Please enjoy this guest post by Laurent Bugnion.
I am very excited to talk about Xamarin, cross-platform development and MVVM Light at VS Live in Las Vegas this year.
At IdentityMine, we are very proud and happy to be a Xamarin Premier Partner and to work with this great platform to create awesome experiences on all supported platforms. It’s a real pleasure to be present at VS Live and to present two sessions, both on March 17, 2015.
An Overview of the Xamarin Programming Platforms
The majority of software code on Windows is developed in .NET and C#. The tools and languages provided by Microsoft are unmatched in terms of productivity to create applications, from rich desktop suites to small fluid mobile apps. You can reuse your skills, tools, language and even design on each platform. The big sensation these days is Xamarin. This lets you use .NET to create fully native apps on iOS and Android. In this session, Laurent Bugnion will show you how to get started with Xamarin and what you need to create apps on all these platforms. (more info)
You will learn:
- How to get started with Xamarin application development.
- Everything you need to know about choosing the right emulators, configuring the environment, etc.
- How Xamarin applications are architected and developed.
This is an introductory level session but is the perfect introduction to the next session which will be much more advanced.
Building Cross-Platform Applications with XAML, Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms and MVVM Light
MVVM Light is a popular open source toolkit that's been used in thousands of production XAML applications since 2009. It consists of components, snippets, templates and guidance, and has a strong community of followers. Now, MVVM Light is available for Xamarin and Xamarin Forms too! Join Laurent Bugnion, the author of MVVM Light, as he talks about the toolkit and the MVVM architecture and demonstrates how with these tools, you can improve your development workflow.
You will learn:
- How the most popular MVVM toolkit can be used to build true native applications on multiple platforms.
- What the MVVM pattern brings to Xamarin development.
- The new Xamarin Forms platform allows for building the user interface once and running it on multiple platforms.
These two sessions should bring you up to speed from scratch to advanced cross-platform development, and hopefully give you a good taste of what Xamarin can offer for your applications. I hope to see many of you at VS Live!