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
See me soon at:
NDC Sydney 2017
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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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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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Popping my open source cherry

Today the pull request for my first ever contribution to someone else's open source project was accepted and merged. It was a small bug fix to Framework7 - a really cool HTML5 framework for building iOS 7 style apps. I'm using it for my first cordova project and what it outputs looks just like a native iOS 7 app. Highly recommended. A big thank y…

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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…

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

Popping my open source cherry

Today the pull request for my first ever contribution to someone else's open source project was accepted and merged. It was a small bug fix to Framework7 - a really cool HTML5 framework for building iOS 7 style apps. I'm using it for my first cordova project and what it outputs looks just like a native iOS 7 app. Highly recommended. A big thank y…

Read More