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  • Intelligent Bot in a Native iOS and Android app

    This is a quick tutorial where we'll create and publish a new intelligent Bot that uses machine learning and natural language understanding to answer questions about Microsoft Bot Framework. Then we'll create a native iOS and Android app to interact with our bot.

  • Type Names as Storyboard IDs

    A while back I got in the habit of using the names my of custom types as different identifiers in iOS and macOS storyboards. This post looks at a couple examples of how this simple practice removes the need for unnecessary strings and leads to cleaner code.

  • Xamarin vs. Native

    I spend a lot of my time talking to people about mobile development. Many of these conversations are about Xamarin, and how it compares to "native", so I figured I’d take the time to break down Xamarin. I’ll also spend a little time on alternative approaches to mobile development — just to add some context.

  • Default Designer

    I prefer to work with .xibs and .storyboards in Xcode Interface Builder opposed to Xamarin Studio’s built-in designer. Default Designer is a Xamarin Studio add-in to open these files with Xcode Interface Builder by default.

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