Derek Jensen
Derek Jensen is a lifetime nerd that calls the Chicagoland area home. He is your typical family man that loves activities with his wonderful wife and three amazing children. He is huge sports buff (both playing and coaching) and loves football, baseball and basketball. He loves just about any technology he can get his hands on but spends most of him time on the server side of the world. His day job consists of writing highly transactional backend web services, data access layers, and n-tier applications using the .NET Framework in C#. At night, when he's not spending time with his family, he enjoys authoring Tuts+ Courses and creating ASP.NET MVC web sites for clients.
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    Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 3Preview image@2x
    If you've been following along with Xamarin at all, then you're well aware that you can now create Android and iOS applications using C#. This is incredibly cool, but this amazing evolution of C# and the .NET Framework doesn't have to stop there. Did you know you can also create a single code base that will run on both iOS and Android without having a bunch of duplicate code? Well, you can. Let's check it out.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 2Preview image@2x
    Since the inception of the companies, Microsoft and Apple have always seemed to be like oil and vinegar. To that end just the thought of creating an iOS application using Visual Studio and C# seems like a fantastic fictional story. Now with Xamarin, these two conflicting technologies will be bound together with the beautiful flavor of C# into an absolutely delicious vinaigrette. Sound delicious? Let's eat.Read More…
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    Mobile Development
    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 1Preview image@2x
    Just a few short years ago, we as C# developers had very limited options when it came to creating mobile applications. We could take the path of least resistance and stick to Windows Mobile or Windows Phone applications, or we could spend the time learning new languages such as Java or Objective-C, just to reach out to different platforms. Well, times are definitely changing. With the advent of Xamarin, we now have more options. It's time to get on board.Read More…