Writing code once and using it on multiple platforms has been a dream of many software developers. Although this has been possible for some time now, it always came at the cost of maintainability, ease of testing, or even worse, poor user ...more
This is a pretty short article that shows you step by step the way you can create a simple Web API application (ASP .NET) and access it remotely from a Windows Server 2016 machine. This is an ideal, simple, and efficient solution for deploying REST API's really fast. I haven't ...more
Short introduction about the technologies
Build native applications for iOS, Android and Windows from a single, shared C# codebase, customizing the UI of the app in XAML. Right now Xamarin is best used with Microsoft Visual Studio, now both on macOS and Windows.
Why would we use Xamarin Forms?
It's simple: instead of ...more
On 27th April our teams participated in Imagine Cup National final in Romania. Even though none of those teams got into the next stage, we all had fun and learned a lot of new things. The day had been filled with presentations, both from the contestants and from technical experts ...more
In this article you will see the way you can create a basic Android app (in Xamarin.Android) that uses Push Notifications.
As a general idea, a notification is a message delivered by a backend to your device in (almost) real - time. This is one of the most effective ways of improving the ...more
Today we are going to learn how we can make use of the .NET Standard in Xamarin.Forms applications. If you don't know what the .NET Standard is you can check out this article which details what the .NET Standard is and wants to be and more into the compatibility part with Windows ...more
Do you know what is the main difference between an ok application and an astonishing application?
The answer is quite simple: how we sell it! depending on how amazing we advertise an application, we can achieve greatness and what better way to do it than making it eye candy. What does eye candy mean, you may ...more
Today I was invited to host a presentation at CodeCamp 2016 in Cluj on Microsoft Cognitive Services (previously known as Project Oxford) and how easy it is to implement an application that uses Computer Vision and Speech APIs in Universal Windows Platform. This is a deep technical presentation about Cognitive Services ...more
Neatness is a big word - not as big as consistency. Therefore to have your code neat and consistent involves a lot of struggle, not necessary from the way it is built or from the classes dependencies point of view (though these, among many others are extremely important - we'll ...more
Why Xamarin? As short and simple as I can get: because YOU can do ONE SINGLE application that works on EVERY device (Windows 10, Android, iOS/macOS). Now you can run NATIVE applications on ALL the devices using the Power of Xamarin, isn't that amazing?
If you want a better and more detailed overview, ...more