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Apply now for Summer of Code 2017!
Student applications are now open for the Mono Project in the 2017 Google Summer of Code!
Consolidate core Reactive libraries into a single package · Issue #199
System.Reactive will be consolidated into a single assembly and package. There were many reasons why this was done for 2.0 but today it seems like extra complexity and provides a negative perception of the reactive extensions as "big and heavy".
The Definition of Done (DoD) for Xamarin Developers
A DoD or Definition of Done is a software development term, the term is common in many agile teams and it has origins in SCRUM. The basic idea is that a team has a shared understanding of what defines a task as Done.
Hacking Xamarin.Forms' Page.Appearing for iOS
It’s no secret that Xamarin.Forms’ lifecycle is terribly broken. The biggest pain point is that Page.Appearing fires too late on iOS. Instead of being triggered by ViewWillAppear as you’d expect, it is triggered by ViewDidAppear.
Xamarin.Forms layout challenges
Kym Phillpotts (Xamarin University) is running a series of challenges which detail how to build common, yet complicated user-interfaces in Xamarin Forms.
NUGET OF THE WEEK
UI Sleuth is a Xamarin.Forms debugging tool. If you’ve ever made a web site, it’s similar to Microsoft’s F12 tools or Chrome Developer Tools. You can use it to efficiently track down layout issues, prototype a new design, and remotely control a device.
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