Simplify Data Entry in Xamarin Forms with MappedButton

23 Jul 2019 -

Back when Steven Thewissen proposed the “Xamarin UI July”, I thought “Great! That would be the perfect place to talk about that custom control I created for that Xamarin project I did. I then spent the next month working on a Vue-based website (my first time use VueJs). Now I have to shift my brain...

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Here, There and Everywhere - A Simple Look at .NET Memory Model

10 Dec 2018 -

This post is for day 10 of the 2018 C# Advent Calendar operated by Matthew Groves. Thanks for letting me participate! This is actually a generic .NET article, not specifically a C# one, but the examples will be in C#, so it counts. Often, when I’m in a job interview, I’m asked about the .NET...

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Throwing the Book at ‘em — Knowing Your Storage

01 Nov 2018 -

I just signed up for the 2018 C# Advent Calendar blog cycle — and realized I’d hadn’t written anything since the 2017 edition. So, I figured I need a bit of a warm up before I get to the big one. And since that one will also be dealing with memory issues, this will be...

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An Exercise in Refactoring - Specification Pattern

11 Dec 2017 -

This post is the eleventh installment of the 2017 C# Advent Calendar operated by Matthew Groves. Thanks for letting me participate! This article is based on a video on DimeCasts.Net on the Specification Design Pattern. DimeCasts was a great source of short videos on .NET and other development topics. Unfortunately, they are no longer accepting...

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HumanNameParser - Parsing people's names.

12 Nov 2017 -

HumanNameParser - Breaking a name into it’s parts. Recently I needed to be able to take a list of names, and separate them into First Name and Last name. Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that, because names come in all kinds of forms. So, naturally, I googled to find an algorithm for...

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