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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...

Sometimes you just gotta brag a bit

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 2, 2014
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For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

Learning Xamarin: Tabbed Pages

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 2, 2014
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Until now, our application has used simple “push” navigation, creating a stack that the user can pop out of to return to the calling screen.  It would be convenient, however, to add tabs to the openin...

Learning XamarinAdding Pages

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 1, 2014
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The application that I began describing here (and which is part of this series) is almost done.  Today, we’ll add a new first page to allow the user to track more than one appliance type.  This will r...

Album of the Week: Within Temptations The Silent Force

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2014
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The only thing better than discovering new music that you love is to find it in your own collection and realize that youve forgotten about it.  There is a special, if poignant joy in rediscovery.  Sil...

Learning XamarinPersistence with SQLite

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2014
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Virtually every interesting application deals with data, and very often you want that data to survive your session with the app, so that you can return to it next time.   To accomplish this, you must ...

Learning Xamarin: Tinkering with the App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 27, 2014
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This is part of the on-going series of posts on Learning Xamarin; a complete index to the series can be found here.  In the previous installment, I modified the application that I began in this postin...

Learning XamarinExtending the App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 26, 2014
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This is part of the on-going series of posts on Learning Xamarin; a complete index to the series can be found here.  In the previous installment, I modified the application that I began in this postin...

XamarinConverting int to string

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 25, 2014
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In yesterday’s posting, I complained that Forms do not (yet) automatically convert strings to integers (or vice versa) and thus was “forced” to declare my integer values as strings. Today, I work arou...

Learning Xamarin: Building an App

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 24, 2014
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I’ve set out on an adventure; not only to learn Xamarin inside out, but to build an app, in public.  I don’t know if I’ll finish it, I don’t know if it will work, and I don’t know just how … Continue ...

Xamarin Storyboards and Custom Cells

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 23, 2014
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In the previous posting in this series we navigated to a details page, but the display of the details left a lot to be desired.  We had a single string of information and not enough room to display it...

Xamarin Storyboards: Navigation

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 20, 2014
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In the previous installment in this series, I left off with binding data. Today we take a look at page navigation and passing that data around. Navigation with Storyboards is accomplished with Segues....

Xamarin iOS Storyboards: Getting Started

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 18, 2014
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The first three posts in this series were all about Xamarin Forms.  That is because Forms are terrific, convenient and new.  But they are not the only game in town.  It is possible to write iOS applic...

Xamarin Forms and Data

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 16, 2014
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Xamarin happily supports two-way binding, and the mechanism will be intensely familiar to XAML programmers.  The more I work with Xamarin, the more I think this is where Silverlight went to heaven. [ ...

Learning Xamarin: Forms and XAML

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 13, 2014
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In my previous posting (the first in this series) I showed how to create a simple cross-platform mobile application using the new Xamarin forms.  In this posting, I will recreate that same application...

Album of the Week: Living Proof by Buddy Guy

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 12, 2014
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Every once in a while I come across new music that I have to share.  This week it is Living Proof by Buddy Guy. This incredible album won the Album of the Year from the prestigious Blues Music Awards ...

Learning XamarinPart 1 Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 11, 2014
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Today I officially launch my new blog series on learning cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin.  Xamarin should be perfect for me because I really want to learn iOS and Android programming bu...

KendoNgPart 2Data

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 8, 2014
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This is the second in my new series on Kendo UI and AngularJS, which Im guarantee affectionately calling KendoNg Continue reading ?For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http...

Xamarin Redux. Watch This Space

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 4, 2014
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You may remember that I started down the path of writing about learning Xamarin for Android.  I then became distracted by such trivial items as work, deadlines, family, etc. but as of June 16 I return...

Pro Windows 8.1 Development w/XAML and C#

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 3, 2014
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Im pleased and proud to say my latest (and last!) book has been published: Pro Windows 8.1 Development with XAML and C# Heres the hype: Understanding Windows 8.1 and how it ties in to the proven C# la...

AngularJS and Kendo UIPart 1Getting Started

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 2, 2014
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Today I launch a new series of postings, bringing together two themes Ive been developing for the past few months: AngularJS and Kendo UI.  These technologies go together like peanut butter and chocol...

Tic Tac Toe Game using Microsoft Silverlight

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 30, 2014
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This tip shows how we can use Silverlight cool features to make a tic-tac-toe game in the web....

Dependent Methods in Kendo: A Practical Example

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 26, 2014
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On May 10, Noel Rice of Falafel wrote a wonderful blog piece entitled Dependent Methods (calculated fields) a hidden goody in Kendo UI.  It wasnt two weeks later that I had occasion to put this to us...

Yet Another Podcast Show 125 Mads Kristensen

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 25, 2014
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Were back! And were back with a bang: John Papa, Jon Galloway and I interview Mads Kristensen about all the cool things hes into these days, especially Web Essentials.  Mads John Papa Jon Galloway Web...

Working with Portable Class Libraries and porting TagLib#

Method ~ of ~ failed, May 24, 2014
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A long while back I had written a quick sample when Silverlight introduced drag-and-drop into the framework. Then I decided to show dragging MP3 files into a Silverlight app and reading the metadata a...

Kendo UI & Dynamic Data: Solution 1

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 5, 2014
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Wed like to display dynamic data in our view. For example, we might create a set of CheckBoxes on the fly, depending on data from the server. There are many good reasons to do so, not the least of whi...

New Pluralsight Course: Building Web Apps & Services With Entity Framework, Web API and Breeze

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 2, 2014
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Very pleased to announce my latest Pluralsight course: Building Web Apps and Services With Entity Framework and Web API.  In this course, you will learn to create a web service that supports a databas...

Angular Part 5Adding A Service

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 25, 2014
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This is the fifth in a series that starts here. In the previous installment, we looked at using Jasmine to test a Controller, and left off with the suggestion that our program would be improved by add...

Yet Another Podcast #124Mary Jo Foley And The New Microsoft

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 23, 2014
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Mary Jo Foley, editor of ZDNets All About Microsoft blog talks about /Build and the new leadership at the New Microsoft. All About Microsoft MJFs Interview of Scott Guthrie MJFs Interview of Terry Mye...

Learning Kendo? This is the book!

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 22, 2014
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OK, it is somewhat questionable for me to recommend a book that I contributed to and that is published by the company I work for, but I honestly believe that Falafel Softwares new Kendo UI Nuts And Bo...

Angular Part 4Testing AngularJS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 20, 2014
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It is time now to turn our attention to testing AngularJS applications.  Over time, well want to move to test-first, where we write the test and then write the code. There are many advantages to test-...

Yet Another Podcast #123Ted Neward on Architecture

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 11, 2014
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This episode marks the premier of John Papa as permanent co-host of Yet Another Podcast (along with Jon Galloway as intermittent co-host)!  Joining John and me are Ted Neward.  Ted is CTO of iTrellis ...

Angular Part 3BDD With Angular JS

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 11, 2014
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In a previous posting I introduced the critically important topic of Behavior Driven Testing, but the example I gave was straight JavaScript rather than Angular. Well want to modify that example to be...

Yet Another Podcast #122JavaScript: Core Concepts

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 2, 2014
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Jon Galloway and I welcome Ward Bell and Elijah Manor to discuss the fundamentals every serious JavaScript programmer should know.  Elijah Manors Blog Ward Bells Blog JavaScript From Scratch     Liste...

Angular Part 2- Behavior Driven Development

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 1, 2014
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In an earlier posting I discussed, briefly, why Angular is suddenly so popular, and demonstrated how to get started with Angular without writing a line of JavaScript.  Its time now to turn our attenti...

Yet Another Podcast #121AngularJS Roundtable

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 26, 2014
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We welcome Ari Lerner, author of NG-Book and Ward Bell and John Papa to discuss AngularJS and Aris comprehensive book on the topic. Ari Lerners ng-book site  Ward Bells Blog John Papas Blog Breeze Ide...

Read twice as fast, one word at a time

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 18, 2014
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It turns out that there are better ways to read than the way we learned as children.  Based  on significant research, Flash Reading appears to be able to instantly increase your reading speed by 50% t...

Ill be speaking at DevIntersections/Angle Brackets

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 18, 2014
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April 13-16, 2014 at JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando Florida Im thrilled to say that Ill be speaking at Angle Brackets.  Angle brackets is a conference for lovers of the Web.    It has been describe...

Creating Your First Angular Program

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 16, 2014
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Last week I had the privilege of presenting on Angular at Live360.  Ive written up part of that presentation as a blog post here.   In this blog post I describe how to get started with Angular and how...

Underscore: LINQ (almost) for JavaScript

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 5, 2014
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As part of my emerging series on LINQ from Scratch, Id like to take a small detour today  into what you do if you need the functionality of LINQ in your JavaScript program.  You can read my solution h...