InfernoRed Blog

Abstracting Analytics: RxJava Observers in TV Apps

Posted by Ed Buhain on Apr 7, 2017 11:25:30 AM

 

Sometimes analytics are nice to have. Sometimes they're critical, like in our Fire TV apps we just published on Amazon.

Content providers and distributors are always negotiating who can show what content (and for how much). However, I imagine it's much harder to turn down the content that we, the viewers, find most valuable. Analytics are one way to find out what shows we're really watching; without analytics, it's possible that some of our favorites, like Firefly, could be cancelled after only one season!

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Topics: Fire TV, Java

Beyond Right Click Deployments to the Microsoft Cloud [video]

Posted by Roberto Hernandez on Mar 31, 2017 2:10:45 PM

Make your development strategy for the cloud a success. In this presentation from NOVA CodeCamp last fall, I discuss architecting your ASP.NET Core solution for deployment to the Microsoft Cloud, and using Azure Resource Manager PowerShell scripting as a tool to automate the creation of new environments. I also explain how to leverage tools such as Visual Studio Online for making one-click deployments a reality.

 

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Topics: Video, VisualStudio, Development, Cloud

24 Resharper Tips Every .Net Developer Should Know [video]

Posted by Lee Richardson on Mar 28, 2017 11:08:06 AM

ReSharper can massively boost productivity and improve code quality, while teaching you to be a better developer. In this presentation from NOVA CodeCamp last fall, I distill years spent mastering the tool into a discreet set of 24 tips to help you immediately get more done in less time.

(Read the 24 ReSharper tips here.)

 

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Topics: Resharper, Video, Productivity, VisualStudio, Development

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