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Xamarin Hands-on session for Developers

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Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels

Rue Montoyer 51

1000 Brussels


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This Hands-on workshop aims at presenting the fundamentals of cross platform mobile development (iOS/Android) using Xamarin. Several aspects will be tackled such as cross platform mobile architecture, Xamarin Forms frameworks, the MVVM pattern and the mark up language XAML, web services and local data management. Your host of the day will be Steve Degosserie. A sandwich break is foreseen :-)

Audience :

Developers with the following skills:

- Good knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and of C#

- Experience in HTML/CSS or WPF/Silverlight is a plus.

Bring your own computer equipped with Visual Studio 2015 and Xamarin at the first session. Also, make sure your device has the required specifications!

Objectives :

At the end of this Xamarin introductory workshop, participants will be able to:

- Grasp the Xamarin architecture & Xamarin Forms framework

- Grasp cross platform mobile architectures

Program :

Introduction to Xamarin

- Xamarin tools and technologies

- Microsoft tools and third party tools as part of cross platform development

Basics concepts

- DotNet cross platform

- Base Class Library (BCL) and Portable Class Library (PCL)

- Key points about structuring your projects and re-using your code

- iOS & Android platforms support

Development Cycle

- Development tools integration & development cycle

- MVVM Pattern & Binding

- Interfaces design with XAML

- Development with Xamarin Forms

- Asynchronous programming with async-await

- Access to web services with SOAP & REST

- Local Database SQLite

- Plugins Xamarin

- Tests


- General considerations on the deployment of IOS mobile apps

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