File Size: 4381 KB
Print Length: 425 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484202155
Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (June 29, 2015)
Publication Date: June 29, 2015
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I am enrolled in Xamarin University, but (and this is not meant to disparage the wonderful people there) I feel like this book got me from zero to fifty in a few hours of reading. This should be required reading for anyone starting out with Xamarin Forms. It saved me hours of grief. I now feel like I can hold intelligent conversations about all things Xamarin. Well done and highly recommended!
This book was my first intro to Cross-Platform development with Xamarin, and it is fabulous! I come from a background of development in Windows applications, so a lot of my skills were able to carry over. After going through this book in a couple of weeks, I feel like I can do everything with Xamarin that I could previously with just Windows applications. Now, I can develop for all three top mobile platforms with one code base. Not to mention Xamarin Forms works really well!! I was really impressed how I could design a UI once and it would render appropriately for each platform. Highly recommend this book to get started with Xamarin, a fabulous tool for doing cross platform mobile application development! The tutorials here are very well documented and easy to follow!
As a fellow Apress author I came across this book at an Author gathering. I am also a Xamarin Authorized Consulting Partner and am often asked to work with people who are new to Xamarin and bring them up to speed. so I was very interested to see if this book could help.I had high hopes as Daniel is well known in the Xamarin world for his knowledge and the clear writing of his blog posts. I wasn't disappointed this book is an excellent introduction to the world of Xamarin and covers both the traditional Xmarin Android and IOS approaches along with the, rapidly increasing in popularity world, of Xamarin.Forms.I liked the really clear code examples and good explanations of where you would use the various different technologies.Along with Charles Petzold's forthcoming Xamarin.Forms book this is now one of my favorite two Xamarin books.
This is an excellent resource for anyone looking to get into Xamarin development. I am a C# developer and was able to quickly get up and going doing Xamarin development through the use of this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking to break into cross platform development with Xamarin.
It would be good if the book started with a clear step-to-step tutorial on how to quickstart an app and have it running in at least Android, iOS (either iPhone or iPad) and Windows Phone. I struggled a bit at the beginning to have it running with the help of Google & StackOverflow. Once you have a build and device deploy in place, the "lessons" are pretty good.