James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop.
December 31st, 2018 | 53 mins 56 secs
android, c#, dot-net, dot-net standard, ios, microprocessors, shared projects, xamarin, xamarin.forms, year review
It is that wonderful time of the year where we get to reflect back on all of the amazing stuff from 2018 and also give our 2019 (and beyond) predictions in the world of development. We also take your questions for our end of the year lightning topics including: C# features we want, .NET Standard vs Shared Project, Xamarin.Forms 5.0, Microprocessors, and learning languages.
December 24th, 2018 | 37 mins 2 secs
android, c#, c# 8, dot-net, ios, nullable, nullable reference types, xamarin
We enter the world of C# 8 nullable reference types! What does the migration look like? What are the benefits? Should you be turning on all the flags right now in your apps and libraries?
December 17th, 2018 | 57 mins 21 secs
android, apm, asp.net, crash reporting, dot-net, ios, monitoring, performance, raygun, xamarin
This week we bring on an expert in application performance monitoring to tell us all of the things we are doing right, wrong, and ways to improve to have the best application and server experience for our users.
December 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
android, c# 8, connect, dot-net core, event, ios, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We break down every little bit of the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 event including Visual Studio 2019, .NET Core 3, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, C# 8, and a whole lot more.
December 3rd, 2018 | 36 mins 27 secs
android, ios, live share, paired programming, programming, visual studio, vs live share, xamarin
Paired programming has helped us through the years to solve critical problems together. It is also great for learning new skills or teach it to others and the space for collaborative paired programming has exploded recently with the introduction of VS Live Share. We discuss the past, present, and future.
November 26th, 2018 | 49 mins 58 secs
android, apis, ble, bluetooth, corebluetooth, hacking, ios, windows, xamarin
Bluetooth is everywhere! What is Bluetooth Low Energy? Why does it matter for mobile devices and IoT devices and what can you do with it? We cover all of this and so much more!
November 19th, 2018 | 36 mins 50 secs
android, c#, dot-net, dot-net core, dot-net standard, ios, sharing code, xamarin
We are all in on .NET Standard for sharing code between our projects and libraries for the community and things are about to get better with .NET Standard 2.1! We break down the latest news in the world of .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Standard 2.1!
November 12th, 2018 | 46 mins 57 secs
android, app store, ios, ratings, reviews, xamarin
So your app has no reviews and no one will download it? Story of James's app development career... am I right! Well how do you get them? How do you properly ask your users without bugging them too much?
November 5th, 2018 | 45 mins 34 secs
debug symbols, debugging, mono, nuget, sourcelink, symbols, xamarin
What are they? What do they mean to you? Why can't we just debug the source code? We go through it all this week's episode including debug symbols, line numbers, sourcelink, new NuGet features, and more! Oh and we also talk about the new iPad Pro, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air!!!!!!!!
October 29th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
.net core, asp.net, mqtt, real time communication, signalr, streaming, twitch, websockets, xamarin
We get fancy with real-time communication protocols focusing in on the elusive SignalR for web and mobile apps and also chat on other protocols such as WebSockets & MQTT.
October 22nd, 2018 | 43 mins 7 secs
android, ios, open source, paul allen, rapid, seattle, self promotion, xamarin
We are back to lightning topics this week covering all of the things you wanted us to talk about. We chat about the late Paul Allen and his impact on Seattle, open source projects, self-promotion, rapid topics, and much more.
October 15th, 2018 | 44 mins 3 secs
android, graphql, ios, odata, rest, rest api, soap, wcf, xamarin
This week we take a look at web requests! REST APIs, GraphQL, OData, SOAP, and so much more!
October 8th, 2018 | 45 mins 1 sec
android, architecture, code, ios, macos, micro, mojave, nuget, reuse, sharing, xamarin
We answer important questions such as if you should update to macOS Mojave this week and how to handle system updates in general. Our main topic this week is "Micro Frameworks/Libraries" and reusable code across all of your projects.
October 1st, 2018 | 45 mins 41 secs
ai, ios, machine learing, metal, performance shaders, raytracing, xamarin
We head down the deep dark rabbit hole of developing against the Metal APIs found in iOS including performance shaders and raytracing! We also talk about the new iPhone XS as it has finally arrived at the Montemagno house!
September 24th, 2018 | 35 mins 52 secs
ios, ios 12, shortcuts, siri, xamarin, xcode
It is time for a new iPhone, a new version of Xcode, and a new version of iOS that we get to explore as developers. This week we take a look at our new favorite app and API: Shortcuts!
September 17th, 2018 | 44 mins 21 secs
android, android things, apple, apple event, apple watch, home automation, ios, iphone, smart home, xamarin
Yes! It is time for new iPhone and Apple Watch devices! We quickly break down the entire Apple Event from last week and then go directly into smart home automation and Android Things.