The Xamarin University team has joined Microsoft Learn to incorporate many of the great features Xamarin University has, to announce building Xamarin apps in Microsoft Learn: a free and interactive learning portal.
We are so excited to re-launch our Xamarin Developers YouTube channel where you will find fresh content on building amazing mobile apps directly from the Xamarin team here at Microsoft. To kick things off we have teamed up with our spectacular community. Together, we prepared a video to show off what this channel is all about.
Give a warm welcome to WorkManager. WorkManager is a library that makes it easy to schedule deferrable, asynchronous tasks even if the app exits or the device restarts. It was designed to be backwards compatible to API 14 and does so by wrapping JobScheduler, AlarmManager, and BroadcastReceivers all in one.
I was honored to be part of the Visual Studio 2017 keynote, where I got to highlight how easy it is to build beautiful, cross-platform native iOS, Android, and Windows apps in C# with Xamarin and Visual Studio 2017. Visual Studio 2017 brings an exciting range of new features and improvements for developers, along with a brand new preview of Visual Studio for Mac.
Out of all of the architectural patterns, Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) has to be my favorite. When I started The Xamarin Show last year on Channel 9, I made sure to cover all of the different aspects of MVVM, as well as some amazing libraries that work with Xamarin, and I could think of no better way of starting 2017 than by highlighting the top Xamarin Show episodes that feature MVVM.