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.

MVVM Light Messaging Made Absurdly Easy

I wanted to send a message from a ViewModel to its View so that the View could pop up a dialog box.  To do this, I used MVVM Light’s messaging bus. At first, this seemed difficult because I was over … Continue reading

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Better Navigation in Xamarin.Forms

By Jesse Liberty and Eric Grover There are many ways to navigate from page to page in Xamarin.Forms.  The most obvious is to use the built in navigation service.  However, if you are serious about MVVM, the built in navigation … Continue reading

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Away From The Keyboard

I was pleased and proud to be interviewed on Away From The Keyboard, talking about my history in the industry.  Makes a good bookend with my talk with Shawn Wildermuth on Hello World. Great fun.

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iPhone 7+ – First Look

What can I say that you don’t already know?   [Updated Sept 23, 09:19: To reset the iPhone 7, hold the power button and the volume down button until you see the apple The battery does seem to last much … Continue reading

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MacOs Sierra – first look

[Updated 11:26 EDT] macOS Sierra is here (goodbye Mac OSX) It has only a few new features, most notable of which is Siri on the Mac. Siri works ok, not great.  And even when she is fully  understanding my requests, there … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #164 – Azure Mobile Apps with Chris Risner

Chris is a Principle Software Development Engineer at Microsoft.  There he works within the Developer Experience team where he leads a team focusing on making non-traditional Microsoft technology work well with Microsoft technology. Azure Mobile Apps Notification Hubs VSTS HockeyApp … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #163: James Montemagno and Xamarin Cycle 8

James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager on the Xamarin team at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Mac Utilities

I have experimented with a number of different utilities.  I’m going to list some of them here, and then invite you to please add your preferred utilities that I haven’t tried yet, and why you like them. The following are … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #162 What’s New in C# 7 with Mads Torgersen

Mads Torgersen is a Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for the evolution of C#.  What’s new in C# 7

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Xamarin Utility in 5 Minutes with Plugins

[This article was restored] I needed a quick and dirty program to create quick notes and mail them to myself.  You can see how this would be useful;  a way to jot down notes while away from the computer, with some high … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #161 – David Britch

David Britch is a Developer/Writer at Xamarin, and has previously spent many years working on projects for different groups at Microsoft. David has authored and contributed to a range of recent software development publications including books, guidance documentation, reference implementations, … Continue reading

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Tech Bash 2016

Save $50 with code LIBERTY

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