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Creating Cake script for building and deploying Xamarin app: Part 2 building Xamarin app

In this post, I'll present how to use Cake to build Xamarin app for different environments. You will learn how to update platform specific files (AndroidManifest.xml and Info.plist) and create platform specific packages (APK and IPA).

Creating Cake script for building and deploying Xamarin app: Part 1 running unit tests

Cake allows to write C# scripts for compiling code, running unit tests, copying files/folders, etc. There is built-in support for many tools and many more via addins. In these post series I will show how to create Cake script that can: run unit tests, build Xamarin app, deploy app to App Center, deploy app to Google Play Internal, deploy app to Test Flight, run UI tests. The script can be used in every Xamarin app. I will also show how to create Azure Pipeline that use Cake script.

Introducing calendar control for Xamarin.Forms

I've created recently customizable calendar control for Xamarin.Forms.

Creating animated Floating Action Button for Xamarin.Forms

Animated Floating Action Button for Xamarin.Forms? It's easy! In this post, I will show how we can use pure Xamarin.Forms for creating Floating Action Button that will animate when page appears. Let's start!

Displaying three button alert in Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms DisplayAlert method allows only to set two buttons for platform specific alert. Displaying three buttons is easy with platform specific code.

Windows vs macOS for Xamarin developer

If you are a Xamarin developer (or would like to become on), probably you were wondering, which OS is the best choice. Each option has it's pros and cons and none of them is good for every situation. When making decision which option to chose, the result should be based on team size, available budget and personal preferences. In this post I will describe few available options - I hope it will help you to make the best decision :)

MVVM myths in XAML development

MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) is a usual pattern of choice when it comes to XAML development. It is used in WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, UWP and Xamarin.Forms. Every developer has his own opinions about how MVVM should be implemented. During my career, I saw different ways to implement and understand this pattern. In this post I describe myths that I have found most common.

AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals – why and how?

Cloud is just everywhere nowadays. It is becoming (or already is) an industry standard for creating modern applications. I didn't want to stay behind so I decided to increase my developer knowledge about cloud and Azure. In this post, I describe why one should take AZ-900 exam and how to prepare for it.

What bothers Xamarin developers? Part 3

It's time for a third part of articles series about what bothers Xamarin developers. The goal of this series is to identify things that should be improved. We all love Xamarin and we want to make it better by talking about things that bother us.