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Monday, December 22, 2014

iOS Layout Gotchas Redux

Since my last post on iOS Layout Gotchas I have encountered a few more basic layout mistakes that can lead to bugs and brittle code. Some of these are things I have found myself doing so hopefully they will be useful to others.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Xamarin.iOS Deep Dive Talk Recording

I have sadly neglected this blog a bit during the busy month of Novembruary1, but I wanted to link to a recording of a relevant talk I gave recently on Xamarin.iOS. The talk was given at the Austin Mobile .NET Developers Group's November meeting. Here is the abstract:

This month's talk is a whirlwind tour through how Xamarin marries the worlds of C# and Objective-C. In this talk we will explore the basics of Objective-C and Cocoa Touch and how the Xamarin.iOS runtime and bindings map to C#. You will learn how delegates work, how memory management works, and how to work around missing or incomplete bindings. You will also learn how to use Xamarin Studio to explore Xamarin's code and expand your knowledge on your own.

The presentation runs about 1hr. 20min., but it is full of detailed information. If you are interested in learning more about how Xamarin.iOS works under the hood then I think it is well worth viewing.

Link (embedded recording after the break, along with links to example code from the talk)