Cees Alberts on February 12th, 2015

After working for years as a freelance .NET consultant I decided to use my C# skills also for the mobile platform. Using Microsoft Visual studio you would only be able to support the Windows Phone framework, but using Xamarin studio gives you more options. Xamarin studio is a development environment that uses C# to make […]

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Cees Alberts on June 29th, 2014

I made a small application to get images from Flickr and wanted to display this in a website in random order. I found this little snippet of code, which shuffles any collection (using generics) into a random collection. It’s an extension method that extends any collection with a Shuffle method. I just love those extension methods and use […]

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Cees Alberts on May 30th, 2014

I love developing software on my MacBook Air! I got the latest version with the maximum possible specifications (i7, 8GB internal mem, 512GB SSD disk) so it works better than anything I ever had! One of the things i was missing (a  lot) while developing is that I cannot start 2 instances of the same application on […]

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Cees Alberts on May 20th, 2014

This is a small piece of code I’m using to make the layout of an XML string a bit prettier. It’s very useful if you want to write some XML to a text file that will be edited later. protected string PrettyPrintXml(string xmlString) { XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument(); StringWriter stringWriter = new StringWriter(); XmlTextWriter […]

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Cees Alberts on May 19th, 2014

Submitting an app to the Apple app store isn’t as easy as you would think it would be. You need certificates, profiles and accounts to manage everything and to get the app admitted for review and after that admitted in the store. As you know, I’m using Xamarin’s MonoTouch to write my apps because I […]

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Cees Alberts on May 18th, 2014

It has already been almost a year since I wrote my last blog entry on this blog site. I have been busy working for a big client, making a big MVC .NET intranet website for searching and displaying internal files and dossiers. I did a lot of MVC, Razor, jQuery and WCF work so all […]

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Cees Alberts on April 3rd, 2013

Making my first iOS app went rather quick and without any major problems. It helped of course, that I already made an app for a client of mine! After the app was accepted by the Apple review process and was available for the public I found out there was a small problem with the app. […]

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Cees Alberts on February 13th, 2013

My last project was for a client where I was in a position to study how to make apps for the iPhone and the iPad. After 10 months the project finished and I decided to make an app that I could use myself. It should also be of such quality that I could sell it […]

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Cees Alberts on February 7th, 2012

Lately I haven’t been doing a lot of iPhone and iPad development in my spare time, so I haven’t also been writing a lot of blogs about software development. The reason for all of this can be found almost 30 years ago! I used to be very much interested in CB radio (27 mc). For […]

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Cees Alberts on July 26th, 2011

The ASP.NET development server is a very useful tool but now and then I find that I need to use a service or website that I’m developing in another solution than in the one I’m working in. I found that it is easiest just to add the instances of often used services and websites to […]

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