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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
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Source control

Regardless of working as a team or as an individual, source control or version control remains a fundamental element of a software project development pipeline. Source code repository is the term used to describe the code management storage that deals with the versioning and consolidation of the code base. Additional features of source code repositories may include, but are not limited to, branching, reviews, shelves, and similar productivity-related capabilities. However, these items apply to any type of software development project and are out of the scope of this book.

For Xamarin projects, developers can utilize several types of repositories. The selection of a repository generally depends on the environment setup of choice (that is, operating system, development IDE, and so on).


Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) is the name given to the native repository provided by Team Foundation Server and its cloud-based counterpart Visual Studio Team Services (formerly, Visual...