Xamarin.Form Shell

Update an Existing Xamarin.Forms App to use Shell

If you have an existing Xamarin.Forms app that was not built with Xamarin.Forms Shell, this article is here to help highlight the changes needed to update your app to use Shell. What is Shell? The release of Xamarin.Forms 4.0 brought with it the official arrival of Xamarin.Forms Shell. Xamarin.Forms Shell aims to simplify and improve…

Azure Functions: What are they good for? – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Azure functions: What are they good for? In Part 1, we did a quick review of what Azure Functions were and focused on the trigger aspect of Functions.  By focusing on the triggers, we were able to highlight different scenarios that best suited an Azure Function’s usage. Let’s pick up…

Azure Functions: What are they good for? – Part 1

The focus of this article is for you to learn some of the use cases for Azure Functions. Before we dive into those details, let’s do a quick review of what exactly are Azure Functions. Azure Functions are an Azure compute service that allows you to run code with no concern for any of the…
azure resource manager template

Azure: ARM Template Tips

With the ease of creating resources on Azure, getting a project up and running on the cloud is not only fast but straightforward.  A primary consideration for creating resources on Azure is how those resources are created.  Even though the process of creating resources through the Azure portal is simplistic, it is a manual process…
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Into the Cosmos with the Cassandra API

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service for mission-critical applications. It supports turn-key global distribution, elastic scaling of throughput and storage worldwide, single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, five well-defined consistency levels, and guaranteed high availability, all backed by industry-leading SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB automatically indexes data without requiring you to…

Xamarin: From Zero to Certified

I have been interested in mobile development for several years now. I have dipped my toes into the waters of mobile development here and there. Recently, I have completed my Xamarin certification exam; so now I am legit. I would just like to highlight a bit of that journey. In the Beginning My interest for mobile…

A Late Synopsis Of The Angular NG-Conf Day 3

With two jam-packed days in the books, only one day remained.  The format for the final day of ng-conf was another single room, all day series of sessions.  Much like the first day, the range of topics was both broad as they were relevant and informative.  Day 3 had a few major themes expressed in…

A Late Synopsis Of The Angular NG-Conf Day 2

Day 2 of ng-conf was a fair day.  Multiple talks and activities took place all day long.  Not being able to clone myself and see all of the discussions, I set my focus on a particular path for the day.  So let’s take a look at the path I chose. RxJS: The Good Parts The title of…

A Late Synopsis of The Angular NG-Conf Day 1

April 5-7th 2017 marks the 4th year of the Angular conference ng-conf. This year’s ng-conf marks my first year attending, w00t w00t to that.  From the first day’s rapid-fire talks, the tone of the conference, and I think for Angular in general, is set for the year.  Some of the major takeaways from the first…