13 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Iterate Faster with the Xamarin Live Player and iOS Coded User Interface

The Xamarin Live Player is a fantastic tool to rapidly iterate and develop Xamarin applications without ever having to compile. One can easily update an application's user interface and business logic to see it update right on your iOS or Android device. The Xamarin Live Player has been optimized for Xamarin.Forms-based applications, especially with XAML, […]

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13 Dec 2017 5:25pm GMT

12 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Updates to the Xamarin iOS Designer

The Xamarin Designer for iOS is a visual designer that allows you to edit Storyboard and Xib files directly in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Crafting your UI with a designer instead of completely in code is a topic of passionate debate, but it's a lot of fun to visually design a user interface, especially […]

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12 Dec 2017 6:00pm GMT

11 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Introduction to tvOS

Recently, Apple announced the AppleTV 4K, an improved version of the AppleTV launched in 2015, which brought us a new platform to develop for in tvOS. With the touch-enabled Siri remote, we have a new way to interact with apps on the big screen which is different, but not entirely unfamiliar. Having a device like […]

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11 Dec 2017 8:03pm GMT

08 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Native Forms is Polished and Shiny in Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0

Since we previewed Native Forms in June, we?ve been working to smooth the rough edges and polish it up for Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 by fixing bugs and integrating the excellent feedback from the community. Last month at Microsoft Connect(); in New York, several Native Forms examples were used in the keynote presentation. Most notably, James Montemagno […]

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08 Dec 2017 8:37pm GMT

Miguel de Icaza: Default ColorSpaces

Recently a user filed a bug where the same RGB color when converted into a UIColor, and later into CGColor is different that going from the RGB value to a CGColor directly on recent versions of iOS.

You can see the difference here:


What is happening here is that CGColors that are created directly from the RGB values are being created on kCGColorSpaceGenericRGB colorspace. Starting with iOS 10, UIColor objects are being created with a device specific color space, in my current simluator this value is kCGColorSpaceExtendedSRGB.

You can see the differences in this workbook


08 Dec 2017 4:25am GMT

07 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Even Easier iOS App Provisioning in Visual Studio for Mac 

iOS provisioning is a notoriously hard concept to grasp; even the best developers can be stumped by a signing identity. As a content developer at Xamarin, I?ve created thorough documentation on the topic, which you can read in the Xamarin Developer Center. Having these resources is great, but as a developer making something awesome, you shouldn?t have to understand how Apple?s signing process […]

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07 Dec 2017 7:10pm GMT

06 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Get Your Azure Mobile Badge from Xamarin University!

We?re excited to introduce the Azure Mobile badge, our first non-certification badge, offered exclusively through Xamarin University! Unlock this badge by completing the Xamarin University Azure courses, all of which are available as Self-Guided Learning courses. Once earned, the badge will appear on your Xamarin University profile. If you've already taken some of the courses, […]

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06 Dec 2017 6:38pm GMT

05 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: ?Fidelity Mobile Unites Brazilian Citizens and Elected Officials with Real-Time Chat Apps

Real-time messaging apps are becoming commonplace, allowing us to communicate immediately or asynchronously with individuals and groups. Inspired by chat apps? success with consumer businesses, Fidelity Mobile and the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso, one of Brazil?s state governments, developed their a real-time m-government chat app. Now, with the ALMT Interactive apps (available on Android, […]

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05 Dec 2017 8:11pm GMT

04 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: See What?s New in Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5

Today, we're releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 into stable. This release includes many improvements for mobile developers, including enhancements to XAML editing, the Xamarin Live Player, File -> New Project, and our Mac pairing mechanism. We've also made our Remoted iOS Simulator feature available in all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Community […]

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04 Dec 2017 7:54pm GMT

Ruben Vermeersch: Distrinet R&D Bites

The Distrinet Research Group at KULeuven (where I studied!), recently asked me to speak about "Cloud Native" at one of their R&D Bites sessions. My talk covered Kubernetes, cloud automation and all the cool new things we can do in this brave new cloud native world.

Annotated slides of the talk can be found here.

Experiences in building cloud-native businesses: the Ticketmatic case


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04 Dec 2017 6:49pm GMT

01 Dec 2017

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Xamarin: Podcast: Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0, Live Player, and What?s New in Visual Studio for Mac

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I cover the latest news for mobile developers from Microsoft Connect(); 2017, including Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 and awesome updates to the Live Player, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio for Mac. Be sure to download today's episode from your favorite podcasting app. Subscribe or Download Today […]

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01 Dec 2017 9:48pm GMT

Xamarin: Xamarin Developer Events in December

The .NET developer community is vastly expanding, so there's more opportunity than ever to network with local user groups and learn about new and exciting releases, tooling, and updates to Xamarin and related technologies. 'Tis the season to enhance your knowledge of native mobile development! Below are just a few of the Xamarin events happening […]

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01 Dec 2017 6:16pm GMT