//Build/ and Google I/O
Well, it's been a busy week for us developers. Two amazing conferences: //Build/ and Google I/O. We have all the links you need to catch up on all the latest and greatest announcements.
BTW, if you want to check out all the recorded sessions for both events:
Well, that should keep us all busy for at least a week. :)
All Things Xamarin at Build 2018
Joseph Hill summarises the Microsoft Build 2018 announcements. So much good stuff!
All Things Xamarin at Build 2018 by Joseph Hill
Microsoft Build 2018: App Innovation Highlights
A good roundup of the //Build/ announcements for us Appy peeps.
Microsoft Build 2018: App Innovation Highlights by Robin-Manuel Thiel
The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2018
Google just wrapped up its 2018 I/O keynote, and today’s event was jam-packed with news. CEO Sundar Pichai kicked things off by recognizing that the tech industry must always be responsible about the tools and services it creates. From there, the big announcements started and just kept coming.
The 10 biggest announcements from Google I/O 2018 by Chris Welch
10 Common Challenges Faced by Xamarin.Forms Beginners and Possible Solutions
Here are some tips for some common problems you might face getting started with Xamarin.Forms and some helpful solutions and advice.
10 Common Challenges Faced by Xamarin.Forms Beginners and Possible Solutions by Doumer
Designing Better Notifications
There’s nothing more distracting than a push notification in the middle of a call, interview, or a pitch. Once you see it, even if you don’t know its content, you’ve lost your train of thought. This article talks about designing better notifications
Designing Better Notifications by Ben Brooks
Designing for real people
Sometimes is best to keep it simple. Bastian talks about designing and developing applications for real people to use.
Plugins have long been a great way of reaching platform specific APIs from shared code. Now we have Xamarin Essentials all bundled up. Jim Bennett walks you through it.
Hyper-V Android emulator support
All about the new Google Android emulator that’s compatible with Hyper-V. This enables developers with Hyper-V enabled on their machines to use a hardware accelerated Android emulator, without needing to switch to Intel’s HAXM hypervisor.
What’s new in Android
Googles list of what's new in Android!
Google I/O 2018: What’s new in Android by Stephanie Cuthbertson
Google I/O 2018 Keynote Reaction
A detailed review of the Google I/O annoucements
Logic controllers in Swift
One big challenge that most ios developers face from time to time, is how to deal with Massive View Controllers. This article talks about patterns for taking the Massive out of MVC.
Increase Downloads of Your iOS App by Including Awesome Features
Why using all the new fancy features in iOS is good for your application!
Increase Downloads of Your iOS App by Including Awesome Features by SteelKiwi Inc.
Apple cracking down on applications that send location data to third-parties
Over the last few days, Apple has seemingly started cracking down on applications that share location data with third-parties. In such cases, Apple has been removing the application in question and informing developers that their app violates two parts of the App Store Review Guidelines…
Apple cracking down on applications that send location data to third-parties by Chance Miller
Rapid XAML Toolkit
There is a preview of the Rapid XAML Toolkit, which looks like an amazing way of speeding up generating screens from View Models and even more. It's early days, but might be a good open source project to get behind.
ImmutableUI and TDD with Xamarin.Forms
Adam Pedley is no stranger to exploring the limits of Xamarin and architectural models. In this post, he talks about ImmutableUI, read on for more.
Extended Editor in Xamarin Forms
Sometimes we need an expandable editor, to allow the user to write long text and be able to see the complete text.
What’s new in Xamarin.Forms 3.0
David Ortinau's session from //Build/ where he discusses what is new, next, and absolutely awesome in Xamarin.Forms 3.0.
F#, Xamarin.Forms and Elmish
Xamarin is well known for allowing you to build mobile apps in C#, but you can use F# as well. F# is fully supported by the compiler and toolchains in both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. It's also pretty much supported by all the Xamarin tools including Xamarin.
Building mobile apps in F# using Xamarin.Forms and Elmish by Jim Bennett
Xamarin.Forms, Akavache, and I
Marco, talks through getting going with Akavache and Xamarin.Forms
Xamarin.Forms, Akavache, and I: Initial Setup by Marco Siccardi
Azure announcements from Microsoft Build
There were so many announcments for Azure at //Build/. Here is a rundown of the Azure related stuff.
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Azure Blob Storage for Mobile
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Brandon Minnick to discuss how to easily integrate Azure Blob Storage with Xamarin apps. We discuss when you should use Blob Storage and share a sample app that shows how to easily integrate Blob Storage + Xamarin!
Play Azure Blob Storage for Mobile with Brandon Minnick by James Montemagno
Merge Conflict 96: Throw Away All Architecture
We love architecture, but we also hate architecture... so throw it all away! This week we take a look at UI Driven Development to get stuff done! We chat on the reasons why, the positives, the negatives, and what James and Frank both have built using this approach all in very little time.