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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Be quick - 50% off Xamarin In Action for one week

The MEAP of my book, Xamarin In Action, has just been updated to include a new chapter covering building cross-platform view models. This chapter talks about how you can use view models to increase the amount of cross-platform, unit testable code in your Xamarin app by moving UI logic away from the platform specific layers down into your cross-plat…

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MvvmCross extension for Visual Studio 2017

Update - it's now on the marketplace! Link here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=JimBobBennett.MvvmCrossforVisualStudio The awesome team at Microsoft have got it all working, so I've managed to upload the VS2017 version to the marketplace. You can now download it from Extensions and Updates. Thanks to everyone on the VS extensio…

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MvvmCross Extension for Visual Studio for Mac

I've been working to update the MvvmCross Xamarin Studio add-in to work with Visual Studio for Mac. The add-in has been updated thanks to some help from Matthew Robbins, the author of the awesome MFractor add-in, which if you don't have you MUST get, it's awesome. This add-in is now available from the VS for Mac extension manager!…

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Missing Xamarin Studio add-ins

In the latest Stable Xamarin Studio (6.1.2) there is a problem with add-ins - the add-in gallery is empty - the add-in endpoint for 6.1.2 is not returning any add-ins. This means if you are planning on using my Xamarin Studio MvvmCross add-in then you won't be able to find it. Luckily there are a number of workarounds: Use the Alpha channel - on 6.…

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Xamarin In Action

Over the last few months I've been busily writing away on my first book - Xamarin In Action for Manning publications. Manning are a pretty serious publisher, they count Jon Skeet amongst their authors so it was quite an honor to be asked to write for them. The first 3 chapters are now available to buy under the Manning early access program - under…

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Be quick - 50% off Xamarin In Action for one week

The MEAP of my book, Xamarin In Action, has just been updated to include a new chapter covering building cross-platform view models. This chapter talks about how you can use view models to increase the amount of cross-platform, unit testable code in your Xamarin app by moving UI logic away from the platform specific layers down into your cross-plat…

Read More

MvvmCross extension for Visual Studio 2017

Update - it's now on the marketplace! Link here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=JimBobBennett.MvvmCrossforVisualStudio The awesome team at Microsoft have got it all working, so I've managed to upload the VS2017 version to the marketplace. You can now download it from Extensions and Updates. Thanks to everyone on the VS extensio…

Read More

MvvmCross Extension for Visual Studio for Mac

I've been working to update the MvvmCross Xamarin Studio add-in to work with Visual Studio for Mac. The add-in has been updated thanks to some help from Matthew Robbins, the author of the awesome MFractor add-in, which if you don't have you MUST get, it's awesome. This add-in is now available from the VS for Mac extension manager!…

Read More

Missing Xamarin Studio add-ins

In the latest Stable Xamarin Studio (6.1.2) there is a problem with add-ins - the add-in gallery is empty - the add-in endpoint for 6.1.2 is not returning any add-ins. This means if you are planning on using my Xamarin Studio MvvmCross add-in then you won't be able to find it. Luckily there are a number of workarounds: Use the Alpha channel - on 6.…

Read More

Xamarin In Action

Over the last few months I've been busily writing away on my first book - Xamarin In Action for Manning publications. Manning are a pretty serious publisher, they count Jon Skeet amongst their authors so it was quite an honor to be asked to write for them. The first 3 chapters are now available to buy under the Manning early access program - under…

Read More