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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
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Continuous integration

Continuous integration (CI) is the name for the software practice involving the aforementioned source control management strategies, together with automated build/deploy and testing phases. Nowadays, CI generally refers to the automated build/deploy and testing phases of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).

For Xamarin projects, software engineers are free to use a vast number of CI management tools, available both commercially and with freemium licensing (that is, limited features for free usage).

Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is the cloud-based version of Team Foundation Server and provides convenient features for Xamarin developers. Currently available as a freemium subscription-based service, teams are free to manage a limited number projects with a limited number of team members.

In VSTS team projects, both Git and TFVC development repositories can be managed, planned, automatically built, tested, and possibly deployed (see the...