• Steven
  • Code
  • 8th August 2016

Packaging your legacy dlls with NuGet

When developing applications you inevitably encounter a piece of legacy code. In our case this code was put into DLL files that were being used by quite a lot projects. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 9th June 2016

Xamarin Forms and the Xamarin Test Recorder

One of the recent additions to the Xamarin family of products is the Xamarin Test Recorder. What this nifty little tool does is allow you to record your UI tests while you’re navigating through your app and export them into either your codebase or the Xamarin Test Cloud. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 26th April 2016

Out now: Snppts for Xamarin Forms!

After a few months of development we are proud to announce a new service for everyone interested in Xamarin and Xamarin Forms specifically!  Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 2nd April 2016

So you want to be Xamarin Certified?

Last Wednesday I completed my Xamarin University exam which means I can call myself a Xamarin Mobile Certified Developer for the next year. I had planned on writing about the experience but some other recent Xamarin news which was announced the day after has kept me busy. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 15th February 2016

Using custom fonts in Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms is a great platform for quickly making multi-platform mobile apps. Xamarin markets it as a platform that isn’t quite suited for creating complex UIs but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. When it comes to branding your app using a custom font can go a long way. The problem that arises is that both Android and iOS handle custom fonts in a fundamentally different way. So let’s find a way that works the same way for both shall we? Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 26th January 2016

Getting route data in ASP.NET Razor

When developing a web app using ASP.NET MVC you sometimes come across to make decisions based on the current page. A good example of this is when you’re using Bootstrap and you want to add “active” classes to certain menu elements. You can find out where you are using the RouteData dictionary object. This contains the current area, action, controller among others. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 24th March 2015

NuG(g)et: MiniProfiler

When using Entity Framework (or any other ORM for that matter) you always have to be aware of the queries you send to the database. When using a feature like lazy loading it’s fairly easy to create an N+1 query problem which makes you send more queries to the database than you should. MiniProfiler could help you out in this situation. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 19th March 2015

Uninstalling a stubborn Windows 8.1 app

Today we came across the issue that one of our customers’ IT specialists received a strange message while trying to install a new build of one of our apps. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 17th March 2015

Improving your Visual Studio comments

In my adventures in the Xamarin mobile world I particularly liked the fact how their Xamarin Studio IDE visually handles TODO comments. Basically, all it does is make the TODO part bold. I know that it’s a small thing to worry about, but I value the comments in my code and am a sucker for creating some more clarity within them. Read more »


  • Steven
  • Code
  • 10th March 2015

Entity Framework performance tips

To honor the name of this blog I will also be writing posts about software development. The software developer that hasn’t turned to Google for some advice once in a while hasn’t been born yet. As a software developer you cannot know all the ins and outs of your trade. It might sound harsh but some people are probably smarter than you. Read more »