Category Archives: Essentials

Jeff Fritz on Blazor, Azure & Much More

Much is in .NET 5, much more is coming in .Net 6. Jeff and I explore all the new goodies. Links will be posted soon. ]

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Mark Price on C#9 and .NET 6

Mark Price, author of C# 9 and .NET 5 – Modern Cross Platform Development comes on to talk about, well…C# 9 and .NET 5, and also modern cross Platform Development

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C# 9 Series

In case you missed it, here is an aggregation of the five podcasts we’ve done on C# 9 recently.

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.NET Maui Preview 3

Is here! Read David Ortinau’s blogpost

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C For Fun

Old but gold… /** find the important things in Life, the Universe, and Everything*/ typedef short some; /* some things are short */typedef some very; /* some things are very short */ #define A /* The first letter of the … Continue reading

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Jon Galloway on Visual Studio Mac

Jon joins us again, this time to talk about Visual Studio Mac and Maui!

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Xamarin Best Practices

In a recent blog post, I showed the C# best practices we use at my current placement. Today, the Xamarin best practices: Xamarin 🐒 Best Practices The Do’s 🙌 👍 Catch XAML Errors Early Add the following attribute to code … Continue reading

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Mads Torgersen! C# 9 & Beyond

Microsoft’s Mads Torgersen– Lead Designer of C# — talks about how to know when to use the new features in C# 8 and 9, and more.

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Covid, False Positives & Bayesian Probability

This is a repost from 2009. It talks about breast cancer, but applies equally well to Covid testing, given the high percentage of false positives (not to mention the more worrisome false negatives). We simply are not wired well for … Continue reading

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New site for my writing

I’ve created a site for my non-technical writing. Check it out.

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MonkeyCache step by step

The amazing James Montemagno of Xamarin/Microsoft has done it again. He has created an incredibly simple cache, named MonkeyCache, that you can get up and running very quickly. In this post I will walk through setting up and using the … Continue reading

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DataTemplateSelector

Suppose you have a collection of items and you want to display them in a ListView (Xamarin.Forms). The catch is that you want to change the display of each item depending on its state or some other code-based attributes. At … Continue reading

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