GoXLR app hide screen on Windows startup

Since some time now I have the GoXLR mini which is a wonderful device. However, the one thing I don’t like is that I am presented with the configuration screen at each Windows startup. A tweet for another GoXLR user triggered an idea which allows to hide the screen without support in the current software. … Read more

Disable bounce effect on CollectionView in your Xamarin.Forms iOS app

I noticed a StackOverflow question where the author was interested in disabling the bounce effect for CollectionView. They had a method for ListView, but was now looking on how to do it for CollectionView on iOS. I put together a small sample, let me tell you what I did. The Bounce Effect If you have … Read more

Regex Named Groups and Using Them in C#

While working on an issue in Codespaces, I figured this would be a good case to implement some regex. Each time I work with regex I need to figure out how it works again, but also each time I am impressed with how powerful it is. And actually, this time I learned something new: regex … Read more

Create a Google Chromecast app with Xamarin.Forms in under 10 minutes

While I was waiting in between builds, I decided to put on some radio in the background. I started looking for a good app on my desktop I found TuneIn, which is nice. But I couldn’t Chromecast it to my Google Nest Mini device. I got the impression that TuneIn isn’t much more than a … Read more

GitHub Domain Verification with Namecheap

For our podcast we have a simple website in place with Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. While setting it up, I noticed the option to verify your your domain with the GitHub repo. This way you get some perks, but will also indicate to people that they are looking at the right place. Our domain, … Read more

Simplifying Xamarin.Forms Grid Column and Row Definitions

One of the downsides of XAML is that it can become very verbose. A specific area where this happens is when using a Grid and you start defining rows and columns. To overcome this, a change has been merged that will make your live (and XAML!) a whole lot easier. In this post you will … Read more

Empty Commit in Git: Great for Triggering CI

The other day I was working on some continuous integration with a Git repository and Azure DevOps. Wanting to test some changes I actually needed to commit something, but I didn’t want to add a space to some Markdown file or something. As it turns out, you can create empty commits in Git which will … Read more

Visual Studio for Mac Run Configurations: Running Multiple Projects at Once

The other day I was doing a live stream with Luce Carter. While doing so I actually learned a thing myself about debugging multiple projects at the same time. You can very easily set this up in Visual Studio for Mac with run configurations. I decided to write it up so you can benefit as … Read more

Null Pointers: Your Opinionated Podcast on Development, Tech and Every Day Struggles

After bumping into each other a few times at conferences and in the virtual world Mark, Steven and myself decided to start a podcast. We proudly present to you: Null Pointers. Being developers ourselves means we cover development topics most of the time. Still, we don’t shy away from moving outside of our little comfort … Read more

Clearing downloaded Source Link cache for Visual Studio for Mac

Xamarin.Forms has support for Source Link for a while now. With Visual Studio for Mac you can now dive into the Forms NuGet (or any NuGet that support Source Link of course) and debug code that you didn’t even write! Although it should never happen™, there might be times where you need to clean the … Read more