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 has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was 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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