iOS 7 Style Progress Meter in C#

On iOS 7, when you download or update an app from the App Store, there's a small circular progress indicator that shows how complete the download is. It's simple, compact, and provides information well. Making a version of this is incredibly easy using C# and Xamarin on your iOS app…

Upload to Azure Storage REST API from Xamarin

It surprised me to find that uploading an image to Azure Storage using the REST API with Xamarin iOS wasn't straightforward. After a lot of research and by combining a couple techniques, we can easily upload a UIImage to blob storage using the Azure Storage REST API. Here's what you'll…

In Review

I guess today’s word of the day is “unclench”. This morning, I sipped my coffee and debugged some code, Led Zeppelin II spinning on the turntable. The little light on my phone blinked, telling me I received an yet another e-mail. Except I was waiting for this one --…

Back to Basics

Over a year ago, I took my blog in a new direction. Well, you know what they say… the only constant is change itself. That experiment ended a couple months after it began and I never quite shut it down. Today, I’m back to what served me well in…

2014 Illinois Web Conference AngularJS Session

Tomorrow is the bulk of the 15th annual University of Illinois Web Conference. This time, I'm presenting an introduction to AngularJS entitled Angular Is Magic. This is an expansion of a lightning talk I did called My Little JavaScript -- Angular Is Magic, only this time, it's 50 minutes long…

AngularJS and PlantLink

If you’ve ever had a houseplant die on you, pay attention. Eight months ago, my company, Heavy Code, started a gig with a local startup, Oso Technologies. I’d heard of this company months earlier when their Kickstarter campaign hit the news. They were building a product that would…