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Xamarin in Action : Creating Native Cross-Platform Mobile Apps - by Jim Bennett (Paperback)

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Summary

Xamarin in Action teaches you to build cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin and C#. You'll explore all the layers of a Xamarin app, from design to deployment. By the end, you'll be able to build a quality, production-ready Xamarin app on iOS and Android from scratch with a high level of code reuse.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

Rewriting the same app for iOS and Android is tedious, error-prone, and expensive. Microsoft's Xamarin drastically reduces dev time by reusing most application code—typically 70% or more. The core of your iOS and Android app is shared; you write platform-specific code only for the UI layer. And because Xamarin uses C#, your apps benefit from everything this modern language and the .NET ecosystem have to offer.

About the Book

Xamarin in Action teaches you to build cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin and C#. You'll explore all the layers of a Xamarin app, from design to deployment. Xamarin expert Jim Bennett teaches you design practices that maximize code reuse and isolate device-specific code, making it a snap to incorporate the unique features of each OS.

What's Inside

  • Understanding MVVM to maximize code reuse and testability
  • Creating cross-platform model and UI logic layers
  • Building device-specific UIs
  • Unit and automated UI testing
  • Preparing apps for publication with user tracking and crash analytics

About the Reader

Readers should have some experience with C#. Mobile development experience is helpful, but not assumed.

About the Author

Jim Bennett is a Xamarin MYP, Microsoft MVP, and Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, specializing in Xamarin mobile apps. He's a frequent speaker at events all around the world, including Xamarin user groups and Xamarin and Microsoft conferences. He regularly blogs about Xamarin development at https://jimbobbennett.io.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH XAMARIN

  1. Introducing native cross-platform applications with Xamarin
  2. Hello MVVM—creating a simple cross-platform app using MVVM
  3. MVVM—the model-view–view model design pattern
  4. Hello again, MVVM—understanding and enhancing our simple MVVM app
  5. What are we (a)waiting for? An introduction to multithreading for Xamarin apps
  6. PART 2 - BUILDING APPS

  7. Designing MVVM cross-platform apps
  8. Building cross-platform models
  9. Building cross-platform view models
  10. Building simple Android views
  11. Building more advanced Android views
  12. Building simple iOS views
  13. Building more advanced iOS views
  14. PART 3 - FROM WORKING CODE TO TH

Number of Pages: 578
Genre: Computers + Internet
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
Author: Jim Bennett
Language: English
Street Date: May 30, 2018
TCIN: 53301449
UPC: 9781617294389
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9169
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