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.

Modifying Xamarin Lists with Custom Controls

I was recently creating a proof of concept, which as you know should be fast and easy.  Not so much at Falafel where we like to turn out quality software that looks great, even if we’re going to throw it … Continue reading

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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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Xamarin.Forms: Incremental Search

I recently posted about obtaining data for purposes of creating demonstration programs.   That actually was written in service to today’s post, which will use that data to create a list of “people” and then allow you to search incrementally, as shown in … 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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IoT – Opportunity Knocks

This marks the first in a series of postings on the Internet of Things (IoT).  Come with me as I learn more about these emerging technologies which promise to revolutionize everything we do. First, the obligatory introduction for those of you … Continue reading

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Dialing a number using DependencyService in Xamarin.Forms

As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love Xamarin.Forms; principally because of XAML and DataBinding.  It is just easier to create a cross-platform (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with Xamarin.Forms than any other way. Sometimes however, you do need … 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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