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Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer

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Xamarin is clearly focusing on cross platform, and as part of that, and as evidence of it as well, they have phased out their iOS and Android certification and now only offer the bigger certification for Mobile Development.  So I … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

The Drag of Old Mental Models on Innovation and Change

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“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” — Howard Aiken It's not a lack of risk taking that holds innovation and change back.  Even big companies take big risks all the time. The real barrier to innovation and change is the drag of old mental models. People end up emotionally invested in their ideas, or they are limited by their beliefs or their world views.  They can't see what's possible with the lens they look through, or fear and doubt hold
them back.  In some cases, it's even learned helplessness. In the book The Future of Management, Gary Hamel shares some great insight into what holds people and companies back from innovation and change. Yesterday’s Heresies are Tomorrow’s Dogmas Yesterday's ideas that were profoundly at odds with what is generally accepted, eventually become the norm, and then eventually become a belief system that is tough to change. Via The Future of Management: “Innovators are, by nature, contrarians.  Trouble is, yesterday's heresies often become tomorrow's dogmas, and when they do, innovation...(Read whole news on source site)

Migration to

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You may (or hopefully, may not) have noticed that has finally been migrated to! This has been planned for quite some time now and really has gone a lot more smoothly that I could ever have hoped for. What does this mean to you?  It means that I will be able to customize the site […] The post Migration to appeared first on C# .NET Development Blog.

#1,122 – Localization III – Updating UIDs after Initial Creation

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In order to localize your application, you must assign unique UIDs to all elements.  This is done with the msbuild command and the /t:updateuid parameter.  You normally do this before you start localizing your application. If you later add user interface elements to your application, you’ll have some elements that don’t have the x:Uid attribute.  You can check to see if there […]

The Morning Brew #1659

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Information Unusual Ways of Boosting Up App Performance. Lambdas and LINQs – Alexey Totin shares the next part of this series exploring some of the more unusual ways of increasing your applications performance, looking at the hidden costs of Lambda expressions and LINQ Queries, and what you can do to offset them. Conventional HTML in […]

APress Deal of the Day 25/July/2014 - Pro ASP.NET MVC 4

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Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the Day from APress at is Pro ASP.NET MVC 4. “The ASP.NET MVC 4 Framework is the latest evolution of Microsoft’s ASP.NET web platform. It provides a high-productivity programming model that promotes cleaner code architecture, test-driven development, and powerful extensibility, combined with all the benefits of ASP.NET.”