Xamarin News Roundup
As we move towards the new year, Devlin has rounded up his top Xamarin posts for the year. So much good stuff in here.
Contest - Get Started with Xamarin and Win
The Xamarin Docs team has been busy building new getting started guides to help people go from zero to hero. To go along with this, there is a free competition where you can win a Xamarin Goodie Bag and/or Three months free to Xamarin University. Who doesn't love free stuff!?!
MFractor 3.3 out now!
There is a new release of the amazing productivity tool MFractor. Big ticket items are: Code Snippets, Extract Interfaces and Extract XAML Control refactorings, to name a few. Check out all the awesome new goodness.
LiteDB - NoSQL Documents in a single data file
This looks really interesting, an open source MongoDB-like database with zero configuration.
10 Tips about Bluetooth LE development
Jesse over at XamConsulting has 10 nuggets of wisdom for those of you working with Bluetooth LE devices.
VSTS Mobile App Tasks Extensions
James Montemagno has created some handy VSTS task extensions to make your continuous integration life easier. CI has never been easier!
Performance & Security changes coming to Play Store
There are changes coming to applications being distributed through the Play Store. Stay ahead of the changes by and read about the reasons why.
IOS Designer Improvements
Alex Corrado appeared on The Xamarin Show to talk about all the iOS Designer improvements that have been released.
CSS In Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms now supports CSS styling, in addition to the existing Styles, from version 2.6.0. This allows you to use CSS as you would on the web, in a Xamarin.Forms application. Adam Pedley discusses what it all means.
Load up a PDF into Xamarin.Forms
Jesse Liberty walks through how to get a PDF from a remote server and then display it in a Xamarin.Forms application
C# Goodness - the new Span<T>
You think C++ developers should have all the fun? Well, meet the new Span<T>. It's a new type in .NET that enables efficient access to contiguous regions of arbitrary memory.