Category Archives: Patterns & Skills

File Persistence in Xamarin.Forms Apps

The goal is to persist data to a file.  You might do this for any number of reasons, including storing away user-preferences or, in this case, storing away data to protect you from a crash. In this simple application we … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon.  We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much more. Falafel Software FalafelCon Falafel Blogs HipChat GoToMeeting 48 States Project Special … Continue reading

Posted in AngularJS, ASP.NET, Azure, Bootstrap, Falafel Software, iOS, JavaScript, Kendo UI, Mobile, Observations, Open Source, Patterns & Skills, Xamarin, XAML | Tagged | 1 Comment

Yet Another Podcast #123–Ted Neward on Architecture

This episode marks the premier of John Papa as permanent co-host of Yet Another Podcast (along with Jon Galloway as intermittent co-host)!  Joining John and me are Ted Neward.  Ted is CTO of iTrellis Software, a Microsoft MVP and much-in-demand … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #120 – Breeze Roundtable

An extraordinary roundtable… Brian Noyes – Pluralsight Author Ward Bell – VP of IdeaBlade.  Mr. Breeze. John Papa – Microsoft Regional Director/ MVP Jon Galloway – Microsoft Evangelist and some-time co-host Been holding off on publishing this until my Web … 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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Yet Another Podcast #110–Steve Smith on Software Development

  Steve is a software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He’s also EVP, Services for Telerik. Steve has published several courses on Pluralsight, covering design patterns, software architecture, and improving software quality. He’s … Continue reading

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New Pluralsight Course: One ASP.NET From Scratch

Extremely pleased and proud to announce my latest Pluralsight Course, this time co-authored with Jeff Fritz:  One ASP.NET From Scratch.  One ASP.NET From Scratch teaches all you need to know about the elements of programming with ASP.NET, including Web Forms, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #100–Jeremy Likness

Jeremy returns to blow my mind talking about TypeScript and Angular.  He is an incredible font of information and I learned more in 1/2 an hour than I have reading a dozen articles.  Brilliant, erudite and a truly nice guy, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #89–Laurent Bugnion on MVVM and Windows 8

Talking with Laurent Bugnion about MVVM in detail, including the ins and outs of commanding and managing events in Windows 8.   MVVM Light Laurent’s blog IdentityMine Behaviors for Windows 8 (Joost van Schaik, uses Rx) Jesse’s book on LINQ … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #88–Chris Bowen on Game Development for Windows 8

Talking with Chris Bowen, Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about developing games for Windows 8 Store. Chris’ Blog  30 Days to a Windows 8 Game – Resources & Guidance (See both the Games and App Frameworks sections) Introduction to JavaScript … Continue reading

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Windows 8: Adding An AppBar to Conference Buddy

In an earlier postings I described the project that I’ll be creating with Phil Japikse and Michael Crump, code-named Conference Buddy.  In the most recent posting, we looked at a wire-frame that illustrated some of the data we’ll be collecting. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #85–Fritz Onion of pluralsight

Fritz Onion, one of the founding members of pluralsight, joins me to discuss on-line learning, pluralsight’s business model, where the opportunities are for instructors and students and much more.  Fritz is Editor in Chief at pluralsight, and the author of … Continue reading

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