Category Archives: Essentials

Yet Another Podcast #161 – David Britch

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 software development publications including books, guidance documentation, reference implementations, … Continue reading

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Back to the Web – but where to start?

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 struggled over for quite … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #159 – Shawn Wildermuth

Shawn Wildermuth is a world-renowned speaker, and a world-class Pluralsight author. He has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2002, he’s also involved with Microsoft as … Continue reading

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$50 Discount at TechBash

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

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$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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