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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WeakEvents in PCLs

One of the biggest causes of memory leaks I've seen in C# applications is events. Although C# can't leak in the same way C++ can, it's easy to unintentionally end up with references you weren't expecting - and what a lot of people don't realise or forget is that subscribing to an event holds a reference from the event source to the event target, e…

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Continuous deployment with JimLib

Today I've finally moved to the world of continuous deployment - albeit for one of my projects only so far, but it's a start. For my JimLib open source API I've automated the whole deployment process so after checkin it builds and deploys to NuGet automatically. Steps in the process I do all my development in Visual Studio, which now can connect t…

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Grouping in ListViews with Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms provides a lot of cool features to use for mobile app development, and the documentation is pretty good - but sometimes the cool features you want to use are a bit lacking in docs. There are example projects but it can be hard to interpret what you need to do to get something working. The latest area that was confusing me was groupin…

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My first NuGet package

For pretty much every project I've worked on I've used the same set of extensions and helper classes to make my life easier. For example: Fluent API on strings myString.IsNullOrEmpty() instead of string.IsNullOrEmpty(myString). An ObservableCollectionEx<T> class that allows adding multiple items but only raising on CollectionChanged event. F…

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WeakEvents in PCLs

One of the biggest causes of memory leaks I've seen in C# applications is events. Although C# can't leak in the same way C++ can, it's easy to unintentionally end up with references you weren't expecting - and what a lot of people don't realise or forget is that subscribing to an event holds a reference from the event source to the event target, e…

Read More

Continuous deployment with JimLib

Today I've finally moved to the world of continuous deployment - albeit for one of my projects only so far, but it's a start. For my JimLib open source API I've automated the whole deployment process so after checkin it builds and deploys to NuGet automatically. Steps in the process I do all my development in Visual Studio, which now can connect t…

Read More

Grouping in ListViews with Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms provides a lot of cool features to use for mobile app development, and the documentation is pretty good - but sometimes the cool features you want to use are a bit lacking in docs. There are example projects but it can be hard to interpret what you need to do to get something working. The latest area that was confusing me was groupin…

Read More

My first NuGet package

For pretty much every project I've worked on I've used the same set of extensions and helper classes to make my life easier. For example: Fluent API on strings myString.IsNullOrEmpty() instead of string.IsNullOrEmpty(myString). An ObservableCollectionEx<T> class that allows adding multiple items but only raising on CollectionChanged event. F…

Read More