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.

How to send and receive posts safely

By now, all my friends and relatives know that if they receive an email, even from someone they know, they should not click on any links. (Danger, Will Robinson). But I like sending links to important articles or videos.  How can I … Continue reading

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10ish Cool New Products

What follows are products I’ve recently discovered, that now I can’t live without. Back Pack Let’s start with the best backpack I’ve ever owned This is the Cocoon, which sells for about $100. There are two main pockets. The larger has … Continue reading

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Xamarin MVP

What can I say, I’m truly grateful and proud…   Keeping good company   Special thanks to Lino Tadros and Falafel Software for paying me to have way too much fun with Xamarin.

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Scroll To in Xamarin.Forms Grouping

In a recent blog-post I showed how to use the new Scroll To feature in Xamarin.Forms.  In this posting I’ll show how to go to a particular entry within a group and also how to go to a particular entry. … Continue reading

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ScrollTo in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Today we tackle another new feature in 1.3: ScrollTo. This allows us to scroll to the beginning of a ListView or to the end or to a particular entry.  Let’s return to the grouping code we created here.  We’re going … Continue reading

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Messaging in Xamarin.Forms

In recent posts I’ve discussed Styles and Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (which is still in Community Preview).  Today I’ll discuss Messaging, which is critical when using MVVM. Publish and Subscribe Messaging in Xamarin.Forms implement the Publish and Subscribe pattern.  This … Continue reading

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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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