Microsoft Build 2020 – What Day 2 Brought Us

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Another day at the 48-online Microsoft Build event! Microsoft delivered some more exciting updates and we are happy to share them with you in this blogpost. Did you miss the announcements from yesterday? You can still read those back here. Spoiler Alert: Microsoft is giving away vouchers for free certifications, continue reading to find out how to get yours!  The …

Microsoft Build 2020 – What Day 1 Brought Us

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In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has transformed this year’s Build conference into a 48-hour online event, accessible to everyone! Within this blogpost, we will look back at the first day of Microsoft Build 2020 and get you up to date with the most important announcements.  Already know what happened on the first day, but curious what they announced …

Exploring Mobile Strategies with KPN

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”] At the end of 2019, while many were preparing for the holidays, our trainers Nico and Ruud were busy working on a new training for KPN: Mobile Strategies and DevOps Training. Xablu has years of experience in training companies in Cross-Platform Mobile Development. Throughout the years, we have been part of many …

UPS Xamarin training group with Nico Milcoff

A Deep Dive into Xamarin for the UPS Team

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_text _order=”0″] Last week we had the pleasure of getting a team at UPS up and running with Xamarin development. Nico Milcoff flew over to the USA to lead an enthusiastic team of developers at the UPS Innovation Center in New Jersey. [/cs_text][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][cs_element_row _id=”5″ ][cs_element_column _id=”6″ ][x_image type=”none” src=”https://www.xablu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nico-computer-window.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” …

Newegg training participants

One week to Xamarin mastery at Newegg

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″]XABLU developer Marc Bruins has just got back from a week in sunny California, where he led a Xamarin training course at Newegg headquarters. [/cs_text][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][cs_element_row _id=”10″][cs_element_column _id=”11″][x_image type=”none” src=”https://www.xablu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Marc-suitcase-Xamarin.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_element_column][cs_element_column _id=”13″][x_image type=”none” src=”https://www.xablu.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Marc-at-Newegg-Day-1-500w.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][cs_element_row _id=”19″][cs_element_column _id=”20″][cs_text] A leading retailer for …

Mads and Mattijs final presentation

React Native vs Xamarin: A XABLU internship

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″] By Mattijs Kuhlmann and Mads Lundgaard [/cs_text][cs_text] After five months at XABLU, we’ve now finished our internship, which was part of our Software Engineering programme at the Saxion University of Applied Science in Enschede. We both had an amazing time here and above all, we learned a lot! [/cs_text][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][cs_element_row _id=”11″][cs_element_column _id=”12″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” class=”man”]Our …

Behind the scenes at the MvvmCross & Xamarin HackDay

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]This past Saturday, September 2nd, we hosted the MvvmCross & Xamarin HackDay at the TOBACCO Theater in Amsterdam. Generously co-sponsored by the .NET Foundation and Microsoft, it acted as the closing event of the two-week …

Marc Bruins at Xamarin Dev Days Hengelo

Congratulations to Marc Bruins, newest Microsoft MVP!

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]The whole Xablu team would like to congratulate our colleague Marc Bruins, who was officially named a Microsoft MVP on September 1st! With the Xamarin MVP and Microsoft MVP awards being recently merged, Marc not only …

Expo hub at Build 2017

Highlights of Build 2017: from Xamarin Live to Microsoft Graph

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Is your head still spinning from all those announcements at Microsoft Build 2017? Ours are. This edition was made even more exciting because we were physically present at Build with our own XABLU booth! XABLU Solutions Showcase …

Google IO 2017

Looking forward to Google I/O 2017

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Reminder: RSVP now for Google I/O Extended 2017 Luxembourg! Every May-June, the annual developer conferences of tech’s big 3 take place: last week was Microsoft Build, this week it’s Google I/O time, and next month Apple …

Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 20px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]On March the 7th Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2017 in a live broadcasted event. XABLU will host 4 events at the same time in different locations (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Hengelo and Luxembourg) to watch the live stream and discuss all the new …

Connect(); // 2016 – Developer Tools recap

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Yesterday we at XABLU watched an exciting Connect(); // 2016 – Microsoft’s yearly event for developers. The event was packed with announcements which are both interesting from a technical and strategic perspective.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ …

.NET standard

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]The goal of .NET Standard is “one library to rule them all”, or more simply, one set of APIs that can be used across platforms without compatibility issues. At the moment, developers targeting one of the .NET variants need to understand the …

TechDays 2016 wrap up

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]XABLU attended TechDays 2016 with our ‘100% Pure Xamarin’ story. It was really a blast to be in the zone where the action is happening. Over the last years Microsoft is making a big shift towards open source and being cross-platform; the …

XABLU becomes Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]When we started XABLU more than 1 year ago it was clear from the beginning that we wanted to be a ‘100% Pure Xamarin’ company with a focus on mobile app development with Xamarin technology. This week we have become a ‘Xamarin …

MvvmCross Meetup

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Over the last year we have been organising our monthly MvvmCross hackathon. Besides the socialising part and the famously good food the main ‘goal’ has always been to attract new contributors to the open source project. While this has been successful …

Microsoft’s TechDays 2016

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]On the 4th and 5th October the annual Microsoft TechDays will take place in Amsterdam. This year the XABLU team will be present to inform you about Xamarin mobile app development. Whether you want to talk about setting up a good …

UI/UX Review

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-right” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”] Why do you need a review? Over the years we have seen the mobile space maturing rapidly. While first companies ‘just wanted an app as soon as possible’, these days companies have a full mobile strategy often labelled with a …

Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-right” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 35px 0px 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]When Microsoft released .NET Core 1.0 earlier this week I literally jumped up out of my chair. At Xablu we love open source in general; and I personally find the .NET Core project, which is basically build up …

Should we port our app to Xamarin?

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[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” class=”cs-ta-right” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 35px 0px 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-justify”]With the recent Microsoft Xamarin takeover it might be the right time to re-evaluate your current mobile app (strategy) and the technology stack it’s based on. If you have been in the position where you needed to define …