Xamarin University Updates - March 2018

KarinaUngKarinaUng USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai

The Xamarin University team has been hard at work on some new content and features for you, our students. Check out our new live, instructor-led courses, free videos, and un-lockable achievements, all available today!

New Courses

image Making your applications look great across the wide selection of available iOS devices can be challenging, particularly when the app incorporates  images in the layout. Our new course, Make your Images Look Great on all Devices [IOS103], will teach you how to display images in your application and ensure they always look crisp and clear. Register today!

image Our second new course, Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms [XAM205], teaches you how to craft multi-page apps and navigate between them in  Xamarin.Forms. You'll learn how to choose a navigation pattern, implement stack navigation, use tab navigation, and display modal content. Register today!

The Navigator Badge

image A few months ago, we announced the Azure Mobile Developer badge. This month you can unlock our latest badge, the Navigator badge! While completing the new Navigation Patterns in Xamarin.Forms [XAM205] course, also complete the Navigation Patterns in Android [AND205] and Navigation Patterns in iOS [IOS205] courses to add the Navigator badge to the achievements displayed on your profile.

New Free Videos

In addition to adding new courses to our catalog, the Xamarin University team has been busy exploring the latest technology, and we're excited to share what we've learned with everyone.

Android JobScheduler

image Android 8.0 has introduced new background execution limits that dramatically change how services work. René Ruppert uses this lightning lecture to  show how to easily refactor your code to the new Jobs API. Watch this Lightning Lecture.

NET Multi-Targeting with .NET Standard 2.0

image Multi-targeted class libraries make building cross-platform libraries and mobile apps easier than ever. In this lightning lecture, Jason DeBoever shows  how to write less code and make maintenance of your shared code easier. Watch this Lightning Lecture.

We’ve also published four Guest Lectures by industry luminaries. If you missed the live broadcasts, be sure to check out the recorded sessions to get up to speed on Essential Xamarin Tools with Sam Basu, Azure AD B2C with Matt Soucoup, ARKit and ARCore with Michael Zaletel, and Netduino + Xamarin with Bryan Costanich. Watch them now on our Guest Lectures page.

Converting Accounts

image Last, but certainly not least, we've been working to make it easier for you to manage your Xamarin University account. Last month, we started migrating  Xamarin University users to a single sign on experience using Microsoft accounts under Microsoft terms; original Xamarin-based accounts will be  retired soon.

If you are still using a Xamarin-based account to log in to Xamarin University, it's critical you move to the new sign on experience by March 31, 2018 to avoid losing access to your Xamarin University account. To convert, sign in to Xamarin University with your Xamarin account first, then follow the migration instructions on our site. If you have questions, please see our FAQ on converting your account.

Catch us again next month for some great new updates! Until then, keep up with the latest tools and best practices with Xamarin University. If you need to contact the team, feel free to email [email protected]

-Karina + Xamarin University Team

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