Book Image

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

About the Reviewers

Engin Polat has been involved in many large and medium-scale projects on .NET technologies as a developer, architect, and consultant, and has won many awards since 1999.

Since 2008, he has been giving training to many large enterprises in Turkey about Windows development, web development, distributed application development, software architecture, mobile development, cloud development, and so on.

Apart from this, he organizes seminars and events in many universities in Turkey about .NET technologies, Windows platform development, cloud development, web development, game development, and so on.

He shares his experiences on his personal blog (

He has MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCT certifications.

In 2012, he was recognized as a Windows Platform Development MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by Microsoft.

Between 2013 and 2015, he was recognized as a Nokia Developer Champion; very few people in the world are given this award. In 2015, he was recognized as the Regional Director by Microsoft.

Lance McCarthy, Microsoft MVP, is a community leader with an acute expertise for all things, such as .NET and C#, especially on the XAML stack, including WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone, and Windows Store apps. He is very helpful online and guides and answers questions from Microsoft developers on Twitter as @lancewmccarthy. In his free time, he writes his blog at, which focuses on Windows Universal apps. He organizes and hosts events in the Boston area, such as user group nights, mini-code camps, and full hackathons.

During the day, he is a senior technical support engineer at Telerik where he supports developers with their Classic Windows, Universal Windows Platform, Web and Mobile application development (Xamarin, Android native, and iOS native). He is also a technical consultant for the Windows Developer social media team where he helps respond to development questions via the official @WindowsDev Twitter account.

Previously, he worked for Nokia/Microsoft as a developer ambassador where he sought out and engaged developers through outreach programs and provided them with technical support and resources to make them successful on the Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms.

He was also an assistant professor at Harvard University for a short time where he helped students build, market, and publish successful Windows Phone apps. At Boston University, he was a guest professor for the Cloud computing course and would teach one class a semester.

He has also appeared on podcasts, such as the Windows Developer Show, has been a technical editor for publications and books, has won several app building contests and hackathons (including the first place in the Microsoft Build 2013 hackathon), and is a published developer with over a million downloads in the Windows Store.