Publishing an ASP.NET Core website to a cheap Linux VM host

A little Linux VM on Azure is like $13 a month. You can get little Linux machines all over for between $10-15 a month. On Linode they are about $10 a month so I figured it would be interesting to setup an ASP.NET Core website running on .NET Core. As you may know, ....

AnimatedContainer – Flutter Widget of the Week

You can code up animated changes yourself with explicit animations, or you can let Flutter animate them for you! With the AnimatedContainer widget, you just build it once with a particular attribute (like color), and then rebuild it with a different value. Flutter...

Implementing adaptive master-detail layouts in Flutter

Usually, when developing apps for mobile phones, having too much screen real estate is not the problem. In fact, quite the contrary. Much thought has to be put into how to structure the app so that it does not feel cluttered. On tablets, it is a whole different story....

Why Flutter Uses Dart

Wm Leler explains why Flutter uses Dart: Here is a quick list of the Dart features that together make it indispensable for Flutter: Dart is AOT (Ahead Of Time) compiled to fast, predictable, native code, which allows almost all of Flutter to be written in Dart. This...

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams have announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript. View original...

Announcing Flutter Release Preview 1

Today, we’re delighted to announce Flutter Release Preview 1, signaling a new phase of development for Flutter as we move into the final stages of stabilization for 1.0. View original...

Building Forms with Flutter

Over the years many of the apps I have built dealt with data – searching for data, listing data, submitting new data, etc.  In all of those apps there was one thing they all shared – a requirement to allow a user to submit data to a back-end via some sort of form....

25 Best Free Animation Libraries for Web Developers

Upgrade your CSS animations with some Javascript! These free animation libraries will help web developers save time, create more with less code and design amazing animated projects! These free JS animation libraries in this list are very well-coded and can be used for...

Flutter How-To: Using BottomAppBar widget

Google has just announced Flutter beta 3 which includes a new Material Design component called ‘BottomAppBar widget’. As soon as I read the blog post, I thought of trying this new widget out. This new Material component can be seen in action in the recently launched...

Google launches Flutter Beta 3, its Android and iOS mobile app SDK

Ahead of its I/O 2018 developers conference, Google has launched the third beta release of Flutter, its open-source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. The Flutter SDK has also gained official support from the...

Implementing adaptive master-detail layouts in Flutter

Usually, when developing apps for mobile phones, having too much screen real estate is not the problem. In fact, quite the contrary. Much thought has to be put into how to structure the app so that it does not feel cluttered. On tablets, it is a whole different story....

SVG Resizing Problems in IE9 and Other Browsers

Today we are performing SVG tests on the various major browsers to see why typical images don’t always get transformed or rendered properly. SVG, or Scalable Vector Graphics, have been around since 1999, but are only recently becoming more widely supported in web...

Web font generator

At fontSquirrel. You upload your font and it generates every known format, CSS code and even embeds fonts inside CSS using base64 data.

Public Datasets

Available at Xiaming's Github, Awesome Public Datasets are (mostly) free. Subjects include Agriculture, Biology, Climate/Weather, Complex Networks, Computer Networks, Contextual Data, Data Challenges, Economics, Energy, Finance, Geology, GeoSpace/GIS, Government,...

Android’s RecyclerView, item clicks, how to

RecyclerView is a great class what you should consider over ListView for building list interfaces. It offers more flexibility and has built-in hooks that make implementing animations and custom layouts much easier compared to ListView. Unfortunately RecyclerView is...

Project Islandwood: Objective-C for Windows?

Project Islandwood is now open source (MIT license), with all the code residing at github. This project includes and Objective-C compiler (sadly no Swift for us Objective-C haters), Objective-C runtime, iOS headers (this is the "bridge" bit that translates iOS calls...

Publish your own apps to Azure RemoteApp

A small collection of useful bookmarks on how to publish your own apps to Azure RemoteApp (or your own Windows Server 2012 R2). How To Publish an Internal Windows App on Azure Remote App (creating VHD in your PC and uploading it later to azure) Same as above, but...

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