Create SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

Create SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

For a little while, I have been working on a side-project now in ASP.NET Core. This web application generates URLs that have a (GUID) id in it, which is not particularly nice to look at. For this reason, I decided to have a look at how I can implement a so-called slug into the URLs. … Read moreCreate SEO-friendly URLs with a slug in ASP.NET Core MVC

Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

Alternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

When browsing on StackOverflow today, I came across a question that was asking how to set an alternate row color on a ListView. Of course, multiple solutions are available. But I thought I would implement it with a DataTemplateSelector. In this post, I will do a quick write-up of the details. The code for this … Read moreAlternate Row Color in Xamarin.Forms ListView

SQL Operations Studio: First look at a great tool

SQL Operations Studio First Look

My main development work happens on a Mac using Mac OS because I develop apps. And frankly, I try to make a challenge out of it to not leave Mac OS for other development work as well. This works very well because of tools like Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio Code. There is … Read moreSQL Operations Studio: First look at a great tool

Moving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS

Moving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS

For a customer project, we had to move a Git repository from Bitbucket to VSTS. It took me a little time to figure out how to set up the authorization, so I thought I would make a quick write-up from it. On the VSTS side In VSTS create a new team project if you haven’t … Read moreMoving a Git repo from Bitbucket to VSTS

UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

A pull request I created has just been merged into Xamarin.Forms! It is a small change, but I thought I’d let you know. You are now able to set the modal presentation to¬†UIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet for iOS, causing the modal to be opened as a popup on iPad. At the time of writing, the PR has just … Read moreUIModalPresentationStyle.FormSheet in Xamarin.Forms

Detecting Xamarin.Forms Binding Errors in the Output Window

I was browsing through the Xamarin.Forms issues, and found this particular one. It describes adding the ability to detect binding errors in Xamarin.Forms. I was triggered by this because I think it would make a nice addition. Detecting binding errors can help to prevent you from spending precious time on a typo. This functionality is … Read moreDetecting Xamarin.Forms Binding Errors in the Output Window

Reduce network traffic with HTTP conditional requests

Reduce network traffic with HTTP conditional requests

On mobile, bandwidth counts. It is not unlimited and can even impose costs on your users. One way to reduce the bandwidth usage is implementing HTTP conditional requests. In this post, I will explain to you what they are and how to use them. What Are HTTP Conditional Requests? First of all: HTTP conditional requests … Read moreReduce network traffic with HTTP conditional requests

Network Resilience For Your App With Polly

Network Resilience For Your App With Polly

In this post we will learn about a great library called Polly. With this library we can define policies (you can see where the name came from) on how to deal with failed network requests. This library provides you with easy to use code that let’s you retry, fallback or define other methods to deal … Read moreNetwork Resilience For Your App With Polly

Sending Push Notifications from a Azure Function

Sending Push Notifications from a Azure Function

For a recent project I needed to implement a prototype for sending push notifications. Of course the backend will be the source of these push messages, but we wanted to show something to the customer today. For this, I have put together a small but simple Azure Function that allows me to send a custom … Read moreSending Push Notifications from a Azure Function

Custom Fonts with Xamarin.Forms Revisited

Custom Fonts on Xamarin.Forms Revisited

In a post from way back, I have written how to implement custom fonts on iOS and Android. Recently, a Twitter follower asked me for some sample code for this, since I couldn’t get it to work. I quickly started working on it, but soon found out that the code in the post was a … Read moreCustom Fonts with Xamarin.Forms Revisited