James Montemagno
James Montemagno

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James Montemagno

Live, Love, Bike, and Code.


Optimizing Xamarin Apps & Libraries with the Linker

The Xamarin linker is one of the most important pieces of technology when building mobile apps, that no one knows exists. It does all of the hard work for you, stripping out all unused code from libraries that you include in your apps. It should only be used in release mode as it takes extra time to compile your app, but means that your app will be smaller: The linker has specific implementations for both iOS and Android and is completely customizable. Linking for App Developers Before I get to…

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June Challenge: Delete a Social Media App

It is hard today not to hear about how social media is "ruining our lives" from a news report or article. While I don't think that is the case, I do think there are way too many signals and notifications that are distracting us daily. I have slowly been trying to step back from social media over the past few years. Thus far I have turned off all notifications on my phone, made Facebook only for Family and work purposes such as .NET Community Standups, and I disabled my Instagram accoun…

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I crush code and share it, publish NuGet packages, speak at conferences, upload videos, pretend I am good at playing video games, micro blog, tweet up a storm, drink gallons of coffee, and ride my bike. Checkout my monthly newsletter that you should subscribe to!