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Anaïs Betts

Written by Anaïs [a.na'is] Betts, who lives in San Francisco.

Using GitHub HTTPS Credentials in WSL 2

November 12, 2019

Windows Subsystem for Linux v2 is a huge new feature in Windows 10 that really changes the game for developers using web and backend…

Using VS Code themes in Windows Terminal

August 22, 2019

While setting up a new PC and trying to configure Windows Terminal to look nice, I realized that there was a great source of terminal themes…

Vendoring Flutter into your app repo

May 01, 2019

In this post, I’ll describe how to vendor Flutter into your app’s repo using Git Submodules, so that you can easily change Flutter versions…

What even is being transgender

April 18, 2019

A lot of people in the world have some really misguided thoughts about what being a woman who is transgender is about, so I thought I’d…

New Game+

December 20, 2018

Hi, I’m transgender. Ok, freeze - before you get a thousand different thoughts in your head, I want you to take a minute and read this post…

ModernHttpClient Pro Edition

January 13, 2015

For Enterprises, a paid version of ModernHttpClient is now available, which enables using ModernHttpClient with self-signed TLS/SSL…

ModernHttpClient 1.0 is now live!

October 31, 2014

ModernHttpClient, the wrapper library for OkHttp and AFNetworking just shipped version 1.0. Download Version 1.0 Here After an epic pull…

Introducing Refit 2.0

October 13, 2014

I’ve just released a brand new version of Refit, the portable C# library inspired by Jake Wharton’s Retrofit. What’s Refit? Refit (along…

Introducing Squirrel for Windows

September 29, 2014

A long time ago, I said to myself, “I should write my own installer and update framework for Desktop Windows apps, because everything else…

Parallels: The best Android Emulator I've ever used

August 16, 2014

If you’re doing Android development, a non-default VM is a must; the ARM Emulator is a complete pain to work with. There are several options…

I Am Not Web Scale: Wunderlist Edition

August 13, 2014

A few months ago, I posted about the Open Source projects I was currently working on, and that I was maintaining too many things…

What's new in ReactiveUI 6: ReactiveCommand<T>

July 11, 2014

One of the largest breaking changes in ReactiveUI 6.0 is the new ReactiveCommand. Since this change is the most likely one to mess with your…

Welcome to ReactiveUI 6.0

July 10, 2014

After 8 months of work, 878 commits, and 1032 files changed, ReactiveUI 6.0 is finally released, the biggest RxUI release ever! A huge…

MessageBus and why you shouldn't use it

May 21, 2014

I’ve decided to start re-publishing the ReactiveUI documentation in blog post format over the next few weeks, so that more people get eyes…

I am not Web Scale: Open Source Edition

May 13, 2014

Today, while feeling very overwhelmed and in an effort to not forget anything, I made a list of all the in-flight open-source projects I…

Derived Lists

May 12, 2014

I’ve decided to start re-publishing the ReactiveUI documentation in blog post format over the next few weeks, so that more people get eyes…

Asynchronous operations with ReactiveCommand

May 08, 2014

I’ve decided to start re-publishing the ReactiveUI documentation in blog post format over the next few weeks, so that more people get eyes…

Using ReactiveCommand

May 05, 2014

I’ve decided to start re-publishing the ReactiveUI documentation in blog post format over the next few weeks, so that more people get eyes…

The Bait and Switch PCL Trick

May 04, 2014

Some folks on Twitter were debating about how underpowered Portable Libaries are and how shared code is better. While I’m not going to get…

Creating ViewModels with ReactiveObject

April 28, 2014

I’ve decided to start re-publishing the ReactiveUI documentation in blog post format over the next few weeks, so that more people get eyes…

Fusillade: An opinionated HTTP library for Mobile Development

April 25, 2014

Fusillade helps you to write more efficient code in mobile and desktop\ applications written in C#. Its design goals and feature set are…

A Modest Proposal: Strong Naming Carbon Offsets

April 14, 2014

The Strong Naming Debacle has once again reared its head, with lots of strong opinions and debates on how to solve the mess. Here’s my…

Xamarin Component Store and NuGet: A Love Story

April 01, 2014

I’ve published a new set of NuGet packages which allow you to depend on Xamarin Store Components in your NuGet packages. These packages…

Akavache 4.0 is Released

March 08, 2014

After 8 months of work and 424 commits from 7 authors, Akavache 4.0 is now released! Thanks to the contributors for this release: Johan…

Me, but you, but me.

December 29, 2013

This was originally posted on Mark Pilgrim’s Dive Into Mark and I’m reposting it solely to make sure it doesn’t ever get lost, because it…

Live Coding 0x6: Android!

December 09, 2013

Get ready for the sixth episode of Live Coding, this Thursday the 12th, at 12:30pm PST! Update: Check out the video for this event: How do I…

Live Coding 0x5, Rx Testing

November 11, 2013

Get ready for the fifth episode of Live Coding, this Wednesday the 13th, at 12:30pm PST! Update: Check out the video for this event - due to…

Live Coding 0x4: File => New Project!

October 28, 2013

Get ready for the fourth episode of Live Coding, this Thursday, at 12:30pm PDT! Update: Check out the video for this event: How do I join…

Mentoring in Tech

October 18, 2013

tl;dr; Read this blog post If you believe strongly in something, it’s not enough just to get upset about it. I would like to extend the same…

Live Coding 0x3: Tuesday, October 15th

October 14, 2013

Get ready for another episode of Live Coding, this Tuesday, at 12:30pm PDT! Update: Check out the video for this event: How do I join? Click…

Punchclock: An asynchronous operation scheduler

October 09, 2013

As part of my work on reimagining Volley as a cross-platform library called Akavache.Http, one of the suggestions brought up on Twitter by…

Live Coding 0x2: Tuesday, October 8

October 06, 2013

The first episode of Live Coding was a great success! There were ~35 viewers, great questions, and some good off-topic discussion, exactly…

Fast HTTP with ModernHttpClient

October 04, 2013

Today, I open-sourced a drop-dead simple way to make your code using HttpClient run way faster on Android and iOS, called ModernHttpClient…

Open-Source: GitHub's Xamarin starter apps

October 02, 2013

Some of the tools that we use to create new Xamarin projects at GitHub are now open-source! Starter Mobile - our base project for new mobile…

RxUI Live: October 1st,1PM PST

September 25, 2013

On October 1st at 1PM PDT, I’ll be live coding on justin.tv, working on adding a new feature to ReactiveUI, “combined commands” (and other…

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