Category Archives: Essentials

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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The $20,000 Xamarin Programmer

If Xamarin programing is going to be how you make your living,  then I highly recommend this list of hardware and software. iOS, OSX, Android, Windows Phone, Windows   If you are going to develop on both Mac and Windows, it is painful … Continue reading

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Macbook Pro Retina 16GB/512GB For Sale

15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display 16GB of memory and 512GB Flash drive.  It is one year old, in excellent condition and has 2 years left on AppleCare. Cost me $3200, asking $1600. Email to jesseliberty@gmail.com … Continue reading

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Instructor’s Motto

My mistakes are part of your learning (With apologies to Shawn)  

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How to send and receive posts safely

By now, all my friends and relatives know that if they receive an email, even from someone they know, they should not click on any links. (Danger, Will Robinson). But I like sending links to important articles or videos.  How can I … Continue reading

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10ish Cool New Products

What follows are products I’ve recently discovered, that now I can’t live without. Back Pack Let’s start with the best backpack I’ve ever owned This is the Cocoon, which sells for about $100. There are two main pockets. The larger has … Continue reading

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