Learning Xamarin–Part 1 Forms

Today I officially launch my new blog series on learning cross-platform mobile development with Xamarin

Xamarin should be perfect for me because

  • I really want to learn iOS and Android programming but don’t want to code in Java or (God help me) Objective-C
  • I have 14 years experience with C# and really like it
  • Xamarin 3 looks amazing
  • Forms! Forms! Forms!
  • My computer is a MacBook Pro running Parallels
  • I have a subscription to Xamarin University, which will ease the way considerably [1]

Forms are particularly appealing as an entry point because they use XAML and C#, which allows me to dig into my muscle memory from days gone by when I coded for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone.  So that is where I’ll start.  Continued

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is a Senior Consultant with Wintellect, with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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2 Responses to Learning Xamarin–Part 1 Forms

  1. Unless you were part of the .NET architecture team in 1999, It is impossible to have 14 years of C# experience. The .NET framework is only 12 years old (13 February 2002). I worked in C# when .NET was released as a beta, and I was on one of the first 10 .NET projects in the United States of America. That gives me about 13 years of C# experience.

  2. parenting says:

    There’s certainly a lot to know about this topic. I really like all the points you have made.

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