When using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) you have the choice to create a repository using Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) or Git. Up until recently there wasn’t really a simple option to migrate from one to the other. Our company is slowly transitioning to Git and now there’s a new migration option!
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This is the second post in a series on getting started with DevOps in a Xamarin project. In this post we will be looking at automating the build process which gives you the advantages of improving your code quality, takes away tedious tasks and compiles a history of builds and releases in order to investigate issues. So let’s get started with the Android side of things!
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This is the first post in a series on getting started with DevOps in a Xamarin project. One of the cornerstones of DevOps is automating a lot of tedious work such as builds, releases and testing. With this series I hope to clarify how I go about setting up my automation processes using tools like Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), HockeyApp and Xamarin TestCloud. First up: setting up a build agent!
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In a Web API project I recently started working on I found that testing it using a tool like Postman works pretty well, but having to type out all your test requests can become quite tedious. That’s about the time Swagger and Swashbuckle came along to play! Continue reading “Adding some Swagger to your Web APIs”
When developing applications you inevitably encounter a piece of legacy code. In our case this code was put into DLL files that were being used by quite a lot projects. Continue reading “Packaging your legacy dlls with NuGet”
One of the recent additions to the Xamarin family of products is the Xamarin Test Recorder. What this nifty little tool does is allow you to record your UI tests while you’re navigating through your app and export them into either your codebase or the Xamarin Test Cloud. Continue reading “Xamarin Forms and the Xamarin Test Recorder”
After a few months of development we are proud to announce a new service for everyone interested in Xamarin and Xamarin Forms specifically! Continue reading “Out now: Snppts for Xamarin Forms!”
Last Wednesday I completed my Xamarin University exam which means I can call myself a Xamarin Mobile Certified Developer for the next year. I had planned on writing about the experience but some other recent Xamarin news which was announced the day after has kept me busy. Continue reading “So you want to be Xamarin Certified?”
Xamarin Forms is a great platform for quickly making multi-platform mobile apps. Xamarin markets it as a platform that isn’t quite suited for creating complex UIs but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. When it comes to branding your app using a custom font can go a long way. The problem that arises is that both Android and iOS handle custom fonts in a fundamentally different way. So let’s find a way that works the same way for both shall we? Continue reading “Using custom fonts in Xamarin Forms”
When developing a web app using ASP.NET MVC you sometimes come across to make decisions based on the current page. A good example of this is when you’re using Bootstrap and you want to add “active” classes to certain menu elements. You can find out where you are using the RouteData dictionary object. This contains the current area, action, controller among others. Continue reading “Getting route data in ASP.NET Razor”