Author Archives: Jesse Liberty

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a Master Consultant for Falafel Software, and has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Technical Evangelist for Telerik and for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS.

My Favorite Books of 2014

In 2014 I read (according to GoodReads) 47 Kindle books and (according to Audible) 101 audible books. This year I read zero books on paper. Here is my short list of the very best: Far from the Tree Ulysses What If? … Continue reading

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Product Recommendation -SaneBox for Email

I don’t usually write about individual cool products, but if email is making you crazy this is a product you really want to check out.  It is called SaneBox and it separates your mail for you automagically into inbox, BuilkMail, View … Continue reading

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Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3

Yesterday, I wrote about one of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (Technology Preview 2), Styles.  Today I’ll take a first look at Triggers. Triggers The key idea of Triggers is “When this happens, do that.” More specifically, “When this … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms: Styles

Xamarin.Forms 1.3 is now available in Community Preview 2 (the final community preview before release).  While this is not a release version, it is close and worth taking a look at.  It offers three new killer features: Styles Triggers Behaviors … Continue reading

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Xamarin.Forms – Groups and Jump Lists

My goal is to create a simple list of Employees with the employees grouped by the first letter of their name.  I’d also like to create a jump list to allow the user to jump to a particular letter in the list. … Continue reading

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Using Mocks to test Xamarin

Many of us believe that Unit Testing is critical in any non-trivial programming.  But Unit Testing can be difficult, especially the use of fakes.  The most common fake is a Mock; unfortunately they are also the most confusing. There are a number … Continue reading

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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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Get Insight into your Xamarin Application

Xamarin now offers a crash and analytics program that integrates beautifully into their applications, including Xamarin Forms.  It is very easy to get started, and in this article we’ll look at a very simple example… …There are a few boiler … Continue reading

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Xamarin: Calling Native code from a Hybrid Application

In a recent post, I described how to import code from ASP.NET MVC into a Xamarin Hybrid application.  In this post, I will show how you can reach into native code from that application. Remember that our application has Views … Continue reading

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New Pluralsight Course: Kendo UI and AngularJS

Incredibly pleased to announce the release of my latest Pluralsight course: Kendo UI and AngularJS From Scratch This course is targeted at Kendo UI programmers who wish to integrate Kendo UI into AngularJS programs (e.g., rather than jQuery).  In only … 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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