Review of Xamarin 140: Intro to Cross-Platform Mobile Development
Posted on March 19, 2014
Im just about to join a session on Xamarin University, XAM 140: Intro to Cross-Platform Mobile Development. I spend last night reading through the course material made available by Xamarin University. And basically this course is about two things:
1) Learning how to reference a shared assembly
2) Learning how to link to a shared file
My impression is that attendees at Xamarin University already know how to do regular .net development.
Hence is referencing a shared assembly very very basic. And sharing functionality by linking files is probably possible (I guess its also possible using Visual Studio) but it is definitely not a good way to share common code between projects.
I really hope that the course will bring me more than mentioned above. Otherwise it will be a waste of time.
Most amazing is, that this course is mandatory (1 of 3 courses) to take the Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer exam.
Follow up: Im disappointed. The class did not go through anything but referencing assemblies and using a “worst” practice of sharing files. At least the tutor told that this isn’t an optimal way of sharing stuff.
I hope to see a class of real cross platform mobile architecture. I have a clue that the use of Onion Architecture will be optimal for Cross Platform Mobile Dev.