 13, 2014
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It's been a while we've chatted about MonoGame.What is MonoGame?Write once, play everywhere.One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games.Managed CodeBy leveraging C# and other .NET languag...

Mono on Raspberry Pi?

MSDN: Coding4Fun, June 20, 2014
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In our Hardware Friday posts, we usually focus on some kind of .NET Micro Framework compatible hardware, like Netduino, etc.Yet one of the new hardware platforms that's generating a good deal of excit...

Debugging xUnit tests in Xamarin Studio and Mono Develop using The Debugging Trick

Brendan Tompkins, May 15, 2014
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As I mentioned in my recent post on the Splunk blog, we’ve been developing a new awesome portable C# SDK that will support Xamarin/Mono. We ran into a bunch of issues running on Linux with tests faili...

A new breed of samples for MonoGame

The Code Project Latest Articles, April 15, 2014
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One common question surrounding MonoGame has always been the quality of the samples currently maintained in the various branches of the project. Being an opensource project this has always been a chal...

Running MongoDB Queries Concurrently With Go

The MongoDB NoSQL Database Blog, March 24, 2014
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This is a guest post by William Kennedy, managing partner at Ardan Studios in Miami, FL, a mobile and web app development company. Bill is also the author of the blog GoingGo.Net and the organizer for...

Mono 3.2.7 is out!

Mono Project News, February 25, 2014
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After 5 months in development, mono 3.2.7 is out.This is the work of 1235 commits by 65 contributors. A lot of very exciting new things come with this release. The highlights are all the love our JIT ...

Building a Scrolling Sprite-based Star Field Background with C# and MonoGame

The Code Project Latest Articles, January 7, 2014
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In this simple tutorial, we want to create a scrolling sprite-based star field background using Xamarin Studio and MonoGame....

#5 Article in Visual Studio Magazine for 2013

Wallace B. McClure, December 28, 2013
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Greg Shackles and I write the Cross Platform in C# column for Visual Studio Magazine.  This column started in January 2012 with an email from Keith Ward regarding my interest in a monthly column ...

#5 Article in Visual Studio Magazine for 2013

Wallace B. McClure, December 28, 2013
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Greg Shackles and I write the Cross Platform in C# column for Visual Studio Magazine.  This column started in January 2012 with an email from Keith Ward regarding my interest in a monthly column ...

Reweaving IL code with Mono.Cecil

The Code Project Latest Articles, December 13, 2013
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First one of a series of tutorials about C# code reweacing using Mono.Cecil...

Programming Xlib with Mono Develop - Part 1: Low-level (proof of concept)

The Code Project Latest Articles, November 18, 2013
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How to call native X11 API from Mono Develop C# ending up in a very little application....

Mono 3.2.4 is out!

Mono Project News, November 14, 2013
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We have just pushedmono 3.2.4out. This is an OSX only release that has the PCL reference assemblies from Microsoft. Its contents are identical to 3.2.3 other than that. It can be downloaded from theus...

Dealing with Multiplatform Project Files

youve been HAACKED, November 7, 2013
Views: 712 | Hits 16 targets multiple platforms. This involves a large risk to my sanity. You can see the general approach here in the Octokit directory of our project: Mono gets a project! MonoAndroid get...

Invasion Game in MonoGame for Windows Phone 8

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 18, 2013
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This article describes my experience porting Invasion from XNA/WP7 to MonoGame/WP8 and includes Invasion's complete source code....

RestSharp 104.2.0 Released

youve been HAACKED, September 18, 2013
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Just shipped a new release of RestSharp to NuGet. For those who dont know, RestSharp is a simple REST and HTTP API Client for .NET. This release is primarily a bug fix release with a whole lotta bug ...

Seeing even farther with Farseer Physics Engine v3.5

MSDN: Coding4Fun, September 18, 2013
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When was the last time I've mentioned a psychics engine? A while. Farseer? Even longer. The release of a Farseer update seems like a good time to fix that...Farseer Physics Engine 3.5Farseer Physics E...

MonoAndroid: Using TabHost in your mobile applications

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 6, 2013
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TabHost control in MonoAndroid...

A Cross-platform C# Class for Using INI Files to Store Application Settings

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 3, 2013
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The class runs under Mono or .NET and allows the use of Windows style "INI" files to store and retrieve application settings...

Mapping and Location with Xamarin.Android (formerly Mono for Android)

Wallace B. McClure, July 18, 2013
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Real Estate is all about location, location, location. Mobile is about maps, location and maps. Maps are an excellent mechanism to communicate information about locations. Maps are graphical, and yo...

New Mono Releases!

Mono Project News, June 19, 2013
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The Mono team has been busy working on Mono, and we have done seven releases since our last blog post. Our latest Mono 3.0.12 contains a load of new features: Support for MacOS X Mavericks Portable C...

Netduino, LCD, Bluetooth and some Lumia (and a snake... game)

MSDN: Coding4Fun, May 24, 2013
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Today's Hardware Friday project is from friend of the blog, Matt Cavanagh (who is a newly minted Nokia Developer Champion), who provides us a project that's very much a mix of old and new school...Old...

Mapping and Location in iOS and Android at Xamarin Evolve 2013

Wallace B. McClure, May 15, 2013
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The following is a link to my talk on Mapping & Location in iOS and Android at Xamarin Evolve 2013.  Obviously, the talk is centered on MonoTouch, aka Xamarin.iOS, and Mono for Android, aka...


The Code Project Latest Articles, April 20, 2013
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A binary JSON serializer based on fastJSON (support for MonoDroid)...

Juice Up Your Android UI

Wallace B. McClure, March 22, 2013
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Recently, I wrote an article for our Mono for Android column about improving your user interface of your applications.  The url is:

Free Xamarin Studio and Free Chapters 1-4 Professional Android Programming with Mono for Android and .NET/C#

Wallace B. McClure, March 4, 2013
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On February 20, Xamarin announced a new version of MonoDevelop called Xamarin Studio. We've been big fans of Xamarin and Miguel de Icaza's work all the way back to the inception of the Mono pro...

Mono 3.0.4 is out!

Mono Project News, February 22, 2013
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We have just released Mono 3.0.4to the world. The release packs our SGen concurrent collector with a new strategy to deal with pinned objects called cementing(Mark discussed that last year). We are v...

What does the Imperial March, Windows Phone 8, Netduino, Bluetooth and Sonar have in common? This!

MSDN: Coding4Fun, February 22, 2013
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In today's Hardware Friday Project takes us back, Windows Phone 8, Netduino and Bluetooth..., to the very cool work that Matt Cavanagh is doing. Chris Walker of Netduino fame was impressed enough to r...

Introduction to iOS6 Social Networks with MonoTouch

Wallace B. McClure, February 1, 2013
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Check out this introduction to iOS6 Social Networks with MonoTouch: I hope you enjoy this video ...

MonoTouch: iOS 6 Introduction, Social Media & Maps - Online Training with LearnNowOnline

Wallace B. McClure, January 29, 2013
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One of my training courses has just been published by LearnNowOnline. I hope you find it helpful as you take up iOS 6 Development with MonoTouch. Here is some info about it below. Link: http://www.l...

iOS6 Introduction with MonoTouch Webinar Recording

Wallace B. McClure, January 29, 2013
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This is a recording of my iOS6 with MonoTouch Webinar: (I think this only loads in IE) iOS6 is the latest version of the iOS operating system fo...

iOS6 with .NET, C#, & MonoTouch Seminar

Wallace B. McClure, January 22, 2013
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I'll be doing an iOS6 with MonoTouch Seminar on Wednesday at 12 pm EST.  A little about the event: iOS6 is the latest version of the iOS operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. ...

Windows Store 8 Game, MonoGame, SignalR and more

MSDN: Coding4Fun, January 21, 2013
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Today's Modern Mono Monday project is one by Filip Ekberg that I've been meaning to blog about for and I think is pretty cool, showing off a number of different things (and you all know how much I lik...

Mono 3.0.3 is out!

Mono Project News, January 16, 2013
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We have released an update to Mono, version 3.0.3, it is mostly a bug fix release, but contains a few interesting goodies as well: DTrace: Mono garbage collectors now feature multiple dtrace probes fo...