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Product Recommendation -SaneBox for Email

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 13, 2014
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I dont usually write about individual cool products, but if email is making you crazythis is a product you really want to check out. It is called SaneBox and it separates your mail for you automagical...

Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 12, 2014
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Yesterday, I wrote about one of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (Technology Preview 2), Styles. Today Ill take a first look at Triggers. Triggers The key idea of Triggers is When this happens, d...

Xamarin.Forms: Styles

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 11, 2014
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Xamarin.Forms 1.3 is now available in Community Preview 2 (the final community preview before release). While this is not a release version, it is close and worth taking a look at. It offers three new...

Xamarin.Forms Groups and Jump Lists

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 5, 2014
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My goal is to create a simplelist of Employees with the employeesgrouped by the first letter of their name. Id also like to create a jump list to allow the user to jump to a particular letter in the l...

Using Mocks to test Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 26, 2014
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Many of us believe that Unit Testing is critical in any non-trivial programming. But Unit Testing can be difficult, especially the use of fakes. The most common fake is aMock;unfortunately they are al...

Using Mocks to test Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 26, 2014
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Many of us believe that Unit Testing is critical in any non-trivial programming. But Unit Testing can be difficult, especially the use of fakes. The most common fake is aMock;unfortunately they are al...

Xamarin.Forms And Resources

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 19, 2014
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Often, there will be multiple views in your form that share the same values (e.g., font size, color, etc.). There are a couple ways you can handle this: Create a resource dictionary and then refer to ...

Xamarin.Forms And Resources

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 19, 2014
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Often, there will be multiple views in your form that share the same values (e.g., font size, color, etc.). There are a couple ways you can handle this: Create a resource dictionary and then refer to ...

Yet Another Podcast #135 Miguel de Icaza on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 30, 2014
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Miguel de Icaza is one of the most respected technologists in the industry, known for starting the Gnomeand Mono projects. He is the CTO and co-founder ofXamarinand a genuinely nice person. Today we t...

Yet Another Podcast #135 Miguel de Icaza on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 30, 2014
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Miguel de Icaza is one of the most respected technologists in the industry, known for starting the Gnomeand Mono projects. He is the CTO and co-founder ofXamarinand a genuinely nice person. Today we t...

Get Insight into your Xamarin Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 27, 2014
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Xamarin now offers a crash and analytics program that integrates beautifully into their applications, including Xamarin Forms. It is very easy to get started, and in this article well look at a very s...

Get Insight into your Xamarin Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 27, 2014
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Xamarin now offers a crash and analytics program that integrates beautifully into their applications, including Xamarin Forms. It is very easy to get started, and in this article well look at a very s...

Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 18, 2014
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In a recent post, I described how to import code from ASP.NET MVC into a Xamarin Hybrid application. In this post, I will show how you can reach into native code from that application. Remember that o...

Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 18, 2014
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In a recent post, I described how to import code from ASP.NET MVC into a Xamarin Hybrid application. In this post, I will show how you can reach into native code from that application. Remember that o...

New Pluralsight Course: Kendo UI and AngularJS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 14, 2014
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Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Kendo UI and AngularJS From Scratch This course is targeted at Kendo UI programmers who wish to integrate Kendo UI into Angu...

New Pluralsight Course: Kendo UI and AngularJS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 14, 2014
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Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Kendo UI and AngularJS From Scratch This course is targeted at Kendo UI programmers who wish to integrate Kendo UI into Angu...

Simple Silverlight MVVM Example using UniformGrid

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 12, 2014
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A simple Silverlight application that shows how to apply Jeff Wilcox's UniformGrid control to a bound collection....

Yet Another Podcast Show 134 Scott Hunter and ASP.NET V-Next

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 6, 2014
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Scott Hunter of Microsoft joins Jon Galloway and me to discuss ASP.NET V-Next. If you are a web programmerdo not miss this show. Scott’s Blog ASP.NET V-Next Page Jon Galloway’s Blog       Listen | Yet...

Yet Another Podcast Show 134 Scott Hunter and ASP.NET V-Next

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, October 6, 2014
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Scott Hunter of Microsoft joins Jon Galloway and me to discuss ASP.NET V-Next. If you are a web programmerdo not miss this show. Scott’s Blog ASP.NET V-Next Page Jon Galloway’s Blog       Listen | Yet...

Free e-Book: Learning to Master Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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The good folks at Falafel have put together all my posts (to date) on Xamarin and Xamarin Forms into an e-book, which is availablefreeathttp://jliberty.me/masteringXamarinBook Enjoy, and thanks!For th...

Falafel2Go and MVVM

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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When we decided to rewrite Falafel2Go, we quickly decided to do so with Xamarin Forms. One of the many advantages of Xamarin Forms is how quickly you can write the software. Among the other advantages...

Falafel2Go and MVVM

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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When we decided to rewrite Falafel2Go, we quickly decided to do so with Xamarin Forms. One of the many advantages of Xamarin Forms is how quickly you can write the software. Among the other advantages...

Free e-Book: Learning to Master Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 24, 2014
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The good folks at Falafel have put together all my posts (to date) on Xamarin and Xamarin Forms into an e-book, which is availablefree athttp://jliberty.me/masteringXamarin Enjoy, and thanks!For the c...

Unable to Start Debugging. The Silverlight Developer Runtime is Not Installed.

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 18, 2014
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Unable to start debugging. The Silverlight Developer Runtime is not installed....

iOS 8 is the biggest release since iOS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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iOS is now available and it is huge. Huge. Bigger than that. There are 15 new frameworks andover 4,000 new or modified APIs. The primary goals of this release are extensibility and adaptive (reactive)...

iOS 8 is the biggest release since iOS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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iOS is now available and it is huge. Huge. Bigger than that. There are 15 new frameworks andover 4,000 new or modified APIs. The primary goals of this release are extensibility and adaptive (reactive)...

A Xamarin Project

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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Recently, Steve Smith, CTO of Falafel suggested we form a small team to re-write our Falafel2Go application which had been written a year earlier in Xamarin. The goal was to learn, to demonstrate and ...

Yet Another Podcast #133 Jon Galloway on ASP.NET

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 17, 2014
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Jon Galloway, co-host, friend and Microsoft Evangelist joins me to discuss ASP.NET MVC 5. Jon’s Blog Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 ASP.NET site   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article an...

Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 12, 2014
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Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon. We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much m...

Yet Another Podcast #131 Phil Haack

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 5, 2014
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Phil Haack works at GitHub, is formerly of Microsoft, and isalways worth listening to. GitHub Phil’s Blog   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog ...

Hybrid Apps in Xamarin?? Part 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 5, 2014
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In aprevious blog postI started to create a hybrid application in Xamarin (see that post for why this is not an entirely crazy idea). I glossed over the implementation of IDataAccess. Lets focus on th...

Hybrid Apps in Xamarin??

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 29, 2014
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Today I begin a new series of blog posts on creating Hybrid Applications in Xamarin. This material will excerpted from the presentation Ill be making at Evolve 2014, though I confess Ill be holding ba...

Yet Another Podcast #130Intense Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 19, 2014
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We have James Montemagno and Jeremie Laval of Xamarin in a very intense discussion of Xamarin and iOS and Android.  Jeremies Web Site Jeremies Blog @jeremie_laval James Blog James GitHub James Twitter...

Im teaching a 2-day 16-hour hands-on course on Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 12, 2014
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Im very proud to announce that Ill be teaching a 2 day hands-on course on Xamarin at Falafel in Hudson Ohio.   This will be a very intensive course, but no prior Xamarin experience is needed, though y...

Yet Another Podcast #129Paul Betts

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 10, 2014
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Paul Betts is my co-author of Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ and one of the smartest people Ive ever met.  He now works at GitHub, and lately has been writing about Xamarin and using Reactiv...

Hold It Right There: Xamarin and Unit Testing

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 3, 2014
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Weve come a long way inthis series on Learning Xamarin, but we havent even begun to discuss Unit Tests, let alone Test Driven Development. There are lots ofarticles,books,Pluralsight courses, and othe...

Ive Become A Big Fan of Amazons WhisperSync

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 1, 2014
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I’ve discovered Amazon’s WhisperSync, and I’m in love. The idea is that you buy an Audible book and a Kindle book — and your device (which can be a computer, iPad, Kindle, etc.) keeps them synchronize...

Learning Xamarin: MVVM Light and Xamarin Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 1, 2014
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Today Im going to kick off a series of postings on creating an application using Xamarin Forms and theMVVM Light Toolkit.  This is part of a larger series on Learning Xamarin. To get started, I create...

Yet Another Podcast #128: The Legendary Charles Petzold

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 29, 2014
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Charles Petzold, legendary author of Programming Windows talks about DirectX and his new gig at Xamarin where he writes about Xamarin Forms, MVVM and much more. Charles Petzolds site Xamarin Xamarin F...

Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 25, 2014
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Xamarin is clearly focusing on cross platform, and as part of that, and as evidence of it as well, they have phased out their iOS and Android certification and now only offer the bigger certification ...

Learning Xamarin: Saving and Retrieving Photos

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 24, 2014
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In my previous post, I talked about using the Camera with Forms-based applications. In this post I explain how to save and then use the photos you take.   Saving The Photo Once we take the photo, the ...

Learning Xamarin: Adding Photos

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 23, 2014
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In this post I return to the EvalUate application I was building earlier in this series.  We’re going to add the ability to take a photo of the item you are thinking about buying.  It turns out there ...

Ill be speaking at Xamarin Evolve 2014

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 22, 2014
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Im very proud to say that Ill be presenting at Xamarin Evolve 2014, October 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. My session is Evolving From Web to Mobile App with Xamarin and you can read more about it on the E...

Yet Another Podcast Show 127Laurent Bugnion, Xamarin & MVVM Light

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 21, 2014
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Laurent Bugnion, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Regional Director and Senior Director for IdentityMine, works from Zurich Switzerland where he is the author of MVVM Light, one of the premier libraries and t...

Learning Xamarin: Custom Controls in Xamarin Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 21, 2014
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Xamarin Forms are the most exciting library to come along in a long time; certainly for mobile programmers.  They bring a whole new option to cross platform development: an abstraction layer that lets...

Learning Xamarin: Forms and Web Viewer

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 10, 2014
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In yesterday’s post we looked at using HTTP with Web Forms and creating a list of blog posts from an RSS feed. Today we’ll add the ability to tap on one entry in the list and see that blog post … Cont...

Yet Another Podcast Show 126Mike Bluestein from Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 10, 2014
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Yet Another Podcast returns with a great show with Mike Bluestein from Xamarin, talking about Xamarin Past, Present and Future.  Xamarin recently released Xamarin 3, and with it Xamarin Forms, greatly...

Xamarin Forms and HTTP

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Let’s say we’re building an application, and we want to list the titles and publication dates from an RSS feed.  We can do this using a ListView, but we have to get the feed, and to do that we need … ...

Xamarin Forms and HTTP

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Let’s say we’re building an application, and we want to list the titles and publication dates from an RSS feed.  We can do this using a ListView, but we have to get the feed, and to do that we need … ...

New Pluralsight Course: Testing AngularJS From Scratch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 9, 2014
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Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Testing AngularJS From Scratch In this course, you will learn how to create software using Behavior Driven Development, a te...