Xamarin and REST APIs

Posted by Filip Ekberg on April 11 2014 Leave a Comment

I was invited to the Brisbane C# Mobile Developers by Glenn, a tutor I met during my first Xamarin University course. He’s a great tutor and the Xamarin University lectures are of really high quality, if you can I’d really advice you to join the program! In this talk I go into, in short, what […]

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Cross-platform development using C# and Xamarin Studio Australia Tour

Posted by Filip Ekberg on April 4 2014 1 Comment

Are you keen to learn more about Cross-platform development using C# and Xamarin Studio? I have had a lot of interest in my Xamarin Introduction video, which was released in March, and I am very happy to announce that I will be doing a Xamarin tour in Australia! These events are organized and hosted by […]

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Test Automation for Web Applications

Posted by Filip Ekberg on January 30 2014 1 Comment

If you’re a web developer, I am sure you can relate to the feeling where you over and over again start up your web application, navigate to the local instance and try the same feature over and over again where you just thought you had fixed all the bugs. I’m sorry to tell you this, […]

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Developing Good Software is Damn Hard

Posted by Filip Ekberg on January 29 2014 9 Comments

Since I first set my foot in the “Software Architecture” class back at the technical institute it feels like I’ve taken things for granted. Over the years I have seen myself as a pretty good software engineer, a programmer with many hats be it developing in C#, Java, Python, PHP, Objective-C, and I’ve tackled lots […]

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2013 was an amazing year, here’s a summary!

Posted by Filip Ekberg on January 1 2014 2 Comments

Another year has gone by and it’s the third yearly summary that I’m writing, hopefully not the last one! I began the previous one that I wrote in the end of 2012 by stating that “Saying that a lot happened in 2012 is probably an understatement.”, I’d like to start this summary similarly. However it […]

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Hello Nancy

Posted by Filip Ekberg on December 19 2013 7 Comments

Have you had a chance to play with Nancy yet? Nancy is a way for us to experience the web in a lightweight way, without relying on ASP.NET or ASP.NET MVC. I’m not saying that Nancy is replacing any of those, but it is here as an alternative. Let’s look at some examples of what […]

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Making sound using C#

Posted by Filip Ekberg on December 16 2013 2 Comments

Back in the mid-90s when I first was introduced to the concept of programming the only thing that I could really do that I found funny was to have the computer BEEP at me. At this time of course I didn’t have anything as fancy as Visual Studio or C# to work with, it was […]

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Download C# Smorgasbord Chapter 1 For Free!

Posted by Filip Ekberg on December 6 2013 1 Comment

I’m happy to announce an early Christmas present for you all; I am giving away a free sample of my book, you can now download Chapter 1 completely free! The chapter is called Introduction to Parallel Extensions and it talks about parallel programming, LINQ/PLINQ and Egg Boiling. I really hope you enjoy this free sample […]

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The Perfect Developer Laptop

Posted by Filip Ekberg on September 25 2013 5 Comments

I have been struggling with selecting the perfect developer laptop (in my eyes) for a couple of months now as I have been waiting for ultrabooks with the latest Haswell technology. Now I’d like to share what I ended up getting and what I ended up returning back to the store as it was just […]

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MSIL for the C# Developer Preview

Posted by Filip Ekberg on August 7 2013 2 Comments

Almost two months ago I got my first course published on Pluralsight and I’ve received a lot of great feedback since! I’m happy to share a 10 minute preview from the course with you all, enjoy! Are you one of those developers who really wants to understand what happens behind the scenes? If not, you […]

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One Year As A Self-Published Author

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 30 2013 1 Comment

Wow — It has already been one year since C# Smorgasbord was released and I’ve since then written about the way to getting it published here and tried to market it as much as possible. As for marketing I had raffles, did more user-group meetings and sent away some free books; even did some online […]

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Pluralsight Summer Watch List

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 23 2013 5 Comments

I’d like to share the list of courses on Pluralsight that I’d like to watch during this summer. It’s always great to refresh your mind and skills! If you don’t know what Pluralsight is and if you don’t have an account head over to Pluralsight.com and get a free trial! Here comes my summer watch […]

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This Is My Story – Part 3

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 22 2013 2 Comments

You just got your degree? You’re a junior developer. The demand from my employee were too damn high, after just a month or so I had to go to the emergency ward because I almost fainted. I’ve heard people say that there’s no such thing as hitting the wall; you should just push harder and […]

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This Is My Story – Part 2

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 17 2013 3 Comments

Turn off the lights The last year in high school we had a course that focused on you creating a bigger project. You had to show a time plan, requirement specification and all that necessary to solve a project. I of course decided to do something in regards of programming. I didn’t know what though […]

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This Is My Story – Part 1

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 15 2013 3 Comments

Stay a while and listen I was born in 1987 and I’m fairly certain that there’s something genetically programmed in my DNA that says whenever there’s something that is powered by electricity I need to play with it and understand it. I can somewhat recall my siblings playing with an old Commodore 64 but as […]

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Memory access pattern matters

Posted by Filip Ekberg on July 1 2013 6 Comments

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Everyone is a winner!

Posted by Filip Ekberg on June 27 2013 2 Comments

Congratulations everyone that participated Everyone that participated in the raffle got something! There was just one winner that got the one year Pluralsight Plus Subscription, but All of you got a 30 day coupon! As a bonus, everyone that participated got a digital copy of C# Smorgasbord and two lucky people got signed copies as […]

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Don’t deadlock with async and await

Posted by Filip Ekberg on April 3 2013 4 Comments

Deadlocking is really something you need to avoid and in case you don’t know what a deadlock is here’s a great illustration of a “real life deadlock”: Basically what has happened here is that all the roads are full with cars and all the cars try to cross the road at the same time. Let’s […]

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Seeing problems differently

Posted by Filip Ekberg on March 14 2013 3 Comments

C# Smorgasbord ebook bundle including PDF, ePub and Mobi is still available for €4.99! We always have interesting discussions at work, both philosophical and mostly programming discussions. Sometimes the things people say make you think a while longer. The other day a co-worker of mine asked me: If a tree falls in the forest and […]

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Challenge yourself and be awesome

Posted by Filip Ekberg on March 6 2013 9 Comments

Just about an hour ago I came back from my first ever run where I didn’t stop to walk even once and ran longer than I’ve ever done before. Even if the time nor the distance is important to someone that is an experienced runner, but to me this is a huge deal.About 3 minutes […]

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