Author Archives: Jesse Liberty

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with 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 Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.

Xamarin with James Montemagno

James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin and Microsoft MVP. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries  including game development, printer software, and web services.  Previously, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps  using the Xamarin Platform for over 4 years. Today we discuss all things Xamarin.  Xamarin Dev Days: http://www.xamarin.com/dev-days  Xamarin.Forms: http://www.xamarin.com/forms  Xamarin University: http://www.xamarin.com/university  Xamarin Test Cloud: http://www.xamarin.com/test-cloud  Plugins for Xamarin: http://github.com/xamarin/plugins  James: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jamesmontemagno  James: Blog: http://motzcod.es  My Shoppe: https://blog.xamarin.com/connect-to-customers-with-my-shoppe-template-app/  Moments: https://blog.xamarin.com/build-your-own-snapchat-clone-with-xamarin.forms-and-azure/ Listen | … Continue reading

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Words I Thought Were Yiddish

Yiddish has permeated our culture, probably due to the over-representation of Jews in the Entertainment industry.  Almost all Americans know the basic meaning of schmuck, chutzpah, oy vey, etc. But there are English words that I always thought were Yiddish. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast Show 138 – Jon Galloway

Jon Galloway is a friend, a walking encyclopedia of all things web and Microsoft and a former winner on The Price Is Right. Having Jon on is always a blast, and a chance to learn what’s new with ASP.NET and … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #137 – Basem Emara

Basem has over 10 years experience as a consultant, developer, and trainer in the web and mobile space. He has helped enterprises pioneer their industries using JavaScript, .NET, and now iOS and Apple WatchKit. Basem has 2 Apple Watch apps in the … Continue reading

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XAML for Xamarin

My newest Pluralsight course, XAML for Xamarin.Forms is now available.  In this course you learn everything you need to know to achieve expertise in XAML to get the most out of Xamarin.Forms.  The major topics include Getting Started Introduction to … Continue reading

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Lists in Xamarin Watch

Intro There is documentation and a sample on Xamarin.com to show how to add lists to a Watch application, but it can be a bit confusing, so I created a very simple example that we can walk through line by … Continue reading

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Living with the Apple Watch

The Watch In Detail My buddy Seth thought it would be valuable to extend my series on the watch, with a more critical eye.  Essentially, what is good, what is bad, and what sucks. I won’t try to convince you … Continue reading

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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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