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Kill AXML - Programmatic ListViews in Xamarin Android

Posted by Lee Richardson on Mar 16, 2017 2:26:38 PM

Displaying list data in Android using a custom layout is traditionally accomplished by inflating an AXML file for each row of data.  However, in my article introducing EasyLayout.Droid I made the case that AXML files slow development speed and decrease cross platform re-usability.

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Topics: Xamarin, Android

Intro to Hololens Development [video]

Posted by Matt Wilhelm on Feb 24, 2017 3:02:36 PM

InfernoRed’s Matt Wilhelm introduces HoloLens development in a NOVA Code Camp presentation recorded October 8, 2016. He covers the basics of developing for HoloLens and demos the technology by using Unity 3D to place a superhero avatar on stage next to him.

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Topics: HoloLens, Video

Introducing EasyLayout.Droid

Posted by Lee Richardson on Jan 11, 2017 3:33:06 PM

If you've done much Xamarin iOS work you've probably run into Frank Krueger's awesome framework, EasyLayout, that makes manually coded auto layouts considerably easier to read and maintain.  

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Topics: Xamarin

Debugging on the Hololens [video]

Posted by Matt Wilhelm on Nov 22, 2016 4:57:33 PM

Welcome to our continuing series on the Hololens. In this video, I will discuss how to debug and how to deploy applications to the Hololens.  To demonstrate, I will use an application we built that shows using a 2-D and 3-D views inside of the same app.

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Topics: HoloLens, Video

3 things you'll love about the hololens [Video]

Posted by Lee Richardson on Nov 8, 2016 11:23:33 AM

We absolutely love the Hololens, so much in fact that we decided to launch a video series on the Hololens. In this video, Lee Richardson discusses three elements of the Hololens that he feels users will come to appreciate. 

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Topics: HoloLens, Video

Benefits of Git Rebase

Posted by Lee Richardson on Oct 24, 2016 10:03:15 AM

In the first article in this series (Git: Rebase vs Merge) I covered the tactics of rebasing.  I discussed what merge commits are, and how to avoid them with rebasing.  In this post I'll cover the benefits of rebasing, including how its use speeds up finding hard to track down bugs via git blame and git bisect.

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Topics: git

Crashplan Max Memory Via Docker on a Synology NAS

Posted by Dave Ferguson on Oct 19, 2016 10:13:21 AM

TL;DR

Update the /usr/local/crashplan/bin/run.conf with the maximum value you want your java heap to be allowed to use:
SRV_JAVA_OPTS=”-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Dapp=CrashPlanService -DappBaseName=CrashPlan -Xms20m -Xmx1024m -Dsun.net.inetaddr.ttl=300 -Dnetworkaddress.cache.ttl=300 -Dsun.net.inetaddr.negative.ttl=0 -Dnetworkaddress.cache.negative.ttl=0 -Dc42.native.md5.enabled=false”
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Topics: Docker

24 Resharper Tips

Posted by Lee Richardson on Oct 4, 2016 11:03:44 AM

I firmly believe ReSharper is the best thing to happen to .Net since Visual Studio (NCrunch is a close second).  In evangelizing it I managed to convince my program to purchase copies for every developer.  One caveat: I had to train everyone.

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Topics: Resharper

DotNetNuke and ApiExplorer

Posted by Dave Ferguson on Sep 26, 2016 11:27:04 AM

Exposing Web API endpoints from DotNetNuke is very easy to do and is extremely useful for accessing the internals of DNN. For example, if I want to get a list of all of the custom roles that are available for a particular DNN site, I can easily do so by creating a custom endpoint as illustrated at http://www.dnnsoftware.com/community-blog/cid/144400/webapi-tips.

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Topics: DNN

Git: Rebase vs Merge

Posted by Lee Richardson on Sep 13, 2016 10:56:38 AM

Distributed version control (git): Check.
Feature branches: Check. 
Rebasing: Ugh, seriously?


On multiple projects I've attempted to introduce the concept of rebasing commits.  It rarely goes well (at first).  The initial reaction tends to be reluctance and confusion.  

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Topics: git

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