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Secrets of Git – git gotchas, tips & tricks

Git is by-and-large the only game in town when it comes to source control these days. Bitbucket’s recent decision of sunsetting its support for mercurial has all but cemented git as the way developers share and track code. Git itself is quite old by some standards, created in 2005 by Linus Torvalds for easier distributed code […]

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Using ML.NET in Xamarin projects

A little more than a month ago I asked my followers on Twitter what they would want me to write about: As it turns out, AutoML and Xamarin were the most requested combination. So, let’s talk about it! If you’re trying to learn more about machine learning, but don’t have a special degree and/or experience there’re always several ways to start:   theory […]

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Location Services

Using Native Modules for Location Services in React Native iOS

Use Location Services in React on Native iOS. This guide will show you how to enable and use GPS in an iOS react native application.

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Swagger

Getting your .Net API from the server to the client with Swagger & Swashbuckle

The internet runs on APIs, and solid API specifications are as valuable as the tools that eventually implement them. Here at Rightpoint, we realize there are many ways to write an API, just as there are many ways to spin up a server and consume the API with a webpage or some other client. We’ve […]

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Getting Started with HealthKit

Getting Started with HealthKit

Out of sheer curiosity, I often find myself checking my daily step count on Apple’s Health app.  In an attempt to get a basic intro to Swift, I sought out to replicate this functionality by creating my own custom application.  In this post, I’m going to walk through how to display the number of steps a user has taken today using HealthKit.  However, this article just scratches the surface of all HealthKit has to offer.  Check out the documentation if […]

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Using an ‘API Button’ as a Microsoft Flow Trigger

Using a physical push button connected to Wi-Fi via ESP8266, we can create a Microsoft Flow Trigger. In other words, once a button is pressed, a Microsoft Flow is immediately started and executed.

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SVG Portraits in React Native

The writing’s on the wall, vector graphics are one of the most efficient ways to display your images at any resolution. When it comes to vector graphics, SVGs are the de-facto file standard. But what happens when you want to bring that kind of versatile file to a native mobile experience? If you’re an iOS […]

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Implementation of a QMS for Medical Software Development in an Agile Team

Introduction by Andrew Tremblay: Before we talk about Quality Management Systems, or agile teams, or ISO standards, we should talk briefly about their history. We should talk about Therac-25. Therac-25 was a radiation therapy machine built by AECL (a Canadian medical device manufacturer) in 1982. It was designed to use radiation to destroy harmful cells […]

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Make Refactoring a Breeze in React Native

Reorganize your code by using a barrel roll. This article shows the basics of a barrel and how it can simplify things in React Native projects.

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Testing Phones

XCTest Line by Line

Note: this article is up to date as of Swift 5.0 and Xcode 10.2 XCTest is Apple’s framework for testing code and user interfaces. It provides a variety of methods for testing equality, comparison, and error-throwing. However, the function names can be longer than the test input, making it hard to see what is going […]

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