Use Visual Studio App Center with Xamarin Forms to set up a DevOps CI/CD pipeline, set up your mobile builds on either iOS or Android, set up Android and Apple certificates and provisioning profiles, distribute your app to your developers and testers, capture analytics and crashes from your users, communicate to your users with push notifications, and run UI tests on the Microsoft cloud. You will see how to automate and manage the life cycle of your apps through Microsoft's Cloud Service, with a focus on integrating App Center into your Xamarin Forms apps with clear, practical examples. As you follow along with the sample app, you will see how easy it is to configure your builds, to test the sample app on various iOS and Android devices on the App Center cloud, and to distribute your app to real devices. Whether you are a developer on a small team or a startup or an architect in a large organization curious about the benefits of Visual Studio App Center, after finishing this book, you will be confident in setting up App Center on your next mobile project. Come join me on this journey through Visual Studio App Center with Xamarin Forms. What You Will LearnCreate a DevOps CI/CD pipeline for your mobile app on both iOS and Android devices Save money without buying multiple iOS and Android devices and instead run cloud UI testsStay informed about build successes and failures by integrating App Center with SlackSet up groups and add team members to your groups on App CenterDistribute your app to your team on either iOS or Android devicesCapture important user events in your code and report to App CenterGive a friendly user experience by handling crashes gracefully and reporting to App CenterKeep and analyze your user’s data on Azure by setting up automatic data export to AzureCommunicate with your users using iOS and Android notification services from App CenterGive your users a better experience by sending silent push notifications Include custom data in your push notificationsWho This Book Is For Xamarin Forms mobile developers with previous experience using the Xamarin framework.
A beginner's guide to building Windows applications with WinUI for UWP and desktop applications Key FeaturesCreate modern Windows 10 applications and gain access to UI controls that were previously limited to UWP applicationsDiscover how to modernize your existing Win32 apps with a modern Windows 10 UILearn to embed a single page application (SPA) in a WinUI application with a web framework like BlazorBook Description WinUI 3.0 takes a whole new approach to delivering Windows UI components and controls, and is able to deliver the same features on more than one version of Windows 10. Learn WinUI 3.0 is a comprehensive introduction to WinUI and Windows apps for anyone who is new to WinUI, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and XAML applications. The book begins by helping you get to grips with the latest features in WinUI and shows you how XAML is used in UI development. You'll then set up a new Visual Studio environment and learn how to create a new UWP project. Next, you'll find out how to incorporate the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern in a WinUI project and develop unit tests for ViewModel commands. Moving on, you'll cover the Windows Template Studio (WTS) new project wizard and WinUI libraries in a step-by-step way. As you advance, you'll discover how to leverage the Fluent Design system to create beautiful WinUI applications. You'll also explore the contents and capabilities of the Windows Community Toolkit and learn to create a new UWP user control. Toward the end, the book will teach you how to build, debug, unit test, deploy, and monitor apps in production. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to build WinUI applications from scratch and modernize existing WPF and WinForms applications using WinUI controls. What you will learnGet up and running with WinUI and discover how it fits into the landscape of Project Reunion and Windows UI developmentBuild new Windows apps quickly with robust templatesDevelop testable and maintainable apps using the MVVM patternModernize WPF and WinForms applications with WinUI and XAML IslandsDiscover how to build apps that can target Windows and leverage the power of the webInstall the XAML Controls Gallery sample app and explore available WinUI controlsWho this book is for This book is for anyone who wants to develop Windows applications with a modern user experience (UX). If you are familiar with UWP and WPF and are looking to enhance your knowledge of Windows development and modernize existing apps, you will find this book useful. Hands-on experience with C# and .NET is expected but no prior knowledge of WinUI is required.
New edition of the bestselling guide to building an effective mobile app architecture with Xamarin.Forms 4 that maximizes the overall quality of apps. Key Features Updated for Xamarin.Forms 4 Packed with real-world scenarios and solutions to help you build professional grade mobile apps with Xamarin.Forms Includes design patterns and best practice techniques that every mobile developer should know Book Description Discover how to extend and build upon the components of the most recent version of Xamarin.Forms to develop an effective, robust mobile app architecture. This new edition features Xamarin.Forms 4 updates, including CollectionView and RefreshView, new coverage of client-side validation, and updates on how to implement user authentication. Mastering Xamarin.Forms, Third Edition is one of the few Xamarin books structured around the development of a simple app from start to finish, beginning with a basic Xamarin.Forms app and going step by step through several advanced topics to create a solution architecture rich with the benefits of good design patterns and best practices. This book introduces a core separation between the app's user interface and the app's business logic by applying the MVVM pattern and data binding, and then focuses on building a layer of plugin-like services that handle platform-specific utilities such as navigation and geo-location, as well as how to loosely use these services in the app with inversion of control and dependency injection. You’ll connect the app to a live web-based API and set up offline synchronization before testing the app logic through unit testing. Finally, you will learn how to add monitoring to your Xamarin.Forms projects to track crashes and analytics and gain a proactive edge on quality. What you will learn Find out how, when, and why to use architecture patterns and best practices with Xamarin.Forms Implement the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern and data binding in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Incorporate client-side validation in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Extend the Xamarin.Forms navigation API with a custom ViewModel-centric navigation service Leverage the inversion of control and dependency injection patterns in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Work with online and offline data in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Use platform-specific APIs to build rich custom user interfaces in Xamarin.Forms mobile apps Explore how to monitor mobile app quality using Visual Studio App Center Who this book is for This book is intended for .NET developers who are familiar with Xamarin mobile application development and the open source Xamarin.Forms toolkit. If you have already started working with Xamarin.Forms and want to take your app to the next level, making it more maintainable, testable and flexible, then this book is for you.
Summary Xamarin in Action teaches you to build cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin and C#. You'll explore all the layers of a Xamarin app, from design to deployment. By the end, you'll be able to build a quality, production-ready Xamarin app on iOS and Android from scratch with a high level of code reuse. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Rewriting the same app for iOS and Android is tedious, error-prone, and expensive. Microsoft's Xamarin drastically reduces dev time by reusing most application code—typically 70% or more. The core of your iOS and Android app is shared; you write platform-specific code only for the UI layer. And because Xamarin uses C#, your apps benefit from everything this modern language and the .NET ecosystem have to offer. About the Book Xamarin in Action teaches you to build cross-platform mobile apps using Xamarin and C#. You'll explore all the layers of a Xamarin app, from design to deployment. Xamarin expert Jim Bennett teaches you design practices that maximize code reuse and isolate device-specific code, making it a snap to incorporate the unique features of each OS. What's Inside Understanding MVVM to maximize code reuse and testability Creating cross-platform model and UI logic layers Building device-specific UIs Unit and automated UI testing Preparing apps for publication with user tracking and crash analytics About the Reader Readers should have some experience with C#. Mobile development experience is helpful, but not assumed. About the Author Jim Bennett is a Xamarin MYP, Microsoft MVP, and Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, specializing in Xamarin mobile apps. He's a frequent speaker at events all around the world, including Xamarin user groups and Xamarin and Microsoft conferences. He regularly blogs about Xamarin development at https://jimbobbennett.io. Table of Contents PART 1 - GETTING STARTED WITH XAMARIN Introducing native cross-platform applications with Xamarin Hello MVVM—creating a simple cross-platform app using MVVM MVVM—the model-view–view model design pattern Hello again, MVVM—understanding and enhancing our simple MVVM app What are we (a)waiting for? An introduction to multithreading for Xamarin apps PART 2 - BUILDING APPS Designing MVVM cross-platform apps Building cross-platform models Building cross-platform view models Building simple Android views Building more advanced Android views Building simple iOS views Building more advanced iOS views PART 3 - FROM WORKING CODE TO THE STORE Running mobile apps on physical devices Testing mobile apps using Xamarin UITest Using App Center to build, test, and monitor apps Deploying apps to beta testers and the stores
Ready to learn Microsoft Visual Basic? Start Here! Learn the fundamentals of modern programming with Visual Basic 2012—and begin building your first Windows 8 apps for the desktop. If you have absolutely no previous experience with Visual Basic, no problem—simply start here! This book introduces must-know concepts and techniques through easy-to-follow explanations, examples, and exercises. Here’s where you start learning Visual Basic Learn the fundamentals of programming with Visual Basic Discover how to to bind controls to data Design and interact with user interfaces built with XAML Build and debug complete applications Learn the basics of Windows 8 application design Find out how to deliver your applications to the Windows Store
Written by Microsoft MVPs and Azure experts, this comprehensive guide comes with self-study exercises to help you understand the concepts better and move closer to becoming a skilled Azure DevOps engineer Key Features Explore a step-by-step approach to designing and creating a successful DevOps environment Understand how to implement continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines on Azure Integrate and implement security, compliance, containers, and databases in your DevOps strategies Book Description The AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions certification helps DevOps engineers and administrators get to grips with practices such as continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), containerization, and zero downtime deployments using Azure DevOps Services. This new edition is updated with advanced topics such as site reliability engineering (SRE), continuous improvement, and planning your cloud transformation journey. The book begins with the basics of CI/CD and automated deployments, and then moves ahead to show you how to apply configuration management and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) along with managing databases in DevOps scenarios. As you make progress, you'll explore fitting security and compliance with DevOps and find out how to instrument applications and gather metrics to understand application usage and user behavior. This book will also help you implement a container build strategy and manage Azure Kubernetes Services. Lastly, you'll discover quick tips and tricks to confidently apply effective DevOps practices and learn to create your own Azure DevOps organization. By the end of this DevOps book, you'll have gained the knowledge needed to ensure seamless application deployments and business continuity. What you will learn Get acquainted with Azure DevOps Services and DevOps practices Discover how to efficiently implement CI/CD processes Build and deploy a CI/CD pipeline with automated testing on Azure Integrate security and compliance in pipelines Understand and implement Azure Container Services Effectively close the loop from production back to development Apply continuous improvement strategies to deliver innovation at scale Who this book is for The book is for anyone looking to prepare for the AZ-400 certification exam. Software developers, application developers, and IT professionals who want to implement DevOps practices for the Azure cloud will also find this book helpful. Familiarity with Azure DevOps basics, software development, and development practices is recommended but not necessary.
It’s time to get your head in the cloud! In today’s business environment, more and more people are requesting cloud-based solutions to help solve their business challenges. So how can you not only anticipate your clients’ needs but also keep ahead of the curve to ensure their goals stay on track? With the help of this accessible book, you’ll get a clear sense of cloud computing and understand how to communicate the benefits, drawbacks, and options to your clients so they can make the best choices for their unique needs. Plus, case studies give you the opportunity to relate real-life examples of how the latest technologies are giving organizations worldwide the opportunity to thrive as supply chain solutions in the cloud. Demonstrates how improvements in forecasting, collaboration, and inventory optimization can lead to cost savings Explores why cloud computing is becoming increasingly important Takes a close look at the types of cloud computing Makes sense of demand-driven forecasting using Amazon's cloud Whether you work in management, business, or IT, this is the dog-eared reference you’ll want to keep close by as you continue making sense of the cloud.
With the rise of DevOps, low-cost cloud computing, and container technologies, the way Java developers approach development today has changed dramatically. This practical guide helps you take advantage of microservices, serverless, and cloud native technologies using the latest DevOps techniques to simplify your build process and create hyperproductive teams. Stephen Chin, Melissa McKay, Ixchel Ruiz, and Baruch Sadogursky from JFrog help you evaluate an array of options. The list includes source control with Git, build declaration with Maven and Gradle, CI/CD with CircleCI, package management with Artifactory, containerization with Docker and Kubernetes, and much more. Whether you're building applications with Jakarta EE, Spring Boot, Dropwizard, MicroProfile, Micronaut, or Quarkus, this comprehensive guide has you covered. Explore software lifecycle best practices Use DevSecOps methodologies to facilitate software development and delivery Understand the business value of DevSecOps best practices Manage and secure software dependencies Develop and deploy applications using containers and cloud native technologies Manage and administrate source control repositories and development processes Use automation to set up and administer build pipelines Identify common deployment patterns and antipatterns Maintain and monitor software after deployment
Develop native applications for multiple mobile and desktop platforms including but not limited to iOS, Android, and UWP with the Xamarin framework and Xamarin.Forms Key FeaturesUnderstand .NET Core and its cross-platform development philosophy Build Android, iOS, and Windows mobile applications with C#, .NET Core, and Azure Cloud ServicesBring Artificial Intelligence capabilities into your mobile applications with Azure AIBook Description .NET Core is the general umbrella term used for Microsoft’s cross-platform toolset. Xamarin used for developing mobile applications, is one of the app model implementations for .NET Core infrastructure. In this book, you will learn how to design, architect, and develop highly attractive, maintainable, efficient, and robust mobile applications for multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, and UWP, with the toolset provided by Microsoft using Xamarin, .NET Core, and Azure Cloud Services. This book will take you through various phases of application development with Xamarin, from environment setup, design, and architecture to publishing, using real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, you will learn how to develop mobile apps using Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms and .NET Standard; implement a webbased backend composed of microservices with .NET Core using various Azure services including but not limited to Azure App Services, Azure Active Directory, Notification Hub, Logic Apps, and Azure Functions, Cognitive Services; create data stores using popular database technologies such as Cosmos DB, SQL and Realm. Towards the end, the book will help developers to set up an efficient and maintainable development pipeline to manage the application life cycle using Visual Studio App Center and Visual Studio Services. What you will learnImplement native applications for multiple mobile and desktop platformsUnderstand and use various Azure Services with .NET CoreMake use of architectural patterns designed for mobile and web applicationsUnderstand the basic Cosmos DB conceptsUnderstand how different app models can be used to create an app serviceExplore the Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms UI suite with .NET Core for building mobile applicationsWho this book is for This book is for mobile developers who wish to develop cross-platform mobile applications. Programming experience with C# is required. Some knowledge and understanding of core elements and cross-platform application development with .NET is required.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Passive and Active Measurement, PAM 2022, held in March 2022. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held virtually. The 15 full papers and 15 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. The papers present emerging and early-stage research in network measurements – work that seeks to better understand complex, real-world networked systems and offer critical empirical foundations and support to network research.
This book constitutes the post proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, MASCOTS 2020, held online -due to COVID -19- in Nice, France, in November 2020. The 17 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 124 submissions. The symposium collected the most relevant papers describing state-of-the-art research in the areas of the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks as well as in related areas.
The professional’s guide to C# 7, with expert guidance on the newest features Professional C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 provides experienced programmers with the information they need to work effectively with the world’s leading programming language. The latest C# update added many new features that help you get more done in less time, and this book is your ideal guide for getting up to speed quickly. C# 7 focuses on data consumption, code simplification, and performance, with new support for local functions, tuple types, record types, pattern matching, non-nullable reference types, immutable types, and better support for variables. Improvements to Visual Studio will bring significant changes to the way C# developers interact with the space, bringing .NET to non-Microsoft platforms and incorporating tools from other platforms like Docker, Gulp, and NPM. Guided by a leading .NET expert and steeped in real-world practicality, this guide is designed to get you up to date and back to work. With Microsoft speeding up its release cadence while offering more significant improvement with each update, it has never been more important to get a handle on new tools and features quickly. This book is designed to do just that, and more—everything you need to know about C# is right here, in the single-volume resource on every developer’s shelf. Tour the many new and enhanced features packed into C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 Learn how the latest Visual Studio update makes developers’ jobs easier Streamline your workflow with a new focus on code simplification and performance enhancement Delve into improvements made for localization, networking, diagnostics, deployments, and more Whether you’re entirely new to C# or just transitioning to C# 7, having a solid grasp of the latest features allows you to exploit the language’s full functionality to create robust, high -quality apps. Professional C# 7 and .NET Core 2.0 is the one-stop guide to everything you need to know.