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New Realm .NET Caters to Mobile Dev Platform's 'Fastest Growing Segment'

Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.

Add Custom Controls with Binding Properties to Your Xamarin.Forms App

In an app of any meaningful size, wrapping up common functionality in a composite control reduces the long-term effort needed to craft the app. Learn how to do just that right here.

Xamarin Leverages New iOS 11 Functionality

The Xamarin team at Microsoft has been updating its cross-platform development software to accommodate the new functionality in Apple's iOS 11, publishing guidance along the way.

Microsoft Quickens C# Release Cadence, Unveils v7.1

Here are the new features being introduced with C# 7.1, the first "point" release in the programming language's accelerated release cadence.

Create Responsive Xamarin Apps with ReactiveUI

Learn how to leverage the open source MVVM ReactiveUI framework, the Observer Design Pattern, ReactiveX and more to make your Xamarin apps more responsive.

Tool for VS Code Enables Serverless, SQL-Based Big Data Analytics on Azure Cloud

New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#.

Report: Use of Swift Falls, Signaling Change to Multiplatform Mobile Coding

Cumbersome mobile app development using individual languages for each platform is giving way to multiplatform coding -- at which Visual Studio tooling is adept -- according to TIOBE, which tracks language popularity.

Analysis of GitHub C# Code Reveals Most Popular NuGet Packages, Tabs vs. Spaces, More

Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects.

Xamarin.Forms Updates

Here’s a look -- with code samples -- at two series of updates that will improve the feature set and, most important, performance of Microsoft’s cross-platform UI solution.

Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 Released with .NET Standard 2.0 Support

With help from more than 20 open source community developers, a stable release of Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 is out, introducing several new features and supporting .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.

Xamarin Offers New Mobile Professional Certification

Microsoft's Xamarin unit announced a new certification program for mobile professionals, offering a badge below the level of its existing cert.

Xamarin Q&A: Cross-Platform Is the New Platform

Once again, Mr. Xamarin comes to Visual Studio Live! to discuss cross-platform development.

Developer Seeks to Bring Visual Studio IDE Code Search up to Level of VSTS, TFS

"If you've ever used VSTS/TFS Code Search, you've probably loved it, it felt like this was the way code searching should be. Then you did a code search in Visual Studio, and were reminded of the painful past...."

Looking Ahead to Xamarin.Forms 3.0

From performance improvements to new platforms, here’s a look at what’s coming down the road for Xamarin.Forms developers.

Embellish Your Web API Responses with Header Data

Learn how providing information in available HTTP header elements can help make interactions between unrelated systems straightforward and meaningful.

Create Parameterized Queries in ADO.NET

Squash the dangers lurking in your SQL queries by setting parameters by way of parameterized queries.

A Filtered View of Core Image

Playing around with Apple's Core Image imaging technology, using some simple C# code to perform facial recognition and apply filters to photos.

New Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

Here’s a roundup of the newest tools and extensions available for the new Visual Studio 2017 release.

Why Do Some Developers Prefer Python?

It's a programming language darling of those working in the data science/machine learning space, which might explain why Python takes the top spot in a recent IEEE survey. Plus: .NET Insight Podicast 11 explores coding camps.

Azure Functions and Serverless Architecture in Action

Part 2: Now that we've nailed down the serverless compute concepts, we'll use a handful of online tools to develop Azure Functions.

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