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The .NET MAUI Podcast

English, Technology, 1 season, 121 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes
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Keep up with the latest news in the world of mobile & desktop development with the official .NET MAUI podcast! Join your hosts Matt Soucoup and James Montemagno as they discuss the latest and greatest in native cross-platform mobile and desktop cloud development in .NET MAUI, Visual Studio, C#, F#, .NET, App Center, and Azure.
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Episode 121: M365 Admin App: A Customer .NET MAUI Migration Story

Show Notes The M365 Admin app is used to administer M365 tenants on the go. It's a complex app written in Xamarin.Forms ... or it was. Find out how the team behind the M365 admin app migration from Xamarin.Forms to .NET MAUI. .NET MAUI API Browser (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/?view=net-maui-7.0) Reuse Effects in .NET MAUI (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/effects?view=net-maui-7.0) Upgrade a Xamarin.Forms app to a .NET MAUI app with the .NET Upgrade Assistant (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/upgrade-assistant?tabs=vswin) Migrate a Xamarin.Forms custom renderer to a .NET MAUI handler (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/renderer-to-handler) Namespace changes (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/migration/multi-project-to-multi-project?view=net-maui-8.0#namespace-changes) API changes (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/migration/multi-project-to-multi-project?view=net-maui-8.0#api-changes) Update app dependencies (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/migration/multi-project-to-multi-project?view=net-maui-8.0#update-app-dependencies) Migration troubleshooting tips (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/migration/multi-project-to-multi-project?view=net-maui-8.0#compile-and-troubleshoot) Upgrade from .NET 7 to .NET 8 (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/whats-new/dotnet-8?view=net-maui-8.0#upgrade-from-net-7-to-net-8) What's new in .NET MAUI for .NET 8 (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/whats-new/dotnet-8?view=net-maui-8.0) Cross-platform resource files with single project (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/fundamentals/single-project?view=net-maui-8.0#resource-files) Build accessible apps with semantic properties (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/fundamentals/accessibility?view=net-maui-8.0) Mono interpreter on iOS and Mac Catalyst (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/maui/macios/interpreter?view=net-maui-8.0) Microsoft Intune App SDK for .NET MAUI (Android | iOS) (https://github.com/msintuneappsdk) Add authentication to your .NET MAUI app using MSAL.NET (https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/developer/mobile-apps/azure-mobile-apps/quickstarts/maui/authentication?pivots=vs2022-mac) A .NET MAUI sample using MSAL.NET to authenticate users with Azure AD (https://learn.microsoft.com/samples/azure-samples/ms-identity-ciam-dotnet-tutorial/ms-identity-ciam-dotnet-tutorial-2-sign-in-maui/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
12/15/202352 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 120: Polaris : A Customer Migration Story

Show Notes Migrate your Xamarin.iOS Binding Library (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/ios-binding-projects) Migrate your Xamarin.Android Binding Library (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/android-binding-projects) Auth0 Documentation for .NET MAUI (https://auth0.com/blog/add-authentication-to-dotnet-maui-apps-with-auth0/) Mapbox .NET MAUI Support (https://github.com/tuyen-vuduc/mapbox-maui) Minnesota Enterprise Mobile UG: Party On with 3rd Party Binding Libraries in .NET MAUI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJMoaH2Tzn0) .NET MAUI API Browser (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/?view=net-maui-7.0) Reuse Effects in .NET MAUI (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/effects?view=net-maui-7.0) Upgrade a Xamarin.Forms app to a .NET MAUI app with the .NET Upgrade Assistant (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/upgrade-assistant?tabs=vswin) Migrate a Xamarin.Forms custom renderer to a .NET MAUI handler (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/migration/renderer-to-handler) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
10/6/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 119: Build and MAUI and Recaps

Show Notes Microsoft Build just happened - tune in to hear David's, James', and Matt's thoughts! Latest Releases Latest on .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-maui-in-dotnet-8-preview-5/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) .NET upgrade assistant w/ support for MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/upgrade-assistant-general-availability/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) NET 8 preview 4 & 5 and Visual Studio Previews Visual Studio 17.7 Preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-7-preview-1-is-here/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Visual Studio 17.7 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-7-preview-2-is-here/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) .NET 8 Preview 4 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-8-preview-4/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) .NET 8 Preview 5 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-8-preview-5/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Speech recognition in .NET MAUI w/ community toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/speech-recognition-in-dotnet-maui-with-community-toolkit/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) C# Dev Kit for VS Code (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/announcing-csharp-dev-kit-for-visual-studio-code/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Latest News Visual Studio UI Refresh (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-ui-refresh/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Create a PR in Visual Studio (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/create-a-pull-request-in-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Surround selection (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/surround-selection-experiment/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Azure News QnA assist in MS Learn (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/microsoft-learn-announces-microsoft-q-amp-a-assist-and-new/ba-p/3614012?WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Deployment Environments Build Session (https://build.microsoft.com/sessions/e102bb71-f8ef-4538-9a59-158ec6f442b6?wt.mc_ID=Build2023_comms_corp_OT_oo_bon_bon&WT.mc_id=dotnet-99866-masoucou) Azure Deployment Environments Azure Friday (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rRiVELgdf4) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
6/23/202338 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 118: ...and we're back

Show Notes It's been a little bit... but James, David, and Matt are back with the latest .NET MAUI and Azure news! Latest Releases The latest on .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-maui-in-dotnet-8-preview-3/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) .NET Upgrade Assistant (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=ms-dotnettools.upgradeassistant?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) .NET Upgrade Assistant NuGet (https://www.nuget.org/packages/upgrade-assistant?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) .NET 8 Preview 3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-8-preview-3/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Visual Studio 17.6 preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-v17-6-preview-2-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Visual Studio 17.5 updates (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-5-performance-enhancements/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Latest News Drawing elements on maps in .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/drawing-on-maps-with-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Azure Developers - .NET Day (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-azure-developers-dotnet-day/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Let's Learn .NET - All Around the World (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/lets-learn-dotnet-anywhere-in-the-world/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Build, Build, and more Build (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/microsoft-build-2023-and-dotnet/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) File and folder dialogs in with the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/file-and-folder-dialogs-communitytoolkit/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Azure News Getting started with OpenAI in .NET (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/getting-started-azure-openai-dotnet/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Data API Builder - Public Preview (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/data-api-builder/overview-to-data-api-builder?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) .NET SQL Passwordless connections (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/azure-sql-dotnet-entity-framework-core-quickstart?view=azuresql&tabs=visual-studio%2Cservice-connector&WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Azure Service of the Month Microsoft Dev Box (https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/dev-box/overview-what-is-microsoft-dev-box?WT.mc_id=dotnet-95292-dotnet) Pick of the Pod Apple command line tooling (https://twitter.com/redth/status/1649441263492513792) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
4/28/202350 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 117: James and David Pick on Matt

Show Notes In addition to some good natured ribbing - James, Matt & David talk about the latest and greatest in .NET MAUI development. Latest Releases .NET MAUI Latest Visual Studio 17.5 Previews Markdown (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/write-markdown-without-leaving-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Sticky Scroll (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/sticky-scroll-now-in-preview/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Dev tunnels (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/dev-tunnels-in-visual-studio-for-asp-net-core-projects/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Spell checking (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-spell-checker-preview-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) .NET MAUI Community Toolkit .NET Community Toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-the-dotnet-community-toolkit-810/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Latest News MVVM in WinForms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/winforms-cross-platform-dotnet-maui-command-binding/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Updates to the podcast app (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/build-your-own-podcast-app-with-dotnet-blazor-and-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Azure News Azure Developers YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@AzureDevelopers) Azure CosmosDB Conf (https://learn.microsoft.com/events/learn-events/azure-cosmos-db-conf-2023/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure OpenAI (https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/cognitive-services/openai/overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-87825-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
2/4/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 116: .NET Conf Recap

Show Notes .NET Conf happened, it was amazing, and David, James and Matt will bring you up to date! The latest MAUI, .NET, and Azure are all coming at you. Latest News .NET Conf (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/dotnetconf-2022/) .NET Student Zone (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/educator-developer-blog/net-conference-student-zone-7th-nov-2022/ba-p/3655584) Azure News Azure bicep (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/shows/azure-friday/authoring-and-deploying-azure-resources-with-bicep) Azure Service of the Month Form recognizer (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/applied-ai-services/form-recognizer/overview?view=form-recog-3.0.0) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
12/10/202245 minutes, 31 seconds
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It's the season of release candidates (take 2)

Show Notes With .NET 7 around the corner, we're putting the finishing touches on everything in preparation - tune in to find out more! David, James, and Matt will fill you in on all the details plus the latest in Visual Studio and Azure news! New releases .NET MAUI support for .NET 7 RC2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-maui-rc2/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) On.NET with David with .NET MAUI for .NET 7 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV6DnxVyIOo) Draw all over your maps (https://www.andreasnesheim.no/creating-outlined-map-polygons-in-net-maui/) .NET MAUI support for XCode 14 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-maui-xcode14/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) .NET 7 RC2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-7-rc-2/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) VS Mac 17.4 P2.1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-for-mac-17-4-preview-2-1-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-the-dotnet-maui-community-toolkit-v13/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Latest News Microsoft Teams Infrastructure and ACS migration to .NET 6 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/microsoft-teams-infrastructure-and-azure-communication-services-journey-to-dotnet-6/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Microsoft Commerce migration to .NET 6 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/microsoft-commerce-dotnet-6-migration-journey/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Bing Ads Campaigns migration to .NET 6 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/bing-ads-campaign-platform-journey-to-dotnet-6/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Compare files in Visual Studio (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/comparing-files-in-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) .NET Conf is coming up! (https://dotnetconf.net) The .NET Conf Student Zone (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/educator-developer-blog/net-conference-student-zone-7th-nov-2022/ba-p/3655584) Azure News All the goodness for .NET 7 in Azure Functions and App Service (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure-blog/azure-functions-2022-update/ba-p/3648731?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure App Configuration (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-app-configuration/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-79812-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
10/21/202233 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 114: .NET MAUI in .NET 7 RC 1 - Wha?!?

Show Notes Can you believe it? There's already a new major version of .NET MAUI on its way! David, James, and Matt will fill you in on all the details plus the latest in Visual Studio and Azure news! New releases .NET MAUI in .NET 6 Service Release 5 (https://github.com/dotnet/maui/releases/tag/6.0.540) NET MAUI in .NET 7 RC 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-maui-in-dotnet-7-rc1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-4-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Latest News Cloud Skills Challenge almost over! (https://aka.ms/maui/cloudchallenge) Learn Live .NET MAUI chugs along (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/events/learn-events/learnlive-mobile-desktop-apps-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Colored bracket pairs in Visual Studio (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/adding-color-to-bracket-pairs/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Bicep in Visual Studio (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/bicepforvs/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Azure News .NET 7 in Azure Functions (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-7-comes-to-azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) .NET MAUI + Azure Cosmos DB on Cosmos DB TV (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PFTuWDpgCI&feature=youtu.be) Azure Service of the Month Azure Container Apps (https://learn.microsoft.com/azure/container-apps/overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Pick of the Pod .NET Podcast App (https://github.com/microsoft/dotnet-podcasts) Microsoft Orleans (https://learn.microsoft.com/dotnet/orleans/overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70281-masoucou) Microsoft Authentication Library - MSAL (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-authentication-library-for-dotnet) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
9/23/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 113: The Season of .NET MAUI

Show Notes Whether it's summer or winter where you live, one thing is for certain - it's the season of .NET MAUI! Tune in for the latest and greatest in Azure, Visual Studio, and .NET MAUI news. New releases .NET Community Toolkit 8.0 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-the-dotnet-community-toolkit-800/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70280-masoucou) Visual Studio 17.3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-3-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70280-masoucou) Visual Studio Mac 17.3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-for-mac-17-3-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70280-masoucou) Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-4-preview-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70280-masoucou) Latest News .NET MAUI – Learn Live! (https://docs.microsoft.com/events/learn-events/learnlive-mobile-desktop-apps-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70280-masoucou) .NET Conf – Focus on MAUI recap (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-conf-focus-on-maui-recap/?WT.mc_id= dotnet-70280-masoucou) .NET MAUI Beautiful UI Challenge (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-maui-beautiful-ui-challenge/?WT.mc_id= dotnet-70280-masoucou) Local events (https://dev.to/dotnet/local-net-maui-events-happening-around-the-world-2h8i) .NET MAUI Cloud Skills Challenge (https://aka.ms/maui/cloudchallenge) Azure News Azure SQL temporal tables (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/shows/azure-friday/azure-sql-database-an-introduction-to-temporal-tables/?WT.mc_id= dotnet-70280-masoucou) Azure SQL multi-model (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/shows/azure-friday/azure-sql-database-multi-model-features/?WT.mc_id= dotnet-70280-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure SignalR (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-signalr/?WT.mc_id= dotnet-70280-masoucou) Pick of the Pod MapsUI (https://mapsui.com) Point of Sale print (https://github.com/Bliitze/PointOfSale/blob/master/PointOfSale/Helpers/PosPrint.cs) SunmiV2MAUI (https://github.com/exendahal/SunmiV2MAUI/tree/master/SunmiV2MAUI) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
8/26/202237 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 112: We're Back From Vacation!

Show Notes We may have missed a month out on vacation - but we're back better than ever with the latest installment of the .NET MAUI podcast! New releases .NET MAUI Updates .NET MAUI ecosystem shipping libraries! Sentry (https://blog.sentry.io/2022/06/27/dotnet-maui-sdk-preview) GoogleMaps (https://github.com/themronion/Maui.GoogleMaps) SkiaSharp Views (https://www.nuget.org/packages?q=Tags:%22skiasharp.extended%22&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=skiasharp.extended) Steema Charts (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Steema.TeeChart.NET.MAUI/4.2022.7.13-beta) Community Toolkit (https://www.nuget.org/packages/CommunityToolkit.Maui) Serilog (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Serilog.Sinks.Xamarin/1.0.0-dev-00104-fd287b7) .NET MAUI SR3 (https://github.com/dotnet/maui/releases/tag/6.0.419) Visual Studio preference improvements (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/doc-management-personalization/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Visual Studio edit while you search (o https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/sneak-peek-and-edit-your-code-while-you-search/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Visual Studio ARM64 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/arm64-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) VS Mac 17.3 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-for-mac-17-3-preview-2-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Latest News .NET Conf - Focus on MAUI (https://focus.dotnetconf.net) Getting started with DevOps and .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/devops-for-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Customizing controls in .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/customizing-dotnet-maui-controls/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) UI July (https://twitter.com/hashtag/MAUIUIJuly?src=hashtag_click) Azure News Azure Dev CLI public preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sdk/introducing-the-azure-developer-cli-a-faster-way-to-build-apps-for-the-cloud/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure deployment environments (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-developer-community-blog/introducing-azure-deployment-environments/ba-p/3412095?WT.mc_id=dotnet-70279-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
7/22/202238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 111: Aloha .NET MAUI

Show Notes It's out - it's GA - move all your apps now. .NET MAUI is released. New releases .NET MAUI Update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-dotnet-maui-one-codebase-many-platforms/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-67511-masoucou) .NET MAUI Learning Path (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/paths/build-apps-with-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-67511-masoucou) .NET MAUI website (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/maui?WT.mc_id=dotnet-67511-masoucou) Let's Learn .NET MAUI (https://docs.microsoft.com/events/learntv/lets-learn-dotnet-maui-june-2022/) .NET MAUI Samples (https://github.com/dotnet/maui-samples) Latest News Migrating to .NET MAUI blogs number 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/tips-for-porting-your-xamarin-library-to-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-67511-masoucou) Migrating to .NET MAUI blog number 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/migrating-mrgestures-to-dotnet-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-67511-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
5/24/202231 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 110: RELEASE CANDIDATE!

Show Notes .NET MAUI RC is here. I don't need to say any more. New releases .NET MAUI RC (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-maui-rc-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-63888-masoucou) Visual Studio for Mac Preview 9 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-for-mac-preview-9/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-63888-masoucou) .NET MAUI Workshop (https://github.com/dotnet-presentations/dotnet-maui-workshop) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
4/15/202218 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 109: .NET MAUI (preview 14) is Released!

Show Notes Another month, another step closer to the .NET MAUI GA! Join James, David and Matt to hear about the latest bits being added to .NET MAUI. Plus learn all about using GitHub Actions as a .NET developer, the latest on Azure, and of course, the pick of the pod! New releases .NET MAUI Preview 14 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-maui-preview-14/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) Visual Studio for Mac Updates (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-for-mac-preview-6/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) ...and hot off the press VS Mac Updates (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-for-mac-preview-7/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) Latest news GitHub Actions for .NET Devs (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-loves-github-actions/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) GitHub Actions Code Metrics and Class Diagrams (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/automate-code-metrics-and-class-diagrams-with-github-actions/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) Find out more about Mermaid! (https://github.blog/2022-02-14-include-diagrams-markdown-files-mermaid/) Sneak peek at C# 11 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/early-peek-at-csharp-11-features/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) Compatible packages at NuGet.org (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/nuget/introducing-compatible-frameworks-on-nuget-org/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) All the Azure in one spot ASE! Azure App Service Environments V3 (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/shows/azure-friday/an-introduction-to-app-service-environment-v3?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) Pick of the Pod Dev Containers (https://docs.microsoft.com/shows/beginners-series-to-dev-containers/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-60557-masoucou) MVVM Source Generators (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCxl0z04BN8) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
3/18/202242 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 108: Buddy App

Another customer success story - this time a Xamarin app that helps those in the construction industry with mental health. Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
3/11/202233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 107: .NET MAUI Preview ... Number 13!

Show Notes Can you believe we're on .NET MAUI Preview 13? As David says, we're getting so close to release he can almost taste it! Plus we have other great news about Visual Studio - including the best Visual Studio feature ever - and a special Let's Learn .NET all about Git and GitHub. New releases .NET MAUI update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-1-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-58056-masoucou) Visual Studio 17.1 out! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-17-1-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-58056-masoucou) Latest news Let's Learn .NET - Git and GitHub (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/happy-20th-anniversary-net/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-58056-masoucou) .NET 20th anniversary retrospective video (https://www.dot.net) All the Azure in one spot Visual Studio Connected Services (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/azure/overview-connected-services?view=vs-2022&WT.mc_id=dotnet-58056-masoucou) Pick of the Pod In app billing (https://montemagno.com/ios-android-subscription-implemenation-strategies/) - including new updates and .NET 6 support! Vijay Anand's MAUI templates (https://www.nuget.org/packages/VijayAnand.MauiTemplates/) macOS Big Sur icon Figma template (https://www.figma.com/community/file/857303226040719059) Easy app icon (https://easyappicon.com/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
2/18/202238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 106: Customer Success Stories: ONNX

We're back at it again with a customer success story. In this episode, learn how you can use the ONNX runtime to add in on-device machine learning to your apps. Show Notes Machine Learning in .NET with ONNX Runtime (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/machine-learning-in-xamarin-forms-with-onnx-runtime/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-56683-masoucou) ONNX Runtime (https://onnxruntime.ai/) Microsoft ONNX Runtime GitHub (https://github.com/microsoft/onnxruntime) ONNX GitHub (https://github.com/onnx/onnx) ONNX Model Zoo (https://github.com/onnx/models) Netron (https://netron.app/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
2/4/202234 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 105: Not One But Two .NET MAUI Previews!

Show Notes Can you believe there were 2 .NET MAUI previews since our last episode? Come on in and listen and David Ortinau breaks all of the newness down. And we have more on the latest releases of Visual Studio and the latest Azure news too! New releases .NET MAUI Preview 11 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-maui-preview-11/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) .NET MAUI Preview 12 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-maui-preview-12/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) New .NET MAUI documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Visual Studio 17.1 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-17-1-preview-2-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Facebook SDK v12.2 for Xamarin (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/facebook-sdk-v12-2-for-xamarin-ios-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Latest news Create .NET Microservices - Learn LIve Series (https://docs.microsoft.com/events/learntv/learnlive-create-microservices-dotnet/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) .NET Podcast app (https://github.com/microsoft/dotnet-podcasts) Cloud news Intro to Azure Chaos Studio (https://docs.microsoft.com/shows/azure-friday/an-introduction-to-azure-chaos-studio?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Azure Cosmos DB Conf Call For Papers open! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cosmosdb/cosmos-db-conf-2022-cfp/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Azure Cosmos DB Conf (https://developer.azurecosmosdb.com/conf?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) More new Azure SDKs (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sdk/azure-sdk-release-january-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Azure service of the month Azure Container Registry (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/container-registry/container-registry-intro?WT.mc_id=dotnet-54931-masoucou) Pick of the Pod Microsoft Clarity (https://clarity.microsoft.com) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
1/21/202248 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 104: ScreenMedia

Another customer success story! ScreenMedia develops apps for a multitude of customers and find out how much fun they're having. Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
1/14/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 103: 2021 - It Was a Good One

Show Notes Join Matt & James as they review the new .NET MAUI features, how to author Visual Studio extensions and the latest Azure news. New releases dot.net available in 2 new languages (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/dotnet-website-translation-updates/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) Latest news Writing Visual Studio Extensions made even easier (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/writing-extensions-just-got-easier/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) VSIX Cookbook (https://www.vsixcookbook.com/) Everything you wanted to know about Onnx (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/machine-learning-in-xamarin-forms-with-onnx-runtime/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) MobCat GitHub (https://github.com/xamcat/) Cloud news Tune Azure Storage uploads (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sdk/tuning-your-uploads-and-downloads-with-the-azure-storage-client-library-for-net/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) Azure service of the month Azure Orbital (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/networking/azure-orbital-overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) See Azure Orbital in action (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-mechanics-blog/contact-space-satellites-to-access-data-azure-orbital/ba-p/3035168?WT.mc_id=dotnet-52206-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
12/17/202130 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 102: M365 Admin App

It's another customer success story! This time learn how the M365 team created an app that allows you to administer your M365 instance on the go! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
12/3/202142 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 101: .NET 6 Is On The Loose

Show Notes James, David, and Matt go over .NET 6 and .NET Conf and all the goodness! New releases .NET MAUI Update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-maui-preview-10/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) .NET 6 Release (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Visual Studio 2022 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) VS 2022 UI Upgrades (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/weve-upgraded-the-ui-in-visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Personalize Docs in VS2022 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/personalize-docs/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) C# 10 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/welcome-to-csharp-10/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Latest news Journey to accessible apps (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-journey-to-accessible-apps-meaningful-content-ordering/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Xamarin platform updates (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/whats-new-in-xamarin-and-visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Cloud news Azure Container Apps (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/container-apps/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Azure service of the month Azure Form Recognizer (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/applied-ai-services/form-recognizer/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-49895-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
11/19/202146 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 100: Preview-Mania

Show Notes All the previews and release candidates you could ever want. .NET 6 RC 2 - the final RC. .NET MAUI Preview 9, Visual Studio RC and Preview 5 - there's even a Visual Studio for Mac preview to talk about! Tune in as David and Matt talk all about the previews! New releases .NET MAUI Update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-maui-preview-9/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) VS 2022 Mac Preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-for-mac-preview-1-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) VS 2022 Release Candidate and Preview 5 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/join-us-november-8th-for-the-launch-of-visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) .NET 6 Release Candidate 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-release-candidate-2/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) Latest news .NET Conf (https://www.dotnetconf.net/) Visual Studio Theme Converter (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/custom-themes/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) Cloud news Azure REST API Guidelines (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sdk/azure-rest-api-guidelines-update/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) Azure service of the month QnA Maker (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/qnamaker/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-44737-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
10/15/202132 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 99: Azure IoT

We have a special show today where we're going to learn all about Azure IoT and a Xamarin app that helps you explore it. Stefan Wick, Rido Minguez Pablos, and Ben Buttigieg join us to tell us about the app and Azure IoT. Show Notes Azure IoT (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-fundamentals/iot-introduction?WT.mc_id=dotnet-43778-masoucou) Azure IoT Central (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-central/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-43778-masoucou) Azure IoT Hub (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/about-iot-hub/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-43778-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
9/24/202138 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 98: The Ultimate .NET MAUI Update

Show Notes .NET 6 release candidate is out ... and that means there's big news around .NET MAUI. Tune in to find out what David Ortinau has to say! New releases .NET MAUI update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-release-candidate-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) .NET 6 release candidate 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-release-candidate-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) Visual Studio 2022 preview 4 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-release-candidate-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) Latest news .NET Conf (https://www.dotnetconf.net/) Azure service of the month Azure Monitor (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) Cloud news Azure Monitor .NET SDK (https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-net/tree/main/sdk/monitor/Azure.Monitor.Query) Azure Cosmos DB end-to-end example (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cosmosdb/getting-started-end-to-end-example-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) Entity Framework 6 Core with Azure Cosmos DB (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/taking-the-ef-core-azure-cosmos-db-provider-for-a-test-drive?WT.mc_id=dotnet-42917-masoucou) Pick of the pod Fig (https://fig.io) Stowage (https://github.com/aloneguid/stowage) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), Github (https://github.com/davidortinau)
9/17/202144 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 97: The New .NET MAUI Podcast

Show Notes Can you believe it - the Xamarin Podcast is now the .NET MAUI Podcast?!? New name - same great flavor! We talk about .NET, Visual Studio, Azure, and of course .NET MAUI! This month there's a new preview of .NET MAUI, a bunch of Visual Studio updates, news on the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit and Essentials, and of course more Azure than you can you can shake a stick at. New releases .NET MAUI Update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-maui-preview-7/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) MAUI Themes (https://github.com/dotnet/maui/projects/11) VS Mac 2022 private preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/join-the-visual-studio-2022-for-mac-private-preview/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) VS 2019 v16.11 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-16-11/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) VS 2022 preview 3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-preview-3-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) Latest news VS 2022 and hot reload (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/speed-up-your-dotnet-and-cplusplus-development-with-hot-reload-in-visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) VS 2022 personalization (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/personalize-your-visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) VS 2022 multi-repo support (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/multi-repo-support-in-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) .NET MAUI community toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-future-of-xamarin-community-toolkit/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) .NET MAUI Essentials (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-essentials-1-7-and-introducing-net-maui-essentials/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) Cloud news Intro to the unified Azure SDK (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/An-introduction-to-the-unified-Azure-SDK?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) Target random users with push notifications (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-notification-hubs/targeting-random-users/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) Azure service of the month Azure Logic Apps (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/logic-apps/logic-apps-overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-38576-masoucou) Pick of the pod Blazorize (https://blazorise.com/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: [Twitter](https://twitter.com/davidortinau}, [Github](https://github.com/davidortinau}
8/20/202148 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 96: The Final Xamarin Podcast

Show Notes It's over. Done. Final. Caput. No more. This is the last Xamarin podcast ever. What's going to happen next month? Tune in to find out. But also tune in to find out about the latest updates on .NET MAUI, Visual Studio 2022, what happened to the Xamarin Forums, and learn how to use Chromecast from your Xamarin apps! New releases Visual Studio 2022 - Preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022-preview-1-now-available/?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) Latest news New .NET forums (https://docs.microsoft.com/answers/products/dotnet?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) New .NET MAUI forums (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/dotnet-maui.html?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) Chromecast with Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/implementing-chromecast-with-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) New Videos Shiny 2.0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEOw4Qe_fQk) Cloud news Azure Functions: Discover OpenAPI (https://docs.microsoft.com/events/learntv/azure-functions-discover-openapi/?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) Azure service of the month Azure Traffic Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/traffic-manager/traffic-manager-overview?WT.mc_id=mobile-34370-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) * David: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), GitHub (https://github.com/davidortinau)
7/9/202131 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 95: Sketch 360

Another story of an app built with Xamarin! This time find out about a unique app that takes advantage of the Surface Duo to let you create 360 degree drawings! Download the Sketch 360 app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.garage.sketch360app&hl=en_US&gl=US) Sketch 360 GitHub repo (https://github.com/microsoft/sketch360) Microsoft Garage project (https://www.microsoft.com/garage/profiles/sketch-360/?WT.mc_id=mobile-32133-masoucou) More info about Sketch 360 for Surface Duo (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/surface-duo/sketch-360/?WT.mc_id=mobile-32133-masoucou) Surface Duo documentation (http://docs.microsoft.com/dual-screen/xamarin) Follow Us: Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
6/25/202142 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 94: MORE .NET MAUI

Show Notes Can you believe it - Build has come and gone and there's so much goodness to talk about with .NET MAUI - and David Ortinau is back to fill us all in. Plus we have the latest updates on the updates to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Mac and how to make your Xamarin.Forms apps more accessible and beautiful. And there's some great cloud news for Azure Function fans! All this and more! New releases .NET MAUI update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-maui-preview-4/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Visual Studio v16.10 and v16.11 preview out (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-v16-10-and-v16-11-preview-1-are-available-today/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Visual Studio Mac v8.10 out (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-10-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Latest news Journey to accessible apps - screen readers (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-journey-to-accessible-apps-screen-readers/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Building beautiful apps with Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/building-beautiful-apps-with-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Cloud news OpenAPI support for Xamarin.Forms (https://github.com/Azure/azure-functions-openapi-extension/blob/main/docs/openapi.md) New videos Hanselman and friends developer keynote (https://youtu.be/EWYYgEkGJfs) Build playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdo4fOcmZ0oVaKJSCxZF-zY-GxZowDa1K) Azure service of the month Azure Functions (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-functions/functions-overview?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Pick of the pod Project Tye (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-visual-studio-code-extension-for-tye/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Build your first microservice with .NET | Learn module (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/dotnet-microservices/?WT.mc_id=mobile-31198-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) Special Guest: David Ortinau.
6/11/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 93: Blackbaud

Another customer success story! This time find out how Blackbaud started from no Xamarin experience to delivering a complexing mobile payment terminal to help nonprofits - even with bindings to hardware! Follow Us: Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
5/28/202147 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 92: May 2021 - It's Almost Build Time!

This month James & Matt welcome back David Ortinau from an update on .NET MAUI and all the other goodness that you expect. Show Notes New releases Visual Studio v16.10 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-v16-10-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Visual Studio 2022 Update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2022/?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Cascadia Code (https://github.com/microsoft/cascadia-code) Latest news Xamarin accessible apps The Journey to Accessible Apps (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-journey-to-accessible-apps/?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Accessible apps on the Xamarin Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Building-Accessible-Mobile-Apps--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Xamarin Community Toolkit updates for accessibility (https://github.com/xamarin/XamarinCommunityToolkit/pull/1240) Accessibility Learn module (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/xamarin-forms-accessibility/?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Microsoft Ability Summit (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSKM9uIhS6B77RX56JwUJSw) Cloud news Optimize costs w/ Azure Blob Storage (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Optimizing-your-storage-costs-with-Azure-Blob-Storage?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Learn modules: OpenAPI & API Management & Visual Studio (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/modules/integrate-openapi-enabled-web-api-with-apim-and-visual-studio/?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) New Videos C# Highlights Ranges (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/C-Language-Highlights-Ranges?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Tuple pattern matching (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/C-Language-Highlights-Tuple-Pattern-Matching?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Default interface methods (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/C-Language-Highlights-Default-Interface-Methods?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) csharp.dev (https://csharp.dev) Let's Learn .NET (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/lets-learn-dotnet?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Azure service of the month! Azure IoT Central (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/iot-central/core/overview-iot-central?WT.mc_id=mobile-28118-masoucou) Pick of the pod! James: SQLite.NET (https://github.com/praeclarum/sqlite-net) Matt: Zebra Xing (https://github.com/Redth/ZXing.Net.Mobile) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
5/14/202135 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 91: LivePerson

It's another customer story - this time find out how LivePerson enables apps to talk with a live person in customer support scenarios. Show Notes Find out more about LivePerson (https://www.liveperson.com/) WebRTC on iOS (https://truegeek.com/2021/01/05/webrtc-on-ios/) Follow Us: Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
4/23/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 90: .NET MAUI Q&A

David Ortinau sites down with us to answer a TON of listener questions on .NET MAUI. Plus we got some cloud news & of course the Pick of the Pod!! Show Notes Latest news Great looking settings screens for Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/great-looking-settings-screens-for-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou) Cloud news Microservice March w/ Let's Learn Microservices (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/lets-learn-dotnet/Lets-Learn-DotNet-Microservices?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou) Cloud Learning Resources for .NET Devs (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/cloud-native-learning-resources-for-net-developers/?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou) Azure service of the month! Azure Health Bot (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/health-bot/?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou) Pick of the pod! Visual Studio XAML Code Generation (https://montemagno.com/code-generation-from-xaml-in-visual-studio/) Comet Extension for VS Code (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou&itemName=Clancey.comet-debug) Learn Live (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Learn-Live?WT.mc_id=mobile-23460-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) Special Guest: David Ortinau.
4/9/202152 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 89: Polaris

It's another customer story - and on this podcast hear about the amazing app that pairs with snowmobiles, motorcycles, off-road, and other powersports vehicles. Find out how the developers at Polaris created an app that allows you to find trails, and track your position along the trail - so you can ride safely. And make sure your friends do too. And it even generates 3D fly-thrus of your ride so you can share them later! All of that and more on this Xamarin Podcast! Show Notes Ride Command (https://snowmobiles.polaris.com/en-us/ride-command/) Memory Management and Profiling - The Xamarin Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Best-Practices-Memory-Management--Profiling--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.id=22472-mobile-masoucou) CollectionView Drag & Drop (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/collectionview-drag-and-drop?WT.id=22472-mobile-masoucou) Follow Us: * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) Special Guest: Alexey Strakh.
3/26/202144 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 88: .NET MAUI Special Update

Matt and James are joined by David Ortinau for a special update on .NET MAUI. Plus a whole lot of other updates on new releases of Visual Studio for Mac and Windows, the latest news on the Xamarin Community Toolkit, and an amazing ASP.NET Core Web API series ... yes, we talk web in a Xamarin pod! Show Notes New releases MAUI Update w/ David Ortinau (https://github.com/dotnet/core/issues/5889#issuecomment-793056713) .NET 6 – Preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-6-preview-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Visual Studio v16.9 out – v16.10 preview 1 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/vs2019-v16-9-and-v16-10-preview-1/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) What's new in Visual Studio 16.9 Live Stream (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YzFdiYPeVw) Visual Studio Mac 8.9 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-9-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Latest news Tabs w/ Xamarin Community Toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-community-toolkit-tabview/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) CollectionVew with drag & drop w/ gestures (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/collectionview-drag-and-drop/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Updated content HTTP API series (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/learn-to-build-http-apis-with-net/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Cloud news Azure Functions for .NET 5 in prod (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/apps-on-azure/net-on-azure-functions-roadmap/ba-p/2197916?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Learn Live (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Learn-Live?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Make the perfect Cheetos with AI (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Solutions-Show-With-Corey/How-do-you-make-perfect-Cheetos-Use-AI?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Azure service of the month! Azure Communication Services (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/communication-services/overview?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Pick of the pod! Fast Design (https://fast.design) Hello World (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Hello-World?WT.mc_id=dotnet-20002-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) Special Guest: David Ortinau.
3/12/202142 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 87: Xamarin Community Toolkit Extravaganza!

It's the Xamarin Community Toolkit extravaganza! The toolkit it out! It's glorious! You should use it today because it'll solve all of your Xamarin app development needs! .... or it'll at least make your life a bit easier ... James and Matt talk all about the Community Toolkit, what's all inside of it, and the new video series that goes along with it too! And they also talk about customizing Radio Buttons to your exact UI needs. .NET MAUI ... .NET MAUI .. and more .NET MAUI - and they even sneak in some time to talk about some new great content for Xamarin developers on Microsoft Learn! And can you believe it - a whole lot more! Show Notes Announcing the Xamarin Community Toolkit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-community-toolkit/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) Check out the great Xamarin Community Tookit docs! (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/community-toolkit/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) All those Community Toolkit Xamarin Shows! (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Xamarin-Community-Toolkit-StateLayout?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) Build a custom radio button (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/beautiful-custom-radiobutton-with-xamarin-forms-5/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) A whole lot of news on .NET Multi-platform App UI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/the-new-net-multi-platform-app-ui-maui/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) Microsoft Learn: Consume REST services with Xamarin (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/consume-rest-services/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) And the new docs on consuming REST services with Xamarin (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/xamarin-forms/data-cloud/web-services/rest?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) Azure DevOps Demo Generator (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/devops/the-azure-devops-demo-generator?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) The Launch Space: Surface Duo for .NET and Xamarin Developers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8alvJeRlzM&feature=youtu.be) Azure Notification Hubs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/notification-hubs/?WT.mc_id=dotnet-15753-masoucou) James' in-app billing library (https://montemagno.com/cross-platform-in-app-purchases-for-xamarin-mac-apps/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
2/12/202137 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 86: Medusa

Tune in to find out how Medusa used Xamarin and Azure to create an app to help the mobile healthcare clinician in the field to capture patient care info! XamCat code samples (https://github.com/xamcat) Medusa Medical (https://medusamedical.com) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
1/22/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 85: Xamarin.Forms 5 with David Ortinau

Xamarin.Forms 5.0 has just been released. And it's all Xamarin.Forms 5 all the time in this special podcast! Principal Program Manager David Ortinau join James and Matt to lead them through all the new exciting bits in Xamarin.Forms 5.0. Show Notes Xamarin.Forms 5 is here! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-5-0-is-here/?WT.mc_id=mobile-12530-masoucou) NYE at the Space Needle (https://vimeo.com/496136194) My Cadence app (https://montemagno.com/my-cadence-for-arduino/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
1/8/202147 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 84: American Airlines

In this podcast Matt interviews Kiran Gandla and Chandra Poshala from American Airlines about the app that helps keep the airline running. Xamarin and Azure play a big part and our very own MCAT team helped pave the way too! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
12/18/202032 minutes
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Episode 83: Wrapping up 2020 by looking ahead to 2021!

It's the end of the year and in December's podcast James and Matt wrap up 2020 by talking about a cool new app that lets you draw 360 degree sketches with the Surface Duo - made with Xamarin.Forms! Azure Mobile Apps v4.2 is official, there's a brand new Microsoft Q&A site. And you don't want to miss a sneak preview of what's to come with .NET MAUI! Show Notes New Releases Sketch360 + Xamarin.Forms + Surface Duo (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/surface-duo/sketch-360/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Azure Mobile Apps v4.2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/azure-mobile-apps-updates/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Visual Studio 16.9 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-v16-9-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Latest News Microsoft Q&A for .NET (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-microsoft-q-and-a-for-dotnet/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) .NET MAUI update (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/decembers-community-standup-dotnet-maui-update/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Azure News Azure Friday Serverless API Series - Part 1 (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Build-serverless-APIs-with-Azure-Functions?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Part 2 (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Implement-serverless-APIs-with-Azure-Functions-and-Azure-API-Management?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Event Hubs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/event-hubs/?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! 5 must install NuGet packages (https://montemagno.com/essentials-nugets-for-new-xamarin-projects/) Coding fonts (https://coding-fonts.css-tricks.com/) Xamarin Weekly Newsletter (http://weeklyxamarin.com/) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=mobile-11800-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
12/11/202041 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 82: iRel8

iRel8 (https://irel8.org/the-app/) is an amazing app built with Xamarin that helps people during the toughest moments in life. iRel8 facilitates mental wellness using Xamarin - find out the heartfelt story behind this app in this episode of the Xamarin podcast. Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
11/20/202051 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 81: November is for .NET 5

This month James and Matt talk about the new Apple silicone, XBox ... and of course some Xamarin and Azure too! .NET 5 is out! And with that there are some great Xamarin enhancements in the latest version of Visual Studio. Find out how to update your Android manifest files so you can still send emails in Android 11. And there's a new version of Azure Mobile App Services ... what?!? Show Notes New Releases .NET 5 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0/?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) .NET Conf (https://www.dotnetconf.net/) All the new Xamarin newness (XAML Hot Reload 2.0 with Binding Failures, iOS Hot Restart) (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/dotnetconf-2020-xamarin-recap/?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) Latest News Query & Interact with Apps in Android 11 with Package Visibility (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-11-package-visibility/?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) In app reviews for Android apps (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-in-app-reviews/?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) Xamarin Community Toolkit Hacktoberfest 2020 Recap (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-community-toolkit-hacktoberfest-2020-recap/?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) Azure News Azure Mobile App Services 2.4 (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.Azure.Mobile.Client/) Azure Mobile App Services SQLite Client (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.Azure.Mobile.Client.SQLiteStore/) Zumo Book (https://adrianhall.github.io/develop-mobile-apps-with-csharp-and-azure/) Azure Service of the Month Azure Event Grid (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/event-grid/overview?WT.mc_id=mobile-10882-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! XBox (https://www.xbox.com/) Xamarin.Forms Community Toolkit (https://github.com/xamarin/XamarinCommunityToolkit) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
11/13/202026 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 80: Seeing AI

Seeing AI (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai?rtc=1) is an app for iOS that narrates the world around you. And it's built with Xamarin and Azure. In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Matt talks to the folks behind Seeing AI. The history of the app, how it was built, and the challenges and successes encountered along the way. All of this in this episode of the Xamarin Podcast. Download Seeing AI (https://apps.apple.com/app/seeing-ai/id999062298) today - it's amazing! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt) Special Guests: Alexey Strakh and Saqib Shaikh.
10/23/202028 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 79: October of Releases

This month James and Matt talk about all of the new releases that are out and ready for you to code with in October! There's a new iOS. There has to be a new XCode then too. What would another month be without a new Xamarin.Forms preview release be? And this one is Xamarin.Forms 5!! And there's Xamarin.Essentials too! It's not all new releases though in this pod - lots of news to talk about too. Hack your way to some swag with Hacktoberfest. Find out about the Fabulous world of functional programming. And did you know the Oscars have an app - and it's made with Xamarin?!? And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes New Releases XCode 12 & iOS 14 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios-14-and-xcode-12-xamarin-ios/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 5 preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-5-preview/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Essentials 1.6 preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-essentials-1-6-preview/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Essentials 1.6 feature matrix (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/platform-feature-support?context=xamarin/android&WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou#feature-support) Latest News Hacktoberfest with Xamarin (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/hacktoberfest-xamarin-community-toolkit/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Fabulous Functional App Dev (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/fabulous-functional-app-development/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Oscars Customer Showcase (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/customer-showcase-the-academy-of-motion-picture-arts-sciences/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Create: Serverless videos (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MS-Create/Create-Serverless?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) New Xamarin Videos Xamarin.Forms code snippets (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/XamarinForms-Code-Snippets?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Replicating user profile UI (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Replicating-User-Profile-UI--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Community Standup (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht99b8Bmrhc) On .NET Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JEY1KVqKtU) Azure Service of the Month Azure Bastion (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/bastion/bastion-overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! StreamDeck toolkit (https://github.com/FritzAndFriends/StreamDeckToolkit) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast79-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
10/9/202031 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 78: The Oscars

In this special episode of the Xamarin Podcast - Matt talks to the folks behind the Oscars app. You'll find out a ton of great insights on how the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences built a Xamarin.tvOS app, lift and shifted their infrastructure to Azure, and released a Xamarin.Forms app too. All with a little help with our friends from Microsoft's Mobile Customer Advisory Team! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
9/22/202042 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 77: Surface Duo, Android Startup Times, and Xamarin.Essentials

This month James and Matt talk about new Microsoft Learn modules on the Surface Duo. The continuing saga of the Xamarin.Forms Shell quick tips. Of course it's a new month and that means there's a new preview version of Visual Studio! Find out all the goodness that goes along with that. If you wanted to detect if your app was run for the first time ever, or the first time for a new version, or whatevs... Xamarin.Essentials has you covered with a great API. James and Matt also talk about how to really supercharge your Xamarin.Android app startup times. There's a ton of Azure news too ... including some confusion over what exactly the service of the month should be! And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes New Releases Visual Studio v16.8 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-v16-8-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) XAML hot reload for UWP in action (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L41j_HY65vE&list=PL1rZQsJPBU2St9-Mz1Kaa7rofciyrwWVx&index=2) Microsoft Learn Surface Duo Developer Training for Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/surface-duo/xamarin-developer-training-on-microsoft-learn/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Latest News App first run detection with Xamarin.Essentials (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/first-run-xamarin-essentials/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Profiling Xamarin.Android startup (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/performance-xamarin-android-apps/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms Shell Quick Tips: Modal Navigation (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-shell-quick-tip-modal-navigation/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Managed Identities w/ Azure Functions (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sdk/secretless-azure-functions-dev-with-the-new-azure-identity-libraries/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Azure Cosmos DB for the SQL Professional (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/cosmosdb/how-to-handle-reference-tables-in-cosmos-db-that-are-common-in-the-relational-database-world/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Understanding Azure Cosmos DB for relational data (https://www.jamesserra.com/archive/2018/06/understanding-cosmos-db/) Azure Service of the Month Managed Identities (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/managed-identities-azure-resources/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Microsoft Word (https://word.office.com) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast77-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
9/11/202034 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 76: Brushes, Gradients, and Shapes

Lots of new stuff to talk about this month! Ever want to get down to the nitty gritty and do some drawing in Xamarin.Forms! Well, now in Xamarin.Forms 4.8 you can! James and Matt discuss all the ins and outs of brushes, gradients and shapes and how you can implement them in your Xamarin.Forms app. There's also new releases for Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac. Find out about how you can make your .NET meetups shine - and attend some new ones too. And tell us all about your experience about Entity Framework and Xamarin. And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes New Releases Xamarin.Forms 4.8 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarinforms-4-8-gradients-brushes/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-v16-7-releases/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio for Mac (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-7-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Twitch Visual Studio channel (https://www.twitch.tv/visualstudio) Latest News Multi-lingual support in Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/mastering-multilingual-in-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Drawing your user interface in Xamarin.Forms with shapes and paths (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-shapes-and-paths/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) A Dev Story: College Diary with Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/college-diary-xamarin-theodora-tataru/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Meetup resources, presentations and workshops (https://dotnetfoundation.org/community/meetups) .NET Foundation virtual user groups (https://dotnetfoundation.org/community/virtual-user-group) .NET Conf Focus on Microservices (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/Focus-on-Microservices?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Quick start with Xamarin.Forms and Entity Framework (https://docs.microsoft.com/ef/core/get-started/xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) 61 videos of beginner Azure SQL content (https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Azure-SQL-for-Beginners?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure App Configuration (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-app-configuration/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Matt: Microsoft.Identity.Web (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-identity-web/wiki) James: PancakeView v2 (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.PancakeView) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast76-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
8/14/202036 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 75: Inverter Converter and Xamarin.Forms 4.7

Xamarin.Forms 4.7 is out and the Inverter Converter is all the rage!! ... well ... multi-value bindings are all the rage - but that doesn't have quite the ring of Inverter Converter. This month James and Matt run down the rest of the great features in Xamarin.Forms 4.7 including how it helps you manage light and dark themes, eliminates the need for James' image circle plug-in, and makes writing Grid row and column definitions so, so, so much easier. Tune in to hear about some new requirements for submitting Android 10 apps to the Google Play store and get some quick tips on implementing back navigation with Xamarin.Forms Shell too! Plus - get your blog featured on an upcoming podcast by registering your blog with Planet Xamarin today! And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Register your blog on Planet Xamarin (https://www.planetxamarin.com) New Releases Xamarin.Forms 4.7 new features (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-4-7/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms multi-bindings (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/data-binding/multibinding?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Android 10 requirements (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-10-requirements/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Latest News Shell Quick Tip: Back navigation (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-shell-back-navigation/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Azure SQL is the best database for developers (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/azure-sql/10-reasons-to-use-azure-sql-in-your-next-project/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Azure SQL is the best on Data Exposed (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Data-Exposed/Why-Azure-SQL-is-Best-For-Developers-Part-1?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Custom Vision Service (https://azure.microsoft.com/services/cognitive-services/custom-vision-service/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Power Automate (https://docs.microsoft.com/power-automate/getting-started?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Matt: Fluent design system icons (https://github.com/microsoft/fluentui-system-icons) James: Sharpnado (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Sharpnado.Presentation.Forms/) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast75-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
7/10/202028 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 74: Build 2020 Updates

//Build 2020 just happened - remotely! James and Matt recap all of the great Xamarin announcements - and then you can go out and watch all the sessions. Plus this episode covers how to build iOS extension while reusing some Xamarin.Forms pages a new Azure + Mobile documentation center and so much more. And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Latest News Xamarin Build Updates (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/microsoft-build-2020-xamarin/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) .NET MAUI (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-net-multi-platform-app-ui/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Learn TV (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/tv/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Learn what Learn TV is all about (https://docs.microsoft.com/teamblog/announcing-learn-tv?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Shell Quick Tip: Passing Data (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-shell-query-parameters/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Reuse Xamarin.Forms pages in iOS extensions (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios-extension-xamarin-forms/) Azure News New Xamarin + Azure developer center (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/developer/mobile-apps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Choosing the correct cloud messaging format (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/How-to-choose-Azure-services-for-working-with-messages-in-your-application?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Storage Queues (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/storage/queues/storage-queues-introduction?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Matt -Using settings.json & local.settings.json in Xamarin apps (https://redth.codes/settings-json-files-in-xamarin-apps/) James - Virtual .NET User Groups (https://www.meetup.com/dotnet-virtual-user-group) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast74-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
6/12/202034 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 73: Essentials 1.6, Forms 4.6 and Contact Tracing

Hope everybody is staying healthy! We have lots of news and new releases to cover this month for you! Xamarin.Essentials and Xamarin.Forms have new releases. And the Xamarin engineering team was hard at work to get a cross-platform API out for the new contact tracing API from Apple and Google. James and Matt also talk about //Build, a couple of cool new case studies, and recap the wackiness of the Crazy Cognitive Service Combo Challenge! And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Latest Releases Xamarin.Essentials 1.6 is on the loose (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-essentials-now-with-permissions-app-theme-authentication?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 4.6 brand new features (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-4-6?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Find out about the new Contact Tracing API (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/contact-tracing-exposure-notification-api?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Events Register for //Build now! (https://register.build.microsoft.com/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News Crazy Cognitive Services Combo Challenge Wrap-Up (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/cognitive-services-xamarin-challenge?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Volotea + PGS Software Case Study (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/volotea-pgs-software-xamarin-showcase/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Changesets with Azure SQL (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/azure-sql-change-tracking-data-sync/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Magic Gradients ... with animated gradients! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/magic-gradients-xamarinforms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Brokered Auth in MSAL.NET (https://developer.microsoft.com/identity/blogs/announcing-xamarin-broker-support-in-msal-net-4-9-0/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Azure Cosmos DB and Minecraft World Case Study (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/minecraft-earth-and-azure-cosmos-db-part-1-extending-minecraft-into-our-real-world/) Azure Service of the Month Azure Maps (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-maps/about-azure-maps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Matt - Material Frame with Blur (https://www.sharpnado.com/materialframe-blur) James - Azure Table Storage (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/storage/tables/table-storage-overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast73-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
5/8/202037 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 72: Logically Embed That Authentication

Logically embed that authentication ... that doesn't make sense at all ... or does it? Well it does when James and Matt talk about Azure Logic Apps, embedded fonts, and the brand new Xamarin.Essentials authentication! Yeah - they have nothing to do with each other whatsoever! 😄 But James and Matt talk about a whole lot more - including a wrap-up of the recently completed .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin, new releases of Visual Studio for Windows and Mac, and great new tools for making your Android apps faster! And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Latest Releases Visual Studio 16.5 and VS Mac 8.5 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/whats-new-for-xamarin-developers-in-visual-studio-2019-version-16-5/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio Previews (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/releasenotes/vs2019-mac-preview-relnotes?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou#preview1) Faster Android Startup with Startup Tracing Custom Profiles (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/faster-android-startup-times-with-startup-tracing/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Social Authentication with Xamarin.Essentials (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/authentication-xamarin-essentials-aspnet/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News Increase Binding Possibilities with RelativeSource (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/binding-possibilities-relativesource/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Embedded Fonts in Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/embedded-fonts-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin Wrap-up (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/Focus-on-Xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin Slides (https://github.com/dotnet-presentations/dotNETConf/tree/master/2020/FocusOnXamarin/Technical) Azure News Make Azure Logic Apps Easy (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Go-serverless-Enterprise-integration-with-Azure-Logic-Apps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Logic Apps (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/logic-apps/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod! Matt - HTTPTracer (https://github.com/BSiLabs/HttpTracer) James - Sharpnado: Acrylic Frame (https://www.sharpnado.com/sharpnado-goes-acrylic/) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast72-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
4/10/202044 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 71: Focus on Xamarin!

This month James and Matt talk about Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin, and everything related to Xamarin - you could say they Focus on Xamarin. That's because on March 23, 2020 there's a live streaming event called .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin! Tune in to get a preview of all the great content coming up. But of course there's more in store in this pod too! You want the best features of Xamarin.Forms 4.5? You got it. Not enough & you want 4.6 pre-release news too? Done & done! Haven't heard enough about AndroidX yet - well fill you in some more. And we'll even let you know how Xamarin.Essentials released both 1.4 and 1.5 at the same time! (hint... it's all related to AndroidX!) And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Latest Releases AndroidX NuGet packages are stable (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/androidx-nuget-packages-are-stable/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News 5 things to be excited about in Xamarin.Forms 4.5 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-4-5/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 4.6-pre release notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/release-notes/4.6/4.6.0-pre1?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Essentials 1.4 & 1.5 are out (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/release-notes/1.5?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) How to bind Swift libraries (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/binding-ios-swift-libraries/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) The iOS - Swift Nuke library for Xamarin.Forms (https://www.sharpnado.com/xamarin-forms-nuke/) How to bind Kotlin libraries (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/binding-android-kotlin-libraries/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Did you know you can make every Forms layout a repeater?!? (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-bindable-layout/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Azure Cosmos DB has a free tier! (https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-cosmos-db-free-tier-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Find parking spots with Custom Vision and IoT (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Finding-parking-spots-with-Custom-Vision-and-IoT?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Virtual Machine Scale Sets (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) Events .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin (https://focus.dotnetconf.net/Agenda) Pick of the Pod! Matt - Azure SQL changetable (https://docs.microsoft.com/sql/relational-databases/system-functions/changetable-transact-sql?view=sql-server-ver15&WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast71-podcast-masoucou) James - Task Loader View (https://github.com/roubachof/Sharpnado.TaskLoaderView) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
3/13/202031 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 70: It's Xamarin.Forms Trigger-Mania!

It's trigger-mania! Mania! On the dancefloor! This month James and Matt talk about Xamarin.Forms triggers every chance they get - because there's trigger news everywhere! The dancing doesn't stop there though - Microsoft has new dual screen devices coming out, and you can bet that Xamarin.Forms supports them! We got you covered with all those details. Xamarin.Forms 4.5 has a pre-release, and you'll want to tune in to find out what great features await you! Speaking of new features... Visual Studio for Windows and Mac have great new previews out ... what's that I hear? Hot restart and multi-target hot reload?!? Whaa?? There's some cloud news on an Azure Quickstart Center and Azure API Management. And of course, the Azure Service of the Month! Show Notes Latest Releases Xamarin goes dual screen (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-goes-dual-screen/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Surface Duo and Neo dev with Xamarin.Forms (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/surface-duo-surface-neo-with-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) All about M365 Developer Day (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdeveloper/2020/02/11/microsoft-365-developer-day-dual-screen-experiences/) Watch the M365 Keynote (https://developer.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/virtual-events?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 4.5 (pre) Release Notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/release-notes/4.5/4.5.0-pre4?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Everything you wanted to know about Visual Studio 2019 v16.5 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/visual-studio-2019-version-16-5-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) And the lowdown on Visual Studio for Mac v8.5 Preview 2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-5-preview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News Visual State Manager with Target Name (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/visual-state-manager/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) DevOps for Android App Bundles (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-app-bundles-azure-devops/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Toggle tab icons with triggers and styles (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/tabs-and-triggers?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) That poor UIWebView is going to be deprecated (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/uiwebview-deprecation-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Azure News Azure Quick Start Center has the answers to all your questions (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/How-to-get-started-with-Azure-using-Azure-Quickstart-Center?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) How cool is API Management? It just got cooler! (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/How-to-publish-your-APIs-with-the-new-developer-portal-in-Azure-API-Management?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Managed Identities (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/managed-identities-azure-resources/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) Events .NET Conf - Focus on Xamarin (https://focus.dotnetconf.net/Agenda) VS for Mac Refresh (https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/mac/event/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast70-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
2/14/202041 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 69: Happy New Decade!

New Year - New Decade - New Pod!! This month James and Matt recover from their holiday hacks to go over the latest and greatest in the world of Xamarin! There's a new version of Xamarin.Essentials out for the new year. And the new year also brings back a look at the top blogs and videos of 2019. Whew - the community sure came up with a ton of great ideas for the Santa Talk Challenge and Matt & James talk about the best. There's a hot new XAML hot reload tips and tricks article you must read and give you the scoop on gRPC and Azure Service Bus. And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and the Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Latest Releases Xamarin.Essentials 1.4.0-pre (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/release-notes/1.4?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News Santa Talk Challenge Recap (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/santa-talk-xamarin-challenge/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Top blogs of 2019 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/top-xamarin-blog-posts-2019/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Top videos of 2019 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/top-xamarin-videos-2019/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Android App Bundles (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-app-bundle/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) XAML Hot Reload Tips & Tricks (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/tips-tricks-xaml-hot-reload/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) James Holiday Hacks (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/529844594) Azure News Creating gRPC Microservices with .NET (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Cloud-Native-Show/Building-Microservices-with-gRPC-and-NET?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service Bus From the Ground Up (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Azure-Service-Bus-from-the-ground-up?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service Bus Core Features (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Azure-Service-Bus-Core-Features?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Advanced Features with Azure Service Bus (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Advanced-Features-with-Azure-Service-Bus?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Blazor Conf Blazor Conf (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/NET-Conf-Focus-on-Blazor-Teaser?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure Service Bus (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-bus-messaging/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod Sharpnado (https://www.sharpnado.com/scrollable-tabs-and-circle-button-in-tabs/) Magic Gradients (https://github.com/mgierlasinski/MagicGradients) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast69-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
1/10/202041 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 68: All The New 4's: Xamarin Forms 4.4 and Visual Studio 16.4!!

Everything that's new ends with a 4! This month James and Matt go over the big releases of Visual Studio 16.4 and Xamarin.Forms 4.4! But there's more than the latest releases! There's news galore! Snnpts Challenge results. Hacktoberfest, and 5 quick tips for getting the most out of the CollectionView are covered. Would you like to know how serverless fits into Cloud Native? What about the new Azure SDKs? Done and done. And of course, the Azure Service of the Month and the Pick of the Pod! Show Notes Visual Studio 16.4 Quick blog recapping all new features (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/visual-studio-2019-version-16-4/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) XAML HOT RELOAD 🔥🔄 IS FINALLY IN GA! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/xaml/hot-reload?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Cool Xamarin Show on Android App Bundles (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Android-App-Bundles-101--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Read all about AndroidX libraries (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/androidx-for-xamarin/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Introduction to Android X for Xamarin | Xamarin Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Introduction-to-AndroidX-for-Xamarin--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 4.4 Xamarin.Forms 4.4 Introduction Post (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-4-4/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) More info on the IndicatorView (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/indicatorview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) You wanna know more about the SwipeView don't you? (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/swipeview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Animated GIFs - can you believe it?!? (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/swipeview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou&WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) CarouselView is a'coming! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/carouselview/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin News The Snnpts Challenge (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/snppts-community-challenge/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) The Snnpts Challenge Results (https://www.thewissen.io/snppts-challenge-wrap-up/) Hacktoberfest Winners (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/hacktoberfest-awards-xamarin/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) These 5 Quick Tips on the CollectionView will change your life forever (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/5-quick-tips-for-collectionview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) And don't forget this 6th tip on pull-to-refresh! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/refreshview-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Azure News How Serverless Fits in With Cloud Native (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Cloud-Native-Show/Where-Does-Serverless-Fit-in-Cloud-Native?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Azure Core and Azure.NET SDK Libs | On.NET Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Understanding-the-AzureCore-library?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Securing Azure Apps with Azure.Identity SDK (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Securing-your-Azure-applications-with-AzureIdentity?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month Azure DevOps (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/devops?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Mobile DevOps Series (https://channel9.msdn.com/Tags/mobile-devops?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou) Pick of the Pod JeffSum.NET (https://github.com/jamesmontemagno/Jeffsum.NET) StateSquid (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.StateSquid) As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast68-podcast-masoucou)! Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
12/13/201943 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 67: Partly Forms-y With a Chance of Visual Studio

In this month's episode James and Matt talk a bit about everything. From previewing this year's HUGE Ignite Conference, to talking about the incredible bumper on Matt's new Channel 9 show - Partly Cloudy - the guys hit it all this month. They also discuss the new release of Xamarin.Forms 4.3 , and how to find out what's new with the new stuff! James explains the new App Bundle Support coming to Visual Studio - and why that's a great thing for you and your Android applications! That and a ton of great Azure goodness too! Plus the Pick of the Pod! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Check out the Ignte Tour! (https://www.microsoft.com/ignite-the-tour?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Matt's Partly Cloudy Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Partly-Cloudy?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) The latest new features released (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/whats-new/2019-10?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Learn more about RefreshView (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/refreshview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Draw some polygons on your maps! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/map/polygons?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Pin that map up real good! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/map/pins?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou#interact-with-a-pin) CarouselView Challenge wrapup (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/carouselview-challenge-wrap-up?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) App Bundles on the Xamarin Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Android-App-Bundles-101--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) New Community Standup site - live.dot.net () Download the Azure + Xamarin Infographic poster (https://aka.ms/xamarin-poster) More Xamarin Developer Summit videos! (https://youtube.com/c/xamarindevelopers) Microsoft Mobile Landing Page (https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/mac/xamarin/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) New documentation on doing mobile apps with Microsoft tech! (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/mobile-apps/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Buy your monkeys here! (https://stores.kotisdesign.com/dotnetfoundation) DAPR (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Azure-Friday/Learn-all-about-Distributed-Application-Runtime-Dapr-Part-1?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Azure App Configuration (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Cloud-Native-Show/Azure-App-Configuration?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Azure CDN Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cdn/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast67-podcast-masoucou) Put a CDN over the BLOB storage (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cdn/cdn-create-a-storage-account-with-cdn?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Git branching model (https://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/) Context Menu (https://github.com/AndreiMisiukevich/ContextMenu) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
11/8/201939 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 66: .NET Conf Recap!

In this month's episode James and Matt recap .NET Conf! .NET Conf just happened and if you missed anything don't worry, because... We. Have. You. Covered. There were a ton of great announcements and we talk about them all. Including all of the Xamarin related sessions, what Hot Restart is, and the release of a ton of .NET 101 videos. Oh ... and did you know that XAML Hot Reload is hiding in plain sight within the stable version of Visual Studio!?!? We have all of that, and cloud news, and the Azure service of the month. Plus the Pick of the Pod! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Check out all the goodness of .NET Conf! (https://www.dotnetconf.net) Read all the Xamarin .NET Conf Announcements (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-dotnet-conf-2019/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) More in-depth announcement on iOS 13 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios-13-and-xcode-11/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) You want the Android announcement - you got it! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android-10-0-general-availability/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Hot Restart announcement (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-hot-restart/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Check out the Hot Reload docs! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/xaml/hot-reload?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) iOS 13 docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios/platform/ios13/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Android 10 docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android/platform/android-10?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin + Azure Functions Challenge (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-azure-functions-challenge?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) CarouselView Challenge Wrap-Up Post (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/carouselview-challenge-wrap-up/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin Community Stand-Up ... See how the CarouselView works! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=pYbMoZko7yY) On .NET - Azure Function Custom Bindings (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Creating-custom-bindings-for-Azure-Functions?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Azure Functions Bindings docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-functions/functions-triggers-bindings?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) DevOps for Mobile Show Intro (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/What-Is-Mobile-DevOps--DevOps-for-Mobile?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Every DevOps for Mobile Show - more added as they're released! (https://channel9.msdn.com/Tags/mobile-devops?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Find out more about Azure Storage (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/storage/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Put a CDN over the BLOB storage (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cdn/cdn-create-a-storage-account-with-cdn?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) FFImageLoading (https://github.com/luberda-molinet/FFImageLoading) PancakeView (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.PancakeView/wiki/v1.3.3) .NET Conf Xamarin Sessions Xamarin.Forms - More Productive and Beautiful Than Ever (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/NET-Conf-2019/XamarinForms-More-Productive-and-Beautiful-Than-Ever?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Build Amazing Cloud Connected Apps with Xamarin, Azure, and App Center (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/NET-Conf-2019/Build-Amazing-Cloud-Connected-Apps-With-Xamarin-Azure-and-App-Center?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Building Modern Android Applications with Android (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/NET-Conf-2019/Building-Modern-Android-Applications-with-Xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Boosting Your Xamarin Development Productivity (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/NET-Conf-2019/B336?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) The Keynote (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/NET-Conf-2019/Keynote) Xamarin YouTube playlist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xQE2bWkwjo&list=PLM75ZaNQS_FZ9JmZt2Gl17xBs7kx-cWe8) .NET 101 Video Series .NET for Apache Spark Series (https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/NET-for-Apache-Spark-101?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin 101 Series (https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Xamarin-101?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) C# 101 Series (https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/CSharp-101?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast66-podcast-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
10/11/201939 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 65: Pull to Refresh, Pull Requests, and Refresh Views

In this month's episode James and Matt talk a bit about everything. iOS 13 and Android 10 are hot off the presses. Xamarin.Forms 4.2 is too! There's something cool called Boots that will keep your feet dry in the pool of continuous integration and Azure Functions now has Dependency Injection! Plus the Pick of the Pod! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Check out all the goodness of .NET Conf! (https://www.dotnetconf.net) Reserve your spot in Redmond for .NET Conf (https://www.meetup.com/SeattleMobileDevelopers/events/264587306/) Get started with iOS 13 (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios/platform/ios13/get-started?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Get started with Android 10 (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android/release-notes/10/10.0?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) All the newness of Xamarin.Forms 4.2 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms-4-2-0-hits-ga-collectionview-updates?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) CollectionView pull-to-refresh PR (https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/pull/7214) CarouselView Challenge!! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/carouselview-xamarin-forms-4-3-prerelease?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Boot up your CI to the next level! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/boots-xamarin-ci?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Hot reload goes to public preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/public-preview-xaml-hot-reload-xamarin-forms?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Android performance and app size challenge (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/challenge-xamarin-android?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Modernize apps for dark mode (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/modernizing-ios-apps-dark-mode-xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Compiled bindings!?! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/compiled-bindings-xamarin-forms?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Compiled bindings documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/data-binding/compiled-bindings?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) On .NET Show - Azure Functions Dependency Injection (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/On-NET/Leveraging-the-Dependency-Injection-support-in-Azure-Functions?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Azure Functions dependency injection docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-functions/functions-dotnet-dependency-injection?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Cloud Native Show - .NET Core (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/The-Cloud-Native-Show/Why-NET-Core-for-building-Cloud-Native-Apps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Azure Container Registry (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/container-registry/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Fastlane (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Fastlane-Automation-For-Mobile-Apps--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Bing Search APIs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cognitive-services/bing-web-search?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast65-podcast-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
9/13/201939 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 64: We Love Us Some Android!

In this month's episode James and Matt love Android almost as much as they love going to the dentist ... seriously! There's a ton of Android goodness to discuss and they tackle it all! You've heard of Android Start-up Tracing - now find out how it makes your app faster! What's all the hubbub about AndroidX? James has got your covered! And did you know there's a great session from the Xamarin Developer Summit that you can watch that shows you the what, how, and why to optimizing your Android build?!? You bet there is and you can stream it on demand! There's more than Android in this months episode! Visual Studio of Visual Studio for Mac get updates. There's a super cool app out there that does everything you ever wanted with contacts IN FOUR LINES OF CODE! And App Center is releasing features like crazy! All of that, plus the Azure Service of the Month and the Pick of the Pod! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Theming Visual Studio Just Got Easier! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/theming-in-visual-studio-just-got-a-lot-easier?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio 16.2 Release Blog (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-version-16-2-generally-available-and-16-3-preview-1?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) You want VS for Mac updates? We got 'em here! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-2-is-now-available-and-a-preview-for-8-3/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Android Startup Tracing Explained (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/faster-startup-times-with-startup-tracing-on-android/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Check out the Android Startup Tracking Video! (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Improved-Android-Startup-Times-with-Startup-Tracing--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) AndroidX stands for Android eXcellent! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/androidx-for-xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) AndroidX video! AndroidX video! (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Introduction-to-AndroidX-for-Xamarin--The-Xamarin-Show?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin Developer Summit Videos (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Xamarin/Xamarin-Developer-Summit-2019?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin Developer Summit Keynote (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Xamarin/Xamarin-Developer-Summit-2019/A-Glimpse-Into-the-Future-of-Xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) The Future of App Center at the Xamarin Developer Summit (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Xamarin/Xamarin-Developer-Summit-2019/App-Center-and-the-Future-of-Azure-Mobile-Apps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Partly Cloudy - Tips and Tricks to Using Azure to Its Fullest at the Xamarin Developer Summit (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Xamarin/Xamarin-Developer-Summit-2019/Partly-Cloudy-Tips-Tricks-to-Using-Azure-to-Its-Fullest-in-Mobile-Apps?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Speed up those Android Build Times! From the Xam Dev Summit (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Xamarin/Xamarin-Developer-Summit-2019/Speed-Up-Android-Build-Times--Shrink-APK-Sizes?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Optimize those Android Builds - The Blog (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/optimize-xamarin-android-builds/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) World's Best Contacts App (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/contacts-app-email-sms-phone-navigation-with-xamarin-essentials?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) WPF and WinForms into App Center (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/appcenter/announcing-wpf-and-winforms-support-in-visual-studio-app-center/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) All the latest App Center News (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/appcenter/visual-studio-app-center-user-identity-shared-devices/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Azure Service of the Month! Cloud Shell ALL the things (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cloud-shell/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Stay warm and fuzzy in the Storage Explorer GUI (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/vs-azure-tools-storage-manage-with-storage-explorer?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast64-podcast-masoucou) Picks of the Pod! MVVM Helpers (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Refractored.MvvmHelpers) State Squid (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.StateSquid) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
8/9/201936 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 63: The Heat Is On! Hot(!!)Reload Is Out!

It's July and we're in Houston for the Xamarin Developer Summit!! And it's 🔥🔥🔥hot hot hot🔥🔥🔥!! But it's not the temperature outside - it's because Xamarin.Forms XAML now has HOT RELOAD! 🔥🔄 If that's not mind bending enough - we cover a ton of other great stuff in this pod too! There's a ton, ton, ton of new Android improvements. AndroidX, startup tracing, JetPacks - find out what those all are! Did you know that Tizen supports Xamarin.Essentials? You do now! VS Mac has better XAML Intellisense, and learn all about the goodness that is Azure Cosmos DB. Plus there's a whole lot more too! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes XAML Hot Reload 🔥🔄 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xaml-hot-reload/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Android App Bundles (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/shrinking-android-app-size/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) iOS 13 Preview Available (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios-13-xcode-11/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Get Started With iOS 13 (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/ios/platform/ios13/get-started?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Essentials Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Automatic Android SDK Management (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/automatic-android-sdk-management/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) New VS Mac XAML Intellisense (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xaml-intellisense-vs4m-xamarin-forms/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Tizen for Xamarin.Essentials! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-essentials-tvos-watchos-tizen/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) VS Mac 8.2 Preview (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-version-8-1-is-now-available-and-a-preview-for-8-2/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Smaller DEX's on Android => Faster Apps! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/dex-counting-xamarin-android-improved/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Migrate those macOS apps to 64 bit! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/apple-transition-migrate-macos-apps-to-64-bit?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Find out more on how to implement for multiple device resolutions! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/styling-for-multiple-device-resolutions?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio App Center (https://docs.microsoft.com/appcenter/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) App Center Auth (https://docs.microsoft.com/appcenter/auth/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) App Center Data (https://docs.microsoft.com/appcenter/data/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) MSAL! MSAL! MSAL! (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-authentication-library-for-dotnet/wiki) Azure Cosmos DB (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/introduction?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast63-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin Media Manager (https://github.com/martijn00/XamarinMediaManager) Debug Rainbows (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.DebugRainbows) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
7/12/201934 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 62: Xamarin.Forms 4 - Who Could Ask For More?

Wait no more to set a high score with Xamarin.Forms 4, it ain't no bore! That's right, Xamarin.Forms 4.0 has officially been released and it's on fire! Join James and Matt as they discuss the new features of 4.0, preview this summer's Xamarin Developer Summit, talk about some Android fun, and explore the ins and outs of Azure Event Grid. As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Office hours are back! (https://aka.ms/office-hours) Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Intro Blog (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/introducing-xamarin-forms-4-0-the-era-of-shell/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) The Xamarin.Forms 4 live stream recording (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfi-EfVHMTY) Intro to Shell Blog (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/shell-xamarin-forms-4-0-getting-started/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) The Docs for Shell (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/shell/introduction?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Can you believe the Shell navigation?!? (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/shell/navigation?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Find out what makes those Android fast renderers so fastt! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/internals/fast-renderers?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Unify all the ImageSourceTypes (https://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/api/Xamarin.Forms.ImageSource?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) You gotta be kidding me - Xamarin.Forms 4.1?!? (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/checkbox-xamarin-forms-4-1-0-pre-release/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Join us at the Xamarin Developer Summit! (https://xamarindevelopersummit.com/) Prep those Droid apps for Google 64 bit (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/64-bit-requirements-xamarin-android-apps/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Get a deeper dive into all that 64 bit goodness (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/android/deploy-test/multicore-devices?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Demystify Android SSL and cleartext! (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/cleartext-http-android-network-security/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Check out Merge Conflict for all the WWDC news (https://www.mergeconflict.fm/special-edition-wwdc19) MSAL 4.0 - Auth All the Things! (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-authentication-library-for-dotnet/wiki/msal-net-4) Microsoft Learn - IT'S STILL FREE!!! (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Cloud Shell seem cool? Learn more! (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cloud-shell/features?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Azure Event Grid Overview (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/event-grid/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast62-podcast-masoucou) Hanselman.Forms (https://www.mergeconflict.fm/152) Pick of the Pod - Pancake View (https://github.com/sthewissen/Xamarin.Forms.PancakeView) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
6/7/201943 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 61: Build 2019 Recap Extravaganza!

It's the first full week in May and that can only mean one thing - it's Microsoft //Build time!! Join James and Matt as they recap the highlights and announcements from this year's Build event. As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes Build playlist on Xamarin YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM75ZaNQS_FaOdwuYHMLpGXV5d83qgBAH) .NET 5 announcement (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/introducing-net-5/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio App Center Auth (https://docs.microsoft.com/appcenter/auth?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio App Center Data (https://docs.microsoft.com/appcenter/data?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio App Center announcements (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/appcenter/visual-studio-app-center-preview-welcoming-auth-and-data-to-the-portfolio?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Big-time updates to Cognitive Services (https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/making-ai-real-for-every-developer-and-every-organization?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Cognitive Services Personalizer (https://azure.microsoft.com/services/cognitive-services/personalizer/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Cognitive Services Forms Recognizer (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cognitive-services/form-recognizer/overview?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Cognitive Services on Containers (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cognitive-services/cognitive-services-container-support?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio Online (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/intelligent-productivity-and-collaboration-from-anywhere/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Cloud Shell Editor - VS Code in the Portal! (https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/cloudshelleditor/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Windows Terminal (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/introducing-windows-terminal/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin API docs open sourced (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-api-docs-open-source-available-now/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin courses on Microsoft Learn - FREE!!! (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn/browse/?term=xamarin&WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) CollectionView Challenge PRs (https://github.com/pauldipietro/CollectionViewChallenge/pulls) Shrink You Android App Size (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/shrinking-android-app-size/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) The new xamarin.com (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/xamarin?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) Use GitHub to sign-in to the Azure portal (https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/key-improvements-to-the-azure-portal-user-experience/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) ... and associate your GitHub and Microsoft accounts... (https://support.microsoft.com/help/4501231/microsoft-account-link-your-github-account?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast61-podcast-masoucou) CaptionR (https://github.com/anthonychu/captionr) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
5/10/201952 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 60: Visual Studio 2019 Is In The Wild!!

After all the preview releases - Visual Studio 2019 finally was released and this week Matt and James run down the highlights for Xamarin developers! This episode isn't just limited to VS2019 though - Android, Apple Watch, Xamarin.iOS, and a surprise announcement await too! Tune in! As always, get yourself some free Azure here (https://azure.microsoft.com/free/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou)! Show Notes What's New In Visual Studio 2019 (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/ide/whats-new-visual-studio-2019?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio 2019 Release Notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/releases/2019/release-notes?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) What's New for Xamarin Developers in Visual Studio 2019 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-visual-studio-2019/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio 2019 for Mac is Available (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-is-now-available/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) Introducing the Xamarin.iOS Interpreter (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/introducing-xamarin-ios-interpreter/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) GlideX - Fast Images on Android (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/glidex-fast-images-android/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) Get those Apple Watch apps updated (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/xamarin/apple-new-processor-architecture/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) .NET - Xamarin Community Standup (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rZQsJPBU2RSjv4XmpdhS4dpFLvJLu5e) .NET Foundation Community Presentations - Choose your own adventure! (https://presentations.dotnetfoundation.org/) .NET Foundation Swag Swag Swag! (https://github.com/dotnet/swag/tree/master/xamarin) Real-time Serverless with SignalR and Azure Functions (https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/real-time-serverless-applications-with-the-signalr-service-bindings-in-azure-functions/?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) SignalR and Functions Documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-signalr/signalr-concept-azure-functions?WT.mc_id=xamarinpodcast60-podcast-masoucou) .NET Community Stand-up with SignalR streaming API (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVEXQ4mbuuU) Pick of the Pod! Prism AD B2C Plugin (https://github.com/AvantiPoint/AP.AzureADAuth) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
4/12/201930 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 59: POP! New docs, blogs, customer showcases, and Twitch streams!

Lots of new great stuff to talk about this month! New, new, new web pages galore! Xamarin landing documentation page, Xamarin development blog, and customer app showcase! James tells us how to debug ASP.NET Core Web APIs from Android, and find out what POP means. All of that this month and more! Show Notes Brand new Xamarin documentation landing page! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) One stop shop for all the Microsoft development blogs (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin app customer showcase - get inspired! (https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/xamarin/customers?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) XamU getting Twitch-y (https://twitter.com/XamarinU/status/1102664661445558273) The Twitch Live Coders team (https://www.twitch.tv/team/livecoders) Catch James on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/jamesmontemagno) Updatng the Hanselman.Forms app (https://montemagno.com/updating-hanselman-forms-bottom-tabs-bindable-layout/) Debug those ASP.NET Web APIs on Android Emulators (https://blog.xamarin.com/debug-local-asp-net-core-web-apis-android-emulators/) Primo PDFs with SyncFusion (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-apps-syncfusion-pdf-viewer/) Pop! Pop! UI Testing with the Page Object Pattern (https://blog.xamarin.com/best-practices-tips-xamarin-uitest/) Become a speaker at Microsoft //Build (https://sessionize.com/build) Get your //Build tickets! (https://www.microsoft.com/build?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) Explore the new App Center features. Raise and comment on the issues for the features too! (https://github.com/Microsoft/appcenter/wiki) Azure App Configurations - one config to rule them all (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/azure-app-configuration/overview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 3.5 release notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/release-notes/3.5/3.5.0?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) 5 Things You'll Love About Xamarin.Forms 3.5 (https://blog.xamarin.com/5-things-youll-love-xamarin-forms-3-5/) Xamarin.Forms Essentials 1.1.0 (https://github.com/xamarin/essentials/wiki/Release-Notes) Visual Studio 2019 RC notes (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-release-candidate-rc-now-available/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio for Mac Preview 3 (https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/visual-studio-2019-for-mac-preview-3/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev59-podcast-masoucou) MSAL 3.0 Preview (https://aka.ms/msal-net-3x) Forms 9-patch all the things - the forum post (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/58597) Forms 9-patch all the things - the website (https://baskren.github.io/Forms9Patch/) Forms 9-patch all the things - the guide (https://baskren.github.io/Forms9Patch/guides/Image.html) Selected / Unselected Xamarin.Forms tab colors (https://blog.verslu.is/xamarin/xamarin-forms-xamarin/unselectedtabcolor-selectedtabcolor-tabbedpage-xamarin-forms/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
3/8/201936 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 58: Releases and Previews and Roadmaps!

In this episode, James and Matt discuss the latest previews of Visual Studio and Visual for Mac. There's new stuff for Xamarin.Forms, Android keeps on getting faster, App Center's new features are mapped out, and C++ makes an appearance?!? Tune in for all of this and more! Show Notes Download the Visual Studio 2019 Preview (https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/preview/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) What's in VS 2019 For You! (https://blog.xamarin.com/whats-new-for-xamarin-developers-in-visual-studio-2019-preview-2/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Intellisense and Intellicode Improvements (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-xamarin-forms-xaml-intellisense-visual-studio-2017/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Intellicode Using ML? No Way! (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/what-s-new-in-visual-studio-intellicode/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) R8 and D8 - The Dexer and Shrinker (https://blog.xamarin.com/androids-d8-dexer-and-r8-shrinker/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Add Some C++ To Your Xamarin App! (https://blog.xamarin.com/?p=38700&preview=true&WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Cosmos DB - SQL API - Xamarin Tutorial In the Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/create-sql-api-xamarin-dotnet?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Cosmos DB - MongoDB API - Xamarin Tutorial In the Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/cosmos-db/create-mongodb-xamarin?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Azure KeyVault (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/key-vault?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Azure KeyVault App Service References (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/app-service/app-service-key-vault-references?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Essentials (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Visual Studio 15.9.6 Release Notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/releasenotes/vs2017-relnotes?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou#15.9.6) Visual Studio for Mac 7.7.3 Release Notes (https://docs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/releasenotes/vs2017-mac-relnotes?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou#7.7.3) Pick of the Pod!!! VS Code Azure Extensions (https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/azure/extensions?WT.mc_id=mobiledevpodcast-podcast-masoucou) Skia Sharp Fiddle (https://github.com/mattleibow/SkiaSharpFiddle) Follow Us James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
2/8/201930 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 57: New Year - New Pod! Office Hours, Hockey App Moves, XamU Retires, and Essentials Becomes a Video Star!

In this first episode of the New Year - and the second month in a row - James and Matt chat about the office hours that Matt's been hosting with the community. James has some big news about Hockey App ... or is that App Center now? Xamarin University is retiring, but Xamarin.Essentials is now a star of its own video series! James will give you a rundown of his hands on experiences with Xamarin.Forms 4.0 and introduce you to the new .NET Community Stand-Ups. In cloud news - there's a new Azure Cosmos DB SDK in town and Matt loves the auth - and there's news about auth in Azure Functions! And we have new release news for you too! Xamarin.Essentials, Visual Studio 2017, Android Support 28 Libraries, and Unity support in App Center. Plus the Pick of the Pod! Get yourself some free Azure! (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Sign up for office hours with Matt (https://aka.ms/office-hours) Read about December 2018 office hour recap (https://blog.xamarin.com/office-hours-november-2018-xamarin-azure?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Hockey App's future in App Center (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vsappcenter/hockeyapps-exciting-future-in-visual-studio-app-center?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) The Hockey App cutover experience (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vsappcenter/a-new-year-ahead-the-hockeyapp-cutover-experience?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Microsoft Learn - find out and sign up! (https://docs.microsoft.com/learn?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin University retirement FAQ (https://university.xamarin.com/faq?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Mark Smith - head of XamU - explaining what the retirements means for you (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/comment/358011/#Comment_358011) The Xamarin (Essentials) Show (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Essential API of the Week - Connectivity (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Connectivity-Essential-API-of-the-Week?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) In-depth blog on the Collection View (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-4-0-feature-preview-an-entirely-new-point-of-collectionview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms 4.0 preview blog (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-4-0-preview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) James' Twitch stream on Forms 4.0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ9aIWg2x28) Merge Conflict episode on Forms 4.0 (https://www.mergeconflict.fm/127) Azure Cosmos DB - .NET 3.0 SDK (https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/azure-cosmos-dotnet-sdk-version-3-0-now-in-public-preview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Get at that ClaimsPrincipal in Azure Functions! (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplifying-security-for-serverless-and-web-apps-with-azure-functions-and-app-service?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Unity support in App Center? You bet! (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vsappcenter/creating-memories-with-better-devops-for-unity-games-in-visual-studio-app-center?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Walk through the front door with Azure Front Door (https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/frontdoor/front-door-overview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) CrossGeeks Rating Slider (https://github.com/CrossGeeks/RatingSliderSample) Rating Slide blog (https://www.xamboy.com/2019/01/03/rating-swipe-control-in-xamarin-forms/) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
1/11/201946 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 56: Let's Reboot This

In this month's episode we reboot the podcast! Matt Soucoup, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft joins James as host and we expand the topics to focus both on Xamarin mobile development and using Azure with your mobile apps. In this episode we recap the latest news in the Xamarin world including a marathon Twitch workshop, wondering Android build time improvements, the latest news in Xamarin.Forms, and recent announcements from Microsoft Connect();. We also cover the latest in Azure news, including DevOps, MSAL, and new Azure Cosmos DB pricing. All of this, and a whole lot more! Links: Get Some Free Azure! (https://azure.microsoft.com/free?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Twitch Workshop: Build Your First Mobile App with C#, Xamarin, and the Cloud (https://blog.xamarin.com/twitch-workshop-build-your-first-mobile-app/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Android build performance and reliability! (https://blog.xamarin.com/android-build-performance-reliability/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Tabbing and Keyboard Navigation in Xamarin.Forms (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/accessibility/keyboard?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Image Button (https://https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/imagebutton?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Span Class (https://docs.microsoft.com/dotnet/api/xamarin.forms.span?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Decorate that Xamarin.Forms Label! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/text/label?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms Editor (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/text/editor?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) GlideX (https://github.com/jonathanpeppers/glidex) Learn more about Azure DevOps (https://azure.microsoft.com/services/devops/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) MSAL 2.0 - Authenticate all the things - now better! (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-authentication-library-for-dotnet/wiki/msal-net-2-released) New Azure Cosmos DB shared database offer (https://azure.microsoft.com/updates/azure-cosmos-db-new-shared-database-offer-now-available/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) 2018 Connect Announcements for Xamarin (https://blog.xamarin.com/connect-2018-xamarin-announcements/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms Shell (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/shell?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Xamarin.Forms Visual (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/visual?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Forget about the ListView and use the CollectionView! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/collectionview?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) James' Twitch - Implementing an iOS Checkbox for Xamarin.Forms (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/342827636) Xamarin.Essentials - it's in GA! (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/essentials/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) and check out the code (https://github.com/xamarin/Essentials)! Super early preview release notes for Xamarin.Forms 4.0-pre! (https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/xamarin-forms/xamarin-forms-4.0/4.0.0-pre1/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) and while you're at it - give it a spin (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xamarin.Forms/4.0.0.8055-pre1) in your apps! Get the Visual Studio 2019 Preview! (https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/preview/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) The machines are coming for our intellisense! VS Intellicode (https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/services/intellicode/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Zeplin - speed up your design process (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-and-zeplin-speed-up-your-design-to-development-process/) Azure CLI (https://docs.microsoft.com/cli/azure/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Microsoft Ignite | The Tour (https://www.microsoft.com/ignite-the-tour/?WT.mc_id=vsmobiledev-podcast-masoucou) Follow Us: * James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (https://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) * Matt: Twitter (https://twitter.com/codemillmatt), Blog (https://codemilltech.com), GitHub (https://github.com/codemillmatt)
12/7/201845 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 55: What's New in Visual Studio 2017, Xamarin.Forms, and the Android designer

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss the latest & greatest in mobile .NET development, including Xamarin.Forms 3.0 and 3.1, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and 15.8, updates to the Android designer, and more! 2:00 Getting your Android apps ready for Google Play's new Target API level requirements 8:00 See Xamarin.Forms 3.0 in action with the open-source conference vision app 10:40 Using MongoDB with Xamarin apps 12:05 What's new in the Android designer 17:00 Mobile Build Tools & new Android MSBuild properties 17:30 Xamarin Essentials 22:05 Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 - new Xamarin.Forms XAML IntelliSense, automatic iOS provisioning, new project templates 25:00 Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 - Hyper-V Android emulator, improvements to the incremental build process, Android designer and Forms Previewer improvements 27:55 Xamarin.Forms 3.1 32:40 Pick of the Podcast Getting Android Apps Ready for Google Play's Target API Level Requirements (https://blog.xamarin.com/android-apps-google-play-target-api-level-requirements/) Build 2018 Conference Vision Demo App (https://blog.xamarin.com/build-2018-conference-vision-demo-app/) Use MongoDB with Your Xamarin Apps (https://blog.xamarin.com/write-apps-using-mongodb-xamarin/) What's New in the Android Designer (https://blog.xamarin.com/future-xamarin-android-designer/) Xamarin Essentials (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-essentials-cross-platform-apis-mobile-apps/) Securing & Versioning Apps with Mobile Build Tools (https://blog.xamarin.com/securing-versioning-xamarin-apps-with-mobilebuildtools/) Using MSBuild to Define Advanced Android VersionCode (https://blog.xamarin.com/advanced-android-versioncode/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 (https://blog.xamarin.com/visual-studio-2017-version-15-7-preview-3/) New XAML IntelliSense in 15.7 (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-xamarin-forms-xaml-intellisense-visual-studio-2017/) New Project Templates in 15.7 (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-xamarin-android-ios-templates/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 (https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2018/06/26/vs-2017-15-8-preview-3.aspx) Xamarin.Forms 3.0 (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-3-0-released/) Visual State Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/visual-state-manager) FlexLayout (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/layouts/flex-layout) CSS (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/styles/css) Xamarin.Forms 3.1 (https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/xamarin-forms/xamarin-forms-3.1/3.1.0/) Prism Template Pack (https://dansiegel.net/post/2017/08/30/prism-template-pack-in-visual-studio-for-mac) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
7/2/201835 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 54: Build 2018 Recap

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss news from Build 2018 for mobile developers, including Xamarin.Forms 3.0, Hyper-V support for the Android emulator, Xamarin Essentials, and updates to Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. 6:20 What's new in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 6:30 New XAML IntelliSense engine 9:55 Automatic iOS provisioning 13:00 Eager deployment for Android app development 14:15 Android SDK management 16:00 New Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android project templates 17:10 Hyper-V support for the Android emulator 24:30 Xamarin.Essentials 33:30 Xamarin.Forms 3.0 All Things Xamarin at Build 2018 (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-build-2018/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2018/05/07/visual-studio-2017-version-15-7-and-version-15-8-preview-1/) New Xamarin.Forms IntelliSense (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-xamarin-forms-xaml-intellisense-visual-studio-2017/) Automatic Provisioning in Visual Studio 2017 (https://blog.xamarin.com/automatic-provisioning-visual-studio-2017/) Eager Deployment (https://blog.xamarin.com/visual-studio-2017-version-15-7-preview-3/) New Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android Project Templates (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-xamarin-android-ios-templates/) Hyper-V support for the Android emulator (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2018/05/08/hyper-v-android-emulator-support/) Xamarin Essentials Documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/xamarin/essentials/) Xamarin.Forms 3.0 (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-3-0-released/) Visual State Manager (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/visual-state-manager) FlexLayout (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/layouts/flex-layout) CSS (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/user-interface/styles/css) Right-to-left Localization (https://docs.microsoft.com/xamarin/xamarin-forms/app-fundamentals/localization/rtl) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
5/11/201844 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 53: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, AR with UrhoSharp, and ML with CoreML

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss all of the fun features from the new Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 stable release, including macOS environment setup and iOS WiFi deployment. They also discuss building AR and ML into your mobile apps, and take a look at how you can add Tizen as a deployment target for your Xamarin.Forms apps. 3:30 HOT BITS! Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 10:30 Build some AR into your apps with UrhoSharp 1.8 14:00 Navigation patterns in Xamarin.Forms 19:00 Building apps for Tizen devices (phones, tablets, watches, and tvs!) 22:00 Update your tvOS apps on the fly with tvML 24:10 Machine learning with CoreML + Xamarin + Custom Vision Service 28:10 Behaviors in Xamarin.Forms 28:45 Adding a search bar to iOS lists 30:30 BONUS Bachelor Finale thoughts! Show Links: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 (https://blog.xamarin.com/visual-studio-2017-version-15-6-now-available/) The New Feature-Packed UrhoSharp 1.8 (https://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-urhosharp-1-8-release/) New Xamarin University Course: Navigation Patterns (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-navigation-patterns-xam205/) Add Tizen Projects to Your Xamarin.Forms Apps (https://blog.xamarin.com/add-tizen-projects-xamarin-forms-apps/) Create and host tvOS TVML Apps with Azure & Xamarin (https://blog.xamarin.com/create-tvos-tvml-apps-azure-xamarin/) Extend Xamarin.Forms Control Functionality with Behaviors (https://blog.xamarin.com/extend-xamarin-forms-controls-functionality-with-behaviors/) Add a Search Bar to Your Xamarin Apps in iOS 11 (https://blog.xamarin.com/add-search-bar-xamarin-ios-11/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
3/12/201843 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 52: Rapid UI Prototyping with Ink to Code, Merged Dictionaries in Xamarin.Forms, Android Emulator Tips, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno talk about a new tool that turns drawings into Android or UWP layouts, merged dictionaries coming to Xamarin.Forms, ways to make your Android emulator experience more awesome, and configuring CI for mobile apps with VSTS. 7:00 Ink to Code 10:00 Wireless deploy to iPhone (Windows & Mac) 12:20 New Preview: Xamarin Android Device Manager 13:45 Speed up your Android emulator boots with quick boot 14:40 Google Play on your Android emulator 16:35 Merged dictionaries come to Xamarin.Forms 21:15 Contribute to Xamarin.Forms F100 effort 24:45 Building Xamarin.Android/iOS apps in VSTS hosted agents 26:10 Unit testing Xamarin.iOS apps in VSTS 28:30 QuickType.io Show Links: Ink to Code (https://blog.xamarin.com/draw-next-app-idea-ink-code/) Wireless Deploy to iPhone (Windows & Mac) (https://blog.xamarin.com/lose-cables-make-deploying-ios-tvos-device-easier/) Preview: Xamarin Android Device Manager (https://blog.xamarin.com/first-look-xamarin-android-device-manager-preview/) Android Emulator Quick Boot (https://blog.xamarin.com/android-emulator-quick-boot/) Just Push Play: Using Google Play on an Android Emulator (https://blog.xamarin.com/just-push-play-using-google-play-android-emulator/) Better Resource Organization with Xamarin.Forms (https://blog.xamarin.com/better-resource-organization-xamarin-forms/) F100 (https://github.com/xamarin/xamarin.forms/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3AF100) Running Xamarin.iOS Unit Tests in VSTS (https://blog.xamarin.com/running-xamarin-ios-unit-tests-visual-studio-team-services/) Building Xamarin.Android apps in VSTS Hosted Agents (https://montemagno.com/building-xamarin-android-apps-in-team-services-vsts-with-hosted-vs-2017-agents/) Building Xamarin.iOS apps in VSTS Hosted Agents (https://montemagno.com/building-xamarin-ios-apps-in-team-services-vsts-with-hosted-macos-agents/) QuickType.io (https://montemagno.com/paste-json-as-code-with-quicktype-io-in-visual-studio/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
2/9/201832 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 51: Android 8.1, Xamarin Device Manager, and Visual Studio versions 15.5 & 15.6

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what’s new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share their favorite Xamarin moments from 2017. 4:45 Android 8.1 (API 27) now available to developers 5:15 Try the new Xamarin Android Device Manager preview 12:15 Updates to the iOS storyboard designer 14:05 Automatic iOS app provisioning 16:00 CoreML programming with Xamarin.Mac and F# 17:20 Top 12 blog.xamarin.com posts of 2017 23:00 SmartHotel360 - New reference mobile app built with Xamarin.Forms 24:00 New Webinar - Visual Studio App Center 25:30 Visual Studio version 15.5 is now in stable channels 29:00 Visual Studio version 15.6 is now in preview 34:20 Pick of the Week Show Links: Xamarin.Android Support for Android 8.1 (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-android-now-double-stuffed-with-oreo-8-1/) Xamarin Device Manager Preview (https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/android/getting_started/installation/android-emulator/xamarin-device-manager/) Updates to the Xamarin.iOS designer (https://blog.xamarin.com/updates-xamarin-ios-designer/) Automatic iOS app provisioning with fastlane (https://blog.xamarin.com/even-easier-ios-app-provisioning-visual-studio-mac/) CoreML Programming with Xamarin.Mac & F# (https://blog.xamarin.com/coreml-programming-xamarin-mac-f/) Top 12 Blogs of 2017 (https://blog.xamarin.com/top-12-xamarin-blog-posts-2017/) The Xamarin Show: Getting Started with MVVM (https://blog.xamarin.com/the-xamarin-show-getting-started-with-mvvm/) Introducing the SmartHotel360 Reference Apps (https://blog.xamarin.com/introducing-smarthotel360-reference-mobile-apps/) Webinar: Visual Studio App Center (https://blog.xamarin.com/upcoming-webinar-xamarin-university-presents-ship-better-apps-visual-studio-app-center/) See what's new in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 (https://blog.xamarin.com/whats-new-visual-studio-2017-version-15-5/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 Preview (https://blog.xamarin.com/visual-studio-2017-version-15-6-preview-available-today/) VSTS Mobile Build Tasks Extension (https://montemagno.com/introducing-vsts-mobile-build-tasks-extension/) Xamarin.Forms Video Player (https://blog.xamarin.com/delivering-rich-media-experiences-xamarin-forms-video-player/) Media Manager Plugin for Xamarin (https://blog.xamarin.com/play-audio-and-video-with-the-mediamanager-plugin-for-xamarin/) Media Plugin for Xamarin & Windows (https://blog.xamarin.com/getting-started-with-the-media-plugin-for-xamarin/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itun
1/12/201838 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 50: Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0, Live Player, and What's New in Visual Studio

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover the latest news for mobile developers from Microsoft Connect(); 2017, including updates to Xamarin.Forms, the Live Player, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio for Mac. 4:15 .NET Standard comes to File -> New -> Xamarin.Forms App 9:30 What's new in the Xamarin Live Player - .NET Standard support, SkiaSharp support, and updates to onboarding 13:00 Visual Studio Team Services gets even more awesome - hosted macOS agents and secure files 16:00 How to catch up on Connect(); announcements 18:25 Xamarin.Forms 2.5 - Native Forms, layout compression, iOS 11, improved macOS desktop support 25:30 Sunsetting Xamarin Components - what you need to know 28:00 What's new in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac for mobile developers 33:15 Help us make Xamarin faster in Visual Studio 2017 34:10 Library/Tool/Product of the Week Show Links: .NET Standard comes to File -> New -> Xamarin.Forms (https://blog.xamarin.com/net-standard-comes-xamarin-forms-project-templates/) Streamlined Testflight Registration with Fastlane (https://montemagno.com/streamlined-testflight-registration-with-fastlane/) Simplified App Signing with Secure Files in VSTS (https://blog.xamarin.com/simplified-app-signing-secure-files-visual-studio-team-services/) Microsoft Connect(); Sessions for Xamarin Developers (https://blog.xamarin.com/microsoft-connect-2017-sessions-xamarin-developers/) Three Big Things to Explore in Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 (https://blog.xamarin.com/3-big-things-explore-xamarin-forms-2-5-0-pre-release/) Making iOS 11 Even Easier with Xamarin.Forms (https://blog.xamarin.com/making-ios-11-even-easier-xamarin-forms/) Sunsetting the Component Store (https://blog.xamarin.com/hello-nuget-new-home-xamarin-components/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 Preview Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/) Visual Studio for Mac version 15.5 Preview Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-mac-preview-relnotes) Help us make Xamarin faster in Visual Studio 2017 (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/108762/help-us-make-xamarin-faster-in-visual-studio-2017) AppCenter.ms (https://appcenter.ms/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
12/1/201739 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 49: Connect(); 2017 Xamarin and App Center Recap

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James is joined by App Center program manager James White. We sit down and cover all of the amazing announcements from this years Connect(); 2017 event. Sit back, relax and get ready for tons of Xamarin goodness with Native Forms, .NET Embedding, App Center's General Availability, and so much more! Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://montemagno.com), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast) Special Guest: James White.
11/17/201735 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 48: Android Oreo, iOS 11, and Xamarin.Forms Tips & Tricks

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover Xamarin support for Android Oreo and iOS 11, share tips for beating the learning curve with Xamarin.Forms, talk upcoming releases in the pipeline, and more! 6:00 Building Xamarin apps for Android Oreo & iOS 11 12:15 Xamarin.Forms: Tips for Beating the Learning Curve 14:40 Installing Visual Studio 2017 previews side-by-side with stable (and sandboxing!) 18:25 Protecting your Xamarin apps with Dotfuscator 20:00 dotNetConf Announcements & Sessions 24:45 New stable release for Xamarin developers 26:00 Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0-prerelease 28:00 Package/Tool of the Podcast Show Links: Xamarin.Android 8.0 Gets Even Sweeter with Oreo (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-android-8-0-gets-even-sweeter-with-oreo/) Get Your Apps Ready for iOS 11 (https://blog.xamarin.com/get-apps-ready-ios-11/) Xamarin.Forms: Tips for Beating the Learning Curve (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-forms-tips-beating-learning-curve/) Installing Visual Studio Previews (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Snack-Pack-21-Installing-Visual-Studio-2017-Preview) Protecting Apps with Dotfuscator (https://blog.xamarin.com/protecting-xamarin-apps-dotfuscator/) dotNetConf (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetconf/2017) dotNetConf: What's New in Xamarin (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2017/T114) Stable Release: 15.3.5 with Xcode 9 and iOS 11 Support (https://releases.xamarin.com/stable-release-15-3-5-with-xcode-9-support/) Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0-pre (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/93181/pre-release-xamarin-forms-2-4-0-275-pre3) Waffle.io (waffle.io) Quicktype: Json to C# (https://montemagno.com/convert-json-to-any-language-with-quicktype/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
9/22/201740 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 47: Android Oreo Support, Xamarin Live Player Preview 2, New iOS 11 Previews, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan discuss LOTs of new previews for Xamarin developers, including Android O, Xamarin Live Player, iOS 11, and Xamarin.Forms previews for you to try in addition to some exciting community updates. 2:00 Xamarin Live Player Preview 2: Continuously Run & Debug Apps 6:30 New free Xamarin University certification level 10:25 Xamarin MVPs join Microsoft MVPs 13:50 Share more code with .NET Standard 2.0 16:45 Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks 18:00 Android Oreo support 19:15 New updates for mobile developers in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 Preview 2 21:50 iOS 11 & Xcode 9 Previews 24:10 Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0-pre2 25:00 Pierce's Tool of the Podcast: Xamarin AppMap from Infragistics 27:20 James' Package of the Podcast: Connectivity Plugin for Xamarin 4.0 Show Links: Xamarin Live Player Preview 2: Continuously Run & Debug Apps (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-live-player-preview-2-continuously-run-and-debug-apps/) Introducing the Xamarin Certified Mobile Professional Badge (https://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-xamarin-certified-mobile-professional-badge/) Bringing Communities Together: Xamarin MVPs Join Microsoft MVPs (https://blog.xamarin.com/bringing-communities-together-xamarin-mvps-join-microsoft-mvps/) Share more code with .NET Standard 2.0 (https://blog.xamarin.com/share-code-net-standard-2-0/) Webinar: Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks (https://blog.xamarin.com/live-webinar-xamarin-university-presents-exploring-urhosharp-3d-xamarin-workbooks/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 Preview 2 (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/) iOS 11 & Xcode 9 Previews (https://blog.xamarin.com/explore-ios-11-previews-today/) Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0-pre2 (https://forums.xamarin.com/categories/xamarin-forms-releases) Xamarin AppMap from Infragistics (https://www.infragistics.com/products/xamarin/productivity-pack/app-map) New Connectivity Plugin for Xamarin (https://montemagno.com/connectivity-plugin-4-0-important-and-awesome-changes/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
9/11/201732 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 46: Latest Preview and Stable Xamarin Releases, Social Authentication, Realm, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan discuss the new Google Play Services packages, adding Facebook authentication to your mobile apps, and the latest Xamarin preview and stable releases. 4:15 Updates to the Android Support Libraries and Google Play Services 9:10 Adding native Facebook authentication to your apps 14:30 Integrating with OneDrive for Business (and other Office APIs) 17:00 Realm Goes .NET Core 20:00 Xamarin app of the week 22:10 Mobile dev for desktop developers 23:00 New stable and preview releases for Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac 32:00 Tool/Package of the Week Show Links: Fast & Simple Android Location Updates with Google Play Services (https://blog.xamarin.com/fast-simple-android-location-updates-with-google-play-services/) Native Android Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service (https://blog.xamarin.com/native-android-facebook-authentication-azure-app-service/) Adding Storage to Mobile Apps with OneDrive for Business (https://blog.xamarin.com/adding-storage-mobile-apps-onedrive-business/) Introducing .NET Core Support for Realm (https://blog.realm.io/introducing-dot-net-core-support-for-realm/) Speech Central Makes it Easier to Browse the Internet Hands-Free (https://blog.xamarin.com/speech-central-makes-easier-browse-internet-hands-free/) Webinar: Take your .NET Skills from the Desktop to Android and iOS (https://blog.xamarin.com/live-webinar-take-net-skills-desktop-android-ios/) Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/08/14/visual-studio-2017-version-15-3-released/) Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 Preview 1 Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/releasenotes/vs2017-preview-relnotes) Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin 4.7 Release Notes (https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/vs/xamarin.vs_4/xamarin.vs_4.7/) Visual Studio for Mac 7.2 Release Notes (https://developer.xamarin.com/releases/vs-mac/vs-mac_7.2/vs-mac_7.2/) SQLite.NET (https://www.nuget.org/packages/sqlite-net-pcl) FFImageLoading (https://github.com/luberda-molinet/FFImageLoading) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
8/25/201737 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 45: Contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7, Input Validation, Android's BottomNavigationView, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover the latest mobile .NET development news, including how to get started contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7 tips & tricks, validating user input, Android's BottomNavigationView, and new Xamarin releases. 4:30 How to contribute to Xamarin.Forms 9:30 Validating user input in Xamarin.Forms 12:00 Android's BottomNavigationView - What is it, when should I use it, and how do I integrate it into my apps 19:05 - What's new in C# 7 24:00 - Awesome upcoming Xamarin University lectures on MVVMCross, Prism, Unity, and Roslyn 27:25 - Recent Xamarin Shows on Azure AD and Azure Functions 31:00 New Xamarin releases for version 15.4 and Xcode 9/iOS 11 35:10 Package/Tool of the Podcast Show Links: Beginner's Guide to Contributing for Xamarin.Forms (https://blog.xamarin.com/beginners-guide-contributing-xamarin-forms/) Validation in Xamarin.Forms Apps (https://blog.xamarin.com/validation-xamarin-forms-enterprise-apps/) Exploring Android's BottomNavigationView (https://blog.xamarin.com/exploring-androids-bottom-navigation-view/) Getting Started with C# 7 (https://blog.xamarin.com/getting-started-c-7/) Join Us for Upcoming Xamarin University Guest Lectures (https://blog.xamarin.com/join-us-upcoming-xamarin-university-guest-lectures/) Xamarin Show Episode 27: Azure Active Directory Authentication (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Episode-27-Azure-Active-Directory-Authentication-with-Vittorio-Bertocci) Xamarin Show Episode 28: Azure Functions for Mobile Apps (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Episode-28-Azure-Functions-for-Mobile-Apps-with-Donna-Malayeri) Alpha Release: 15.4 Alpha 1 (https://releases.xamarin.com/alpha-release-15-4-alpha-1/) Beta Release: 15.3 Preview 7 (https://releases.xamarin.com/beta-release-15-3-preview-7/) Preview: Xcode 9 Beta 4, iOS 11, macOS 10.13 Support - Preview 3 (https://releases.xamarin.com/preview-xcode-9-beta-4-ios-11-macos-10-13-support-preview-3/) Android Design Support Library (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Xamarin.Android.Support.Design/) Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cosmos-db/documentdb-sdk-dotnet) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
8/11/201739 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 44: Building Apps with iOS 11, Visual Studio for Mac, and Mobile Center

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James and Pierce discuss the Xamarin iOS 11 web preview, the latest in Visual Studio for Mac, and our experiences using Visual Studio Mobile Center. 3:50 - XAML productivity tools in Visual Studio for Mac (MFractor) 6:10 - Mastering the Android Support Libraries 9:00 - How to install Visual Studio 2017 offline - great for conferences and trainings 11:15 - Updates to Mobile Center 13:30 - Apps built with Xamarin - Urban Refuge, Guitar Center, Nintendo Switch 19:20 - New Xamarin previews, including our first iOS 11 web preview 25:00 - What's new in Visual Studio for Mac 29:25 - Package/Tool of the Podcast Show Links: MFractor (https://www.mfractor.com/) MFractor: Getting Started (https://blog.xamarin.com/introducing-mfractor-visual-studio-mac/) Mastering Android Support Libraries (https://blog.xamarin.com/mastering-android-support-libraries/) Visual Studio 2017 Offline Installation (https://blog.xamarin.com/installing-visual-studio-2017-made-easy/) Mobile Center (https://mobile.azure.com/) Case Study: Urban Refuge (https://blog.xamarin.com/urban-refuges-refugee-aid-mobile-apps-turn-research-action/) Case Study: Guitar Center (https://blog.xamarin.com/guitar-centers-five-star-xamarin-forms-apps-bring-music-masses/) Nintendo Switch App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.znca&hl=en) 15.3 Preview 4 Beta Release (https://releases.xamarin.com/beta-release-15-3-preview-4/) iOS 11 Web Preview (https://releases.xamarin.com/preview-xcode-9-beta-3-ios-11-macos-10-13-support-preview-1/) Microsoft Authentication Library (https://github.com/AzureAD/microsoft-authentication-library-for-dotnet) Fastlane (https://fastlane.tools/) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
7/28/201736 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 43: App Monetization, .NET Standard, Azure Cosmos DB, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James and Pierce fill you in on the latest Xamarin news, including how to integrate ads and in-app purchases into your mobile apps, migrating to .NET Standard, planet-scale apps with Cosmos DB, and more! 4:00 - Cool apps built with Xamarin recently 7:30 - Azure Cosmos DB 14:30 - App monetization with ads + in-app purchases in Xamarin apps 20:30 - Last Xamarin Dev Days dates + locations for this year announced 23:00 - Migrating your Xamarin.Forms apps to .NET Standard 29:15 - New updates to Plugins for Xamarin 32:40 - Try out the latest Xamarin previews for Visual Studio and Xamarin.Forms 36:50 - Tool/Package of the Podcast Show Links: Case Study: Aggreko (https://blog.xamarin.com/aggreko-provides-power-temperature-control-apps-global-audience-xamarin-azure/) Case Study: Minnesota Twins (https://blog.xamarin.com/minnesota-twins-hits-home-run-cloud-powered-scouting-apps/) Going Global with Xamarin and Azure Cosmos DB (https://blog.xamarin.com/going-global-xamarin-azure-cosmos-db/) Azure Cosmos DB (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cosmos-db/) Join us at a Xamarin Dev Days near you (https://www.xamarin.com/dev-days) Building Xamarin.Forms Apps with .NET Standard (https://blog.xamarin.com/building-xamarin-forms-apps-net-standard/) The Xamarin Show: Upgrading Xamarin.Forms to .NET Standard (https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/XamarinShow/Snack-Pack-15-Upgrading-to-XamarinForms-to-NET-Standard) Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 3 (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/preview/) Xamarin.Forms 2.3.5-pre6 (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/93181/pre-release-xamarin-forms-2-3-5-256-pre6/p1) Media Manager Plugin (https://blog.xamarin.com/play-audio-and-video-with-the-mediamanager-plugin-for-xamarin/) Version Tracking Plugin (https://github.com/colbylwilliams/VersionTrackingPlugin) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
7/10/201742 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 42: WWDC 2017, Fastlane, Xamarin.Forms Embedding, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce is joined by James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft, to recap the latest news for Xamarin developers, including our thoughts on WWDC 2017, new features in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac, why Xamarin.Forms Embedding matters, and more. 6:00 - WWDC 2017 and iOS 11 11:30 - Easy app provisioning with the Fastlane tools 14:55 - How to boost your app startup time 17:30 - New libraries for Azure identity + Microsoft Graph, including Azure AD and Azure AD B2C 21:10 - Xamarin.Forms Embedding: What is it and why does it matter? 25:10 - What's in Visual Studio 15.2.3 stable and 15.3 previews for Xamarin developers 29:45 - Package/Tool/Library of the Week Show Links WWDC 2017 Recap for iOS Developers (https://blog.xamarin.com/wwdc-2017-recap-for-ios-developers/) Merge Conflict Special Edition: WWDC Recap (http://www.mergeconflict.fm/special-edition-wwdc-2017-recap) Easy iOS App Provisioning with Fastlane and Visual Studio for Mac (https://blog.xamarin.com/easy-ios-app-provisioning-fastlane-visual-studio-mac/) 5 Ways to Boost Xamarin.Forms App Startup Time (https://blog.xamarin.com/5-ways-boost-xamarin-forms-app-startup-time/) Enterprise Apps Made Easy with New Libraries for Authentication and the Microsoft Graph (https://blog.xamarin.com/enterprise-apps-made-easy-updated-libraries-apis/) Unleashed: Embedding Xamarin.Forms in Xamarin Native (https://blog.xamarin.com/unleashed-embedding-xamarin-forms-in-xamarin-native/) Why Xamarin.Forms Embedding Matters (http://motzcod.es/post/162052911902/why-xamarinforms-embedding-matters) LottieFiles: Prebuilt high quality animations (https://www.lottiefiles.com/) .NET Templating Engine (https://github.com/dotnet/templating) Follow Us: James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (https://github.com/pierceboggan) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
6/23/201737 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 41: Previewing Xamarin.Forms 3.0

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and David walk you through the early preview of Xamarin.Forms 3.0, announced at Microsoft Build 2017. Learn about new ways you can use Xamarin.Forms in your apps, speed and performance enhancements, and what new platforms are coming to Xamarin.Forms. Show Notes: 0:30 - Microsoft Build 4:00 - Xamarin.Forms 3 5:50 - Standardization of custom renderers 6:15 - Xamarin.Forms Embedding 11:45 - Fast renderers and layout compression for increased performance 16:00 - Performance benchmarking in Xamarin.Forms 18:15 - One-time binding mode 20:00 - New FlexLayout system 21:30 - New "backends" for Xamarin.Forms - macOS, GTK#, and WPF 27:00 - Community-driven development 29:45 - XAML Standard 1.0 Links & Show Notes: The Xamarin Podcast (http://xamarinpodcast.com/) website Channel 9: Designing Mobile Apps (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/P4048) Channel 9: What's new in Xamarin.Forms (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2017/B8099) Xamarin.Forms 3.0 (https://blog.xamarin.com/glimpse-future-xamarin-forms-3-0/) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (http://github.com/pierceboggan) David Ortinau: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), GitHub (https://github.com/davidortinau) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast) Special Guest: David Ortinau.
5/26/201736 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 40: Exploring the Android Support Libraries & Google Play Services

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno is joined by Jon Dick of the Xamarin components team to discuss the Android Support Libraries and Google Play Services. Don't miss this super informative episode overviewing what these important libraries are, why they are necessary, what's new, and how to use them in your apps today. 7:00 - What are the Android Support Libraries? 8:30 - Is it possible to build your app without the Android Support Libraries? 11:45 - What does each Android Support Library do? 15:00 - Versioning for Android Support Libraries, especially in relation to Xamarin.Forms 16:45 - Should you always be using the latest version of the Android Support Libraries? 25:00 - New things in the Android Support Libraries 33:00 - Overview of Google Play Services 44:00 - Tool/Package/Extension of the Week James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Jon: Twitter (https://twitter.com/redth), GitHub (https://github.com/redth) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast) Special Guest: Jon Dick.
5/4/201749 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 39: Building Up to Build

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan is joined by James Montemagno to discuss what is new for Xamarin developers, including new features in the latest Visual Studio for Mac preview, Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4/2.3.5-pre, and updates to Visual Studio Mobile Center. Show Notes: 5:00 - What's new in Visual Studio for Mac (C# 7, web editors, Azure publishing, .NET Core enhancements) 10:30 - Xamarin documentation is now multilingual (with Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese localizations) 12:00 - Updates to Xamarin University, including monthly pricing 14:00 - Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 14:55 - Device.OS & TargetPlatform changes in Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 19:15 - Xamarin.Forms 2.3.5 prerelease 22:15 - Bringing macOS to Xamarin.Forms 25:15 - TLS 1.2 overview 28:15 - Updates to Visual Studio Mobile Center 32:00 - Developer Tool of the Week Links & Show Notes: The Xamarin Podcast (http://xamarinpodcast.com/) website Visual Studio for Mac to the Cloud & Beyond (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2017/04/12/visual-studio-for-mac-to-the-cloud-and-beyond/) Xamarin Documentation Goes Multilingual (https://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-documentation-goes-multilingual/) Monthly Pricing for Xamarin University (https://blog.xamarin.com/new-monthly-pricing-for-xamarin-university-2/) Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 (https://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-xamarin-forms-stable-release-2-3-4/) Podcast: Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 & Beyond (https://blog.xamarin.com/podcast-xamarin-forms-2-3-4-beyond/) Xamarin.Forms: Device.OS changes (http://motzcod.es/post/159463651162/device-os-xamarin-forms-obsolete-runtime-os) Xamarin.Forms: OnPlatform changes (http://motzcod.es/post/159684940967/important-onplatform-changes-xamarin-forms) Xamarin.Forms 2.3.5 (https://blog.xamarin.com/make-xamarin-forms-apps-even-better-faster/) Preview: Bringing macOS to Xamarin.Forms (https://blog.xamarin.com/preview-bringing-macos-to-xamarin-forms/) Xamarin.Forms Performance Thread (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/93178/lets-talk-performance) Securing Web Requests with TLS 1.2 (https://blog.xamarin.com/securing-web-requests-with-tls-1-2/) Visual Studio Extension: Snippet Designer (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=vs-publisher-2795.SnippetDesigner) Android Keystore Signature Tool (https://blog.xamarin.com/simplified-android-keystore-signature-disovery/) Amazing James Montemagno Gif (https://i.gyazo.com/07171d7bb9ca0317dadff7f4bff7514d.gif) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno) James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
4/18/201736 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 38: Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 & Beyond

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan is joined by David Ortinau, PM at Microsoft for Xamarin.Forms, to discuss the release of Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 and what's on the roadmap for Xamarin.Forms moving forward. Show Notes: 01:30 - Introducing the new PM for Xamarin.Forms, David Ortinau 02:30 - What does a typical day look like for David as a PM? 04:30 - Release of Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 to stable 05:50 - Performance & quality improvements 12:00 - Enhancements to XAMLC 13:50 - New bindable picker control 16:00 - Evolution forum for evolving the future of Xamarin.Forms 17:00 - OnIdiom support for desktop 22:25 - New "nightly" master builds for Xamarin.Forms and other fun ways of trying preview features 27:55 - What are fast renderers? How can they improve the performance of Xamarin.Forms apps? Links & Show Notes: The Xamarin Podcast (http://xamarinpodcast.com/) website Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4 Overview (https://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-xamarin-forms-stable-release-2-3-4/), Release Notes (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/92455/xamarin-forms-2-3-4-224) Feature Roadmap for Xamarin.Forms (https://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/85747/xamarin-forms-feature-roadmap/p1) Evolution Forum (https://forums.xamarin.com/categories/xamarin-forms-evolution) Nightly Builds (https://blog.xamarin.com/try-the-latest-in-xamarin-forms-with-nightly-builds/) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (http://github.com/pierceboggan) David Ortinau: Twitter (https://twitter.com/davidortinau), GitHub (https://github.com/davidortinau) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast) Special Guest: David Ortinau.
4/7/201732 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 37: Enhanced XAML Productivity with MFractor

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan is joined by Matthew Robbins to discuss his XAML productivity tool MFractor, building addins for Xamarin Studio, code generation with Roslyn, and his journey from idea to product. Show Notes: 01:20 - What is MFractor (https://www.mfractor.com/)? 04:45 - How Matthew drives feature development for MFractor 07:00 - Journey from idea to product 09:30 - Building add-ins for Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio for Mac 13:45 - Cool tricks anyone can do with Roslyn 22:00 - The moment Matthew realized this could be a product 23:00 - Roslyn code generation tricks and tips 26:50 - The future of MFractor Links & Show Notes: The Xamarin Podcast (http://xamarinpodcast.com/) website MFractor (https://www.mfractor.com/) MFractor Documentation (http://docs.mfractor.com/) Building Add-ins for Xamarin Studio (https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/xamarin-studio/customizing-ide/extending_xamarin_studio_with_addins/) Matthew's Guide on Building Add-Ins for Xamarin Studio (https://github.com/matthewrdev/building-addins-for-xamarin-studio) Xamarin University Lecture on Addins (https://university.xamarin.com/guestlectures/building-xamarin-studio-addins) Roslyn Quoter (https://roslynquoter.azurewebsites.net/) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (http://github.com/pierceboggan) Matthew Robbins: Twitter (https://twitter.com/mfractor), GitHub (https://github.com/matthewrdev) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast) Special Guest: Matthew Robbins.
3/24/201732 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 36: What's New in Xamarin - Cycle 9, Visual Studio 2017, and more!

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan announce some exciting changes surrounding the Xamarin Podcast and cover what's new in Xamarin, including the stable release of Cycle 9, the upcoming Visual Studio 2017 launch, and more. Show Notes: 0:00:30 - Exciting changes coming to the Xamarin Podcast 0:04:45 - Visual Studio 2017 launch 0:06:30 - The new Visual Studio 2017 workload-based installer 0:11:00 - The Xamarin release process 0:18:30 - New "bootstrapped" cross-platform templates 0:22:20 - New item templates for Xamarin.Forms 0:25:00 - Xamarin.Forms IntelliSense, Info.plist Editor, and various other Visual Studio enhancements 0:27:15 - Updates to Xamarin Studio, including .NET Standard support, multiprocess debugging, and more 0:33:30 - Running Visual Studio for Mac and Xamarin Studio side-by-side Links & Show Notes: The Xamarin Podcast (http://xamarinpodcast.com/) website Cycle 9 Release Notes (https://releases.xamarin.com/stable-release-cycle-9/) Visual Studio 2017 RC (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-2017-rc/) Visual Studio for Mac Preview (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-mac/) Pierce: Twitter (https://twitter.com/pierceboggan), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno) James: Twitter (https://twitter.com/jamesmontemagno), Blog (http://motzcod.es/), GitHub (http://github.com/jamesmontemagno), Merge Conflict Podcast (http://mergeconflict.fm) Subscribe: iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2) Google Play Music (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ifcss44ww5lc375esulsuettsey) Overcast (https://overcast.fm/itunes691368176/xamarin-podcast)
3/10/201738 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 35: Mobile App Design with David Ortinau

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, we are joined by Xamarin MVP David Ortinau to talk about mobile app design, including the strategies and tools David uses to design and ship mobile apps to his clients. Follow us on Twitter: @pierceboggan @MikeCodesDotNet @davidortinau Special Guests: David Ortinau and Mike James.
1/9/201744 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 34: What's New in Xamarin.Forms 2.3.3

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Mike James and I cover the latest-and-greatest in Xamarin.Forms to help make it easy to add native controls and functionality to your mobile apps with native view declaration and platform-specifics Special Guest: Mike James.
10/31/201621 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 33: iOS 10, iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and more!

In this edition of the Xamarin Podcast, Mike James and I discuss announcements from the Apple Special Event on September 7th, 2016, including iOS 10, iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and more! Be sure to listen for a full rundown on all the announcements from last week, as well as how you can take advantage of all the new iOS 10 APIs in your Xamarin apps. Special Guest: Mike James.
9/12/201636 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 32: Identity Management in Mobile Apps

In this edition of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce (@pierceboggan) and Mike (@mikecodesdotnet) discuss identity in mobile apps. We start by asking: does my mobile app even need identity? If it does, we cover the different options available to developers, from local to social to enterprise authentication. Special Guest: Mike James.
8/22/201631 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 31: Tools for Creating & Designing 5 Star Apps

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and Mike James talk about the tools and processes they use to create and design beautiful apps. Have show feedback? Let us know on Twitter @pierceboggan and @mikecodesdotnet. Special Guest: Mike James.
7/18/201629 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 30: Building Connected Apps with Microsoft Azure

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and I share our experiences in building connected apps with Azure Mobile Apps. We’ll walk you through the different options you have for mobile backends in Azure, and take a look at other technologies, such as Microsoft Cognitive Services, Azure Functions, and Azure Search, that you can add to bring your mobile backend to the next level. Special Guest: Mike James.
6/27/201653 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 29: WWDC 2016 Recap

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and I cover everything you need to know as a mobile developer from Apple’s WWDC 2016, including new additions and upgrades to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Special Guest: Mike James.
6/20/201658 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 28: Xamarin Studio 6, Cycle 7, and more!

In this edition of the Xamarin Podcast, Mike James (@MikeCodesDotNet) and Pierce (@pierceboggan) break down the latest major stable release of Xamarin - Cycle 7 - which includes the brand-new Xamarin Studio 6, Visual Studio 4.1, and updates to Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Mono. Special Guest: Mike James.
6/13/201631 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 27: Xamarin Evolve 2016 Recap with Joseph Hill

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno has the honor of taking with special guest Joseph Hill, co-founder of Xamarin and VP of Developer Relations. James sat down with Joseph to discuss not only the past, present, and future of Xamarin Evolve, but a full run down on his thoughts of the Microsoft acquisition. Special Guest: Joseph Hill.
5/16/201645 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 25: Introducing Xamarin.Forms 2.1

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and James catch you up on all the new features introduced in Xamarin.Forms 2.1, including control templates, DataTemplateSelectors, and making user interface tweaks with effects, as well as take a look back on the journey from Xamarin.Forms 1.0 to now.
3/17/201637 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 26: Continuous Integration & Deployment

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and I share our experiences with both continuous integration and continuous deployment, and provide some of our favorite services (i.e. HockeyApp, VSTS, Bitrise, and Appveyor) and actionable steps to get your own continuous infrastructure up-and-running in no time.
3/17/201630 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 24: Simplify Your Code with C# 6

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Mike and I are joined by James Montemagno to overview all of the features introduced in C# 6 to simplify your code and bring code readability to a new level. Special Guest: Mike James.
2/5/201639 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 23: Test Your Way to a 5 Star App

Mobile users have extremely high expectations when it comes to mobile applications in 2015, which is why it's more important than ever to make sure your app runs flawlessly. This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Mike and Pierce describe everything you need to know about testing to test your way to a five star app, including: the importance of testing mobile apps, common challenges, testing workflows, and actionable steps you can take to start testing your apps today. Special Guest: Mike James.
1/11/201634 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 22: Building games for iOS, Android, Apple TV, PlayStation, and more!

This week on the Xamarin Podcast, Mike sits down with Dominique Louis and Dean Ellis, to talk MonoGame - an open source implementation of the XNA 4 framework with the goal to allow XNA developers to port their games to iOS, Android, Mac OSX, Linux, Apple TV, and PlayStation 4. We discuss how to get started with game development, break down all of the game engines available to C# developers who wish to bring their games to billions of mobile gamers, and more. Special Guests: Dean Ellis, Dominique Louis, and Mike James.
12/18/201538 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 21: Xamarin 4: Everything You Need to Build Great Mobile Apps

Xamarin 4 has everything you need to build great mobile apps. This week on the Xamarin Podcast, we explore all the new features and enhancements Xamarin 4 brings to help make it fast, easy, and fun to develop great mobile apps. Introducing Xamarin 4: https://blog.xamarin.com/introducing-xamarin-4/ Win registration to Xamarin Evolve 2016: https://blog.xamarin.com/contest-show-us-your-favorite-xamarin-4-feature/ Xamarin.Forms: https://xamarin.com/forms Xamarin.Forms for UWP Preview: https://blog.xamarin.com/getting-started-with-xamarin-forms-windows-10-preview/ Special Guest: Mike James.
12/4/201533 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 20: Apple Special Event (9/9/2015) Recap

Join Mike (@MikeCodesDotNet) and Pierce (@pierceboggan) as they recap the announcements from Apple's Special Event on September 9th, 2015. Special Guest: Mike James.
9/25/201532 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 19: Xamarin Insights with James and Mike

Xamarin Insights with James and Mike by Xamarin Podcast Special Guest: Mike James.
9/11/201536 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 18: MVVM frameworks with James Montemagno

Deciding which patterns to use when developing your app can be difficult. This week on the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and I discuss MVVM frameworks and our approach to developing cross platform apps with as much code reuse as possible. Special Guest: Mike James.
8/14/201531 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 17: Building Apps for a Connected World

Building apps for a connected world is tough! Mobile devices, even in areas of high connectivity, are constantly gaining and losing internet connections. Sometimes, even in perfect scenarios things can go wrong. We also want our apps to be super-performant and work offline. In today's episode of the Xamarin Podcast, we break down our strategies for building fast, connected apps with Xamarin. Huge shoutout to Rob Gibbens, who inspired this podcast with his excellent post on resilient network services: http://arteksoftware.com/resilient-network-services-with-xamarin/ Special Guest: Mike James.
7/31/201536 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 16: Exploring Backend Options for Xamarin Developers

Join Pierce Boggan (twitter.com/pierceboggan) and Mike James (twitter.com/mikecodesdotNET) as they discuss all of the amazing mobile backend options available to Xamarin developers, such as Oracle MCS, Microsoft Azure, and Facebook's Parse. Special Guest: Mike James.
7/10/201528 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 15: Special Edition: WWDC 2015

Join Pierce Boggan (@pierceboggan) and Mike James (@mikecodesdotNET) as they discuss all of the latest announcements from WWDC 2015 and how they affect developers. Special Guest: Mike James.
6/12/201544 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 14: Special Edition: Google I/O 2015

Join James Montemagno, Jérémie Laval, and Pierce Boggan as they discuss all of the latest announcements from Google I/O, how they affect developers, and their thoughts on attending Google I/O at the Moscone Center. Special Guest: Jérémie Laval.
6/12/201532 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 13: This Week in Xamarin, Plugins for Xamarin with James Montemagno

Mike and Pierce discuss the upcoming Xamarin WWDC and Google I/O parties, as well as look at some content from our community in "This Week in Xamarin". Xamarin Developer Evangelist James Montemagno also joins the podcast to talk about how you can increase code sharing in your apps with Plugins for Xamarin. Special Guest: Mike James.
5/26/201527 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 12: 1 Million Developers, Build 2015, Xamarin.Forms for Windows

Whoa, it's been a while! Welcome back! This episode of the Xamarin Podcast discusses the latest announcements over the past few months in the Xamarin and .NET world, including 1 Million Developers, Xamarin.Forms for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1, the Xamarin Inspector, and all the cool announcement's from Microsoft's Build 2015 conference.
5/11/201534 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 11: Xamarin Evolve, Build 2014, Android Wear, Google Glass

Episode Eleven talks about the upcoming Xamarin Evolve conference, Build 2014, videos for recent user groups, new user groups and talk on Android Wear, Google Glass and how you can get yourself a free Xamarin C# t-shirt. Xamarin Evolve 2014 - https://evolve.xamarin.com/ Epic Evolve Sessions - http://blog.xamarin.com/epic-evolve-sessions/ Microsoft Build 2014 - http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2014/04/02/everything-need-know-build-2014/ Go Mobile with C# and Xamarin with Miguel de Icaza - http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-653 .NET Foundation - http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/ Universal Projects - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/04/14/using-visual-studio-to-build-universal-xaml-apps.aspx Mobile Services + Xamarin + PCL - https://github.com/paulbatum/mobile-services-xamarin-pcl Using Xamarin to take Existing .NET Apps Cross Platform - http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Using-Xamarin-to-take-Existing-NET-Apps-Cross-Platform Xamarin and REST APIs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfoJCd_TMx0 1) Write cross-platform mobile apps with F# & Xamarin. 2) ??? 3) Profit! - http://www.meetup.com/nycmobiledev/events/176767982/ Cross Platform Settings for Everyone! - http://motzcod.es/post/79388621342/cross-platform-settings-for-everyone Xamarin iOS Signature Starter Kit - http://www.michaelridland.com/xamarin/how-to-xamarin-ios-signature-starter-kit/ Admob with Xamarin Android - https://blog.tommyparnell.com/admob-with-xamarin-part-1-banner-ads/ Observable UITableViews - http://www.pierceboggan.com/observable-uitableviews/ Taskio | Task & Todo list, reminders & calendar - https://itunes.apple.com/app/tasky%20-task-todo-list-reminders/id704586943?mt=8 Mobile Midwest By Bernstein-Rein Advertising - https://itunes.apple.com/app/mobile-midwest/id859441250?mt=8 Android Wear - http://developer.android.com/wear/index.html Android Wear Component - https://components.xamarin.com/view/androidwearpreview Glass Development Kit (Developer Preview) Component - https://components.xamarin.com/view/googleglass Making a Google Glass app with C# on Xamarin: PTVGlass - http://www.istartedsomething.com/20140329/making-a-google-glass-app-with-c-on-xamarin-ptvglass/ Glass Progress Bar - https://github.com/chrisntr/glass-progress-bar Xamarin Starter Edition - http://xamarin.com/starter Part 1: My StepCounter Android: Step Sensors - http://motzcod.es/post/82515321689/part-1-my-stepcounter-android-step-sensors Run a C# app, get a C# shirt - http://xamarin.com/shirt Xamarin Podcast on Twitter - http://twitter.com/xamarinpodcast Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
4/21/201419 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 10: Apple's CarPlay, Google Glass, Android on Nokia X

Episode 10 of the Xamarin Podcast discusses some of the latest news from Apple, upgrading Google Glass, Nokia X shipping with Xamarin.Android applications, Portable Class Library videos and more. As always, you can see the links we mention on show below, or see the links inline on the SoundCloud file. Recorded by ChrisNTR & Pierce Boggan, Edited by Mike James. You can use the following link to subscribe using your favourite podcast aggregator here: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/55118534-xamarin-podcast/tracks, or subscribe via the iTunes link here: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/xamarin-podcast/id691368176?mt=2! Apple CarPlay - http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/ TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By Apple - http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/rumor-testflight-owner-burstly-is-being-acquired-by-apple/ Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade - http://news.cnet.com/8301-10353-57619794-94/google-glass-updates-slow-down-ahead-of-kitkat-upgrade/ Get Scanning With Google Glass - http://chrisntr.github.io/blog/2014/02/24/get-scanning-with-google-glass/ The easiest way to build Native iOS UI - http://blog.falafel.com/Blogs/lance-bullock/2014/02/18/the-easiest-way-to-build-native-ios-ui Using Portable Class Libraries with Xamarin - http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Visual-Studio-Toolbox/Using-Portable-Class-Libraries-with-Xamarin Using Portable Class Libraries in iOS and Android Apps - http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2014/02/01/using-portable-class-libraries-in-ios-and-android-apps.aspx Portable Class Library Tips and Tricks - http://motzcod.es/post/77714523453/portable-class-library-tips-and-tricks Nokia X Platform overview - http://developer.nokia.com/nokia-x/platform-overview Nokia X – HERE for C# developers with Xamarin - http://blog.xamarin.com/nokia-x-for-csharp/ Bringing MixRadio to the new Nokia X family - http://dev.mixrad.io/blog/2014/02/24/Bringing-MixRadio-to-the-new-Nokia-X-family/ Use Nokia X HERE Maps with Xamarin.Android - http://mikebluestein.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/use-nokia-x-here-maps-with-xamarin-android/ Awesome Mobile C# Meetups to Start off March - http://blog.xamarin.com/awesome-mobile-c-sharp-meetups-to-start-off-march/ Introduction to iOS Programming in C# (Seattle Mobile .NET March 2014) - http://forums.xamarin.com/discussion/14339/introduction-to-ios-programming-in-c-seattle-mobile-net-march-2014 Autohide Navigation Bar - http://iosbits.co.uk/autohide-navigation-bar/ Days Until Xmas on Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrisntr.daysuntilxmasandroid Days Until Xmas source code on GitHub - https://github.com/chrisntr/DaysUntilXmas Baby Steps with Xamarin on Android - http://mtaulty.com/CommunityServer/blogs/miketaultys_blog/archive/2014/02/20/baby-steps-with-xamarin-on-android-part-1.aspx In-Memory Bitmap Caching with Xamarin.Android: Part 1, An Overview - http://brett.duncavage.org/2014/02/in-memory-bitmap-caching-with.html Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
3/7/201419 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 9: iBeacons, MVVM, Google I/O 2014

Episode nine of the Xamarin Podcast discusses some new announcements from Google, open source applications that you can learn from, MVVM frameworks to speed up your development and much much more. ChrisNTR on Twitter - http://twitter.com/chrisntr Pierce Boggan on Twitter - http://twitter.com/pierceboggan Google I/O 2014 - https://plus.google.com/+SundarPichai/posts/hVVvM5MJU3d Project Tango - http://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/ Wii Remote Hacks - http://www.ted.com/talks/johnnyleedemoswiiremotehacks.html Enhancing Cross-Platform Mobile Development in Xamarin Using MvvMCross and Ninja Coder - http://www.devx.com/blog/devissues/enhancing-cross-platform-mobile-development-in-xamarin-using-mvvmcross-and-ninja-coder.html VS Toolbox - Cross Platform Development With Xamarin - http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/visual-studio-toolbox/cross-platform-development-with-xamarin Using Estimotes With Xamarin.Android - http://www.opgenorth.net/blog/2014/02/16/using-estimotes-with-xamarin-dot-android/ eyeBeacon - http://pennapps2014s.challengepost.com/submissions/20897-eyebeacon Localytics for Xamarin.Mac - https://github.com/robertmiles3/localytics-xamarin-mac Creating Xamarin.iOS bindings for a native library - http://kannan-chandra.com/posts/xamarin-binding-appsee/ NChart3D - http://nchart3d.com/nchart/download Cross-platform Progress / HUD for Android and iOS with Xamarin - http://gerryhigh.com/2014/02/09/cross-platform-xamarin/ Xamarin University - http://xamarin.com/university Continuous Integration for Your Mobile App - http://blog.xamarin.com/continuous-integration-for-your-mobile-app/ Falafel Bridge for TestComplete - http://blog.falafel.com/blogs/ryan-axford/2014/02/17/now-in-the-xamarin-marketplace-falafel-bridge-for-testcomplete Symbolicating iOS Crash Files (Xamarin.iOS) - http://jmillerdev.net/symbolicating-ios-crash-files-xamarin-ios/ My StepCounter on GitHub - https://github.com/michaeljames6/my-stepcounter My StepCounter on AppStore - https://itunes.apple.com/app/my-stepcounter/id789817499?mt=8 Dublin RTPI - https://github.com/wolksoftwareltd/dublinrtpi Json.NET - http://components.xamarin.com/view/json.net json2csharp.com - http://json2csharp.com/ New Series: developing for Android with Xamarin - http://msicc.net/?p=3858 Xamarin/MvvmCross + Autofac - http://nbevans.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/xamarin-mvvmcross-with-autofac/ Simple MVVM Toolkit for WPF, SL, Windows Store, Windows Phone, iOS and Android - https://simplemvvmtoolkit.codeplex.com/releases/view/118065 Making Xamarin.iOS talk to Meteor - http://fastchicken.co.nz/2014/02/11/making-xamarin-ios-talk-to-meteor/ Review of my first real F# program written in Xamarin - http://www.knowing.net/index.php/2014/02/13/notes-on-my-first-real-f-program/ Danger Unstable Structure - No More! - http://7sharpnine.com/posts/danger-unstable-structure/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
2/21/201427 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 8: Microsoft's New CEO, Cross-Platform, UI Testing

Episode eight of the Xamarin Podcast kicks off discussing the new Microsoft CEO, diving into cross platform apps such as Total Connect Comfort Europe from Honeywell, Wordament from Microsoft and announcing Xamarin Evolve 2014, sign up and be notified when registration opens up! Satya Nadella - Microsoft's CEO - http://microsoft.com/ceo Animation fun with UIView.AnimateAsync() - http://kerry.lothrop.de/animation-fun/ Xamarin How-To: Controls for Navigating Between Screens in iOS - http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2014/01/01/xamarin-how-to.aspx Watch LINQ to Twitter On Glass - http://geekswithblogs.net/winaz/archive/2014/01/10/watch-linq-to-twitter-on-glass.aspx GlassPrompter, the Google Glass Teleprompter - http://rogerpincombe.com/glassprompter Google Glass Template for Visual Studio - http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0299716a-24ba-41f0-8b97-2f4992bb91a8 Automated UI Testing with Cucumber and Calabash - http://praeclarum.org/post/73655359097/automated-ui-testing-with-cucumber-and-calabash Core Animation Resources for Xamarin.iOS Developers - http://mikebluestein.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/core-animation-resources-for-xamarin-ios-developers/ Using Atlassian Bamboo to build Xamarin apps - http://lipsky.me/blog/2014/1/29/r1x6nswctliiwqngg0zu63u2713cnp Xamarin Evolve 2014 - http://xamarin.com/evolve/2014 Total Connect Comfort Europe on Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.honeywell.totalconnectcomforteurope&hl=en Total Connect Comfort Europe on iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/total-connect-comfort-europe/id783653368?mt=8 Xamarin’s Visual Studio Plugin, missing Android devices, Genymotion and Parallels Desktop – don’t panic! - http://krumelur.me/2014/01/30/xamarins-visual-studio-plugin-missing-android-devices-genymotion-and-parallels-desktop-dont-panic/ Wave Engine 1.3 Sea Lion - http://waveengine.net/news/details/13 Wordament Ships to Every Major Platform with Xamarin - http://blog.xamarin.com/wordament-ships-to-every-major-platform-with-xamarin/ February Mobile C# Developer Meetups - http://blog.xamarin.com/february-2014-mobile-c-sharp-developer-meetups/ Will the Next Great Boston Tech Company Please Stand Up? - http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2014/01/30/will-the-next-great-boston-tech-company-please-stand-up/?singlepage=true Google opens Chromecast to all developers - http://news.cnet.com/8301-10233-57617969-93/google-opens-chromecast-to-all-developers/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
2/5/201416 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 7: Meetups, Bind, Xamarin.Mac, Parallax, WeMo

Episode seven of the Xamarin Podcast kicks off the new year with Google Glass, Meetup Managers, Parallax and Shaking Windows. Hear about Frank Krueger's new Bind framework, automating your home with WeMo from Belkin and speeding up your HTTP calls with a Xamarin component from Paul Betts. BUILD 2014 - http://buildwindows.com MvvmCross - https://github.com/mvvmcross/mvvmcross MeetupManager on GitHub - https://github.com/jamesmontemagno/meetupmanager Seattle Mobile .NET Developers Group - http://www.meetup.com/seattlemobiledevelopers Belkin WeMo Insight Switch - http://www.belkin.com/us/p/p-f7c029/ Belkin WeMo SDK - http://developers.belkin.com/wemo/sdk Google Glass Add-in for Xamarin Studio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyjb4qox9fm Google Glass Add-in on GitHub - https://github.com/chrisntr/glassaddin Glass Developers GDK Reference Documentation - https://developers.google.com/glass/develop/gdk/reference/index Find A Cat Google Glass on GitHub - https://github.com/patridge/okglassfindacat MarkdownSharp.Portable on GitHub - https://github.com/patridge/markdownsharp.portable Android Screen Mirroring Made Easy - http://motzcod.es/post/71998937230/android-screen-mirroring-made-easy Mobizen - http://www.mobizen.com/en/ FlatUI for Android on Xamarin Component Store - https://components.xamarin.com/view/flatui Using Parallax for Fun and Profit - http://blog.neteril.org/blog/2014/01/02/using-parallax-for-fun-and-profit/ Building Native User Interfaces is the Right Way To Build Cross Platform Style Apps - http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2013/12/15/building-native-user-interfaces-is-the-right-way-to-build-cross-platform-style-apps.aspx Magic of NSLinguistic Tagger - http://prashantvc.com/magic-of-nslinguistic%e2%80%8btagger/ Gist for NSLinguisticTagger - https://gist.github.com/prashantvc/8039121 Xamarin.Mac Tutorial 6 - Shaking Windows - http://micjames.co.uk/xamarin-mac-tutorial-6-shaking-windows/ Porting existing .NET apps to Four Mobile Platforms with PCL - http://blog.xamarin.com/porting-existing-.net-apps-to-four-mobile-platforms-with-pcl/ Bind on GitHub - https://github.com/praeclarum/bind ModernHttpClient on Xamarin Component Store - http://components.xamarin.com/view/modernhttpclient Why we launched on both iOS and Android, and you should too - http://blog.cloudmagic.com/2014/01/07/why-we-launched-on-both-ios-and-android-and-you-should-too/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
1/17/201421 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 6: Xamarin & Microsoft Partner, Google Glass, Xamarin University

Episode six of the Xamarin Podcast comes back after a little holiday, found out why on the show, hear about Google Glass and developing for Google Glass with Xamarin.Android, find out what's been happening at the .NET Rocks Modern Apps Roadshow and more Xamarin and mobile news from around the web. Modern Apps Roadshow - http://xamarin.com/modern-apps-roadshow Chris Hardy on The Tablet Show - www.thetabletshow.com/default.aspx?shownum=111 Aaron Bockover on The Tablet Show - www.thetabletshow.com/default.aspx?shownum=112 Microsoft and Xamarin Partner Globally - http://blog.xamarin.com/microsoft-and-xamarin-partner-globally/ PCL and .NET NuGet Libraries are now enabled for Xamarin - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2013/11/13/pcl-and-net-nuget-libraries-are-now-enabled-for-xamarin.aspx Announcing Xamarin University - http://blog.xamarin.com/announcing-xamarin-university/ Windows Azure: General Availability Release of BizTalk Services, Traffic Manager, Azure AD App Access + Xamarin support for Mobile Services - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/11/21/windows-azure-general-availability-release-of-biztalk-services-traffic-manager-azure-ad-app-access-xamarin-support-for-mobile-services.aspx ActionBarSherlock + Xamarin + MVVMCross - http://enginecore.blogspot.ro/2013/11/actionbarsherlock-xamarin-mvvmcross.html Android Support Library v7 AppCompat - http://components.xamarin.com/view/xamandroidsupportv7appcompat Building Glassware with the Xamarin Android and Google’s GDK - http://lewisbenge.azurewebsites.net/2013/11/21/building-glassware-with-the-xamarin-android-and-googles-gdk/ Glass Development Kit - https://developers.google.com/glass/develop/gdk/index Google Mirror API Overview - https://developers.google.com/glass/develop/mirror/index Google Plus Services, Login and +1 in Xamarin.Android - http://motzcod.es/post/67077106339/google-plus-services-login-and-1-in-xamarin-android RadioTimes DiscoverTV - http://www.radiotimes.com/apps/radio-times-discover-tv-for-ipad MimeKit - http://jstedfast.github.io/mimekit/ Being A Successful Mobile Developer - Windows Phone, Marketing & Xamarin - http://blog.tattoocoder.com/2013/11/being-successful-mobile-developer.html Gone Mobile Podcast - http://gonemobile.io/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
11/27/201321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 5: Xamarin.Mac, Games in F#, Open-Source

Episode five of the Xamarin Podcast discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, covering Moyeu - a open source Android app for tracking Hubspot bikes in Boston, developing games for iOS in F#, open source and the Xamarin community and much much more. Xamarin Studio and iOS 7 - http://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-studio-and-ios-7/ A Platform game in SpriteKit and F# - http://neildanson.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/a-platform-game-in-spritekit-and-f-part-1-game-state-management/ A Big refresh to Moyeu - http://blog.neteril.org/blog/2013/10/10/a-big-refresh-to-moyeu/ XamSvg, Managed SVG Support for Android - http://blog.neteril.org/blog/2013/10/10/xamsvg-managed-svg-for-xamarin-android/ Android Tip: ViewPager With Protruding Children - http://blog.neteril.org/blog/2013/10/14/android-tip-viewpager-with-protruding-children/ Elegant UITextField Placeholders in Xamarin.iOS - http://www.gregshackles.com/2013/10/elegant-uitextfield-placeholders-in-xamarin-ios/ Using PaintCode with Xamarin.Mac - http://micjames.co.uk/paintcode-xamarin-mac/ Asynchronous Operations with Xamarin - http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/10/01/asynchronous-operations-with-xamarin.aspx Xamarin.Mac Tutorial 1 - http://micjames.co.uk/xamarin-mac-tutorial-1/ Touch.Unit vs NUnitLite 1.0 - http://spouliot.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/touch-unit-vs-nunitlite-1-0/ Portable Class Library (PCL) now available on all platforms - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2013/10/14/portable-class-library-pcl-now-available-on-all-platforms.aspx PSPDF Kit on Twitter - https://twitter.com/pspdfkit/status/389711687194279936 Open-Source: GitHub's Xamarin starter apps - http://log.paulbetts.org/open-source-githubs-xamarin-starter-apps/ Using the iOS7 BarCode Scanner - Book App - http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/baldnbearded/archive/2013/10/11/using-the-ios7-barcode-scanner-monotouch.aspx Adobe Edge Animations - Clancey on GitHub - https://github.com/clancey/adobeedgeanimations/tree/master/adobeedgeanimations Days Until Xmas Goes Open Source - http://chrisntr.github.io/blog/2013/10/01/days-until-xmas-goes-open-source/ Joggle - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/joggle/id697132586?mt=8 DVLUP 2.0 - http://www.dvlup.com/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
10/22/201320 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 4: iOS 7, Porting Silverlight Apps to iOS/Android, Sketch

Episode four of the Xamarin Podcast discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, covering a lot of great articles focusing on iOS 7 development with Xamarin.iOS, Porting Silverlight apps to iOS and Android and various other links from around the web. iOS 7 Adoption - Mixpanel - https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/ios7/fromdate:-2,todate:0 Xamarin Recipe Cook-off - http://blog.xamarin.com/xamarin-recipe-cook-off/ Xamarin iOS 7 MapKit MKDirections - http://davidsonblake.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/ios-7-mapkit-mkdirections/ iOS 7 - Xamarin Recipe for JavascriptCore Framework - http://jmillerdev.net/blog/2013/09/25/ios-7-xamarin-recipe-for-javascriptcore-framework/ iOS7 Recipe: Background Fetching - http://redth.info/ios7-recipe-background-fetching/ Introduction to Backgrounding in iOS - http://docs.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/applicationfundamentals/backgrounding/part1introductiontobackgroundinginios Making Fetch Happen - NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group - http://www.meetup.com/nycmobiledev/events/141348942/ iOS7: Fun Times With the New Full Screen Layout! - http://redth.info/ios7-full-screen-layout/ iOS 7 UI Transition Guide - https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/userexperience/conceptual/transitionguide/ Play 'Find The Monkey' with iOS 7 iBeacons - http://blog.xamarin.com/play-find-the-monkey-with-ios-7-ibeacons/ Make Your iOS 7 App Speak - http://blog.xamarin.com/make-your-ios-7-app-speak/ SpriteKit on Xamarin.iOS: fun without compromise - http://blog.reblochon.org/2013/09/spritekit-on-xamarinios-fun-without.html Yep, paid apps are dead - http://tapity.com/yep-paid-apps-are-dead/ iOS Support Matrix - http://iossupportmatrix.com/ Modal UIAlertView (iOS 7) - http://prashantvc.com/modal-uialertview-ios-7/ Image Effects with Xamarin.Android - http://prashantvc.com/image-effects-with-xamarin-android/ Porting existing .NET apps to Android - http://blog.xamarin.com/porting-existing-.net-apps-to-android/ Porting existing .NET apps to iOS - http://blog.xamarin.com/porting-existing-.net-apps-to-ios/ Auth0Client Component - http://components.xamarin.com/view/auth0client/ Wave Engine Converter Tool (Android and iOS) - http://blog.waveengine.net/2013/09/26/wave-engine-converter-tool-android-and-ios/ Lead Mobile Application Developer - http://careers.stackoverflow.com/uk/jobs/41224/lead-mobile-application-developer-ios-android-justgiving Memsquare - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/memsquare!/id702438915?mt=8 Using RevealApp with MonoTouch - http://tirania.org/monomac/archive/2013/sep-29.html Simple App Artwork with Sketch - http://blog.xamarin.com/simple-app-artwork-with-sketch/ Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
10/7/201323 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 3: iPhone 5c and 5s, Astronauts, MonoTouch.Dialog

Episode three of the Xamarin Podcast discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, talking about the recent iOS 7 and iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s releases, astronauts using Xamarin and helpful components and open source projects. iOS Dev Center - https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action CoreMotion APIs - https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/coremotion/reference/coremotionreference/index.html Genymotion - http://genymotion.com Learning Xamarin #2: Using the Genymotion Emulator - http://blog.falafel.com/blogs/jesseliberty/jesse-liberty/2013/09/13/learning-xamarin-2-using-the-genymotion-emulator Getting Started with Xamarin Android - http://blog.falafel.com/blogs/jesseliberty/jesse-liberty/2013/09/11/getting-started-with-xamarin-android Gone Mobile Podcast - http://gonemobile.io/ Creating a UI in Xamarin.iOS - http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/09/01/creating-a-ui-in-xamarin-ios.aspx Creating Imperative UIs in C# - http://blog.xamarin.com/creating-imperative-uis-in-c/ Fast UI Creation With MonoTouch.Dialog - http://fastchicken.co.nz/2013/06/06/my-xamarin-evolve-talk-is-up-fast-ui-creation-with-monotouch-dot-dialog/ Tink - https://www.tink.se/en/ Introduction to iOS 7 - http://docs.xamarin.com/guides/ios/platformfeatures/introductiontoios7 Days Until Xmas App - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/days-until-xmas/id578104612?ls=1&mt=8 NucliOS Controls for iOS 7 Developers - http://www.infragistics.com/community/blogs/nick-landry/archive/2013/09/18/nuclios-controls-for-ios-7-developers.aspx Renaud on Twitter - https://twitter.com/renaudbedard/status/377874948251217920 Cubes All The Way Down - http://theinstructionlimit.com/cubes-all-the-way-down-igs-gdc Buzz Aldrin on Twitter - https://twitter.com/therealbuzz/status/377106747854303232 Talking to your car – with OpenXC, Android, Xamarin & F# - http://fwaris.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/talking-to-you-car-with-openxc-android-xamarin-f/ Flavorus Box Office - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flavorus-box-office/id706171427 Animaonline.Android.Console - http://animaonline.com/blog/post/2 Couchbase Lite - http://components.xamarin.com/view/couchbase-lite/ Eggs-To-Go Component - http://components.xamarin.com/view/eggstogo/ Xamarin Community Blogs - http://planet.xamarin.com/ Planet Xamarin on Twitter - https://twitter.com/planetxamarin Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
9/19/201324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 2: Android KitKat, Mobility Scanner, iOS Designer

This episode of the Xamarin Podcast discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, including news, events and interesting projects and apps in the mobile and Xamarin developer space. Apple iPhone event on September 10th is official - http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4689266/apple-iphone-event-september-10th-official Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23926938 Unit Test Your iOS Apps - http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/08/01/unit-test-your-ios-apps.aspx Xamarin and Android – Specific Solutions to Specific Problems #1 - http://welltechnically.com/?p=2671 TinyIoC - https://github.com/grumpydev/TinyIoC Similardio - https://github.com/garuma/Similardio AutoMapper for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android preview - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dxgk8vkiyafwrxo/acgt6wNixK Cross-Platform Portable Class Libraries with .NET are Happening - http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CrossPlatformPortableClassLibrariesWithNETAreHappening.aspx Roaring for the Lions: Creating a reusable, extensible app development platform using Windows Azure - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukmsdn/archive/2013/06/25/behind-the-scenes-with-the-british-and-irish-lions-apps-windows-azure-server-architecture.aspx ReactiveUI - https://github.com/reactiveui/ReactiveUI MVVMCross for cross-platform mobile development. - http://www.sequence.co.uk/blog/mvvmrules Aviva Drive - http://www.aviva.co.uk/drive/ Taptitude - http://taptitude.fourbrosstudio.com/Home/CrossPlatformTaptitude Draw A Stickman - http://www.drawastickman.com How mobile is your .NET? - http://scan.xamarin.com Farlight - http://danielvaughan.org/post/Farlight-Brings-a-Captivating-Drawing-Experience-to-Your-Device.aspx Xamarin iOS Designer and Storyboards - Part 1 - http://blog.falafel.com/Blogs/lance-bullock/2013/08/09/xamarin-ios-designer-and-storyboards---part-1 DVLUP opens its doors to members from five more countries - http://blog.dvlup.com/2013/08/28/dvlup-opens-its-doors-to-members-from-five-more-countries/ Updated #OUYA ODK C# bindings with @xamarinhq's new async/await support - https://twitter.com/KonajuGames/status/372752206555926528 Quick Start with Xamarin.iOS - http://ybigus.com/blog/quick-start-with-xamarin-ios Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
9/5/201325 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 1: Chromecast, Jelly Bean, Azure Mobile Services

This episode of the Xamarin Podcast, as well as all future Xamarin Podcasts, discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, including news, events and interesting projects and apps in the mobile and Xamarin developer space. Links from this episode: ChrisNTR on Twitter - twitter.com/chrisntr Pierce on Twitter - twitter.com/pierceboggan XamarinHQ on Twitter - twitter.com/xamarinhq Apple Developer Portal Hacked - http://mashable.com/2013/07/22/apples-developer-portal-hacked/ 200 Devices on Apple Dev Centre - appleinsider.com/articles/13/08/16/apple-now-allowing-up-to-200-test-devices-per-ios-developer-account Android 4.3 Official Jelly Bean Release - www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/android-4-3-jelly-bean-official/ Xamarin.Android Google Play Services Component - blog.xamarin.com/introducing-the-google-play-services-component-for-xamarin-android/ ChromeCast - www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/ ChromeCast for Xamarin.iOS - www.knowing.net/index.php/2013/08/10/chromecast-home-media-server-xamarin-ios-ftw/ LineDiet App - smartypantscoding.com/the-official-launch-of-line-diet-for-iphone Azure Service Bus Notification Hub for Xamarin.iOS - roycornelissen.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/azure-service-bus-notification-hub-for-ios-bonus-xamarin-binding/ Parse Developer Day - www.parsedeveloperday.com/ Movement to Xamarin and mobile development - www.monday8am.com/en/2013/08/04/xamarincomienzos/ Movement to Xamarin and mobile development (spanish) - www.monday8am.com/2013/08/04/xamarincomienzos/ Transitioning to Xamarin from Objective-C - blog.xamarin.com/transitioning-to-xamarin-from-objective-c/ Webinar - C# Async on iOS and Android - blog.xamarin.com/csharp-async-on-ios-and-android/ NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group - www.meetup.com/nycmobiledev/events/133405042/ MonkeyArms - github.com/benbishop/MonkeyArms Splat - github.com/xpaulbettsx/splat Wordout - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordout/id672236582?l=nb&mt=8 Special Guest: Chris Hardy.
8/20/201321 minutes, 32 seconds