On passing the Xamarin Mobile Developer Certification Exam

Microsoft likes us to have some technical certifications.  Personally I enjoy the challenges of the tests.  This year my goals were the Windows 10 UWP Developer exam ( Developing Mobile Apps 70-357 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-357.aspx )and the Xamarin Certified Developer accreditation ( https://university.xamarin.com/certification ).  Earlier in the year I passed the UWP exam, so up next…

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xam.plugins.connectivity – all APIs Sample

Esteemed Xamarin evangelist James Montemagno ( https://twitter.com/JamesMontemagno ) has a fantastic cross  platform plugin for working with connectivity scenarios in Xamarin. The plugin works with iOS, Windows UWP, Android, using Forms as well as native targets. The repository has full source code for the plugin. The repo also has some lightweight samples as well. As an exploration…

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IDFLinkable – Patch Thy VS2015 GitHub

EDGE BROWSER Announcing Dolby Audio for high performance audio in Microsoft Edge – http://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/05/26/announcing-dolby-audio-for-high-performance-audio-in-microsoft-edge/ INTERNET OF THINGS Bret Stateham’s Lighted Sign Controlled by Windows 10 IoT with a Raspberry Pi. Oh my. For you William – https://github.com/BretStateham/givesign. WINDOWS PHONE Windows Phone Recovery Tool – Bricked your phone on an update? Got ‘stuck’ updates? This tool…

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November Connect(); Event Downloads Now Online

On November 12-13 Microsoft held a virtual event called Connect(); Topics were geared towards Visual Studio vNext and Azure. If you would like to view it over forty sessions are available online at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2014  . During the sessions a fully integrated cross platform demo was shown. I’m happy to announce the assets (aka code) for…

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