Xamarin in Action: Creating Native Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
- 10h 39m
- Jim Bennett
- Manning Publications
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.
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.
- 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 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 jimbobbennett.io.
In this Book
About This Book
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Introducing Native Cross-Platform Applications with Xamarin
Hello MVVM—Creating a Simple Cross-Platform App Using MVVM
MVVM—The Model-View–View Model Design Pattern
Hello Again, MVVM—Understanding and Enhancing Our Simple MVVM App
What are We (A)Waiting for? An Introduction to Multithreading for Xamarin Apps
Designing MVVM Cross-Platform Apps
Building Cross-Platform Models
Building Cross-Platform View Models
Building Simple Android Views
Building More Advanced Android Views
Building simple iOS Views
Building More Advanced iOS Views
Running Mobile Apps on Physical Devices
Testing Mobile Apps Using Xamarin UITest
Using App Center to Build, Test, and Monitor Apps
Deploying apps to Beta Testers and the Stores