Another great newsletter this week with lots of variety of articles. Thanks again to everyone for your amazing contributions!
Not much to report from Weekly Xamarin HQ. I have a free weekend for the first time in ages this weekend, and am looking forward to writing some code and working on blogs :)
Whatever you get up to, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
See you next week, Luce ❤️
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Introducing Veronika Kolesnikova
Xamarin Introductions are back and this week we have Veronika Kolesnikova, a developer at RightPoint who not only loves Xamarin but is a Microsoft MVP for AI too!
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Web Developer at Rightpoint, Microsoft MVP (AI) Passionate about backend web development, mainly with Microsoft technologies like C#, .NET, Azure, Xamarin. Public speaker, hackathon volunteer. Curious about mobile, ML and AR. Veronika holds a master degree in Information Technology.
Tell us one thing we probably don't know about you?
One of my hobbies is aerial yoga
How did you first get into Xamarin development?
I was always curios about mobile development, but I never really had time to properly learn Swift or Java/Kotlin, so I was excited to try Xamarin with C# as soon as I heard about it
What has been the most enjoyable project you have built using Xamarin?
My Mixology app where I'm trying new Xamarin features. Great way to learn when you have a fun app to play with
What advice would you give someone looking at getting started with Xamarin development?
Learn from different sources: Microsoft docs, twitch, Pluralsight, attend local meetups and conferences. Xamarin community is amazing and people will be happy to help you.
What are the MUST HAVE tools, resources and libraries that you use when building Xamarin apps?
Xamarin.Essentials, Plugin.Xam.Media, Visual Studio, Xamarin Hot reload, a lot of other tools
Where do you think mobile will be in 5 years?
I'm sure mobile is the future. Smartphones will become the main devices and most of new technologies will be mobile oriented.
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