Cross-platform mobile development has been democratized for .NET developers – thanks to Xamarin & Microsoft. However, professional Xamarin development isn't a piece of cake. Sure, there is no barrier to entry and tooling has come a long way, but successful mobile apps need a lot more. Do you have a solid understanding of the Xamarin technology stack? Do you know how to mix and match native with abstracted UI for maximum code reuse?
Let’s do a run-down of the essential tools, frameworks and utilities that should be in every Xamarin developer’s arsenal. The ubiquitous IDEs, necessary plugins, cloud services, deployment tools, testing solutions and polished UI – all ready for your app development pleasure. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an end-to-end DevOps story or add AI intelligence to your apps? What can you do to delight your users, maintain developer sanity and deliver high quality apps? Let’s stop reinventing wheel and ship apps faster – the right tools help!
Sam Basu is a technologist, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP, gadget-lover and Progress Developer Advocate for Telerik products. With a long developer background, he now spends much of his time advocating modern web/mobile/cloud development platforms on Microsoft/Telerik technology stacks. His spare times call for travel, fast cars, cricket and culinary adventures with the family. You can find him on the internet.