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Microsoft .NET Architecture Guidance Released

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 30, 2017

Four application architecture guides are available from Microsoft's Developer Division and the Visual Studio product teams. This guidance covers four areas: Microservices, Docker, Web Applications with ASP.NET Core and Azure, and Enterprise Applications Using Xamarin Forms. Each guidance is contained in an eBook. There are two end-to-end reference applications that the guides use as examples.

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News in Graphics: Xamarin Kimono, Google Guetzli and Draco

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Xamarin has open sourced a tool for editing SkiaSharp objects, while Google has reduced the size taken by 2D JPEG and 3D graphics.

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Realm Mobile Platform Adds Horizontal Scalability, Support for Legacy Data Sources, and Replication

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jan 31, 2017

The Realm team has announced version 1.0 of its Realm Mobile Platform, aimed to make it possible to create mobile apps for iOS and Android with features such as automatic realtime data synchronization, realtime collaboration, live messaging, and more.

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Simplifying Form Creation with XAML Power Toys

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 07, 2016

The routine creation of XAML data entry forms can be tedious, but thanks to a new Visual Studio extension this process can be streamlined. XAML Power Toys for Visual Studio 2015 provides a way for developers to quickly create data entry forms using XAML for WPF or Xamarin forms applications. With UWP app support coming, this is an all-in-one tool that supports all major WPF use-cases.

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Xamarin.Forms Open Sourced

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016

Xamarin.Forms has been released as an MIT-licensed open source project as Microsoft continues to open up their .NET software platform. Coinciding with this announcement is news that Visual Studio users will find it easier to perform development for iOS devices from within Visual Studio.

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Microsoft Build 2016 - Day 2 Keynote Quick Take

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

Microsoft's annual Build developer conference continued today in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Read on for InfoQ's coverage as Microsoft announced their plans for the Cloud, the fate of their Xamarin acquisition, and Office 365.

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Microsoft’s Acquisition of Xamarin is Good News for C# Developers

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Feb 25, 2016 6

Microsoft has closed the deal with cross-platform mobile software development specialist Xamarin to buy the company and their technology. It is expected for most of Xamarin's technological assets to be integrated into Microsoft, benefiting the developers.

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Xamarin 4: Insights Is GA Now, Test Recorder and Forms 2

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Nov 17, 2015

Xamarin has announced version 4 of their platform for building cross-platform native mobile apps for iOS and Android in C#. New in this version are the GA of Insights, a Recorder for the Test Cloud and several enhancements to the Platform: Xamarin.Forms 2.0, better support for iOS in VS, support for Android Material Design and more .NET code.

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RoboVM Is No Longer Open Source

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 29, 2015

Following RoboVM’s acquisition by Xamarin, the company has raised the price of their offering and has closed the source code.

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Xamarin.Studio 5.9 Now Supports C# 6

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  May 15, 2015

The recently released Xamarin.Studio 5.9 adds support for C# 6, improvements to Sketches, new debugger’s visualizers, and more.

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Cross Platform Applications for Office 365

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Apr 29, 2015

A major focus of Build 2015 is Office 365 as a platform. The desktop version of Office has been treated as a development platform since the early days of macros written in a variant of BASIC. Microsoft intends to recreate and expand upon that by turning Office 365 into a cross platform development platform available on any form factor or operating system.

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Xamarin Releases Unified iOS/Mac API with 64-Bit Support

by Matt McComb Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 22, 2015 1

amarin last week announced version 8.6 of its iOS SDK (Xamarin.iOS), the first non-beta release to include the company's Unified API for iOS and Mac. The Unified API replaces the 32-bit MonoTouch and MonoMac APIs, enabling code re-use across both platforms and adding 64-bit support.

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Xamarin Encourages Developers to Begin Supporting 64-Bit Architecture on iOS

by Matt McComb Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 18, 2014 1

Xamarin is encouraging developers to begin adding 64-bit support to their iOS apps. The request comes only two months before Apple’s February deadline for new app submissions to be built against the iOS 8 SDK with support for the 64-bit architecture.

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CocosSharp: Xamarin Forks Cocos2D-XNA

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 13, 2014

Xamarin has forked Cocos2D-XNA, a 2D/3D game development framework, creating a cross-platform library that can be included in PCL projects.

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F# Native App Development on iOS and Android

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 25, 2014

F# has supported both iOS and Android native programming through Xamarin since at least Xamarin 4.8 and can be efficiently used to create native apps on both platforms. Let's give a look at some experience reports.

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