Hi! I'm Steven Thewissen 👋


from the Netherlands

/ˈSTIːVƏN TEIːWISːSƐN/ A software developer from the Netherlands focusing on Xamarin development, crafting fancy UIs, tinkering in Azure DevOps and developing REST APIs. I started working with Xamarin in 2014 and have been in love with it ever since.
When I'm not coding you can find me writing blogs, tweeting, playing soccer, or just having some fun and the occasional drink with my friends. If you bring cookies, chocolate and/or a nice beer we can quickly become best friends.

Latest blogs

I occasionally write about things that interest me or problems I've encountered during my development adventures. These are the chronicles of those experiences.

May 24, 2017 18:07 in

Migrate your TFVC repository to Git

When using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) you have the choice to create a repository using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git. Up until recently there wasn’t really a simple option to migrate from one to the other. Our company is slowly transitioning to Git and now there’s a new migration option!

May 19, 2017 13:46 in

Xamarin and DevOps: Setting up your Android CI

This is the second post in a series on getting started with DevOps in a Xamarin project. In this post we will be looking at automating the build process which gives you the advantages of improving your code quality, takes away tedious tasks and compiles a history of builds and releases in order to investigate issues. […]

May 14, 2017 09:32 in

Xamarin and DevOps: The build agent

This is the first post in a series on getting started with DevOps in a Xamarin project. One of the cornerstones of DevOps is automating a lot of tedious work such as builds, releases and testing. With this series I hope to clarify how I go about setting up my automation processes using tools like Visual […]

March 1, 2017 16:22 in

Adding some Swagger to your Web APIs

In a Web API project I recently started working on I found that testing it using a tool like Postman works pretty well, but having to type out all your test requests can become quite tedious. That’s about the time Swagger and Swashbuckle came along to play!

November 16, 2016 10:32 in

Travelog: Swims with Mantas

Een snorkeltripje naar het dichtbij gelegen eiland Nusa Lembongan, dat leek ons wel wat. Althans, na de vrouw ervan overtuigd te hebben dat kwallen en haaien hier waarschijnlijk niet zitten.