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40 minutes | 3 days ago
36: Messaging Apps
Messaging apps are all around. Look on your phone and you might have more of them than you'd initially think. With the recent Whatsapp privacy discussion we thought it'd be good to dive into this topic a bit further. So join us for the ride!
36 minutes | 10 days ago
35: Multimedia on Mobile
Multimedia is all around us! We can't think of a single app that does not have some form of multimedia: images, sounds or even videos. We don't even notice anymore! But how hard is it to use it in your own app? Find out all about it in this episode!
2 minutes | 24 days ago
33: Holiday Update
We are taking a break this week and are enjoying our time - indoors with the family. That does not prevent us from eating just a bit too much. But just in case you missed the soothing sound of Geralds Voice - here is a short episode for you, dear listener. Stay safe and until next week. 🙂
40 minutes | a month ago
32: Nerd X-Mas
The holiday season isn't complete if you can't sprinkle some nerd on it. In this episode, we talk about all things we do or have for the holidays that sprinkle just a little bit of nerd on top.
35 minutes | a month ago
31: Responsive Mobile Design
It's great that all the technologies in the world now let us write once and run anywhere. But how does that work for designs? In this episode, we are talking about responsive mobile design. Did we ever deal with it? How do we feel about it and how to go about it? All of this and Xboxes, a bit of F# and advent beer calendars too! And what's with Mark and his tiny fingers...?
35 minutes | 2 months ago
29: Custom Controls
Did you ever wonder about why you should build your own controls and not just grab the ones on the shelf? So do we! So in this episode we will explore this topic a bit further to see what our experiences are and we take a look at some do's and don'ts.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
28: ARM-based Devices/Apple M1
With the Apple M1 chip coming out in their latest line of Macs, all focus is back on ARM. This non-compatible competitor of Intel is blowing everyone away with power efficiency as well as speed. Could this be the final blow for Intel? And are we getting some new hardware ourselves anytime soon?
32 minutes | 2 months ago
27: Staying up to date
Staying up to date in our ever changing techworld is no small feat. It may even feel a bit overwhelming at times. In this episode we discuss how we like to stay informed while trying to miss out on purpose. How we do it? Well you will have to tune in to this weeks episode.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
26: Monitoring and Logging
Getting insights into how your application is doing once it's out in the wild is essential if you want to act on problems quickly. That's where logging and monitoring comes into play! Tune in to this weeks episode to learn more.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
25: Xamarin.Forms 5
Xamarin.Forms 5 is announced to be the last major version of Forms in its current form. From here on out, it will evolve into the .NET framework and continue to bring us joy that way. But, what is actually in the Forms 5 package? What can we look forward to? Find out in this episode!
41 minutes | 3 months ago
24: Testing your apps
In this episode, we are discussing what approaches you can take to test your hard coded work. From TDD to BDD, we discuss a few of the common Acronym Driven Development approaches and what benefits you want to expect when writing automated code.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
23: WebAssembly and Blazor
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Artificial Intelligence or AI for short is all around us it seems. Is it here to solve all our problems or are we looking at the next Skynet? Ever wondered what is behind all of the AI talk? What would it take to add some AI to your apps? Well, in this episode we will talk about all those topics and how you can get started today without having to through years of study.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
17: GitHub Codespaces
The next big thing since sourdough bread is here, and it's called GitHub Codespaces. With Codespaces, you can go from looking at a bug to contributing to the repo in a matter of minutes. Or how about onboarding a new colleague? Hours looking at installers to get the right workloads? No more! With Codespaces, you can get to a successful build before your first coffee is done. Learn all about it in this episode.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
All episodes of Null Pointers are great, and this episode is no exception. In this episode, exceptions are what it's all about. Why should you care? How does exception handling even work internally? Should you care about handling exceptions? All good questions which are answered with a fair amount of dad jokes that get some pity laughs.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
15: Xamarin Community Toolkit
In this episode, we talk about the Xamarin Community Toolkit. You will get a scoop of the origins and how it came about. What the intentions are behind it and how it differs compared to the other well known Xamarin Essentials library. Be sure to tune in and have all the knowledge ready should the Xamarin Community Toolkit become the discussion topic of your next (remote) party.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
14: Dark Mode
Dark Mode seems to be a trend that is getting more and more momentum. It has taken over designs on the interwebs, desktop computers, tablets and even the beloved phone in your pocket. But what is it all about? Save the planet due to reduced power usage? A design fad? Well, join us in this weeks episode where we discuss our thoughts on Dark Mode and go off on some history tangents of the good old days. Or were they that good? Whatever your take is, we hope you enjoy this dark episode!
45 minutes | 5 months ago
13: Mobile Data Storage
If you own a mobile phone, the chances are that there is data stored on it somewhere. Few apps are around these days that don't store data in some form. But how is that done? What caveats are there to it, and what about caching or syncing data back to a backend? All of that and more on this episode!
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode number twelve and we are putting on our architecture outfits to discuss the Model View ViewModel, or MVVM for short, pattern. We discuss the advantages, libraries, touch on some good old Inversion of Control. And to make sure you stay until the end - Gerald was so kind to provide us with an Easter egg.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode number eleven is all about gadgets. Are they all absolutely necessary? Definitely not. Are they fun? YEAH! We talk about some of the most essentials ones like phones and headphones, but also smart speakers, watches, sports and even some non-digital gadgets. Don't trust your devices with Steven though, he will destroy it.
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