Xamarin University Monthly Update - July 2018

KarinaUngKarinaUng USForum Administrator, Xamarin Team, University, XamUProfessors Xamurai
edited July 2 in Xamarin University

Welcome to another month of updates from Xamarin University. We've added a new course, upcoming Guest Lectures, and another free Lightning Lecture for your learning needs.

New Course

image Recently, we released Binding an Objective-C Bindings Library [IOS450], teaching the basics of creating bindings to  libraries written in Objective-C and how to use them in your Xamarin.iOS apps.

In our new course, Build an Objective-C Bindings Library with Objective Sharpie [IOS451], you'll learn how to generate binding definition files using Objective Sharpie, consume the API definition files to create your bindings, and fine-tune the bindings to use them in your Xamarin.iOS project. Building an Objective-C Bindings Library [IOS450] is a prerequisite and is recommended before starting the IOS451 course. We'll be continuing this series, so watch out for more courses on this topic soon!

Upcoming Guest Lectures

Building Serverless APIs with Azure Functions and Xamarin

imageA powerful feature of Microsoft Azure: Functions (also nicknamed "serverless computing"), allows developers to quickly build and deploy code to the cloud without complicated setup. Azure Functions can be triggered by timers, HTTP calls or database operations, and can communicate with other Azure services or mobile and desktop apps. Join Laurent Bunion, Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, on July 9 as he introduces Azure Functions and how it can be used to create client-server apps with Xamarin. Register today.

Building Mobile Apps with F# Using Xamarin

imageThen join Jim Bennett, Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, on July 11 to learn how to build mobile apps using Xamarin.Forms with F#. Elm, a new language and architecture, recently appeared in the JavaScript community with a structure based on immutable models and functions to create and update the UI. In this guest lecture, you’ll learn how Elm maps well to functional languages and similar architectures, which are popping up in the F# community under the banner of ‘Elmish’ - first for web apps using Fable and more recently, for Xamarin.Forms apps using Elmish.XamarinForms. Register today.

ReactiveUI - A New Way of Thinking

image"And on July 19, join Kent Boogaart, author of You, I, and ReactiveUI, to discover what Reactive UI is and why you should use it to implement user interfaces in .NET. Without state, applications are useless. However, state management is notoriously difficult to get right and can lead to the most insidious of bugs. In this guest lecture, you’ll learn how ReactiveUI and Rx can help you tame your application state, allowing you to craft reliable and testable user interfaces. Register today.

New Lightning Lecture

image Xamarin University instructor, René Ruppert, shows how you can integrate a powerful ORM (object relational mapper)  into your Xamarin apps with ease. This lecture explains how to add EF to a project, how to implement CRUD methods,  how to seed data many other exciting features of Entity Framework Core. Watch now.


Until next month,
Karina & Xamarin University Team

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