BNOTECHCAST LIVE December 5th Topics #Streamlabs #Apple #RightToRepair #NVIDIA #ARM #Qualcomm #Razer #SteamDeck #AppStore

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTToday at 4 pm CET BNOTECHCAST LIVE will be back on Twitch with these topics:

  • Streamlabs under fire
  • Apple Self Service
  • NVIDIA / ARM Merger
  • Qualcomm & Razer collaboration
  • Steam Deck Packaging
  • App Store review process

The event will kick of with a pre-show of 15-30 minutes depending on how many people are joining in live. After that we will get into recording mode for the podcast itself and will end the stream with a Discussion / Q&A.

So feel free to spread the word and join me over at twitch.tv/bno2006 for todays live show. In case you can not attend live the full recording of the stream will go onto Youtube tomorrow afternoon.

The podcast version will premiere on Youtube today at 8 pm CET and it will hit Spreaker at 8:30 pm CET for your favorite podcast apps.

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BNOTECHCAST LIVE this Sunday December 5th at 4 pm CET

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTIt is time again for the next installment of our live podcast recording this Sunday at 4 pm CET.

If you want to get my take on some current hot topic feel free to suggest a topic in the comments below.

Can’t make the live recording? – No problem! The regular podcast recording will go live on Youtube at 8 pm CET and it will hit Spreaker and your favorite Podcast sites at 8:30 pm. The full stream recording will be available on Monday.

For everyone who wants to join follow me on twitch.tv/bno2006

BNOTECHCAST Episode 6: The future is now

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTThis is the start of BNOTECHCAST Season 2! Since we are recording the podcast now as part of a Twitch Livestream.

The episode will premiere again on Youtube today at 8:00 pm CET and Spreaker, as well as your favorite podcast platforms, at 8:30 pm CET.

Show notes for today:

We will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:
– Facebook becomes META
– Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
– Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
– Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
– .NET Conf 2021
– Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

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TECHCAST LIVE 2021-11-14 – Facebook, Linux, Alder Lake, Steam Deck, .NET

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTToday at 4 pm CET we will kick of the BNOTECHCAST LIVE series with the following topics:

  • Facebook becomes META
  • Is Linux ready for the average consumer?
  • Windows 11 trouble with Intel Alder Lake
  • Valve’s Steam Deck delayed
  • .NET Conf 2021
  • Steamworks Steam Deck Developer Conference

The event will kick of with a pre-show of 15-30 minutes depending on how many people are joining in live. After that we will get into recording mode for the podcast itself and will end the stream with a Discussion / Q&A.

So feel free to spread the word and join me over at twitch.tv/bno2006 for todays live show. In case you can not attend live the full recording of the stream will go onto Youtube tomorrow afternoon.

The podcast version will premiere on Youtube today at 8 pm CET and it will hit Spreaker at 8:30 pm CET for your favorite podcast apps.

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Podcast will be back … LIVE!

Bastian Noffer's TECHCASTInitially I planned to do the podcast more regularly, but things went differently. Now I am starting to get into live streaming and will be doing the podcast as part of my live streaming routine. This Friday I had my first stream playing Beat Saber in Mixed Reality VR.

The plan is to have the podcast every two weeks on Sundays. The live show has a window of 2 hours with pre-show and a discussion / Q&A after the podcast recording. I am not sure about the format of the new show, but I wil be focussing primarally on news topics of the last two weeks.

Current streaming schedule:

  • Weekly Fridays 4.30 – 6:30 pm CET – Beat Saber in Mixed Reality VR.
  • Every 2nd Sunday 4:00 – 6:00 pm CET – BNOTECHCAST LIVE.

There might be other streams, but they will not be pre-planned. Follow me on Twitch and Youtube if you do not want to miss anything.

The podcast recording will hit Youtube at 8 pm CET and at 8:30 pm CET it will be on Spreaker as with the previous episodes. The full stream recording will be made available a day later.

Loading SVG images in Xamarin.Forms

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As a Xamarin.Forms cross-platform developer I have been using a set of Libraries called FFImageLoading during the past 4 years. However upgrading a customers App to Xamarin.Forms 5.0 brought some unforseen surprises. SVG images that were loading fine with Xamarin.Forms 4.8 were not loading properly and the whole rendering process of the App got effected. After checking with the FFImageLoading Github repository it turned out that the project has not been maintained since late 2019. After digging around I found some alternative solutions, but they were also outdated. So I merged features from the Xamarin.Forms.Svg Library and code from a blog post into a new solution that works with Xamarin.Forms 5.0.

Introducing Xamarin.Forms.Extensions.Svg

The library provides a View Component that renders the SVG images from Embedded Resources of the Shared Projekct via SkiaSharp.

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My personal take on the whole digital store controversy

So what is the digital store controversy? This goes back to the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuite that I discussed in my podcasts episode 2 back in February. The problem is that as specially in the smartphone and tablet sector you have two dominating platforms iOS by Apple and Android by Google. Both of these platforms come with their own digital software stores the App Store and the Google Play Store. Since these are the default stores most users stick to them, provided they have an option, which they don’t have on iOS. This results in Apple and Google being able to dictate the prices and conditions for sales on these stores, which is not great when it comes to competition and competitive pricing.

Epic Games is suing Apple over these conditions and ideally would like to bring their Epic Games Store, a competitor to Valve Software’s Steam Store, Electronic Arts Origin Store on Windows PC, to iOS. This lawsuit already is digging up a lot of interesting information about the industry. And I am not saying that an open market would not be beneficial as specially to us developers and the consumer at large.

The main problem for me goes a bit deeper than this general idea of the open market since we are talking about different categories of devices when we talk about digital stores. Why does the type of device matter in this discussion? – You will probably ask, since the functionality of a store and the associated business models should be the same.

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BNOTECHCAST Episode 5: Quo vadis cross-platform development

Quo vadis cross-platform developmentThis episode has been a long time coming. Originally planned for March 21st of this year health issues and me changing jobs got it delayed until today. I am not sure if I will be able to pick up the weekly episode schedule that I originally intended, but I will try to have episoded released more regularly.

The episode will premiere again on Youtube today at 8:00 pm CEST and Spreaker, as well as your favorite podcast platforms, at 8:30 pm CEST.

Show notes for today:

In the past 4 years I worked in cross-platform mobile development and viewing this space evolve during that time got me thinking where this would be going in the future. Then during the first weeks of starting a new job I had to work on comparing different cross-platform frameworks putting a whole new perspective to the discussion. I am proposing some ideas in this episode and would love to get into a discussion with the development community on this, so feel free to share the episode and comment below.

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BNOTECHCAST Episode 4: Being visually impaired as a software engineer

Being visually impaired as a software engineerFirst of all starting today you can find us on the LBRY Network and on odysee.com, completing our video channels for now.

In todays Episode, which will premier on Youtube at 8pm CET and hit the podcast sites at 8:30 pm CET, I will be discussing my experience as a handicaped individual as a software engineer.

Here are the show notes:

I did not bring this up initially, but as viewers of the video version of this podcast have probably noticed, I am visually impaired. In this episode of the podcast I am going to discuss my experience in the technology industry with a handicap and give advice to young people with handicaps that are thinking about a technology career. In case you want to provide feedback on this episode head over to https://bnonet.com or E-Mail us at listeners@bnonet.com.

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