Xamarin.Forms Released

New Features in this Release.. Pick it up today via NuGET

Build native UIs for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase

To install Xamarin.Forms, run the following command in the Package Manager Console

PM> Install-Package Xamarin.Forms


The Designing for .NET Podcast

Announcing the return of the Designing for .NET Podcast.  When I last did this Podcast Expression Blend was still around.  It’s now been replaced with Blend for Visual Studio, and is a great user experience tool for .NET Designers and Developers.. XAML is now a cross platform user experience staple thanks to Xamarin Forms and Universal Windows Apps..  .NET is now an open platform that runs on Windows, Apple Mac and IOS, and Google Android and on Linux and .NET has made the leap to being operating system agnostic. We also now live in the “cloud” with Windows Azure and AI using Microsoft’s cognitive services.

User Experience Design’s role in software development has not decreased, but it has expanded across computing platform boundaries and the easier your application is for the user makes you more successful..

Welcome to Spring 2017

It’s been a long time since I actually put my thoughts and opinions out there on technology and life.. 2016 was a difficult year for me health wise and it took me a long time to get back on track.. I am again enjoying life and working on getting my own to am more serious place. I am really enjoying technology again and working on new projects.

The one I am most excited about is the return to finishing my Calder Technology project (that I have been working on since 2010) and getting it out as a real product..  Thanks to Microsoft and my old business partner for never giving up on me through the entire process. The product is now completely cross-platform and works everywhere.

We are using Microsoft’s Azure and Bot Frameworks and Cognitive services with our own extensions that we have been working on and with for years.

Calder AI is now active on Skype..


If you want to reach me the easiest way is http://www.donburnett.us