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

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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NDepend - Part 1

Patrick from NDepend reached out to me today to ask me to review NDepend. Having dabbled with it a while ago, I was more than happy to say yes and try out the latest version. If you've never heard of NDepend before, it's a code quality tool. It analyses your code and provides a number of quality metrics such coupling and cyclomatic complexity - c…

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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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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

NDepend - Part 1

Patrick from NDepend reached out to me today to ask me to review NDepend. Having dabbled with it a while ago, I was more than happy to say yes and try out the latest version. If you've never heard of NDepend before, it's a code quality tool. It analyses your code and provides a number of quality metrics such coupling and cyclomatic complexity - c…

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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