Time Zone chaos inevitable in Egypt
In Egypt, it's already in the early hours of July 8th and moments ago the clocks struck midnight, and several reports of dysfunction are already appearing in the news all because with less than two weeks before the previously announced effective date, the Egyptian Parliament voted overwhelmingly to abolish daylight saving time entirely. Mobile phones are displaying with DST and others without DST. Pure madness. Matt Johnson aka someone who enjoy's working with timezones has everything you need to know.
Status update on netstandard support within Xamarin Studio
It'll be a few months until Xamarin Studio 6.1, which supports NuGet 3.4.3, will have a stable release. Xamarin is investigating whether they can backport netstandard support into Xamarin Studio 6.0.
APP OF THE WEEK
Continuous - C# and F# IDE for iPads and iPhones
A professional C# and F# IDE for the iPad. The application is magic, does exactly what it says and code completion is there, the suggestions are sound. Creating apps are pretty simple, though you can also create scripts. It isn't doing anything funky - it is just straight up C# or F#. The extra characters given above the keyboard are sufficient.
Four common mistakes in audio development
It can take just one glitch during a live performance for a musician to completely lose faith in their whole setup. The one thing they cannot troubleshoot in their setup is their mobile apps because it’s an opaque system. One angry Facebook post to their musician friends and your reputation is dead in the water. Michael Tyson discusses the four most common mistakes that audio developers make, how to do better, and how to detect whether there’s a problem.
Gone Mobile 35: Mobile Testing with Alexandra Marin
In this episode of the Gone Mobile podcast, Greg Shackles & Jon Dick have Alexandra Marin on the air to talk about Behavior Driven Development for Xamarin Developers
.NET Standard PCL with Xamarin Forms
It's time to welcome the new kid to the block, you may have heard of Profile259/Profile111 which is the common profile most of used with Xamarin Forms - .NET Standard Libraries are the successor.
GitHub example of .NET Standard with Xamarin Forms
A simple sample solution that shows how to use Xamarin Forms with .NET Standard and project.json everywhere.
XAML Styler add-in for Xamarin Studio
XAML Styler is an add-in which enables configurable Xamarin Forms XAML markup formatting, by sorting the attributes based on their importance and other clean-up. This tool can help you/your team maintain a better XAML coding style as well as much better XAML readability.
Xamarin.Forms Behaviors - RotateAction
David Britch demonstrates how Behaviors make apps more flexible.
Porting a framework library to .NET Core
It's a brave new world, with lots of new things to discover and learn. In this post, Michael Whelan outlines the process he followed to convert his code and a few of the things he learned along the way.