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A CDN, short for Content Delivery Network, is essentially a network of servers set-up, in various geographic locations, with the aim of speeding up the delivery of content to end-users across the Internet. […]


There’s a lot of documentation available around NuGet and how to create/publish packages, etc. But when I looked for a simple step-by-step guide on how to test a package locally, I couldn’t find any […]


Button Visual States in Xamarin.iOS

by Pascal Arnould

One way to manage a button visual state in iOS is by setting a different background image for each one of the UIControlState values available […]


Downloading Windows Azure Subscription Files

by Pascal Arnould

If you use Azure Management Studio, you can quickly setup your connections by importing your publish settings […]


1601 was the year that Pierre de Fermat and King Louis XIII of France were born, Robert Devereux was beheaded in the Tower of London, the Dutch defeated the Portuguese navy in the battle of Bantam Bay and the year Shakespear’s Hamlet is thought to have been performed for the first time. Monday January, 1st 1601 (in the Gregorian calendar) was a pretty uneventful day yet the first day of the 17th century is affecting millions today. […]


Just so that I never ever forget this again. Here’s how to assign a keyboard shortcut to collapse all projects in Visual Studio Solution Explorer. […]


What does sudo mean?

by Pascal Arnould

I’ve always wondered what sudo means when I run a Terminal command like this: sudo shutdown -r now sudo is an abbreviation of “super user do” and is a Linux command that allows programs to be executed as a super user (aka root user) or another user. … Commands that can be run with sudo are defined in a file named sudoers in the /etc private folder.


Xamarin platform setup gotchas: Final Edition!

by Pascal Arnould

Last post on the topic and links to all the other entries centred around troubleshooting/setting up your Xamarin mobile dev environment.

And now for some more problems-solutions […]


Xamarin lets you develop iOS applications using Visual Studio. This is obviously great for .NET Developers except that you currently have to go to Xcode (Apple’s Developer tool) if you want to create the UI using a designer tool. When you’ve got a Xamarin.iOS project, that means switching back and forth between the two IDEs. […]


Running the Windows Phone Emulator in VMware Fusion

by Pascal Arnould

If you run Windows 8 on your Mac with VMware Fusion 5.0 , you might get the following error message when starting the Windows Phone emulator for the first time: The Windows Phone Emulator wasn’t able to create the virtual machine: Generic failure under VMware Fusion 5.0 […]