Issue 5

This week contains a little extra gem titled, "Nanoservices for Mobile Apps with Azure Functions" written by the very talented, James Montemagno. If you ever get a chance to catch him on a podcast, James always brings a new level of knowledge and entertainment to the shows.

For this issue we listed up the days oldest first... why? because they are more interesting and useful!  Don't froget to checkout, Building Custom Animations in Xamarin.Forms. This really showcases the power of XF and how easy it is to do things. Back in 1998, this would have taken a lot more code.

Nanoservices for Mobile Apps with Azure Functions

Posted: 2016-08-08
Category: Xamarin Platform
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Azure Functions are a serverless, event-driven development experience that can easily integrate into any mobile app or Azure Mobile App backend. This means you can run nanoservices in Azure that scale seamlessly and only pay for the resources your function consumes. I have fallen in love with them and have been leveraging Azure Functions in some unique ways to integrate into my mobile apps.

 

Building Custom Animations in Xamarin.Forms

Posted: 2016-08-09
Category: Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms
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Xamarin.Forms includes its own animation infrastructure that allows for easy creation of simple animations, while also being versatile enough to create complex animations. Previously, we explored creating and cancelling animations using theViewExtensions class, and saw it in action in an app.

 

Authenticating Mobile Apps with Azure Active Directory B2C

Posted: 2016-08-11
Category: Xamarin Platform
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Identity is a critical component of every mobile app, but it’s also tricky to get right. As developers, we have many different options in terms of authentication. Creating our own identity solution (with username/password or email/password combinations) is one approach. However, this also means that we must handle password reset and 2 Factor Authentication (2FA), not to mention ensuring that our solution is securely storing and handling user credentials. Utilizing social accounts has grown in popularity in recent years, but it’s not uncommon for users to not have accounts with the social providers you support; some users are also wary of privacy concerns with granting applications social permissions.

 

Xamarin Dev Days: More Dates & More Cities!

Posted: 2016-08-12
Category: Education, Events
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With dozens of cities already announced, Xamarin Dev Days are active around the globe and we’re ready to announce even more cities all around the world! Come join your mobile developer community, brought to you by your local user groups and community leaders, for a full day of hands-on learning and training on how to build, test, and monitor native iOS, Android, and Windows apps with Xamarin.