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Kym (Smokey Germ Hermit)
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GitHub is now free for teams
Github has announced they are making private repositories with unlimited collaborators available to all GitHub accounts. All of the core GitHub features are now free for everyone. 🎉
Showcase of Xamarin Forms Student Projects
XamGirl (Charlin Agramonte) has been teaching students Xamarin.Forms. As a final project, they had to create a new Xamarin Forms application using any open-source API. The results are very impressive!
Showcase of Xamarin Forms Student Projects by Charlin Agramonte
Migrating ListView To CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms - Benefits
Lists are a fundamental and inescapable part of mobile applications. Xamarin.Forms has both a ListView and the newer CollectionView. In this 3-part blog series, Matthew examines the benefits of collection views and how to migrate our existing list views to them.
Migrating ListView To CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms - Benefits by Matthew Robbins
On library versioning: Minimum version and AndroidX migration
Last version of Sharpnado lib includes MaterialFrame with Acrylic mode, but also the compatibility with Xamarin.Forms 4.5 and AndroidX. Since version 4.5, Xamarin.Forms android platform dll is compiled against AndroidX when targeting Android 29 and Android.Support libs on others targets.
On library versioning: Minimum version and AndroidX migration by Jean-Marie Alfonsi
Signature Pad component
Thiago shows how to use the Signature Pad nuget package in your Xamarin.Forms application.
Note: Page is in Protuguese
Design resources for Xamarin.Forms Developers
In this article Juliano Custódio discusses some resources to get design inspiration and resources for those of us not so great at designing UI's.
NOTE: Page is in Portuguese
Não sou designer e não tenho dinheiro para comprar um Xamarin.Forms UI template, o que devo fazer ? by Juliano Custódio
This project allows you to provide Mock Locations in your applications. Good for testing.
7 Tactics to structure your project with Xamarin Forms
Luis The 7 tactics to structure your projects
Luis has created an ebook highlighting the 7 tactics to structure your projects with Xamarin Forms that will help you create more scalable applications.
NOTE: Requires you to subscribe
7 Tactics to structure your project with Xamarin Forms by Luis Matos
Sync with the Cloud using Change Tracking API
If you are creating a mobile app that will work sending data back and forth from the cloud (I guess that 99% of the apps fall into this use case), you will have at some point the need to sync data between the app and the cloud itself.
An amazingly simple solution for Mobile Apps to sync with the Cloud using Change Tracking API by Davide Mauri
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
.NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin Event Recap
It is hard to believe that is has been nearly one month since .NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin. This was our largest Xamarin live streaming event of the year with over nine hours of glorious Xamarin content from the Xamarin team and community.
.NET Conf – Focus on Xamarin Event Recap by James Montemagno
Logically Embed That Authentication
Logically embed that authentication ... that doesn't make sense at all ... or does it? Well it does when James and Matt talk about Azure Logic Apps, embedded fonts, and the brand new Xamarin.Essentials authentication!
Xamarin.Forms 101: Resources for getting started with Xamarin
This week we take a look at some of Maddy's favorite resources for people getting started with Xamarin!
Xamarin.Forms 101: Resources for getting started with Xamarin by James Montemagno
Merge Conflict 197: I Need a Website
Launching an app, you need a website, but you are an app developer. What to do?
Student Developer coloring book!
This is a fun little developer coloring book to keep you busy during lockdown.
Download the Student Developer coloring book! by Student_Developer_Team