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.

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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Learning Xamarin: MVVM Light and Xamarin Forms

Today I’m going to kick off a series of postings on creating an application using Xamarin Forms and theMVVM Light Toolkit.  This is part of a larger series on Learning Xamarin. To get started, I created a new Xamarin Forms … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #128: The Legendary Charles Petzold

Charles Petzold, legendary author of Programming Windows talks about DirectX and his new gig at Xamarin where he writes about Xamarin Forms, MVVM and much more. Charles Petzold’s site Xamarin Xamarin Forms White Paper on Xamarin Show Me The Xaml … Continue reading

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Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

Xamarin is clearly focusing on cross platform, and as part of that, and as evidence of it as well, they have phased out their iOS and Android certification and now only offer the bigger certification for Mobile Development.  So I … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin: Saving and Retrieving Photos

In my previous post, I talked about using the Camera with Forms-based applications. In this post I explain how to save and then use the photos you take.   Saving The Photo Once we take the photo, the first task is … Continue reading

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Learning Xamarin: Adding Photos

In this post I return to the EvalUate application I was building earlier in this series.  We’re going to add the ability to take a photo of the item you are thinking about buying.  It turns out there are a … Continue reading

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I’ll be speaking at Xamarin Evolve 2014

I’m very proud to say that I’ll be presenting at Xamarin Evolve 2014, October 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. My session is Evolving From Web to Mobile App with Xamarin and you can read more about it on the Evolve site. … Continue reading

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