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Is one off the best times to start with the Cross Platform APP if you are a .Net core developer or if you need to build LOB or cross platform apps.

Not only the Mono touch had become a Framework with full support to all the Mobile challenges today, but also is one-off the few platform that allow us to have full integrated a continuous development test and deliver system



If this is all new for you take a look at the follow links to learn what’s happening in Xamarin Devop’s field:

For these days Xamarin is also asking his experts to take development message and to share their knowledge around the world in a coordinated by Xamarin world wide event.

You can see when is your city time at:

In Portugal, Lisbon is the hoster for the event and i will had the pleasure to speak about Xamarin Forms,a technology that have been one excellent tools in my freeller live and in some apps i had launch in the past and had been also a important tool on the company where i work.

Here you have the direct link to the event

if you are in Lisbon don’t louse your chance to have the afternoon hands lab with some off the market experts in corss platform development field.



Soon i will bring you more informtion off what i had been discovering and playing lately, until then there is some clues.

Tomorow i and Sara Silva will help you with the first steps of how to build Win 10 apps webcast. The webcast will be deliver in portuguese, join us
to know more about this world wide event go to

As we had written in the past in the blog and i had the opportunity to say to some off you on the Microsoft talks where i had been the pleasure to be a speaker, after the Microsoft Connect event a lot of things happen in the .NET ecosystem.

For many developer’s this can be a little scary- A lot of us speaker’s trainers and mentors had been very excited with what is happening on the Microsoft platform World along with what the Technical universe had give us in the last months.




Michael Crump and Sam Basu with the sponsor of Telerik had create a good quick help book who helps you to had a quick look on to the major changes on the .NET ecosystem can bring initial uncertainty and hesitancy.

I think they had done a good work, for developer’s and technical enthusiasts who don’t have the time to make a follow-up of what is happening this can be an excellent kick starter.

You can download for free this e-book from

Xamarin usefull links

Posted: February 18, 2015 in .NET, KB resources, Xamarin

I had spent some off my time in the last weeks to deep dive in to Xamarin platform. At work we are with a big project based on Xamarin and i had also the need to train new developers to use this technologies besides the architecture responsibility for a big app based on Xamarin.


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Soon i will share all my samples, presentation and training slides and also some quick notes about this platform.

The first time i had study and use Xamarin was at 2 years ago, last year i had the opportunity to have some training on Xamarin and i had done a deep dive at the technology in the  end of the year.

For me the most interesting resources right now are:

If you want to get the slides i had use in the talks i had done about Xamarin, you can download them from my Slideshare acount


install Visual Studio 2013 for free if you are using it for non-production environment or for testing and as student, just download it directly from Microsoft website:…


This are awesome news for the development community, once visual studio is one-off the best developer companions programming tools. In the past we already had express editions, but this new visual studio brings a lot more than what you are used as free software consumer.

Q: Who can use Visual Studio Community?
A: Here’s how individual developers can use Visual Studio Community:
  • Any individual developer can use Visual Studio Community to create their own free or paid apps.
Here’s how Visual Studio Community can be used in organizations:
  • An unlimited number of users within an organization can use Visual Studio Community for the following scenarios: in a classroom learning environment, for academic research, or for contributing to open source projects.
  • For all other usage scenarios: In non-enterprise organizations, up to 5 users can use Visual Studio Community. In enterprise organizations (meaning those with >250 PCs or > $1 Million US Dollars in annual revenue), no use is permitted beyond the open source, academic research, and classroom learning environment scenarios described above.

For more information, please refer to the Visual Studio Community 2013 License Terms and the Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper.

Q: How does Visual Studio Community 2013 compare to other Visual Studio editions?
A: Visual Studio Community 2013 includes all the great functionality of Visual Studio Professional 2013, designed and optimized for individual developers, students, open source contributors, and small teams.

Q: How do I create a Visual Studio extension?
A: Millions of developers use Visual Studio extensions every day. Check out for more information on building on any of the Visual Studio development tools and services.

” source (Microsoft Visual Studio website on December 2014)

If you want some insights about Visual Studio costs and versions go to

I had the pleasure to made a technical review of the book C# 5.0 unleashed some months ago, now that the book is already publish and for sale i can share my opinion with you all about this book, that promises to be a language reference book.





A excellent Programming language Book

When asked to make a review of this book, i had accept the challenge and i must confess I was not sure i will read a book with so quality like this.

Is no easy to explain a programming language that is in it’s 5 generation, and keep the reader full immersed until the end of the book especially in a so technical book like this and especially when the reader is me who had learn C# at so long time ago and have already using C# 5.0 at about a year.

I would recommend this book for all the developer’s that are now starting to learn C# and for the ones who hadn’t been working with the language for some time.

For the other’s i think this is a good reference book to quickly understand deep the new features of the language.

If i have to train new professionals in C# today definitely this would be the book i would chose as my recommended C# 5.0 book.

But take some attention that this is a CLI language book and not a .NET platform insider book, for that effect the choice should be other



I Would like to thanks to Bart to Pearson Company and to SAMS the opportunity to read in first hand this book and was a pleasure to help with the review. I sincerely hope to see more good technical books like this in the market.