23 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Podcast: WWDC 2017, Fastlane, Xamarin.Forms Embedding, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, I'm joined by James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft, to discuss what's new for Xamarin developers, including our thoughts on WWDC 2017, new features in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac, why Xamarin.Forms Embedding matters, and more. Be sure to download today's […]

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23 Jun 2017 6:00pm GMT

21 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Building Xamarin.Forms Apps with .NET Standard

.NET Standard libraries bring our code to more platforms and give us even more APIs from the Base Class Libraries with which to build amazing apps. Developers have been able to use .NET Standard libraries with Xamarin to share code across platforms, and use Xamarin.Forms to create a shared user interface across iOS, Android, UWP, […]

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21 Jun 2017 7:15pm GMT

20 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Minnesota Twins Hits a Home Run with Cloud-Powered Scouting Apps

Rapid development cycles and outstanding mobile experiences are a competitive advantage, and we?re always happy to learn how our customers use .NET to deliver five-star apps. With high stakes requirements and an aggressive timeline, the Minnesota Twins recently released its first ever mobile app to field scouts and internal teams-and end users love it. Now, […]

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20 Jun 2017 5:52pm GMT

19 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Add Push Notifications to iOS Apps with Azure Notification Hubs

Push Notifications have become ubiquitous in mobile apps since they were first introduced. One of the major advantages of push notifications is being able to deliver a contextual notification without having the app manually check (or poll) a server; this saves a lot of battery life due to reduced CPU usage. Another key advantage of […]

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19 Jun 2017 8:10pm GMT

16 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Easy iOS App Provisioning with Fastlane and Visual Studio for Mac

iOS developers know that app and device provisioning is a huge pain. Just to deploy an iOS app to a device for the first time, you must request a development certificate, generate a signing key, add a device in the Apple Developer Center, and create a development provisioning profile for the app that includes your […]

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16 Jun 2017 6:22pm GMT

15 Jun 2017

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Códice Software: Plastic SCM development cycle - key practices described

So far, we shared how we do DevOps and Trunk Based Development using Plastic SCM and a set of tools around it. But I wanted to make the blogposts short, so I left lots of notes and explanation intentionally out for the sake of brevity.

In this 5th blogpost in the series, I will cover why automated testing is so important for us, but also 2 other practices we adopted long ago: code review and explore test each task.

15 Jun 2017 10:01am GMT

14 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: 5 Ways to Boost Xamarin.Forms App Startup Time

The Xamarin SDKs for iOS and Android provide an extremely performant foundation upon which to build Xamarin.Forms cross-platform applications. As you work to tune the speed and responsiveness of your Xamarin.Forms application, keep in mind that the same principles that improve the experience of your apps built with the Xamarin SDKs for iOS and Android […]

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14 Jun 2017 8:26pm GMT

Códice Software: Monitoring a Plastic server performance

In this blog post we will explain how you can easily analyze your Plastic SCM Server logs to get very useful information of our server behavior and identify potential issues.

The Plastic SCM installation provides a tool (plasticlogstats.exe) that is able to parse your server logs and generate detailed reports.

14 Jun 2017 5:01pm GMT

13 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Demystifying Build Configurations

I'm sure everyone is familiar with the Debug and Release configurations in most solution templates in use. It seems obvious to use the Debug configuration when building your project for debugging and to use the Release configuration when building your project for release. What may be less clear, though, is what's actually happening when you […]

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13 Jun 2017 8:24pm GMT

12 Jun 2017

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Xamarin: Adding Face Tracking and Live Recognition to your Android App

Camera apps today can do so much more than just take perfect photos. Whether it's adding filters to your image or letting you adjust focus and exposures manually, apps can essentially transform you into a professional photographer. While numerous apps in the app store let you do many things with the camera, there are others […]

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12 Jun 2017 7:02pm GMT