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Hands-On Mobile Development with .NET Core

  • Length: 504 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2019-05-31
  • ISBN-10: 1789538513
  • ISBN-13: 9781789538519
  • Sales Rank: #1086281 (See Top 100 Books)

Develop native applications for multiple mobile and desktop platforms, such as iOS, Android, and UWP, using the Xamarin framework and Xamarin.Forms

Key Features

  • Understand .NET Core and its cross-platform development philosophy
  • Build Android, iOS, and Windows mobile applications with C#, .NET Core, and Azure Cloud Services
  • Employ artificial intelligence capabilities in your mobile applications with Azure AI

Book 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’ll learn how to design, architect, and develop attractive, maintainable, 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 using Xamarin, from environment setup, design, and architecture to publishing, with the help of real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, you’ll learn how to develop mobile apps using Xamarin, Xamarin.Forms, and .NET Standard. You’ll even be able to implement a web-based 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, Azure Functions, and Cognitive Services. The book then guides you in creating data stores using popular database technologies such as Cosmos DB, SQL, and Realm.

Finally, you will be able 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 learn

  • Implement native applications on multiple mobile and desktop platforms
  • Understand and use various Azure services with .NET Core
  • Make use of architectural patterns designed for mobile and web applications
  • Grasp basic Cosmos DB concepts
  • Discover how different app models can be used to create an app service
  • Explore the Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms UI suite with .NET Core for building mobile applications

Who this book is for

This book is for mobile developers who want to develop efficient cross-platform mobile applications. Programming experience with C# along with an understanding of core elements and cross-platform application development with .NET is required.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started with .NET Core
  2. Xamarin, Mono and .NET Standard
  3. Universal Windows Platform
  4. Developing Mobile Applications with Xamarin
  5. UI Development with Xamarin
  6. Customizing Xamarin.Forms
  7. Azure Services for Mobile Applications
  8. Creating a Datastore with Cosmos DB
  9. Creating Microservices Azure App Services
  10. Using .NET Core for Azure Serverless
  11. Fluid Applications with Asynchronous Patterns
  12. Managing Application Data
  13. Engaging Users with Notifications and the Graph API
  14. Introducing Cognitive Services
  15. Azure DevOps and Visual Studio App Center
  16. Application Telemetry with Application Insights
  17. Automated Testing
  18. Deploying Azure Modules
  19. CI/CD with Azure DevOps
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