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Adventures in software development with Xamarin and the Web


C# 5 Star Rating Code

You would think this would be an easy thing to find with a quick Goole search, but it's not. In a web app I'm working on, I just wanted to implement a simple rating for accounts from 1 to 5 stars. I figured someone has done this before and searched away. I found very little so I figured I would post some code showing how this is done in c…

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Dot Net Core Tech Stack

New tools for a new startup. It's been a while since I've posted here. Hey, lay off, I've been busy. Anyway, I'm working on a new startup, my own startup, and let me tell you, I spent a lot of time researching and choosing my tech stack. As a .Net developer, of course I figured I'd go with what I know and just pump out a typical .Net app…

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ASP.Net Web API Wish List

When ASP.Net Web API first came out, it was a revelation. Things that went through my mind back when it was first released: "I don't have to use WCF anymore?" "No more mile-long web.config?" "I can wash my hands of SOAP?" Yeah, that last one's pretty clever, I know. Anyway, this framework, it seemed promising early on, but I've become dis…

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Xamarin.Forms Native Views

Xamarin.Forms is Growing Up. UPDATE: After posting this, I came across the Xamarin.Forms Roadmap and it looks very promising. Not sure how I missed this: Adding Bindable Native Views Directly to XAML, but this is big news. You can now bind to platform specific views in XAML when using Xamarin.Forms. Custom renderers and effects are nice,…

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Dark Sky API With .Net Core

I have written two weather apps that have never been published. I know, it's kinda dumb to create apps and never release them but, I never felt like either of them were truly complete. Anyway, both of these weather apps used the wonderful Dark Sky API (formerly known as the forecast.io API). I adapted a C# API client that I found on GitHu…

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