Category Archives: Essentials

Happy Holidays to C Programmers

Not sure where I got this, but still like it:

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Xamarin.Forms Fundamentals: MVVM

In my previous post we started with a blank Xamarin.Forms app and added manual data-binding.   That is, when a button was pressed, we assigned the value in an entry control to the text property of a label.  Yuck. Today we’ll … Continue reading

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Xamarin Fundamentals

In my previous (and first) posting on Learning Xamarin, I demonstrated how to create a pretty cool program out of the box.  Let’s back up now, and start with a blank app, and see what we can build from there. … Continue reading

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I’m Back! With Xamarin.Forms Programming

It has been a few months since I’ve posted, and I hope you missed me as much as I missed you.  To re-launch this blog, I’ve decided to provide a series on Xamarin.Forms programming.   If you prefer to learn by … Continue reading

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TypeScript for C# Programmers – Slide deck

Here is a link to the slide deck for my presentation at NYC Code Camp. Thanks!

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Yet Another Podcast: Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft’s Maddy Leger. Program manager for all things Xamarin.Forms Tools, talks about Hot ReLoading and much more Show links: The hot reload private preview sign up page Xamarin dev summit recap blog Hot reload announcement blog </ifra

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Xamarin Quick Hit: Dimming a button to indicate it is disabled

I often have to dim a button to indicate that it is disabled, and I want to do that via data binding.

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Visual Studio for Mac – my newest Pluralsight Course

  At the core of effective application development is a thorough knowledge of Visual Studio Mac. In this course, Visual Studio for Mac, you will learn how to work with VS Mac to produce enterprise-quality software.  First, you will explore the … Continue reading

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Learn to Program (From Scratch!)

John Papa and I have just released our new Play by Play on Learning To Program.   If you know of someone who has wanted to learn to code but didn’t know where to start, this might be a great option.

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Building Your App On App Center

In my previous (and first) blog post on App Center I talked about getting started, adding the SDK to your code, and looking at Analytics and Crash reporting.  In this post I’d like to discuss building your app on App … Continue reading

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Getting Started with VS App Center

There is no doubt that Microsoft’s VS App Center is an incredible resource for mobile application programmers.  The problem is that it seems hard to get started.  The good news is that once you get started, it turns out to … Continue reading

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Shawn Wildermuth on “Hello World – The Film” and much more

Shawn Wildermuth has been tinkering with computers and software since he got a Vic-20 back in the early ‘80s. As a Microsoft MVP since 2003, he’s also involved with Microsoft as an ASP.NET Insider and ClientDev Insider. You may have … Continue reading

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