Category Archives: Learning

Xamarin Quick Hit: Dimming a button to indicate it is disabled

I often have to dim a button to indicate that it is disabled, and I want to do that via data binding.

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Learn to Program (From Scratch!)

John Papa and I have just released our new Play by Play on Learning To Program.   If you know of someone who has wanted to learn to code but didn’t know where to start, this might be a great option.

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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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Yet Another Podcast #145: John Sonmez

This week John Sonmez goes beyond programming to talk about life and the pursuit of happiness. Simple Programmer Blog: Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual: 10 Steps to Learn Anything Quickly course: YouTube channel: Listen | Yet … Continue reading

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I’ll be speaking at DevIntersections/Angle Brackets

April 13-16, 2014 at JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando Florida I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be speaking at Angle Brackets.  Angle brackets is “a conference for lovers of the Web.”    It has been described as “the conference for those … Continue reading

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LINQ From Scratch #2–Deferred Execution

I’ve posted the second in my emerging series on LINQ From Scratch here.  This one is about deferred execution, a small but critical feature of LINQ.

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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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Yet Another Podcast #113–John Sonmez–Pluralsight Author and a focus on ServiceStack

Jon Galloway joins me in talking with the amazing John Sonmez, who has written over 50 courses for Pluralsight.  We focus on ServiceStack and then on Xamarin, but touch on many related topics. John’s Website John’s courses on Pluralsight Service … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin for Android–Taking the Plunge

Today, I decided to see what would happen if I set out to write a simple program based on my knowledge of C#/.NET and the little I’ve learned so far about Xamarin and Android.  The results were, if modest, very … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #109–One ASP.NET with Jon Galloway

Jon Galloway, my friend and sometime co-host is interviewed by Jeff Fritz and me about One ASP.NET and what’s new in ASP.NET.  Jon is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft focused on ASP.NET and Jeff is a Developer Evangelist for Telerik … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin–Application Lifecycle

As is true with iOS and Windows Phone development, you can’t get very far in Android development (with or without Xamarin) without understanding the Application Lifecycle in somewhat painful detail.  Posted here

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