Xamarin vs. PhoneGap

I recently had the opportunity to write a Xamarin app for the first time.  It wasn’t Mike Berrymananything complicated – basically a CRUD application that would list items for the user with the option to add, edit and delete – but it afforded me a chance to compare and contrast with the way I’ve been writing mobile apps for the past few years. Continue reading “Xamarin vs. PhoneGap”

SharePoint Fix with Calendar/Event Dates and Daylight Savings Time

6Yesterday I was overhauling our Magni Mobile calendar view into a list view.  I ran into an issue where SharePoint was pre-adjusting events events occurring during Daylight Savings Time – apparently because we are not currently in DST.  It was a huge headache, but I came up with a solution to analyze the UTC offset via moment.js and then “undo” the adjustments SharePoint made to the datetime on these events.

I still need to do more robust testing before I’m 100% comfortable with this solution but for now it’s fixing the all-day events that were getting screwed up by SharePoint’s adjustments.

Codemash 2.0.1.2 Review

Rick HerrmannThis was my 5th year attending Codemash and, like each of the other 4, I came home with a list of things I want to learn more about. The conference was bigger this year, and there were more sessions to choose from in each time slot. In keeping with the spirit of Codemash, I tried to attend a variety of sessions on tools/technologies I was not familiar with including Android development, several javascript libraries, and no- sql databases. There was also a talk by the always entertaining Scott Hanselman on dealing with information overload. Although this was not a technical talk I think it was the best one I attended.

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