Capptain (or your app telemetry service of choice) with Xamarin Forms
Dec 03, 2014
We are increasingly developing applications targeting both iOS and Windows Phone using Xamarin Forms. In this case, when it comes to telemetry, we are interested in putting as much as possible in the shared code. Here is a way to incorporate Capptain into a Xamarin Forms app using DependencyService and a proxy on each platform. You can use the same approach with other telemetry services, as long as a native SDK is provided for the platforms you target.
Dynamics CRM 2011/2013 - Re-register Plugin Assembly With New Strong Name Key
Jun 26, 2014
All CRM plugins must be signed with a strong key in order to be deployed (both for letting Dynamics CRM be able to handle assembly naming conflicts and if you deploy it to the GAC on the server). I have come across a couple of projects where the password for the strong name key file was stuck in the head of another person – and later forgotten – making it troublesome set up a new development machine to build and deploy a solution.
Application Insights - Browser Debug Streaming Data Not Showing
May 03, 2014
Application Insights is the new analytics platform from Microsoft, currently in preview and part of Visual Studio Online. I had the honor of giving a talk on Application Insights during Danish Developer Conference last week which was very exciting. I plan to write a walk through of the new service soon, but for now I will address a small issue people run into.
Application Insights has a great development feed that provides raw and instant analysis data that can be used to verify that you send the right data before shipping your app:
Azure Storage Services REST API Authentication from Windows Store and WP8 applications
May 25, 2013
The Azure Storage Client Library provides some good and easy access to Queue, Blob and Table services. The library requires ODataLib that unfortunately is not available in a version for Store and WP8 yet. The good thing is, we have WCF Data Services based REST API to access the services. The official documentation provides details on the available operations, how to authenticate etc. How to authenticate can be a bit troublesome to derive from the documentation when you are not using the storage client library.
C# - Unit testing classes with HttpClient dependence + using Autofixture
May 21, 2013
The HttpClient added in the .NET framework 4.5 is simply put awesome in combination with the new async/await in C# 5.0. Also if you are doing Phone development or creating a PCL that targets a platform where HttpClient is not available, do yourself a favour and get it from NuGet.
Im gonna go through a way of unit testing code that is dependent on HttpClient, e.g. for retrieving data from a service.
Winning the Startup Weekend 2012 in Aalborg
Nov 21, 2012
The last week has been quite special. During the weekend a friend of mine and myself attended the Global Startup Weekend event in Aalborg, simultaneous with events all over the world. I showed up to be useful with my development skills for any project that sounded interesting. However, during the initial idea pitching I came up with my own idea to work on – an electronic math book format for tablets, with integrated interactive assignments.
Custom pushpin icon for Windows Store Apps with Bing Maps and C#
Nov 04, 2012
While the Bing Maps SDK is out of Release Preview and made final along with the release of Windows 8, i find that the documentation is still lacking quite a bit. Here is a couple of examples of how you can customize the pushpin control by changing the displayed image overlay, without having to implement a seperate Control.
Custom icon for pushpin using XAML and C Add the following to the resources (e.
ABAP Reflection - Part One (The RTTS and Type Introspection)
Nov 01, 2012
Reflection provides the ability to examine, modify and create data types and behaviour at runtime. Developers of C# (or Java) not familiar with this concept, have most likely encountered it at some point, or even used it, through the .NET or Java reflection library. Have you ever used the typeof operator or invoked the GetType() methods in C#? Then you have already encountered it first hand.
Recently I found the need for reflection in ABAP, all the way from type inspection to creation of new data types at runtime, which I found to be documented only very superficial.
Jan 13, 2010
I have always been using a small tool to monitor my network usage for various reasons, but recently my favourite decided to take the step away from being a free tool. Instead of tracking down another, I decided to use this opportunity to start a new project of my own, and use it as an opportunity to take a look at WPF for the first time.
Currently it simply displays your network usage, but should only be considered an appetizer in its current state – I got some ideas lined up to give this some more sweet features!
Guest mix and new mashup
Dec 20, 2009
I recently did a guest mix for a friends radioshow, that was broadcasted on sense.fm – if you should be interested, the mix is available right here.
Me and a friend also finished our mashup of the two songs “Andain – Beautiful Things” and “Armin van Buuren – Face to Face (Martin Roth Remix)”, which ended up being* “Andain vs. Armin van Buuren – Beautiful Things to Face”. We were happy (and a bit proud :)) to see Pedro Del Mar play it on the two popular radio shows “Mellomania” and “Mellomania Vocal Anthems”.