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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C#:Basic Azure Storage Table Operations

Last time in our discussion on creating Azure storage table, using our developer’s account, we have successfully deployed our Azure storage using the M.S. Azure portal. We also used a tool called Azure Storage Explorer in creating our sample Table which also contains sample Entities. For today’s article I will teach you on basic operations, e.g. (Insert, Select, delete) you can perform on your Azure Storage using a C# Console application.

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Visual Studio 2015: Code Metrics

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Many of us programmers  have the mentality that it’s just okay to implement codes in anyway as long as it is running. Well to tell you the truth you should already change or move away from that kind of mindset. Software development has its own guidelines like abstraction, refinement, modularity and other same concepts that you can use to guide you during coding and avoid the so-called programming pasta. One tool I use in Visual Studio 2015 is Code Metrics. For today I will show you how to generate Code Metrics on your project. Then I plan to discuss deeper on the different code metrics in the next succeeding articles.

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Visual Studio Dev Essentials

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Do you want to have the latest tools for application development, free training and access to Cloud Service then good news last November 2015 Microsoft launched a program called Visual Studio Dev Essentials program where in they provide great tools for apps development, apps deployment and also some free access to on demand training like Xamarin and Pluralsight. One good thing about this program is that it’s all free you just need to have an Microsoft Account as login credentials then that’s it you are good to go. Today I will discuss on how to join the program and run through some of the tools and services that they currently offer.

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