Category Archives: Essentials

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.

Posted in Essentials | Leave a comment

Yet Another Podcast #142 – Krystin Stutesman on iOS 9

This week, Krystin Stutesman of Xamarin talks about iOS 9. Xamarin Forms and iOS 9 Getting Started With iOS 9 Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

Posted in Essentials | Tagged | 1 Comment

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 list 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. … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials, XAML | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials | Leave a comment

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 13 – Writing It Thrice

In this and a number of following posts, I’ll build the same program three times: once in Xamarin.Forms, once in iOS and once in Android.   This is directly based on my Pluralsight course, Beginning Mobile Development with Xamarin To … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials, Xamarin | 3 Comments

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 6 – Starting xUnit Testing

Last week we decided to start with test-first development using XUnit.  To get underway, let’s create a  new Xamarin.Forms application called BlogProjectTracker. Once the projects are created we’ll return to the solution and add a new .NET project of type Portable Library … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials, Xamarin | 3 Comments

What Languages Have You Learned?

I started programming in 1971, but didn’t much like it and didn’t start professional programming until 1985.  I’d be very interested in when you started, and what languages you used since then (languages you used to write something meaningful)  Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 5 – Diving in the deep end

For the past four weeks, we’ve been reviewing the fundamentals of Xamarin.  Let’s stop for a bit and talk about how we really code, and how we should. In my Pluralsight courses, I take you through each skill, step by … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials | 3 Comments

FalafelCon with TWO Free Workshops??

Zero hype.  Free means free. Sign up for FalafelCon (Monterey, September 14-17)  and you not only get full admission to all of FalafelCon and all of TechIntersection, but under this special deal you get the IOT workshop by Doug Seven ( all … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials | Leave a comment

Yet Another Podcast #141: Greg Shackles on Xamarin

This week, Greg Shackles: mobile expert and Xamarin MVP; host of Gone Mobile Podcast. NYC Mobile .NET Developers Gone Mobile Olo Xamarin Evolve 2014: Using Continuous Integration with Xamarin Apps MvvmCross fastlane xUnit   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

Posted in Essentials, Xamarin | Tagged | 2 Comments

52 Weeks of Xamarin: Week 3- Events in Xamarin.Forms

In this, week 3 of 52 Weeks of Xamarin, we’re going to pick up where we left off last week, and add event handling to our buttons There is much to do to make this a working program, and starting … Continue reading

Posted in Essentials | 2 Comments

Yet Another Podcast – Show 140: J. Tower

This week we have J Tower,  Telerik Expert, Community Organizer, Itinerant Consultant J’s web site Community Organizing 48 State Project   Listen | Yet Another Podcast

Posted in Essentials | Tagged | Leave a comment