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FluentLayout v2.5 Released

It's been a little over a year since the last FluentLayout update, so it seemed like a good time to get some little improvements in. I also definitely want to give a shout out to Diego Ponce de León for prompting some of these changes and helping brainstorm some things! If you're using FluentLayout, I'd definitely love to hear your input on improvements you'd like to see, shortcomings, etc. There's a lot more we can do…

Querying Datadog Graphs from Hubot

As part of my continued mission to add instrumentation and monitoring into basically everything, Datadog is a tool that I've come to really love. In addition to the built-in metrics it can record, such as things like CPU usage, the real power comes in being able to easily define your own metrics and create meaningful visualizations of the true running state of your systems. At Olo we run a Hubot instance that connects to our Slack…

Developer On Fire

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Developer On Fire podcast, which I highly recommend checking out if you haven't already. It's a really interesting show where Dave Rael asks all sorts of interesting guests a similar line of questions that get a bit more personal than most technical podcasts, allowing you to see what really makes them tick. Check out my episode here: Episode 079 - Greg Shackles - Not Just…

Performance Profiling Your Xamarin Apps

In addition to how an app looks and what it does, a major contributor to an app's UX is how well it performs. With so much competition and an abundance of high-quality apps available in the app stores, users now have high expectations for apps to be quick and easy to use. Mobile devices also simply don't have the resources you might be used to when working on desktop or Web applications, so it's always important…