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iPhone 7+ First Look

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 22, 2016
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What can I say that you don’t already know? The packaging is Apple standard (read beautiful), upgrading from my 6S+ was a piece of cake, activating the phone could not have been easier, and all my st...

MacOs Sierra first look

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 21, 2016
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macOS Sierra is here(goodbye Mac OSX) It has only a few new features, most notable of which is Siri on the Mac. Siri works ok, not great. And even when she is fully understanding my requests, there is...

Yet Another Podcast #164 Azure Mobile Apps with Chris Risner

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 19, 2016
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Chris is a Principle Software Development Engineer at Microsoft. There he works within the Developer Experience team where he leads a team focusing on making non-traditional Microsoft technology work ...

Yet Another Podcast #163: James Montemagno and Xamarin Cycle 8

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 13, 2016
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James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer soft...

My Favorite Mac Utilities

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, September 7, 2016
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I have experimented with a number of different utilities. I’m going to list some of them here, and then invite you to please add your preferred utilities that I haven’t tried yet, and why you like the...

Yet Another Podcast #161 David Britch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 25, 2016
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David Britch is a Developer/Writer at Xamarin, and has previously spent many years working on projects for different groups at Microsoft. David has authored and contributed to a range of recent softwa...

Xamarin Utility in 5 Minutes with Plugins

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 25, 2016
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[This article was restored] I needed a quick and dirty program to create quick notes and mail them to myself.You can see how this would be useful;a way to jot down notes while away from the computer, ...

Text to Me in 5 Minutes with Xamarin Plugins

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 23, 2016
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I needed a quick and dirty program to create quick notes and mail them to myself. You can see how this would be useful; a way to jot down notes while away from the computer, with some high likelihood ...

Xamarin Dev Days at NERD Center

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 20, 2016
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Had a great time presenting at Dev Days at the New England Research and Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA. Room was packed, reception was very kind, and the other presenters were excellent.Fo...

Yet Another Podcast #161 David Britch

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 18, 2016
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David Britch is a Developer/Writer at Xamarin, and has previously spent many years working on projects for different groups at Microsoft. David has authored and contributed to a range of recent softwa...

Tech Bash 2016

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 15, 2016
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Save $50 with code LIBERTYFor the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

Yet Another Podcast #160 Mobile Technology Overview Sam Basu

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 15, 2016
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SamBasuis a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Developer Advocate for Progress. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobil...

My Web Journey

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 13, 2016
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In a recent post, I launched what will be a series on web development. What better way to get this started than to review how we got here? And to do that, indulge me, I will tell you (briefly) my … Co...

Back to the Web but where to start?

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 8, 2016
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In my previous post I described my desire to revive my web programming skills and tune up to the latest frameworks. The question is: which frameworks, and in what order? This is a question that I stru...

Join my journey back to the web

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 7, 2016
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For 20 years, I’ve been doing web programming of one sort or another. I worked through web forms and MVC and SPAs and so forth. Then, about three years ago, I started to focus on Xamarin, and only kee...

Yet Another Podcast #159 Shawn Wildermuth

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 3, 2016
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Shawn Wildermuth is a world-renowned speaker, and a world-class Pluralsight author. Hehas been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early 80s. As a Microsoft MVP sin...

$50 Discount at TechBash

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, August 2, 2016
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I’ll be speaking at TechBashin September. Use this code: LIBERTY, (all caps) for a $50 discount. Thanks!For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

$50 Discount on DevIntersections / Angle Brackets

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 29, 2016
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I’ll be speaking at DevIntersections/ AngleBrackets in October. Use this code: LIBERTY, (all caps) for a $50 discount.         Thanks!For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at h...

Yet Another Podcast #158 Angular 2 Documentation with Ward Bell

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 25, 2016
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Ward Bell is a Microsoft MVP, and is a Google GDE (Google Developer Expert) and the President of IdeaBlade, makers of Breeze. He is responsible for the Angular 2 documentation and has been deeply enme...

Yet Another Podcast #157 Whats New in Xamarin and A Case Study

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 22, 2016
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I’m joined by Dan Hermes and David Silverlight for a quick overview of what is new in Xamarin, and then a deep dive into an application they both worked on for the FAA Dan’s Blog Dan’s Company Dan’s T...

Effects with XAML

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 18, 2016
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In this excellent article, Nish Anil describes how to modify controls using Effects – a lighter weight approach than creating custom renderers. His examples, however, are all in C#, so I decided to tr...

Yet Another Podcast #156 MVVM Light with Laurent Bugnion

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 12, 2016
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Laurent works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Xamarin, Windows Store, Windows P...

C# 6 From Scratch Released On Pluralsight

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 7, 2016
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For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

Xamarin.Forms: Creating a sliding drawer with behaviors, messages and MVVM Light

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, July 3, 2016
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Sliding Drawers have become a popular, almost required form of navigation in phone applications. There are libraries that will do this for you, but you can use Xamarin.Forms to create what you want wi...

Yet Another Podcast 155 Humanitarian Toolbox with Bill Wagner

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 30, 2016
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Bill Wagner is a Microsoft Senior Content Developer creating documents and learning materials for developers learning the .net platform. He is also the president and on the board of directors of the H...

Navigate and then send data back with Xamarin.Forms and MVVM Light

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, June 20, 2016
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…By Jesse Liberty & Eric Grover The Challenge Navigate to a second page, present an Editor (multi-line entry) and then send the data back to the original page (and navigate back at the same time). MVV...

View Model Page Navigation with MVVM Light

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 25, 2016
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When you move from code behind to a View Model (as you should, if only to make testing easier) certain challenges arise, such as: how do I navigate to another page? Fortunately, MVVM Light provides a ...

Yet Another Podcast #154 Dan Wahlin on Typescript and Angular 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 21, 2016
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Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting which provides consulting and training services on Web technologies. He has also published over 10 developer courses on Pluralsight.com and Udemy.com including the...

TypeScript and Angular 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 20, 2016
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After attending ng-conf a couple weeks ago, and taking aterrific workshop with John Papa and Dan Wahlin, and spending time talking with them and with Ward Bell (who is responsible forthe Angular 2 doc...

Global Resources in Xamarin.Forms

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 19, 2016
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First, when I checked Google, all I could find was articles saying this can’t be done. Humbug. Thanks to Roger Peters and jFarrellI got it done (well, they did and then I did, but now you will). Here ...

Reactive

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 10, 2016
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Many web programmers, especially Angular programmers are turning their attention to Reactive programming. While I don’t know of any books on ReactiveJS (yet) I can shamelessly mention that I do have a...

Video of Evolve 16 Presentation on TDD

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 9, 2016
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Pleased and proud to say that Xamarin has posted a video of my presentationon Test Driven Development on their site. Evolve 16 was an incredible event, and it was tremendous fun to present there.For ...

Back to the future!

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, May 8, 2016
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For about 15 years I specialized in Web programming of one sort or another (writing half a dozen books and, more recently, half a dozen Pluralsight courses) and for the past two years, I’ve added Xama...

Yet Another Podcast #153 James Montemagno: Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 15, 2016
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James Montemagno is a Xamarin Evangelist, technology geek, and lover of all things mobile. This is a great wrap up of what’s new in Xamarin. James’ Blog James’ Twitter MyDriving Azure IoT App Xamarin ...

Yet Another Podcast #152 John Papa on Angular 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 13, 2016
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John Papa, expert in all things Angular, joins me in discussing Angular 2 ES5, ES2015, TypeScript Angular 2 on GitHub  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLibe...

Podcast Gold

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 8, 2016
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If you are like me, when you start a podcast, you rarely go back to find old ones, which may be out of date. However, some of Yet Another Podcast is worth a listen even now. Here aresome of the … Cont...

Yet Another Podcast #151 Jon Galloway on //build/

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 7, 2016
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I’m extremely pleased to have Jon back on Yet Another Podcast, this time with a comprehensive review of //build/. Jon on Channel 9 Twitter Stack Overflow      For the complete article and hyperlinks, ...

Yet Another Podcast #150 Dan Hermes & Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 5, 2016
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Very pleased to have Dan Hermes, author ofXamarin Mobile Application Development, and all-round Xamarin expert. Book Tour Dan’s Blog Dan’s companyFor the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit ...

Xamarin at //build/

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, April 1, 2016
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Yowza! Miguel has demonstrated a number of new features in Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms that I want to start using immediately: Free Xamarin Interactive documentation using markdown and embedded C# Inspe...

Yet Another Podcast #149 Xamarin Instrumentation

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 17, 2016
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A special podcast with Greg Shackles, discussing and speculating on the implications of the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft and instrumenting your Xamarin Applications. Raygun Runscope DataDog Ins...

Yet Another Podcast #148 Ted Neward on Xamarin and MSFT

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, March 4, 2016
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A special podcast with Ted Neward, discussing and speculating on the implications of the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft Listen  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at ht...

Yet Another Podcast #147 Microsoft Acquires Xamarin

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, February 27, 2016
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A special podcast with the founders of TrailHead consulting, discussing and speculating on the implications of the acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft Listen (We are having some technical difficulties...

Yet Another Podcast #146 Laurent Bugnion

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, February 10, 2016
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This weekLaurent Bugnion brings us up to date on what’s happening with MVVM Light, especially with regard to Xamarin. Laurent’s Pluralsight Course Laurent’s Blog Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the ...

Yet Another Podcast #145: John Sonmez

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 29, 2015
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This weekJohn Sonmez goes beyond programming to talk about life and the pursuit of happiness. Simple Programmer Blog: http://simpleprogrammer.com Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual: htt...

Yet Another Podcast #144 Peter Boggins

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 20, 2015
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This week Pierce Bogginsof Xamarin talks aboutXamarin for Students Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at http://JesseLiberty.com ...

52 Weeks of Xamarin Week 17

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 13, 2015
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Old joke. Guy goes to a 24 hour restaurant. It is closed. ” Hey,” he says, “I thought you were open 24 hours.” “Not in a row” So my 52 weeks took a short Chanukah vacation. But we’re back. I’m … Conti...

Newest Pluralsight Course: Xamarin.Forms Custom Controls

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 3, 2015
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Take just 45 minutes to learn how to create custom controls in Xamarin.Forms Very excited to post this tomy series of Pluralsight courses on Xamarin.For the complete article and hyperlinks, please vis...

Yet Another Podcast #143 James Montemagno on Xamarin 4

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, December 2, 2015
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This week James Montemagno of Xamarin talks about Xamarin 4, including Xamarin.Forms 2.0, UI testing, crash reporting, plugins and much more. Blog: http://motzcod.es Twitter: http://twitter.com/jamesm...

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 16 Creating an iOS Application Part 2

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 22, 2015
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Last week we began creating an iOS application. We covered most of what is required but we did not tackle persistence, which we will do today. This post is based on my Pluralsight courseBeginning Mobi...

Yet Another Podcast #142 Krystin Stutesman on iOS 9

Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek, November 18, 2015
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This week,Krystin Stutesman of Xamarin talks about iOS 9. Xamarin Forms and iOS 9 Getting Started With iOS 9 Listen | Yet Another Podcast  For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog...