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Xamarin Forms developers: How to sign Android APK

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Xamarin Forms development stack is awesome framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications. On one hand, being Xamarin developer has many benefits over other mobile development stacks. But, on the other hand, developing cross-platform application can be frustrating, because I need to know internals and tricks for all targeting platforms. One of the tasks every developer […]

.Net Core

Deployment options in .NET Core 3.0

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.NET Core introduced one very useful deployment option: self-contained application deployment. This means that deployment package contains all the required artifacts to run the application. I can simply copy deploy output to target machine and run it. No runtime prerequisites needed as it is the case with .NET Framework. Furthermore, .NET Core 3.0 introduced self-contained […]

Android

Android App Bundle

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The Android App Bundle (AAB) is Android’s new, official publishing format. It offers a more efficient way to build and release your apps. AAB enables easier deliver of a great experience in a smaller app size, which can improve installation process.
In this blog post I will show how to install AAB-based Android application onto locally connected device.

.Net Core

Why I think .NET Core is the best development stack

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.NET Core is here to stay. It’s open source, super fast and super awesome. With .NET Core and cross platform mantra, a .NET renaissance has begun! Microsoft again found just the right way how to regain DEVELOPERS back with hot, interesting and modern development platform. Together with cross-platform development tools, it opens so many interesting voyages for us – .NET developers.

C#

Using Android Java libraries in Xamarin Forms – a practical example.

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Android ecosystem has huge numbers of libraries which can be used in Android-based applications. Technically, these libraries are files with .jar or .aar extensions. When developing Android application with Java these libraries can be directly included/linked in the application and used. Of course, re-usage of these java-based libraries in Xamarin Forms is possible, but the […]

Development

Azure CDN to speed up WordPress web site

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Responsiveness and speed are important characteristics of modern web sites. But, soon as we start using some web (commonly oversized) Content Management System (CMS) we often end up with heavy web portal. High resolution background images, fancy animations, enormous JavaScript frameworks, page with hundreds of http/s server calls, tons of unused plugins (server side) and […]

.Net Core

C#: From Event-based Asynchronous Pattern to Task-based Asynchronous Pattern

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Task-based Asynchronous Pattern (TAP) was introduced in .NET Framework 4 and since then, it is the recommended approach to asynchronous programming in .NET.

Event-based Asynchronous Pattern (EAP) is still in use, especially at legacy systems, but for new development is not recommended anymore.

In this post I will show how to wrap EAP into TAP and use more modern approach.