Xamarin: Integration with Azure Functions

Imagine a scenario wherein you need to quickly setup APIs or microservices for your POCs or small projects without the hassle of provisioning or managing of your infrastructures. What solution should you use? Well the answer for that is to leverage Azure functions. Now a days you can commonly hear or maybe read the term Serverless computing. If you are a developer, well good news instead of trying to setup some servers you can just concentrate more on your codes. In Today’s article I would like to show to you how easy it is to setup Azure Function and integrate with a simple Xamarin Forms Application.

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Profiling memory leaks in Xamarin Forms

I remember one time I was working with a mobile project and it was already deployed to the client. It work out well from planning, development, testing to deployment but after a while the client was clamoring that the app is getting slower and slower when it was continuously being used up to the point where it will just crash suddenly. Well it is a given fact maybe not all but I’m guilty of it that we really love our code, so in that sense I was pointing the blame on maybe the device or something unusual that the client was doing with the Application. To make the long story short I’ve learned that Profilers are programmer’s best friend.

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Obfuscating Xamarin Forms (Android) using Dotfuscator

As Mobile Developers, our customers expect us to deliver mobile applications that are not only rich in content but are also secured enough to protect their data privacy.  In today’s article I am going to show you how to compromise an APK file using ILSPY application and the corresponding steps to counteract the reverse engineering of APK file through integration of Pre-Emptive’s Dotfuscator library.

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Xamarin: Getting Started With Prism 7

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In today’s article, I will discuss some of the essential improvements of Prism 7 for Xamarin as well as the minimum steps to get you up and running using Prism 7 in Xamarin forms, so let’s get started.

.NET Standard Support

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The long awaited .NET support for prism has arrived. It was during the 6.3 version days that I was having some problems with PCL projects wherein the more profiles that you select the less .NET APIs you can use but nevertheless .NET Standard will save the day.

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XAMARIN: DATA STORAGE USING FILE SYSTEM

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In today’s article, I will discuss how to use the File System of Xamarin forms in data storage. File System storage is a great option for you if you want to store a more larger data in the file system, maybe in the form of XML or JSON file, if Preference storage is not enough for you and Database is an overkill for you.

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XAMARIN: Data Storage Using Preference

In today’s article, I will discuss how to use the Preference in storing data. Preference is one of the different data storage strategies that Xamarin provides. It is primarily used to store small amount of data like user settings of your Mobile Application. The preference is a key value pair structure where it can only cater to simple or intrinsic data types (e.g. strings, int, bool).

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XAMARIN: GETTING STARTED WITH PRISM – MESSAGING

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For the last part of this Getting started Xamarin with Prism series, I would like to discuss about using  Messaging in Xamarin forms. We will use our previous project from our Part3 of the getting started series and here is the link for the Repository: https://github.com/KirkPatrickJunsay/XamarinPrismSample

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