Xamarin great presentation

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Xamarin
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In the last days i had been studying and coming back to the Xamarin plataform. Xamarin is a platform that allow us to create real world apps for different OS in just one instance and using all you already know from C#.

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As some of you know Xamarin as established a global partnership with Microsoft, and at the last connect Microsoft event was announced that:

  1. Xamarin Templates in Visual Studio 2015 – Xamarim support for the Visual Studio 2015 Preview release. We will have Xamarin templates that make it easier to discover and download Xamarin from within the IDE. And Microsoft is now including templates for building iOS and Android apps with Xamarin directly in Visual Studio 2015.
  2. Free Xamarin Starter Edition for Visual Studio Users –  Microsoft new free edition to Visual Studio—Visual Studio Community will support for extensions, which means it will be Xamarin compatible with from day one.
  3. Special offers for MSDN Subscribers – From a Xamarim source, Xamarim had worked with Microsoft to create a  20% discount for Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate MSDN subscribers to purchase Xamarin Business or Enterprise Editions, or world-class mobile development training with Xamarin University, available up to 60 days after the Visual Studio Purchase.

I really recommend to all Mobile developers or Windows platform developers to take a look in Xamarim framework, if you hadn’t yet, for the ones beginning to know Xamarim i recommend you the following slide deck introduction to xamarim by xamarim teams.

From a highte level architecture point of view we can define Xamarim using the next block layer model:

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As you can see the bigger secret of Xamarin relies in the Mono version of .NET runtime. This 2 years old technology are so solid that gartner had recognice him as a development platform for mobile application in their Magic Quadrant.

In my opinion if we compare Xamrim with other platforms like appcelarator or phone gap, Xamarin as a more interesting integration and a real abstraction, in my benchmark this platform had proved also to generate more robust and efficient.

At the moment i am preparing some workshops of Xamarin and also creating a new fitness app that uses Xamarin as the development platform, so soon i will bring you a little more information about this interesting development technology.

To access to the product website go to http://xamarin.com/ i would recommend you also the following course http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/cross-platform-ios-android-visual-studio-csharp

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