Building your first React Native app on Windows

To my mind, mobile app developers have two routes to producing their apps. Firstly, they can write the apps in the supported language and IDE of the mobile platform provider – Java for Android, Swift for iOS and .NET for Windows. Three different platforms, with three different IDEs, three different languages, and three different programming…

Follow-up to Why I’m Leaving React Behind

On Sunday, I posted what I thought was a fairly innocuous post about my decision to move away from React. Wow, I had no idea I was an influential writer. The storm (at least relative to my normal state of being) was impressive. I did want to clarify some things and answer some of the…

Why I’m leaving React behind

In the recent past, I’ve worked rather extensively on learning React and its ecosystem. It fits with my world view of things. I’m not a great programmer. I’m not going to learn five different frameworks in order to work. However, I’m leaving React behind and learning another framework now. Why? Well, it has to do…

What do I use to write a Mobile App?

I’m at Dreamforce this week, manning the Microsoft Azure booth in the Developer Zone. It’s been a really fun and busy week explaining all the things that can be done. This post isn’t about that. It’s about a question I got on the first day of the conference – what do you write mobile apps…

Moving to WordPress.com

I’ve run my blog on a self-hosted WordPress install on Microsoft Azure. For reference, I’m running it as a Website with a small Basic instance. It’s worked thus far but it costs me about $30 a month to run it. That’s over $300 a year, which – for my small blog, is more than I’m…