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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Complexion - an open source API for Plex

I've just released the first alpha version of Complexion, available on my GitHub page. This is my first true open source API, which I hope to put up on NuGet in the near future. This is a portable .Net API that connects to Plex - either to a local Plex Media Server specified by it's IP or hostname, or via MyPlex to discover your media servers. Th…

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Setting up a website on Heroku

Now that I'm (almost) out of the rat race and working on my own apps, I though it was time to create a website to host my work. I haven't got a company set up yet (that's coming soon) but I've been watching a rather excellent Pluralsight training course on the MEAN stack. In this course they use Heroku to host a Node.js application, so I though I…

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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

Complexion - an open source API for Plex

I've just released the first alpha version of Complexion, available on my GitHub page. This is my first true open source API, which I hope to put up on NuGet in the near future. This is a portable .Net API that connects to Plex - either to a local Plex Media Server specified by it's IP or hostname, or via MyPlex to discover your media servers. Th…

Read More

Setting up a website on Heroku

Now that I'm (almost) out of the rat race and working on my own apps, I though it was time to create a website to host my work. I haven't got a company set up yet (that's coming soon) but I've been watching a rather excellent Pluralsight training course on the MEAN stack. In this course they use Heroku to host a Node.js application, so I though I…

Read More