.Net Core

Entity Framework Core – Database first

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Entity Framework (EF) Core is a lightweight, extensible, open source and cross-platform version of Entity Framework data access technology. It’s rewritten version of Entity Framework Object-Relation-Mapper for .NET Core. It’s under .NET Foundation , hosted on GitHub, mainly developed by Microsoft, but totally open source. On short, you can use it everywhere: commercial apps, open […]

AppCenter

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 […]