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.

iOS 8 is the biggest release since… iOS

iOS is now available and it is huge.  Huge.  Bigger than that. There are 15 new frameworks and over 4,000 new or modified APIs.  The primary goals of this release are extensibility and adaptive (reactive) design, and they have gone very … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #133 – Jon Galloway on ASP.NET

Jon Galloway, co-host, friend and Microsoft Evangelist joins me to discuss ASP.NET MVC 5. Jon’s Blog Professional ASP.NET MVC 5 ASP.NET site   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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A Xamarin Project

Recently, Steve Smith, CTO of Falafel suggested we form a small team to re-write our Falafel2Go application which had been written a year earlier in Xamarin.  The goal was to learn, to demonstrate and to blog about Xamarin Forms.  This … 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

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Yet Another Podcast #131 – Phil Haack

Phil Haack works at GitHub, is formerly of Microsoft, and is always worth listening to. GitHub Phil’s Blog   Listen | Yet Another Podcast    

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Hybrid Apps in Xamarin?? Part 2

In a previous blog post I started to create a hybrid application in Xamarin (see that post for why this is not an entirely crazy idea). I glossed over the implementation of IDataAccess. Let’s focus on that now.  In the iosStockPhoto project … Continue reading

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Hybrid Apps in Xamarin??

Today I begin a new series of blog posts on creating Hybrid Applications in Xamarin. This material will excerpted from the presentation I’ll be making at Evolve 2014, though I confess I’ll be holding back some cool stuff for the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #130–Intense Xamarin

We have James Montemagno and Jeremie Laval of Xamarin in a very intense discussion of Xamarin and iOS and Android. Jeremie’s Web Site Jeremie’s Blog @jeremie_laval James’ Blog James’ GitHub James’ Twitter Xamarin Evolve 2014 Listen | Yet Another Podcast … Continue reading

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I’m teaching a 2-day 16-hour hands-on course on Xamarin

I’m very proud to announce that I’ll be teaching a 2 day hands-on course on Xamarin at Falafel in Hudson Ohio.   This will be a very intensive course, but no prior Xamarin experience is needed, though you do want to … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #129–Paul Betts

Paul Betts is my co-author of Programming Reactive Extensions and LINQ and one of the smartest people I’ve ever met.  He now works at GitHub, and lately has been writing about Xamarin and using Reactive UI as an MVVM framework. … Continue reading

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Hold It Right There: Xamarin and Unit Testing

We’ve come a long way in this series on Learning Xamarin, but we haven’t  even begun to discuss Unit Tests, let alone Test Driven Development. There are lots of articles, books, Pluralsight courses, and other sources on why Unit Testing is not only a … Continue reading

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I’ve Become A Big Fan of Amazon’s WhisperSync

I’ve discovered Amazon’s WhisperSync, and I’m in love. The idea is that you buy an Audible book and a Kindle book — and your device (which can be a computer, iPad, Kindle, etc.) keeps them synchronized.  This allows two wonderful … Continue reading

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