Jim Bennett
Xamarin MVP Microsoft MVP

Mobile developer at EROAD, Xamarin MVP and Certified Developer, Microsoft MVP, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Auckland, New Zealand
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Performance tuning a website

Despite the rise in fast home broadband, tuning your website for performance is still just as important as it was in the days of dial up. Although home connections can be fast in most first world countries (I used to have a 1Gb connection in Hong Kong), there are stil a lot of people in developing countries who only have slower speeds, as well as…

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Images for an iOS app

When developing for iOS there are a number of different image sizes needed. Just for the springboard icon you need different sizes for iPhones and iPads, both retina and normal versions. When you add spotlight icons (again both retina and normal), iTunes icons the list gets huge. To help with this and to practice my Node.js skills, I created a no…

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Waiting again

As I've mentioned before, I'm taking 6-9 months out of the rat race so I can do my own thing, including learning some new skills to take into the world of work. The skills in question are HTML/Javascript and Xamarin. Javascript is becoming ubiquitous, it's the assembly language of the web and for any startup being able to create a web site or web…

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Performance tuning a website

Despite the rise in fast home broadband, tuning your website for performance is still just as important as it was in the days of dial up. Although home connections can be fast in most first world countries (I used to have a 1Gb connection in Hong Kong), there are stil a lot of people in developing countries who only have slower speeds, as well as…

Read More

Images for an iOS app

When developing for iOS there are a number of different image sizes needed. Just for the springboard icon you need different sizes for iPhones and iPads, both retina and normal versions. When you add spotlight icons (again both retina and normal), iTunes icons the list gets huge. To help with this and to practice my Node.js skills, I created a no…

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Waiting again

As I've mentioned before, I'm taking 6-9 months out of the rat race so I can do my own thing, including learning some new skills to take into the world of work. The skills in question are HTML/Javascript and Xamarin. Javascript is becoming ubiquitous, it's the assembly language of the web and for any startup being able to create a web site or web…

Read More