Build 2 apps for the price of one using MVVM and Portable Class Libraries

Build 2 apps for the price of one using MVVM and Portable Class Libraries

Presented by: Tom Walker

If you are not using MVVM or PCL in your app development you are doing it wrong. First we will do a brief introduction on MVVM and Portable Class Libraries. Next, we will cover how to architect our app to take advantage of using MVVM to avoid hard coupling between model and view. PCL will give us the ability to share our business logic and model across both Windows Phone and Windows Store clients. The other area I will be addressing in the session is how to abstract the navigation service so we can build a common navigation interface for both Windows Phone and Windows Store. This session will provide you with the knowledge to better architect your app concepts to build both Windows Phone and Windows Store clients at the same time.

Speaker Bio: 

Tom Walker is a senior software developer with over 10+ years of experience in the .NET stack. In those 10+ years he has worked in the auto, medical and fitness industries. He specializes in building software that enhances people’s lives in their day-to-day activities be it work or play. His current goal is to combining his passion for art and development into beautiful useful apps. Beyond that you can find him tinkering away on open data and open source projects using Windows Azure, Node.js, MongoDB, and Xamarin plus C #to glue it all together.

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  • Tom W.

    Hi everyone,

    Yep, this event is schedule later in the month. I'm away for the 1st part of the March. No worries we will be getting back to a regular meet time for April.


    February 17, 2014

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