109 Simple But Incredibly Effective Recipes for Developing and Deploying Applications for IOS Using C# and .NET
Author: Dimitris Tavlikos
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Annotation MonoTouch brings the amazing revenue opportunities of Apples billion dollar app store to C# and .NET developers.This cookbook leaves no stone unturned, providing you with practical recipes covering user interfaces, data management, multimedia , web services, and localization, right through to application deployment on the app store.Whatever the area of MonoTouch iOS development you need to know about, you will find a recipe for it in this cookbook. Minimum theory and maximum practical action defines this book. It is jam packed with recipes for interacting with the device hardware, like the GPS, compass and the accelerometer. Recipes for those all important real world issues such as designing the UI with the integrated designer introduced with Xcode 4. It is the essential cookbook for C# and .NET developers wanting to be part of the exciting and lucrative world of iOS development.
The book is written in a recipe format with practical examples, allowing you to go directly to your topic of interest or follow topics throughout a chapter to gain an in-depth knowledge. There are also plenty of hints and best practices along the way. If you are a C#/.NET developer with no previous experience in iOS development or an Objective-C developer who wants to create complete iOS applications and deploy them to the App Store, then this book is ideal for you. No experience with Xamarin is needed.
A recipe-based practical guide to get you up and running with Xamarin cross-platform development About This Book Gain the skills and expertise to create, test, and deploy native mobile applications in the three major mobile app stores that share up to 95% of the same code Learn development techniques that will allow you to use and create custom layouts for each platform, cross-platform UI Gain the knowledge needed to become more efficient in testing, deploying, and monitoring your applications, helping you through all stages of the software development life cycle Who This Book Is For This book is for mobile developers. You must have some basic experience of C# programming, but no previous experience with Xamarin is required. If you are just starting with C# and want to use Xamarin todevelop cross-platform apps effectively and efficiently, then this book is the right choice for you. What You Will Learn Create and customize your cross-platform UI Understand and explore cross-platform patterns and practices Use the out-of-the-box services to support third-party libraries Find out how to get feedback while your application is used by your users Bind collections to ListView and customize its appearance with custom cells Create shared data access using a local SQLite database and a REST service Test and monitor your applications In Detail You can create native mobile applications using the Xamarin Forms platform for the three major platforms iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The advantage of this is sharing as much code as you can, such as the UI, business logic, data models, SQLite data access, HTTP data access, and file storage across the three major platforms. This book provide recipes on how to create an architecture that will be maintainable, extendable, use Xamarin Forms plugins to boost productivity, customize your views per platforms, and use platform-specific implementations at runtime. We start with a simple creation of a Xamarin Forms solution with the three major platforms. We will then jump to XAML recipes and you will learn how to create a tabbed application page, and customize the style and behavior of views for each platform. Moving on, you will acquire more advanced knowledge and techniques while implementing views and pages for each platform and also calling native UI screens such as the native camera page. Further on, we demonstrate the power of architecting a cross-platform solution and how to share code between platforms, create abstractions, and inject platform-specific implementations. Next, you will utilize and access hardware features that vary from platform to platform with cross-platform techniques. We'll then show you the power of databinding offered by Xamarin Forms and how you can create bindable models and use them in XAML. You will learn how to handle user interactions with the device and take actions in particular events. With all the work done and your application ready, you will master the steps of getting the app ready and publishing it in the app store. Style and approach This book will serve as a quick reference with a unique recipe-based approach that will engage you like never before as you create real-world cross-platform apps on your own.
The book is an example based, hands-on guide where you will learn how to make a game from scratch, and learn how to develop games on the iOS platform. If you have great ideas for games and want to learn iOS game development, then this book is the right choice for you. Being familiar with iOS development is a plus, but is not mandatory. You will gradually get to grips with the new Sprite Kit framework with the help of this book.
If you are a developer with experience in C# and are just getting into mobile development, this is the book for you. If you have experience with desktop applications or the Web, this book will give you a head start on cross-platform development.
This book is a standard tutorial aimed at teaching you everything you need to know about iOS app development using Xamarin.This book is written for those who are new to iOS app development as well as more experienced developers who just need a quick reference book. It is assumed that you are already comfortable using C#. Those teaching iOS to new students will also find this book invaluable as a form of reference material.
Over 80 hands-on recipes to unleash full potential for Xamarin in development and monetization of feature-packed, real-world Android apps About This Book Create a number of Android applications using the Xamarin Android platform Extensively integrate your Android devices with other Android devices to enhance your app creation experience A comprehensive guide packed with real-world scenarios and pro-level practices and techniques to help you build successful Android apps Who This Book Is For If you are a Xamarin developer who wants to create complete Android applications with Xamarin, then this book is ideal for you. No prior knowledge of Android development is needed, however a basic knowledge of C# and .NET would be useful. What You Will Learn Install and use Xamarin.Android with Xamarin Studio and Visual Studio Design an app's user interface for multiple device configurations Store and protect data in databases, files, and on the cloud Utilize lists and collections to present data to the user Communicate across the network using NFC or Bluetooth Perform tasks in the background and update the user with notifications Capture and play multimedia, such as video and audio, with the camera Implement In-App Billing and Expansion Files and deploy to the store In Detail Xamarin is used by developers to write native iOS, Android, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms not just on mobile devices, but on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Developing apps with Xamarin.Android allows you to use and re-use your code and your skills on different platforms, making you more productive in any development. Although it's not a write-once-run-anywhere framework, Xamarin provides native platform integration and optimizations. There is no middleware; Xamarin.Android talks directly to the system, taking your C# and F# code directly to the low levels. This book will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be part of the mobile development era using C#. Covering a wide range of recipes such as creating a simple application and using device features effectively, it will be your companion to the complete application development cycle. Starting with installing the necessary tools, you will be guided on everything you need to develop an application ready to be deployed. You will learn the best practices for interacting with the device hardware, such as GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth. Furthermore, you will be able to manage multimedia resources such as photos and videos captured with the device camera, and so much more! By the end of this book, you will be able to create Android apps as a result of learning and implementing pro-level practices, techniques, and solutions. This book will ascertain a seamless and successful app building experience. Style and approach This book employs a step-by-step approach to Android app creation, explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. A wide range of examples are listed to ensure a complete understanding of how to deploy competent apps on the Android market.
If you are a system administrator, database administrator, architect, developer, or anyone with an interest in planning, managing, and designing database solutions using PostgreSQL, this is the book for you. This book is suited for you if you have some prior experience with any relational database or with the SQL language.
Build stunning, maintainable, cross-platform mobile application user interfaces with the power of Xamarin About This Book Create, configure, and customize stunning platform-specific features as well as cross-platform UIs with the power of Xamarin Forms. Maximize the testability, flexibility, and overall quality of your Xamarin apps. Get the most out of Xamarin.Forms and create your own reusable templates with C# scripting in Xamarin. Who This Book Is For If you are a mobile developer with basic knowledge of Xamarin and C# coding, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Develop stunning native cross-platform apps using the Xamarin.Forms framework Work with the different UI layouts to create customized layouts using the C# programming language and tweak it for a given platform Customize the user interface using DataTemplates and CustomRenderers and the Platform Effects API to change the appearance of control elements Build hybrid apps using the Razor Template Engine and create Razor Models that communicate with a SQLite database Use location based features within your app to display the user's current location Work with the Xamarin.Forms Map control to display Pin placeholders based on the stored latitude and longitude coordinates Understand and use the MVVM pattern architecture to navigate between each of your ViewModels and implement Data Binding to display and update information Work with the Microsoft Azure Platform to incorporate API Data Access using Microsoft Azure App Services and the RESTful API Incorporate third-party features within your app using the Facebook SDK and the Open Graph API Perform unit testing and profile your Xamarin.Forms applications Deploy your apps to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store In Detail Xamarin is the most powerful cross-platform mobile development framework. If you are interested in creating stunning user interfaces for the iOS and Android mobile platforms using the power of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, then this is your ticket. This book will provide you the practical skills required to develop real-world Xamarin applications. You will learn how to implement UI structures and layouts, create customized elements, and write C# scripts to customize layouts. You will create UI layouts from scratch so that you can tweak and customize a given UI layout to suit your needs by using Data Templates. Moving on, you will use third-party libraries – such as the Razor template engine that allows you to create your own HTML5 templates within the Xamarin environment – to build a book library Hybrid solution that uses the SQLite.Net library to store, update, retrieve, and delete information within a SQLite local database. You'll also implement key data-binding techniques that will make your user interfaces dynamic, and create personalized animations and visual effects within your user interfaces using Custom Renderers and the PlatformEffects API to customize and change the appearance of control elements. At the end of this book, you will test your application UI for robust and consistent behavior and then explore techniques to deploy to different platforms. Style and approach This easy to follow guide will walk you through building a real world Xamarin.Forms mobile app from start to finish. Each chapter builds upon the app using a step-by-step methodology that applies new advanced functionalities, design patterns, and best practices.
Master the skills required to develop cross-platform applications from drawing board to app store(s) using Xamarin About This Book Learn to deliver high-performance native apps that leverage platform specific acceleration, complied for native performance Learn development techniques that will allow you to use and create custom layouts for cross-platform UI Gain the knowledge needed to become more efficient in testing, deploying, and monitoring your applications Implement application life cycle management concepts to manage cross-platform projects Who This Book Is For Mobile application developers wanting to develop skills required to steer cross-platform applications using Xamarin. What You Will Learn Share C# code across platforms and call native Objective-C or Java libraries from C# Submit your app to the Apple App Store and Google Play Use the out-of-the-box services to support third-party libraries Find out how to get feedback while your application is used by your users Create shared data access using a local SQLite database and a REST service Test and monitor your applications Gain memory management skills to avoid memory leaks and premature code cycles while decreasing the memory print of your applications Integrate network resources with cross-platform applications Design and implement eye-catching and reusable UI components without compromising on nativity in mobile applications In Detail Developing a mobile application for just one platform is becoming a thing of the past. Companies expect their apps to be supported on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, while leveraging the best native features on all three platforms. Xamarin's tools help ease this problem by giving developers a single toolset to target all three platforms. The main goal of this course is to equip you with knowledge to successfully analyze, develop, and manage Xamarin cross-platform projects using the most efficient, robust, and scalable implementation patterns. Module 1 is a step-by-step guide to building real-world applications for iOS and Android. The module walks you through building a chat application, complete with a backend web service and native features such as GPS location, camera, and push notifications. Additionally, you'll learn how to use external libraries with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Module 2 provide you recipes on how to create an architecture that will be maintainable, extendable, use Xamarin.Forms plugins to boost productivity. We start with a simple creation of a Xamarin.Forms solution, customize the style and behavior of views for each platform. Further on, we demonstrate the power of architecting a cross-platform solution. Next, you will utilize and access hardware features that vary from platform to platform with cross-platform techniques. You will master the steps of getting the app ready and publishing it in the app store. The last module starts with general topics such as memory management, asynchronous programming, local storage, networking, and platform-specific features. You will learn about key tools to leverage the pattern and advanced implementation strategies. Finally, we show you the toolset for application lifecycle management to help you prepare the development pipeline to manage and see cross-platform projects through to public or private release. After the completion of this course, you will learn a path that will get you up and running with developing cross-platform mobile applications and help you become the go-to person when it comes to Xamarin. Style and approach This course will serve as comprehensive guide for developing cross-platform applications with Xamarin with a unique approach that will engage you like never before as you create real-world cross-platform apps on your own.
Over 50 hands-on recipes to help you get grips with Xamarin Studio and C# programming to develop market-ready Android applications About This Book Create Android applications with C# and Xamarin Reuse your Android application to develop iOS and Windows Phone applications Leverage the easy-to-succeed recipes to exploit the latest Android releases and develop new applications Who This Book Is For If you have already developed an Android applications with Java and you now intend to use C# and Xamarin Studio's capabilities, or if you have never taken the dive into mobiles, then this book is for you. It would be helpful to have some C# experience so you follow the recipes in this book, though knowledge of Android is not required. What You Will Learn Build a GUI for your Android applications Explore Android activities and understand configuration changes Manage multiscreens, icons, and multimedia in your applications Start and bind Android services and create notifications Create beautiful applications using the camera and animations Effectively couple your phone's hardware with applications Integrate advertisements and select the right advertisement providers for your applications In Detail Multiplatform applications have taken the development world by storm. This has revolutionized the selection of the right tools for the efficient development and deployment of applications. Xamarin studio is emerging as the preferred choice among .NET/C# developers. It enables them to design cross-platform applications using their favorite language and IDE. Xamarin studio is supported by the Mac OS and Windows platforms, and you can develop your own applications for iOS, Windows, or Android with its help. This book takes you through all the stages of application development, right from getting started with Xamarin and developing a GUI to putting up your application on the store. The recipes will help you in acquiring sufficient knowledge to go about creating applications. Starting with introducing Xamarin studio, its underlying technologies, and the Android ecosystem, the book goes on to cover the graphical aspects of creating Android applications. Moving on, you will learn more about data management with Android services. This is followed by techniques on how to interact with the Android OS and the phone's hardware, before finally concluding with mobile advertisements and Google Play. By the end of this book, you will have discovered all the specialties related to developing Android application with Xamarin Studio. Style and approach This book is organized around hands-on and practical recipes that focus on the development of Android applications using C# and Xamarin. Each recipe is easy to follow to help you progress efficiently through the book.
This book is intended for .NET developers with any level of experience and who are interested in building native applications without the hassle of becoming Objective-C or Java experts. Although it will be beneficial to have some development experience, particularly in .NET, Learning Xamarin help even a novice developer get past the headaches of setting up and customizing their new development environment so they can move on to producing high-quality native applications quickly.
This book is a practical guide to using Visual Studio 2013 that will help you become familiar with the improvements made over previous versions. Each recipe provides a hands-on approach to the new features with step-by-step instructions on how to increase your productivity. If you are a developer excited about the new features introduced in Visual Studio 2013, then no matter what your programming language of choice is, Visual Studio 2013 Cookbook is for you. You should have a good knowledge of working with previous versions of Visual Studio to enjoy the recipes in this book. This book provides practical examples to help you use Visual Studio 2013 more effectively.
Develop high quality, fast and portable applications by leveraging the power of .NET Standard Library
Author: Fiqri Ismail
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Get the most out of .NET framework using standard libraries and create a .NET Standard 2.0 library from scratch Key Features Write code once and share within .NET ecosystem in Windows, Linux and macOS Give your .NET Libraries a common framework in cloud and on premise with the latest .NET Standard 2.0 Build a wide range of applications from Mobile with Xamarin to Web with ASP.NET Book Description The .NET Standard is a standard that represents a set of APIs that all .NET platforms have to implement, making it easy for developers to access and use one common library for their development needs. This book begins with a quick refresher, helping you understand the mechanics of the new standard and offering insight into how it works. You’ll explore the core library concepts, such as working with collections, configurations, I/O, security, and multithreading. You’ll explore the iOS and Android libraries of Xamarin and we’ll guide you through creating a .NET Standard 2.0 library, which you’ll use with both Android and iOS applications. In the final chapters, you’ll learn the various debugging and diagnostics tools to deliver quality libraries and create a NuGet package of the .NET Standard 2.0 library. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to expand your current workflow to various .NET flavors and have the essential skills to create a .NET Standard 2.0 library from scratch to package and deliver it to the world. What you will learn Create a .NET Standard 2.0 library Use System.IO within the .NET Standard 2.0 Make use of your legacy .NET libraries with the new .NET Core standard Explore the thread support to create a multithreaded .NET Standard 2.0 library Create a .NET Standard 2.0 library and use it with an Android and iOS application Implement various Visual Studio 2017 diagnostics and debugging tools Create a NuGet Package and submit the package to the NuGet Package Manager Use Visual Studio 2017 azure tools to deploy the application to Azure Test and deliver a .NET Standard 2.0 library Who this book is for This book is for .NET developers who are looking to build dynamic applications with the latest .NET Standard. C# knowledge is required.
Create applications for all major smartphone platforms Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform. Covers all the major options from native development to web application development Discusses major third party platform development acceleration tools, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap Zeroes in on topics such as developing applications for Android, IOS, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry Professional Mobile Cross Platform Development shows you how to best exploit the growth in mobile platforms, with a minimum of hassle.
Over 50 recipes to help you build applications hosted on Serverless architecture using Azure Functions. About This Book Enhance Azure Functions with continuous deployment using Visual Studio Team Services Learn to deploy and manage cost-effective and highly available serverless applications using Azure Functions This recipe-based guide will teach you to build a robust serverless environment Who This Book Is For If you are a Cloud administrator, architect, or developer who wants to build scalable systems and deploy serverless applications with Azure functions, then this book is for you. Prior knowledge and hands-on experience with core services of Microsoft Azure is required. What You Will Learn Develop different event-based handlers supported by serverless architecture supported by Microsoft Cloud Platform – Azure Integrate Azure Functions with different Azure Services to develop Enterprise-level applications Get to know the best practices in organizing and refactoring the code within the Azure functions Test, troubleshoot, and monitor the Azure functions to deliver high-quality, reliable, and robust cloud-centric applications Automate mundane tasks at various levels right from development to deployment and maintenance Learn how to develop statefulserverless applications and also self-healing jobs using DurableFunctions In Detail Microsoft provides a solution to easily run small segment of code in the Cloud with Azure Functions. Azure Functions provides solutions for processing data, integrating systems, and building simple APIs and microservices. The book starts with intermediate-level recipes on serverless computing along with some use cases on benefits and key features of Azure Functions. Then, we'll deep dive into the core aspects of Azure Functions such as the services it provides, how you can develop and write Azure functions, and how to monitor and troubleshoot them. Moving on, you'll get practical recipes on integrating DevOps with Azure functions, and providing continuous integration and continous deployment with Visual Studio Team Services. It also provides hands-on steps and tutorials based on real-world serverless use cases, to guide you through configuring and setting up your serverless environments with ease. Finally, you'll see how to manage Azure functions, providing enterprise-level security and compliance to your serverless code architecture. By the end of this book, you will have all the skills required to work with serverless code architecture, providing continuous delivery to your users. Style and approach This recipe-based guide explains the different features of Azure Function by taking a real-world application related to a specific domain. You will learn how to implement automation and DevOps and discover industry best practices to develop applications hosted on serverless architecture using Azure functions.
Windows Phone 8 Recipes is a problem-solution based guide to the Windows Phone 8 platform. Recipes are grouped according to features of the platform and ways of interacting with the device. Solutions are given in C# and XAML, so you can take your existing .NET skills and apply them to this exciting new venture. Not sure how to get started? No need to worry, there’s a recipe for that! Always wondered what it takes to add cool features like gesture support, maps integration, or speech recognition into your app? We've got it covered! Already have a portfolio of Windows Phone 7 apps that needs to be upgraded? We have a recipe for that too! The book starts by guiding you through the setup of your development environment, including links to useful tools and resources. Core chapters range from coding live tiles and notifications to interacting with the camera and location sensor. Later chapters cover external services including Windows Azure Mobile Services, the Live SDK, and the Microsoft Advertising SDK, so you can take your app to a professional level. Finally, you'll find out how to publish and maintain your app in the Windows Phone Store. Whether you're migrating from Windows Phone 7 or starting from scratch, Windows Phone 8 Recipes has the code you need to bring your app idea to life.
Implement the Gang of Four patterns in your apps with Angular
Author: Mathieu Nayrolles
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Make the most of Angular by leveraging design patterns and best practices to build stable and high performing apps Key Features Get to grips with the benefits and applicability of using different design patterns in Angular with the help of real-world examples Identify and prevent common problems, programming errors, and anti-patterns Packed with easy-to-follow examples that can be used to create reusable code and extensible designs Book Description This book is an insightful journey through the most valuable design patterns, and it will provide clear guidance on how to use them effectively in Angular. You will explore some of the best ways to work with Angular and how to use it to meet the stability and performance required in today's web development world. You’ll get to know some Angular best practices to improve your productivity and the code base of your application. We will take you on a journey through Angular designs for the real world, using a combination of case studies, design patterns to follow, and anti-patterns to avoid. By the end of the book, you will understand the various features of Angular, and will be able to apply well-known, industry-proven design patterns in your work. What you will learn Understand Angular design patterns and anti-patterns Implement the most useful GoF patterns for Angular Explore some of the most famous navigational patterns for Angular Get to know and implement stability patterns Explore and implement operations patterns Explore the official best practices for Angular Monitor and improve the performance of Angular applications Who this book is for If you want to increase your understanding of Angular and apply it to real-life application development, then this book is for you.