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Xamarin Dev Days Hengelo

An amazing training opportunity for mobile developers

We’re excited to announce that XABLU will be the official organizer of a Xamarin Dev Day at our headquarters in Hengelo, the Netherlands on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. Our team has followed the growing popularity of these international training days online for some time, and we’ve been looking forward to the chance to host our own. We can’t wait to bring the event to our hometown! What is a Xamarin Dev Day? Xamarin Dev Days are one-day training events designed

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Maurice presenting graduation assignment

LoRa, IoT and mobile app development: my graduation assignment

My five-month internship at XABLU has just come to an end so I’d like to share my experience with other students to give them an idea of what they can expect if they choose to carry out their graduation assignment here. I’m currently in the last year of a four-year applied computer science degree at the Saxion University of Applied Science, and hoping to graduate at the end of this month. As part of the final year of my programme,

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Watching the keynote Google I/O Extended Luxembourg 2017

Inspiring tech and new connections at Google I/O Extended Luxembourg

esterday, XABLU hosted a Google I/O Extended event in Luxembourg City. A diverse crowd of tech enthusiasts came out to enjoy networking over pizza and drinks, followed by a live screening of the Google I/O 2017 keynote. The upbeat atmosphere was enhanced by the cool industrial-style venue The Office and the amazing weather. The keynote was full of surprises and exciting new products, for both developers and consumers. Here’s what we took note of:  AI-everything Last year AI was introduced

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Expo hub at Build 2017

Highlights of Build 2017: from Xamarin Live to Microsoft Graph

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 We used Build to introduce our Visual Studio extension called XabluCross for MvvmCross. Designed for developers who use MvvmCross as their architectural framework, it provides all kinds of cool functions that make life (for a developer) so much easier. Our colleague Mark Jonker

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Google IO 2017

Looking forward to Google I/O 2017

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 follows suite with WWDC. This year’s Google I/O festival is being held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View for the second time in a row. Running from this Wednesday, May 17th to Friday, May 19th, the three days will be packed with news

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Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event

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 stuff being presented. On this evening we will also present our new Visual Studio extension for MvvmCross-based Xamarin development! We invite everyone to join us and watch the live stream together while enjoying some food and drinks. We’re

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Xamarin Partner Summit Amsterdam

Intro Last week the Xamarin Partner Summit took place in Amsterdam. The Xamarin Partner Summit is a summit for partners of Xamarin funnily enough. Having the privilege of working with XABLU, a 100% Xamarin focussed company and a Xamarin premier consulting partner based in the Netherlands, we were duly invited. There were two possible tracks to take; Business or Technical (Intermediate/Advanced). Naturally I followed the advanced technical track hosted by Colby Williams. Modularizing Code One of the key points I

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Connect(); // 2016 – Developer Tools recap

Tech Stuff The first live demo given by Chris Dias and set the tone for the rest of the event. Chris gave a very nice demo of developing a Node.js project using Visual Studio Code running on a Mac. Then he deployed the software to a Docker container running in Azure. Quite impressive, but besides that it literally embodied the tagline of the event: “for any developer on any platform“. The next stars on the podium were both Visual Studio

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.NET standard

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 underlying platform to be able to develop for it. What makes it even more complicated is that there are multiple platform and API versions. Currently, the best solution is to create a PCL (Portable Class Library) and use

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