Xamarin Component Store and NuGet: A Love Story

I've published a new set of NuGet packages which allow you to depend on Xamarin Store Components in your NuGet packages. These packages, when installed, will add a Component to the target project. NuGet Packages that have Component Dependencies If you're writing an Android library, your code often ends up…

Rx and Await: Some Notes

(I originally wrote this up for my coworkers at GitHub, but I figured people would find it useful) Hey, now that we've got a Modern C# 4.5 Codebase in [[REDACTED]] , we can use all of the new hotness! But how does it work? Let me list a few cool…

Me, but you, but me.

This was originally posted on Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Mark and I'm reposting it solely to make sure it doesn't ever get lost, because it meant a lot to me at the time. Thanks, Mark. I’ve been active online for 9 years now. With one exception, nothing I’ve…

Live Coding 0x6: Android!

Get ready for the sixth episode of Live Coding, this Thursday the 12th, at 12:30pm PST! Update: Check out the video for this event: How do I join? Click on the oversized Justin.tv logo, or head to http://justin.tv/xpaulbettsx: Tell me more! This week, we'll be…

Live Coding 0x5, Rx Testing

Get ready for the fourth episode of Live Coding, this Wednesday the 13th, at 12:30pm PST! Update: Check out the video for this event - due to Technical Difficulties™, the topic was changed at the last minute to, Rx Testing in Akavache.Http: How do I join? Click on…

ModernHttpClient 1.0 is now live!

ModernHttpClient, the wrapper library for OkHttp and AFNetworking just shipped version 1.0. Download Version 1.0 Here After an epic pull request, both the iOS and Android versions now correctly handle cancellation and returning headers early. Cancellation and You This is super important for Really Fast mobile apps -…