This course shows you the building blocks of Xamarin, Microsoft’s solution for building mobile applications that run on any device and on any platform, and you will be able to decide whether or not it's something for you to invest in.
Using Xamarin, you can create cross-platform mobile applications for the 3 major mobile platforms: iOS, Android, and UWP, all without learning a new language or getting used to a new development environment. You can keep using C#, the .NET framework, and Visual Studio to build these mobile apps. In this course, Xamarin: The Big Picture, you will learn what Xamarin is and its most important building blocks. First, you will understand what Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Forms are. Then, you will see how using Xamarin promotes the reuse of code and you will understand the different tools you can use to build apps. Finally, you will get the required information to make sure that your environment is ready to go, whether it’s a Windows PC or a Mac. By the end of this course, you’ll have a good understanding of Xamarin platform and its tooling.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Gill Cleeren, and welcome to my course, Xamarin: The Big Picture. I'm a solution architect focusing on mobile and web projects. Xamarin is Microsoft's solution for building mobile applications that run on any device and any platform. Using your existing C# and. NET knowledge, developers can build mobile applications which target iOS, Android, and Windows. This course will give you an overview of the Xamarin platform and its building blocks. Some of the major topics that you will cover include comparing the different approaches for building cross-platform mobile applications, and see where Xamarin fits into the picture. You'll get an understanding of the Xamarin platform, including Xamarin. iOS, Xamarin. Android, and Xamarin. Forms. You'll see how we can save time by sharing code between the different platforms, and you'll learn how to set up your environment to get started building Xamarin applications. By the end of this course, you'll have a good understanding of the Xamarin platform, its benefits, and how to really get started building apps with Xamarin. There's really no need for any up-front knowledge to be able to follow along with this course. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Xamarin with the Xamarin: The Big Picture course here on Pluralsight.