Do you have any old HDD drives laying around? Probably from an SSD upgrade on your MBP….

Well, it’s pretty straightforward repurposing it as a NAS on your home network with a Raspberry Pi, who doesn’t wan’t an extra 500GB!.

Here is a list of what I’ll be using:

Just to be safe you should go ahead and update your Raspberry Pi, it’s as easy as:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade

The best MVVM framework for Xamarin Forms :)… Honestly, don’t trust me, trust this guy

Hace unos días ya salió la versión estable de Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4. Si has seguido las publicaciones de Xamarin sabrás que este release está enfocado a mejoras de calidad y rendimiento.

Algunas de las mejoras que están incluidas son:

  • Bindable Picker
  • Mas de 200 bug fixes
  • Mejoras en el tiempo de inicio de Android
  • Compilación del XAML
  • Otras contribuciones de la comunidad

How did I get into this?

A couple of months ago I got a call asking me if I’d be interested in automating time-tracking for riders in an Enduro Race. Initially I had no idea what that meant, this would be something completely new to me, I had never ridden one of those bikes and new nothing about how the sport was setup or any of the rules involved. But having never backed away from a challenge I accepted.


Before I could propose any sort of solution I had to get my bearing straight, I needed to know what this was about, what the rules where…

Luego del exito en Santo Domingo y Santiago el proximo Xamarin DevDay que tenemos en agenda es en San Juan, Puerto Rico el 10 de Diciembre.


  • 9:30 am Registro
  • 9:30 am Keynote (Hector Minaya y Yamille Morales)
  • 9:40 am Intro a Xamarin (Hector Minaya)
  • 10:20 am Xamarin Forms (Hector Minaya)
  • 11:10 am Xamarin & Azure (Jose Gregorio)
  • 12:00 pm Almuerzo
  • 1:00 pm Hands On Lab (Hector Minaya y Jose Gregorio)

Pre-requisitos para el Hands On Lab

Xamarin Studio 6.1
- Xcode 8
- Android Studio 2.1.3
- Java JDK 1.8 8u102+

PC - Visual Studio 2015 (updated) - Xamarin for Visual Studio 4.2 …

Este sábado 26 de Noviembre llevamos el Xamarin DevDays a la ciudad corazón!

Para acompañarnos en esta actividad debes:

As my good friendo Jose Bencosme said via twitter:

Last week was amazing. I haven’t felt so much excitement coming out from the .Net ecosystem since the early days of the framework back in 2002/2003.

How crazy was it?

  • Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation
  • Samsung & Google joined the .Net Foundation

We we finally have Visual Studio for Mac!!!! Now, sure, for this this is a fork/re-brand/[insert_term_here] of Xamarin Studio, but who cares!. It finally means Microsoft will bring over to Mac (and eventually Linux) the same solid IDE we rely on in Windows.

Who would have thought 10 years ago that we would now have:

  • Visual Studio for Mac
  • SQL Server for Linux
  • Ubuntu Bash (and subsystem) for Windows 10
  • Native mobile apps built with C#

The great part is, that the best is still to come :)

Here at Megsoft we have been tasked with organizing Xamarin DevDays in Santo Domingo, D.R. For us it’s a pleasure since Xamarin is our bread and butter each day :).

In the afternoon we will have Hands On Labs where we will guide participants through creating a Xamarin based solution.

Hands on Lab Prerequisites

Xamarin Studio 6.1
- Xcode 8
- Android Studio 2.1.3
- Java JDK 1.8 8u102

- Visual Studio 2015 (updated)
- Xamarin for Visual Studio 4.2
- Java JDK 1.8 8u102 (64bit)
- Android Studio 2.1.3

When setting up both Xamarin Studio and…

Hector Minaya

Software Architect @ Megsoft Consulting, Inc.

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