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Progressive WebApps – the future?

By on 20/11/2017

I wrote this post together with a colleague for my current company’s blog, and I publish it here too – with some slight modifications.

We hear a lot about this new technology, and there are already a lot of productive systems using it – like WhatsApp or NASA. But what is it…


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Resthooks with ASP .NET Core on the example of Infusionsoft

By on 07/10/2017

Many platforms and networks support a technique called RestHooks, which is basically just an event or trigger from that platform when certain actions or changes took place. It is mainly meant for reducing polling and avoiding the implementation of more complex solutions like RabbitMQ or SignalR. Also, it works…


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The importance of tools and culture

By on 19/09/2017

Most of the time, when reading about architectural design, system infrastructure, continuous deployment, and also testing, it’s all focused on the productive system – the ‘product’ itself. What leaders and architects often neglect, is the importance of tooling for the developers and testers, and the support of the culture….


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Data for the Xamarin Forms Previewer with Prism

By on 05/09/2017

Live preview with design time data is a very important tool in UI development. The Xamarin previewer is pretty nice, but there are some issues when you want to bind ViewModels. The tutorial from James Montemagno post last year gives you a good start for setting a BindingContext for the…


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Keep in control with test driven development

By on 13/07/2017

I think there’s an expression that fits pretty well to what I have to say…

What goes around, comes around!

One of my basic principles in development is the circle, that’s also where the name of my blog comes from. And I don’t say that this is something new that we…


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Loving and hating Xamarin

By on 26/05/2017

Don’t get the wrong impression from the title, I really love Xamarin! And there are enough alternatives for cross- and hybrid-development to work with. I mean – it was and is my own decision to work with Xamarin. Mainly because I like the idea of a clean codebase with just…


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Garden Management, Part 3 – Azure Blob Storage

By on 10/05/2017

This is the next step of the implementation of the sample application for Garden Management. In part one and two, we already solved the circles for

SQL database and an Azure WebApp including TableController for database access
MobileClient implementation with offline synchronization of the sql database

So, in this third…


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Garden management with Azure, Part 2

By on 13/04/2017

In the first part of the ‘Garden management’ application, we created the SQL database and the web service in Azure, using Microsoft’s Azure Mobile SDKs. The functionality consisted mainly in a http controller allowing CRUD operations on the gardens. And the database scheme management using Entity Framework. To ensure this works, we created…


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A little lecture from photography

By on 27/03/2017

Although it has nothing to do with my basic concept of my blog, I’d like to point out an analogy that occured to me in our recent travel. One of my hobbies, which I neglect a lot these days, is photography. But the last week, which we spent in…


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Garden management with Azure, Part 1

By on 02/03/2017

Microsoft offers with Azure and its SDKs a comfortable and fast way to create pretty nice applications

Cloud with SQL database, storage, authentification and notifications
Clients with offline data synchronisation
Life diagnostics and flexible scalability

When you follow the example implementations, it’s very easy to create an application that…