I have gotten VS2019 up and running and working finally with the Macbook paired. Both the Windows PC and Macbook are reasonably capable machines but I am concerned before suggesting Xamarin for a project because of build times.
Using the single view app template, the I cannot get build and run (in debug) down to less than 21 seconds, even with just the shell app the template creates.
I have switched on device specific builds which shaved off maybe a second or 2 but no big change. Even a tiny code change results in a 21 to 24 second build and run time.
Equivalent native template project in Xcode and Swift will build, deploy and be running in around 3 seconds.
Is this typical and you guys just put up with it or can I get this to a reasonable speed?
Obviously, it will get slower as the project gets bigger and this is my concern.