Developing New Experiences

TH01 Evolution of Xamarin.Forms!

12/03/2020

10:00am - 11:00am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate

Telerik

There is plenty to get excited in the Xamarin technology stack. Xamarin.Forms has come a long way, enabling developers to build truly native & truly cross-platform apps across various platforms. The dev loop gets tighter and tooling gets more matured. The latest Xamarin.Forms releases come packed with features for increased developer productivity and easy code sharing across platforms. Some new hotness include Shell & Navigation updates, Gradients, Dual Screen development, Hot Reload & Hot Restart, Android X & iOS 13 support and increased platform reach.

You are invested in .NET and Xamarin technology stacks. But there are some pain points in the present reality though. Perhaps you crave for cohesiveness, maturity and want to have more confidence in the Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms ecosystem?

Let’s take a look at the future with .NET MAUI – the evolution of Xamarin.Forms. While early days, the promise is exciting. Developers would be able to write more cross-platform code to target a wider selection of platforms, across mobile/desktop/web. Major design patterns include traditional MVVM and also the newer MVU pattern for additional developer flexibility. MAUI also opens the funnel to invite more developers into the ecosystem by offering choices in the UI stack – web technologies are welcome. .NET MAUI is a combination of technologies to evolve the Xamarin stack for future – a state of mind for surf & fun. Let’s explore!

You will learn:

  • Understand Xamarin ecosystem & platform reach
  • Explore latest Xamarin.Forms releases
  • Take a peek at the future of Xamarin.Forms