James Montemagno
James Montemagno

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James Montemagno

Live, Love, Bike, and Code.


AsyncCommand & More Come to MVVM Helpers

Having to write boilerplate code over and over again is not only annoying, but it is a time sink when trying to build apps. That is why nearly 4 years ago I created a small little open source library to get rid of MVVM boilerplate code that I called MVVM Helpers. It contains all sorts of goodies including an ObservableObject, BaseViewModel, ObservableRangeCollection, and all sorts of small utlilities. I use it in every app that I have ever built since its original release and it has been downloa…

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August Challenge: Support a Creator

In June, I gave a challenge to my readers to delete a social media app from their phone for a month. It has been two months and I am happy to say I will never install Twitter on my phone ever again! Heather has also gone strong and finds no need to install Facebook back on to her iPhone! I figured for August I would do something a little bit different and put out a challenge to give back to the community of creators out there. I have been using open source software for years, watching & read…

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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!