18 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Native Android Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

Authentication is critical to applications success. Look at your app, and I bet the very first things that your users will do is sign up or log in to their account. This will probably, in turn, leverage some form of social authentication. Each social authentication provider is a little bit different, and some, such as […]

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18 Aug 2017 6:46pm GMT

17 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Speech Central Makes it Easier to Browse the Internet Hands-Free

Labsii is a Serbian-based software development firm focused on creating better accessible, utility-driven apps for everyday tasks. Their Speech Central app allows users to use remote controls, such as those on headphones or Bluetooth commands, to browse the web, select articles they'd like to listen to in depth, and initiate text-to-speech capabilities. From freeing commuters trying to keep up with the […]

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17 Aug 2017 8:29pm GMT

15 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Live Webinar: Take your .NET Skills from the Desktop to Android and iOS

Register today to join me for my upcoming webinar, Xamarin University Presents: Desktop Developer?s Guide to Mobile with Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin on Tuesday, August 29, to see how to extend your desktop expertise to the mobile world. As a long-time desktop developer, I?ll share my personal experiences and technical best practices, giving you step-by-step […]

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15 Aug 2017 6:59pm GMT

14 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Adding Storage to Mobile Apps with OneDrive for Business

Every app needs storage, whether it's for storing a collection of the same type of records in Azure Mobile Service with Easy Tables, or a SQL Database exposed via Web Services. When the data is unstructured, NoSQL with Azure DocumentDB can be used. For scalability and high availability, Azure CosmosDb can be used in both the […]

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14 Aug 2017 7:33pm GMT

11 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Podcast: Contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7, Input Validation, Android?s BottomNavigationView, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover the latest mobile .NET development news, including how to get started contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7 tips & tricks, validating user input, Android's BottomNavigationView, and new Xamarin releases. Be sure to download today's episode from your favorite podcasting app! Subscribe or Download Today […]

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11 Aug 2017 7:24pm GMT

10 Aug 2017

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Maurits Rijk: Announcement: Clojure.spec implementation for Node.js

A few months ago I started implementing Speculaas, a Clojure.spec implementation for Node.js. This is the announcement of a series of blog posts on this site in which I will show how to use this npm package for specification based testing of your code. Have fun, Maurits

10 Aug 2017 12:59pm GMT

09 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Payit Brings Peer-to-Peer Payments to Mexico with Mobile DevOps and the Cloud

Payit?s mobile apps are revolutionizing how Mexican residents pay bills and request and send money among friends and family. Initially a web-only way to pay rent, the founding team quickly realized that their customers were paying each other using the platform and developed Mexico's first peer-to-peer payment network (available on Android and iOS), removing the need for wire transfers, checks, or visits […]

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09 Aug 2017 8:04pm GMT

08 Aug 2017

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Xamarin: Validation in Xamarin.Forms Enterprise Apps

We released an eBook this past May on Enterprise Application Patterns using Xamarin.Forms. The eBook focuses on core patterns and architectural guidance for developing Xamarin.Forms enterprise apps that are easier to test, maintain, and evolve. Guidance is provided on how to implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern, dependency injection, navigation, validation, and configuration management, while maintaining loose […]

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08 Aug 2017 7:25pm GMT