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Don of the Day


Adventures in software development with Xamarin and UWP.

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Don Fitzsimmons

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

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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Is Xamarin Worth Learning?

Today there was a lot of discussion on Hacker news about Xamarin when this question was posted, Ask HN: Is Xamarin worth learning? Last I checked, there were well over a hundred comments. Surprisingly, most of the comments are negative. I spent some time reading over the responses and I can't help but come away feeling like many of the d…

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