Play by play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed and unscripted. In this course, Filip Ekberg and Lars Klint will guide you through the fundamental steps of creating a Xamarin project. Watch as Filip and Lars collaborate on a weather app and learn from their real-world challenges and design decisions. By the end of this course, you'll be able to quickly create a functioning app with Xamarin for iOS and Android devices.
Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on
all things Windows Platform, and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily
involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published
Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect, and writer for numerous
Filip is an enthusiastic developer that strives to learn something new every day. His greatest passion is programming and ever since Filip was a little boy he has always strived to master it. All his community contributions has made Filip a Microsoft Visual C# MVP and a DZone Most-Valuable Blogger.
Course Overview Hi everyone. This is Filip Ekberg, and I'm Lars Klint, and welcome to our Play-by-Play on Xamarin Mobile Development. I'm a principal consultant with over a decade of experience in software engineering and the owner of a company focusing on mobility and building excellent apps using Xamarin. I'm also the author of C# Smorgasbord, a Microsoft MVP, and frequent speaker at user groups and conferences all over the world. And I'm a freelance solution architect as larsklint. com, Microsoft MVP, speaker and expert in Australian Outback Internet. Yes, that is a thing. I've been building software systems from tiny websites to gargantuan telecommunication systems for the past 20 years. In this course, we're going to explore what Xamarin is and when it's a good time to use it. Learn what a native app is, become familiar with the various native platforms, discover the tooling used to build Xamarin apps, and learn about the various versions of Xamarin targeting different platforms. We will show you how to get started with Xamarin development by building a basic app from scratch for both iOS and Android. You will also get the knowledge of shared projects, portable class libraries, NuGet packages, and how to build solid UI components. But that is not all. You will also get firsthand knowledge from personal experiences of some of the quirks and gotchas that Xamarin brings with it. By the end of the course, you'll have a real-world understanding of how to start building Xamarin apps effectively and correctly. To complete the course, all you need is basic C# skills, the free version of Visual Studio with Xamarin tools installed, and a willingness to explore mobile development for multiple devices. I hope you'll join us on this journey to learn how to successfully build an app with the Xamarin Mobile Development Play-by-Play, at Pluralsight.