Category Archives: Essentials

Xamarin.Forms And Resources

Often, there will be multiple views in your form that share the same values (e.g., font size, color, etc.).  There are a couple ways you can handle this: Create a resource dictionary and then refer to the resources using the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #135 – Miguel de Icaza on Xamarin

Miguel de Icaza is one of the most respected technologists in the industry, known  for starting the Gnome and Mono projects.  He is the CTO and co-founder of Xamarin and a genuinely nice person.  Today we talk about Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms and mobile programming. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast Show 134 – Scott Hunter and ASP.NET V-Next

Scott Hunter of Microsoft joins Jon Galloway and me to discuss ASP.NET V-Next.  If you are a web programmer do not miss this show. Scott’s Blog ASP.NET V-Next Page Jon Galloway’s Blog       Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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Falafel2Go and MVVM

When we decided to rewrite Falafel2Go, we quickly decided to do so with Xamarin Forms. One of the many advantages of Xamarin Forms is how quickly you can write the software. Among the other advantages are that it supports XAML … Continue reading

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Free e-Book: Learning to Master Cross-Platform Mobile Development With Xamarin

The good folks at Falafel have put together all my posts (to date) on  Xamarin and Xamarin Forms into an e-book, which is available free at http://jliberty.me/masteringXamarinBook Enjoy, and thanks!

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Yet Another Podcast #133 – Jon Galloway on ASP.NET

Jon Galloway, co-host, friend and Microsoft Evangelist joins me to discuss ASP.NET MVC 5. Jon’s Blog Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 ASP.NET site   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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A Xamarin Project

Recently, Steve Smith, CTO of Falafel suggested we form a small team to re-write our Falafel2Go application which had been written a year earlier in Xamarin.  The goal was to learn, to demonstrate and to blog about Xamarin Forms.  This … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen on Web Applications

I am in the middle of unrolling on Pluralsight,  a complete entry-level program in  developing Web Applications, with a focus on free and open-source software. At its heart are these courses: Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC, ServiceStack and Bootstrap Building … Continue reading

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New Pluralsight Course: Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC, ServiceStack and Bootstrap

Very pleased to announce my latest Pluralsight course: Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC, ServiceStack and Bootstrap In this course you will learn to create a meaningful web application using Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC coupled with the open-source projects ServiceStack and Bootstrap. … Continue reading

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New Pluralsight Course: Sublime Text 3 From Scratch

Very pleased to announce my latest Pluralsight course:  Sublime Text 3 From Scratch Sublime Text 3 is the premier text editor for programmers. This course provides a complete tour of the editor along with extensive coverage of options, plugins, customization, … Continue reading

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Essential Development Tools–Part 2

In a very recent post, I described a number of Insanely Essential Utilities for developers.  It occurs to me that I put the cart before the horse, and prior to installing any of that, you need a development environment that … Continue reading

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Two Dozen Insanely Essential Programmer Utilities*

Lately I’ve been focused much more on Web development.  Along the way, I’ve discovered a number of utilities that are simply essential to successful coding, depending of course on which frameworks and libraries you are using.  Here’s a sampling, intended … Continue reading

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