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Category Archives: Essentials
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
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
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
<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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com … Continue reading
My mistakes are part of your learning (With apologies to Shawn)
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