Jim Bennett

Senior Cloud 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:

NDC London
FSharp Exchange
Techorama BE

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

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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Portable class libraries

Portable class libraries (or PCLs) are the flavour of the month at the moment. They are a .net library designed to be cross platform - so they work just as well on Windows 8 as they do on Xamarin. Where Microsoft are supporting Xamarin as much as possible, they are releasing a number of their core libraries as PCL. Unfortunately, where they are o…

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ComPlexion and legal issues

I've been working on an open source Plex REST library. The idea behind it is to provide a simple way to connect to a Plex media server and get info on the currently playing movie or TV show. The most important info being a link to IMDB - pretty much every time my wife and I watch something we dig out of phones to look up an actors name or what el…

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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…

Read More

Portable class libraries

Portable class libraries (or PCLs) are the flavour of the month at the moment. They are a .net library designed to be cross platform - so they work just as well on Windows 8 as they do on Xamarin. Where Microsoft are supporting Xamarin as much as possible, they are releasing a number of their core libraries as PCL. Unfortunately, where they are o…

Read More