James Montemagno
James Montemagno

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James Montemagno

Development Machine

Is the MacBook Pro 16-inch the Ultimate Developer Laptop?

It seems as though Apple has finally fixed the keyboard on the latest MacBook 16-inch and as a bonus, brought back the escape key! This seems to be what everyone is talking about, but what is really important is the return to PRO for the MacBook Pro. What I mean by this is that finally we can fully spec out a MacBook Pro with as much RAM and SSD space that we could ever want and at a decent price. If you head over to the configuration page you will be able to spec out your MacBook Pro with up to…

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Easily Clean Bin/Obj Folders

In an earlier blog post I talked about how to clean up space on your Xamarin Developer machine by deleting old installations, NuGet cache, and Android junk sitting around. We can take it one step further and delete all of that clutter that is built up in the bin/obj folders! This can be gigs of data. Here is my GitHub folder: Inside of each of my repo folders sits code and the bin/obj folders from each build, which can be very large as it contains the full excecutable. What we can do is write…

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Cleaning Up Space on Your Xamarin Development Machine

Today, I officially uninstall Visual Studio 2015 and upgrade to Visual Studio 2017!! Whenever I do a major upgrade I usually re-format my machine and get a fresh install, but this time I decided not to and just uninstall and clean up my machine as best as I can. While VS 2015 for sure installs tons of stuff all over the place and I can manually uninstall things, I figured it was a good time to help developers clean up space on their machines. I do this every few months because there are always n…

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