ZXing QR Code Display in Xamarin.Forms

You can find my source code here. So Xamarin and I have this love-hate relationship. I love it because it makes it super productive for a C# developer to build iOS and Android apps with one codebase but on the other hand, when using third party libraries its an absolute confusing mess. It’s really a … Continue reading ZXing QR Code Display in Xamarin.Forms

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Switching from “Azure” to “AzureRM” Terraform Backend

Terraform no longer supports “azure” as a backend. So if you have a backend configuration that makes reference to the “azure” backend provider you will get the following warning: All you need to do is change the following property in your backend configuration file: To the following: Nothing else has to change. Just re-initialize your … Continue reading Switching from “Azure” to “AzureRM” Terraform Backend

Easy Hack to get a .NET Standard REST API

Everyone’s favorite Visual Studio Feature! LINKED ITEMS! 😊 I literally generated a client using the ‘Add REST API Client’ in the .NET Framework project and the PCL project and then linked them into a .NET Standard project and neither codebases threw compiler errors. However, this is no reason for the good folks on the Visual … Continue reading Easy Hack to get a .NET Standard REST API

Generating a REST API in Visual Studio with the many flavors of .NET

I remember a time when there was just .NET. .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 etc. but all .NET. Then came Silverlight, Windows Phone Silverlight, Windows Universal-ish, Universal Windows Platform, Xamarin.xyz, .NET Core, .NET Standard. Now my head hurts. Seriously. I just want to build a WebAPI client that I can use in a … Continue reading Generating a REST API in Visual Studio with the many flavors of .NET