It's Hacktoberfest at Microsoft and that means if you make at least one pull request on any Microsoft repo between October 1st – 31st, you’ll receive a limited edition t-shirt designed by Ashley McNamara (Cloud Developer Advocate and graphic designer).
Not only do you get to contribute something to the community, but also you get an awesome shirt.
BUSINESS & MARKETING
The Evolution of the App Store and the App Business
This is an article from the Readdle team about the changes that have happened in the App Store since it's inception, and what works in 2018.
The Evolution of the App Store and the App Business by Denys Zhadanov
Adam Pedley has put together a community effort to see if it's possible to get Flutter running in .NET on top of Xamarin. He put a call out on Twitter to see if anyone wants to help - a great opportunity to help if you can.
Testing Xamarin Applications with Visual Studio App Center
Frequent testing of your software is a key to success. This article walks through different types of testing and how they can be performed using features of App Center.
Testing Xamarin Applications with Visual Studio App Center by Slava Chernikoff
Application Security Musts for every iOS App
Application security is one of the most important aspects of software development. Users of our apps expect that their pieces of information are being kept private. Our sensitive application data should not be simply given away. In this article, Arlind discusses mistakes that developers make towards app security and how to easily fix them.
Xamarin - Augmented Reality in Xamarin.Forms
Augmented reality (AR) is quickly emerging as an incredibly useful tool for solving everyday problems. AR is an interactive, reality-based display environment that blends virtual objects with real ones to create an immersive UX.
A real HorizontalListView for Xamarin Forms
Jean-Marie Alfonsi has created a really cool horizontal list view. As he mentions:
This item collection is in fact very close in terms of philosophy and implementation to what will provide the future Xamarin CollectionView. So if you need a horizontal list view or a grid view and can't wait for the release, the HorizontalListView is here to fill the gap ;)
A real HorizontalListView for Xamarin Forms by Jean-Marie Alfonsi
Customising the Status Bar using a Bindable Effects
Thiago Bertuzzi shows how you can change the color of the status bar depending on the selected page using an Effect.
NOTE: The post is in portugese, but, you know, just use google translate if you want it in another language.
O X do Xamarin Forms — Personalizando a Status Bar, Bindable Effects by Thiago Bertuzzi
Some tips for better XAML
Marcos has provided a couple of tips for structuring and layout out your XAML.
Xamarin.Forms XAML by Marcos Morian
New Telerik UI for Xamarin Templates
Personally, I don't use Telerik, but was impressed that they continue to push out new Xamarin Visual Studio Item Templates. Powerful and easy to use, these templates allow you to quickly add beautiful feedback and login UI to your Xamarin.Forms application.
Introducing New Telerik UI for Xamarin Visual Studio Item Templates by Lance McCarthy
Intercepting the Android Software Back Button in Xamarin.Forms
An interesting read from Nick Randolph about an investigation of in issue intercepting the back button in a Xamarin.Forms + MvvmCross application running on Android.
Intercepting the Android Software Back Button in Xamarin.Forms by Nick
Azure Tips and Tricks
Michael Crump has pulled together the top Azure Tips and Trips from his website into a great little free ebook. I'm sure there is going to be something in there you didn't know!
Azure Tips and Tricks Part 160 - The BEST of Azure Tips and Tricks is now available as a FREE ebook by Michael Crump
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Microsoft Ignite for .NET Developers
Tim Heuer has provided a nice little list of Ignite sessions that are relevant to .NET Developers.
The Xamarin Show - Conversational UI for Bots
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Sam Basu from Progress who gives us a full run down of conversational UI for bots leveraging Telerik UI for Xamarin.
Merge Conflict: 117: Getting to the Metal of Metal
We head down the deep dark rabbit hole of developing against the Metal APIs found in iOS including performance shaders and raytracing! We also talk about the new iPhone XS as it has finally arrived at the Montemagno house!