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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. […]


Android Device Manager and SDK Location

by Pascal Arnould

After going through the Xamarin installation instructions for Mac and Windows , I ended up in a situation where the AVD Manager ( Android Virtual Device Manager ) on my Windows VM would not let me create a new AVD […]