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Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

By : Can Bilgin, Miljenko Cvjetko, Paulo Ortins, Robert Hellestrae, Craig Dunn
Book Image

Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

By: Can Bilgin, Miljenko Cvjetko, Paulo Ortins, Robert Hellestrae, Craig Dunn

Overview of this book

The main goal of this book is to equip you with the required know-how to successfully analyze, develop, and manage Xamarin cross-platform projects using the most efficient, robust, and scalable implementation patterns. This book starts with general topics such as memory management, asynchronous programming, local storage, and networking, and later moves onto platform-specific features. During this transition, you will learn about key tools to leverage the patterns described, as well as advanced implementation strategies and features. The book also presents User Interface design and implementation concepts on Android and iOS platforms from a Xamarin and cross-platform perspective, with the goal to create a consistent but native UI experience. Finally, we show you the toolset for application lifecycle management to help you prepare the development pipeline to manage and see cross-platform projects through to public or private release.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Mastering Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin
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Xamarin projects can benefit from a properly established development pipeline and the use of ALM principles. This type of approach makes it easier for teams to share responsibilities and work out business requirements in an iterative manner.

In the ALM timeline, the development phase is the main domain in which most of the concrete implementation takes place. In order for the development team to provide quality code that can survive the ALM cycle, it is highly advised to analyze and test native applications using the available tooling in Xamarin development IDEs.

While the common codebase for a target platform in a Xamarin project can be treated and tested as a .NET implementation using the conventional unit tests, platform-specific implementations require more particular handling. Platform-specific parts of the application need to be tested on empty shell applications, called test harnesses, on the respective platform simulators or devices.

To test views, available frameworks such...