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Yet Another Podcast Show 138 – Jon Galloway

Jon Galloway is a friend, a walking encyclopedia of all things web and Microsoft and a former winner on The Price Is Right. Having Jon on is always a blast, and a chance to learn what’s new with ASP.NET and … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #137 – Basem Emara

Basem has over 10 years experience as a consultant, developer, and trainer in the web and mobile space. He has helped enterprises pioneer their industries using JavaScript, .NET, and now iOS and Apple WatchKit. Basem has 2 Apple Watch apps in the … Continue reading

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Lists in Xamarin Watch

Intro There is documentation and a sample on Xamarin.com to show how to add lists to a Watch application, but it can be a bit confusing, so I created a very simple example that we can walk through line by … Continue reading

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Living with the Apple Watch

The Watch In Detail My buddy Seth thought it would be valuable to extend my series on the watch, with a more critical eye.  Essentially, what is good, what is bad, and what sucks. I won’t try to convince you … Continue reading

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Modifying Xamarin Lists with Custom Controls

I was recently creating a proof of concept, which as you know should be fast and easy.  Not so much at Falafel where we like to turn out quality software that looks great, even if we’re going to throw it … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Is A Needful Thing

Needful Things is the name of a book by Stephen King (who I happen to think is America’s most underrated author, and best storyteller, but that is another matter).  I’ve co-opted his title to mean those things that seem absurdly … Continue reading

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Sitecore SDK for Xamarin

Sitecore is a high-end CMS. Putting data from its databases onto a phone is suddenly very easy.  Sitecore and Xamarin recently announced the Sitecore SDK for Xamarin. This post will run through an application that handles an implicit relationship to retrieve … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #136 K. Scott Allen

Scott Allen is extremely well regarded in the industry, for his programming skill, his teaching skills and for being a kind and nice man. Ode To Code Pluralsight           Listen | Yet Another Podcast     … Continue reading

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Damn it! Can’t you make your code less complex?

<Rant> I am so tired of complex code that can’t be read without having to trace definitions within definitions within references, within Interface definitions within indirection….  until I have no flippin’ idea what is going on. This is even worse … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Press the Buzzer

Press the Buzzer is based on the infamous Milgram Experiment.  This brilliant song captures the entire essence of the experiment and the fall out from it, without ever losing its compelling folk rock rhythm. Like nearly all her music, this one … Continue reading

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This Post Has No Value

I set out to write a post on Incremental Searching in Xamarin applications (which I will do next) but along the way I realized i need a goodly amount of data to search. This is a  problem that arises fairly … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast – Reboot!

Yet Another Podcast (YAP) had quite a run in its first iteration.  We had (among many others), Scott Guthrie, Miguel de Icazza, Scott Hanselman, Charles Petzold, John Papa, Laurent Bugnion… the list is too long. Reboot The last show, however, … Continue reading

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