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Proportion of IOS Xamarin dev on Visual Studio?

AndyDentAndyDent AUMember ✭✭

Does anyone have any idea what proportion of people developing for IOS with Xamarin are using Visual Studio regularly?

We're trying to decide some rollout priorities and this impacts documentation and testing activities.


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  • AndyDentAndyDent AUMember ✭✭

    Thanks, @AnthonyHarrison.3194 and interesting feedback.

    I also use VS2015 on VMWare although I quite like the more recent Xamarin Studio editions.

  • CaptainXamtasticCaptainXamtastic GBUniversity ✭✭✭

    I must have a look at the more recent versions, I guess there are two reasons I recommend Visual Studio:

    1. There's great synchronicity in having the ilk of Azure tools (incl. SQl Server, etc) in Visual Studio and I tend to think that engineers who use Visual Studio are more likely to use them / investigate them, hence think that the 'Feng shui' of having a Dev Team based upon VS produces a better rounded, better skilled set of developers.
    2. I've been using VS for years and moving to Xamarin Studio without it's Azure tools (Resharper, etc) seems like stepping back into the dark age.

    But I'll have a squiz at XS upon your phrase 'more recent', thanks!

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