Jim Bennett

Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, Xamarin Certified Developer, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Reading, UK

See me soon at:

Techorama NL
Expert Day For Xamarin
Caribbean Developers Conference

My book:

Xamarin In Action

My podcast:

The Jim And Tonic Show
The Jim And Tonic Show on iTunes

Contact me:

  Xamarin In Action
  Twitter
  The Jim And Tonic Show
  GitHub
  LinkedIn
  YouTube
  Email
  CV

Popping my open source cherry

Today the pull request for my first ever contribution to someone else's open source project was accepted and merged. It was a small bug fix to Framework7 - a really cool HTML5 framework for building iOS 7 style apps. I'm using it for my first cordova project and what it outputs looks just like a native iOS 7 app. Highly recommended. A big thank y…

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Using Visual Studio to develop Cordova apps part 2 - Creating an app

Building on the previous post in this series, I thought it would be fun to try to learn Angular.js and include this in my Cordova app. I could also do with so nice looking widgets, so I decided to have a play with TopCoat. First thing I need is an app to build. One of my current 'First World Problems' is having to convert from US units (mg/dL) to…

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Using Visual Studio to develop Cordova apps

So after yesterdays attempt to create a 'Hello World' app using the new Cordova tools for Visual Studio, I thought tonight I'd try again. If you haven't heard the news, Microsoft announced a CTP of support for Cordova inside Visual Studio. Thats right, Microsoft is opening up to a world of other devices. The aim is to allow you to build HTML5 app…

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Waiting

Every journey begins with a first step. Unfortunately that first step is not always made as soon as the journey is ready to begin. Over the past few days I've been starting the preparation for a new life. My family and I are escaping the rat race for a while. I'm working out the notice period on my nine-to-five, my wife is packing up the house an…

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Popping my open source cherry

Today the pull request for my first ever contribution to someone else's open source project was accepted and merged. It was a small bug fix to Framework7 - a really cool HTML5 framework for building iOS 7 style apps. I'm using it for my first cordova project and what it outputs looks just like a native iOS 7 app. Highly recommended. A big thank y…

Read More

Using Visual Studio to develop Cordova apps part 2 - Creating an app

Building on the previous post in this series, I thought it would be fun to try to learn Angular.js and include this in my Cordova app. I could also do with so nice looking widgets, so I decided to have a play with TopCoat. First thing I need is an app to build. One of my current 'First World Problems' is having to convert from US units (mg/dL) to…

Read More

Using Visual Studio to develop Cordova apps

So after yesterdays attempt to create a 'Hello World' app using the new Cordova tools for Visual Studio, I thought tonight I'd try again. If you haven't heard the news, Microsoft announced a CTP of support for Cordova inside Visual Studio. Thats right, Microsoft is opening up to a world of other devices. The aim is to allow you to build HTML5 app…

Read More

Waiting

Every journey begins with a first step. Unfortunately that first step is not always made as soon as the journey is ready to begin. Over the past few days I've been starting the preparation for a new life. My family and I are escaping the rat race for a while. I'm working out the notice period on my nine-to-five, my wife is packing up the house an…

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