James Montemagno
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Live, Love, Bike, and Code

Control Text Size on Android Bottom Navigation View

It seems as though my obsession with the Android Bottom Navigation View aka Bottom Tabs will never end! This time I got a question about controlling the size of the text when the user taps on a tab. The default behavior is to zoom in on the text: Inside of your Android project's Resources/values folder create a new file called dimens.xml if it doesn't exist. Then add the following XML to override the size of the text when it is active and not active: <resources xmlns:tools="http://schem…

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Conference Organizers & Attendees: Donate Your Swag

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to attend and present to so many amazing developers at great conferences around the globe. I even get to attend a conference from time to time, but one thing has always bothered me...The Stuff We All Get aka SWAG! Don't get me wrong, I love swag! Who doesn't love a cool bag, mug, or shirt branded with our companies favorite logos? The first time you walk into a conference it is a great feeling to be handed so much awesome free stuff that you will…

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Super Simple Git Tagging & Releases in Azure DevOps

I am going to be honest with all of you, I never really understood Git tags and releases inside of GitHub. In my old TFVC days I would just create a branch with the name of the release and call that my "tag" so I could always go back to it. What sparked my interest was seeing a bunch of popular projects that I was using combine tags with the GitHub releases. I started reading the documentation and still wasn't sold on it because I have a full CI/CD pipeline setup for all of my projects…

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Enhanced Mobile App Versioning in Azure DevOps (VSTS) with Mobile Tasks

A little over a year ago, I introduced my Mobile App Tasks Extensions for iOS and Android into the Azure DevOps (VSTS) marketplace. For iOS and Android developers it made the tasks of versioning and adjusting package names a breeze. They were written completely in TypeScript with VS Code and of course are open source on GitHub. Since the initial release I have received overall positive feedback and a few feature requests to add new features. Over the last year I teamed up with my good friend And…

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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!