Azure Mobile Services with AngularJS $resource

Microsoft released the ability to create custom APIs with Azure Mobile Services in June 2013 and released the JavaScript client for Azure Mobile Services (AMS) even earlier in March 2013. The JavaScript client is excellent and easy to use, but it doesn't play well with AngularJS. Actually, that's not true…

iOS 7 Style Progress Meter in Swift

Hot on the heels of my recent post iOS 7 Style Progress Meter in C# is this version where we accomplish the same feat, but using Apple's new language Swift. To refresh your memory, this is what we're looking to recreate: In more specific terms, we're looking at the circular…

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…