Welcome to my Web and Mobile Developer Blog. Here you will find the latest News and Rants about mobile apps, websites and the internet.

I also, occasionally, write blog posts on non-techie stuff too!

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Earlier this month I did a presentation on Free SSL / TLS with Let's Encrypt, from a Windows Server / IIS viewpoint, at the Dot Net North developer meetup in Manchester, which I happen to co-organise....
 
In recent years, there has been an increased drive towards securing the web and internet communications. Google Search is now using HTTPS as a ranking factor, Apple now require App communication over ...
 
Earlier this week I was at Alexa Dev Day at the A.J. Bell Stadium in Salford, Greater Manchester, learning about coding Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and other devices. I was amongst ...
 
Recently I began looking at using Selenium WebDriver to write automated tests for Web Applications. All sounded great in theory. I was content with using Java to write the tests, and the syntax for...
 
Whether you're a developer or not, if you have an iOS device running iOS 10.3.X, you may have noticed certain apps load with a popup warning "App {AppName}" Needs to be Updated. Followed by the detail...
 
Over the past year, perhaps longer, I have been going through a process of updating, improving and revitalising my app portfolio. This has been a recurring process, with many passes. After all, in ...
 
Last week I was one of three speakers at the Manchester Xamarin Dev Days event, at Rise on Deansgate. A global event, from Microsoft / Xamarin, the developer day aimed to give attendees a hands-on ...
 
A few weeks back, I posted a blog on how to integrate Crashlytics and Answers into Android apps built with Xamarin. Here is the corresponding blog post, for iOS Xamarin Apps. Firstly, good news ...
 
Fabric (including Crashlytics and Answers), are great mobile app tools, from Twitter. However, installing them away from Java and Android Studio, in Xamarin.Android Apps, is neither a documented, n...
 
Over the past few years, I've been lucky enough to be able to attend Dev Events from Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Google and Twitter. Today in London, I achieved my goal of attending an Apple event! ...


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