Yet Another Podcast #146 – Laurent Bugnion

This week Laurent Bugnion brings us up to date on what’s Laurenthappening with MVVM Light, especially with regard to Xamarin.

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Yet Another Podcast #145: John Sonmez

This week John Sonmez goes beyond programming to talk about life and the pursuit of happiness.John Sonmez

Simple Programmer Blog: http://simpleprogrammer.com
Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
10 Steps to Learn Anything Quickly course: http://10stepstolearn.com

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Yet Another Podcast #144 Pierce Boggan

PierceBogginThis week Pierce Boggan of Xamarin talks about Xamarin for Students

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52 Weeks of Xamarin – Week 17

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 launching a new sub-set of the 52 weeks: we’re going to build an application from conception to placement in the store (I hope).  I’ll be documenting as I go, so there is a real chance that this project will crash and burn.

First question: what application?  Here are two I’m thinking about…. with luck you’ll help me decide:

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Newest Pluralsight Course: Xamarin.Forms Custom Controls

Take just 45 minutes to learn how to create custom controls in Xamarin.Forms

Very excited to post this to my series of Pluralsight courses on Xamarin.

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Yet Another Podcast #143 – James Montemagno on Xamarin 4

This week James Montemagno of Xamarin talks about Xamarin 4, including Xamarin.Forms 2.0, UI testing, crash reporting, plugins and much more.

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

Last week we began creating an iOS application. ToDoList
 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 course Beginning Mobile Development with Xamarin.

We begin by adding a package to our project: Sqlite-net.

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Yet Another Podcast #142 – Krystin Stutesman on iOS 9

krystinThis week, Krystin Stutesman of Xamarin talks about iOS 9.

Xamarin Forms and iOS 9
Getting Started With iOS 9

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52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 15 – Creating an iOS Application Part 1


In the previous two posts in this series, I demonstrated how to create a simple to-do listReviewPageWithBorder using Xamarin.Forms.  In this and the next post, I’ll show how to create pretty much the same program for iOS using Xamarin native code.


To begin, open Xamarin Studio and create a new solution, choosing iOS/App -> Single View App and name it ToDoiOS.  We’ll begin by roughing out the UI.  Open the file Main.storyboard.  You’ll find a View Controller.  Go to the toolbox and drag a Navigation Controller onto the storyboard — notice that it brings its own ViewController.

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52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 14 – Thrice (part 2)

In the previous posting I started a new project in Xamarin.Forms that I will reproduce ToDoReview2in
iOS and Android in coming posts.

Today, we’ll take a look at the second page in the Xamarin.Forms version: ListTasksPage.

This lists the tasks that you entered and persisted in the previous posting.

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Bayesian Probability

[Originally posted Oct. 12, 2009]

Spent the early hours of this morning reading a great blog post by Jeff Atwoodwhich makes reference to a Elizer S. Yudkowsky’s Intuitive Explanationof Bayesian Probability. The timing was good as I had just finished the (highly recommended) book The Drunkard’s Walk which agreed with Jeff that most humans simply are not wired to deal with probability very well.

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New Pluralsight Course: Testing Xamarin Apps

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