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Don of the Day


Adventures in software development with Xamarin and the Web

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Don Fitzsimmons

Software developer, building things with code in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

Building a UI With Code Only

A few months back, I was interviewing for a job - the one I'm currently at now - and the resident Xamarin expert informed me that he doesn't use XAML for building user interfaces. I was pretty shocked. I mean, can you imagine how tedious it would be to construct a UI in code? All of that object creation, property setting and sub-view addi…

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Using FreshMVVM With Xamarin.Forms

One of the best things about Xamarin.Forms is data binding. Why? Because data binding provides us with a really clean UI paradigm: MVVM (Model View View-Model). You don't even need a framework to use MVVM with Xamarin. You can just have your view models implement INotifyPropertyChanged and away you go. But, with bare-bones MVVM, there wi…

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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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