Category Archives: Essentials

$50 Discount on DevIntersections / Angle Brackets

I’ll be speaking at DevIntersections/ AngleBrackets in October. Use this code: LIBERTY, (all caps) for a $50 discount.         Thanks!

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Yet Another Podcast #158 – Angular 2 Documentation with Ward Bell

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 enmeshed in the day to day … Continue reading

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Effects with XAML

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 translate them into XAML.  To begin I … Continue reading

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C# 6 From Scratch Released On Pluralsight

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

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 without too much effort.  Okay, with quite … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast 155 – Humanitarian Toolbox with Bill Wagner

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 Humanitarian Toolbox. Bill spoke with me about what … Continue reading

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

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 new Docker for Web Developers course. Dan is a Docker Captain, Google … Continue reading

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Back to the future!

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 Xamarin. These two interests came … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #153 – James Montemagno: Xamarin

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 Evolve Apps  

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Yet Another Podcast #152 – John Papa on Angular 2

John Papa, expert in all things Angular, joins me in discussing Angular 2 ES5, ES2015, TypeScript Angular 2 on GitHub    

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Podcast Gold

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 are some of the … Continue reading

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

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 Build on GitHub        

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