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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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Swift Style Guide

I decided, what the hell, I'm going to write an app with Swift despite truly believing that it's wiser to use Xamarin (cross platform and all). I'm building a countdown timer. It's an app that I already built once before for Windows Phone. I figured it would be a great way to build something I'm already familiar with and just focus on lea…

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AVAudioSession and Ducking

I often rely on the kindness of other developers to write helpful articles on the use of various APIs or frameworks. You know, Google something like "AVAudioSession ducking not working". Most often, you come to a series of Stack Overflow posts, which is great, but the holy grail of Google searching for a very specific problem is a blog po…

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