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.
January 22nd, 2018 | 50 mins 41 secs
android, automation, debugging, device debug, dogs, ios, logging, mini husky, visual studio, xamarin
When something goes wrong, it is time to debug! Or maybe first we should write logs? Maybe we should use the intermediate window? Or perhaps write a unit test? We discuss our pro tips for debugging when something goes wrong.
January 15th, 2018 | 40 mins 1 sec
.net standard, android, business, c#, css, don syme, f#, ios, llc, performance, technology, xamarin, xamarin.forms
We are not lawyers! However, we both have our own LLCs. We explain why on this lightning talk week and also tackle your questions around performance, .NET Standard, CSS in Xamarin.Forms, and technologies we think are worth investing in.
January 8th, 2018 | 43 mins
android, back to work, imac, imac pro, ios, iphone, new hardware, new year, xamarin
We kick off the new year by not knowing what to do, what to talk about, or just about anything. All we know is Frank has taken the plunge on the new iMac Pro, so why not have him justify it and discuss when is a good time to update your development hardware and software.
January 1st, 2018 | 51 mins 2 secs
ai, ar, best of, bitrise, c#, continuous integration, new year, top of 2017, visual studio, vr, vsts, xamarin, xamarin live player
Happy 2018! We made it, so let's recap the best in tech, development, life, coffee, and so much more that happened in 2017. We expose our top picks of the year and of course what we are looking forward to in 2018.
December 25th, 2017 | 43 mins 32 secs
.net standard, android, devops, holiday hacks, ios, monkeycache, nuget, python, tfs, vsts, xamarin
In this holiday special we thank our listeners by getting to all of your great questions that you have been asking about python, Visual Studio, DevOps, and so much more. We discuss our holiday hacks that we plan on doing this year along with how we have fallen in love with .NET Standard's new auto NuGet packaging.
December 18th, 2017 | 46 mins 4 secs
android, asp.net, c# 7.2, cache, data caching, database, ios, monkey, monkeycache, offline, ooui, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms
When having SQLite isn't enough for James he has to go and try to solve offline data caching again with Monkey Cache. We discuss why this open source library happened, where it is going, what are best practices for data caching, and so much more.
December 11th, 2017 | 41 mins 47 secs
audio, ios, live coding, presentations, production, twitch, video, video production, xamarin, youtube
Have you ever thought about coding to a live audience? How about producing video content such as How-To guides? We discuss what goes into this long process, what equipment is needed, and several tips and tricks on this week's podcast.
December 4th, 2017 | 36 mins 1 sec
alpha testing, android, app center, app distribution, aws, azure, docker, fastlane, ios, testflight, xamarin
How do you get your app into your testers' hands? App Center, TestFlight, HockeyApp, Google Play, E-mail? So many options exist, but how do you do it right and get testers signed up fast? We take a look at all the options and some tools fastlane offers.
November 27th, 2017 | 37 mins 40 secs
android, c#, ios, java, swift, xamarin
Keeping up with different operating systems is hard enough, but how do you keep up with all of the new awesome features in C#, Swift, and all of the other amazing languages out there? We discuss how we do it and what is new in C# 7.1, 7.2, and take a glimpse into 8!
November 20th, 2017 | 36 mins 10 secs
android, asp.net, asp.net core, ios, ooui, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
Xamarin.Forms on the web? XAML powering your ASP.NET applications? How can this be so? Well with Frank's new Ooui library the life long dream is now a reality. While still early on, developers are loving it! We discuss where it came from and where it is going next.
November 13th, 2017 | 42 mins 16 secs
android, automation, bitrise, cd mobile center, ci, delivery, devops, integration, ios, visual studio, vsts, xamarin
James is on a DevOps kick after going on tour with Donovan in South America and he wants to automate everything! It is different this time as he wants full control with Visual Studio Team Services and he even wants to manage his own build machines! Is he crazy? Probably, listen in to find out.
November 6th, 2017 | 34 mins 54 secs
android, cloud services, dependency injection, ioc, ios, podcast, podcast setup, xamarin
It is that time of the year once again! That is right, lightning talks on Merge Conflict. We cover 6 different topics submitted by your, our listeners, in under 30 minutes!
October 30th, 2017 | 34 mins 24 secs
android, copy paste, git, github, ios, management, sharing code, submodule, xamarin
When is the right time to fork a repository and send a pull request for a feature request? Or is it better use a submodule in your own repository? Or maybe just copy and paste the code into your solution? We discuss all the possibilities.
October 23rd, 2017 | 38 mins 39 secs
android, architecture, cross platform, ios, react native, ui, windows, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xaml
We know how to share our business logic between our applications, but what about some of the user interface. We aren't talking Xamarin.Forms, we are talking cross platform views in native iOS, Android, and Windows apps. What type of architecture is needed and what technologies enable us to do this?
October 16th, 2017 | 42 mins 51 secs
android, charity, code, devops, hackathon, ios, mobile center, profiling, seattle give camp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
In a quick follow up, James finally breaks down and learns how to properly learn the profiler. This last weekend Frank & James participated and helped organize a mobile app hackathon for charity. What went right? What went wrong? And will they ever do another hackathon again?
October 9th, 2017 | 45 mins 34 secs
2d graphics, crossgraphics, google, ios, microcharts, ngraphics, pixel event, skia, skiasharp, urhosharp, xamarin, xamarin.forms
Google announces a slew of new products including the brand new Pixel 2, which means James has finally placed an order for a new phone. We break down the full Pixel event, but go deeper into our topic of the week of 2D and 3D cross-platform drawing libraries with SkiaSharp.