Xamarin: Getting Started With Prism 6(Part 1)

 

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In today’s article I will discuss about the basic requirements you need to perform for running Xamarin Forms with Prism 6 framework. So what is Prism by the way, Prism is a framework which originated as a XAML application framework mainly during the early days of WPF. It was previously maintained by the Patterns and Practices division of Microsoft prior to becoming an open source platform. Here are the following features we can get for implementing Prism in our Xamarin forms:

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C#:Basic Azure Storage Table Operations

Last time in our discussion on creating Azure storage table, using our developer’s account, we have successfully deployed our Azure storage using the M.S. Azure portal. We also used a tool called Azure Storage Explorer in creating our sample Table which also contains sample Entities. For today’s article I will teach you on basic operations, e.g. (Insert, Select, delete) you can perform on your Azure Storage using a C# Console application.

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C#: Implementing NLog in your application

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One time I have this application that was already deployed in the production area, the Business owner of the application informed me about the application encountered a system crash when certain operations were performed. I really had a hard time figuring what caused the abnormal termination because I didn’t implement a logging function. To make the story short, I learned my lesson that for every application developed, you should implement a logging function. So in today’s article I want to show you how to implement a NuGet called  NLog for you C# applications.

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Visual Studio 2015: Code Metrics

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Many of us programmers  have the mentality that it’s just okay to implement codes in anyway as long as it is running. Well to tell you the truth you should already change or move away from that kind of mindset. Software development has its own guidelines like abstraction, refinement, modularity and other same concepts that you can use to guide you during coding and avoid the so-called programming pasta. One tool I use in Visual Studio 2015 is Code Metrics. For today I will show you how to generate Code Metrics on your project. Then I plan to discuss deeper on the different code metrics in the next succeeding articles.

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Microsoft Azure: Azure Table Storage

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In today’s article I will discuss about one of the services provided by Microsoft Azure which is the Azure Table Storage. Now a days we are hearing more on NoSQL (Non SQL, Non Relational, Not Only SQL) which is being adapted by some big companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon because of it’s straight forward usage, high scalability, low latency and high performance. Later on this article we will try to create an Azure Storage table using the M.S. Azure portal then will create afterwards a sample table with sample fields using the Azure Storage Explorer.

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C#:Processing Json Data

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Whoops…. I was not referring to Jason of Friday the Thirteenth movie but to the JSON or JavaScript Object Notation data. Kidding aside JSON nowadays is the medium of data format interchange used for APIs which previously relies heavily in XML format. In today’s article I would like to show you on how to handle JSON data in terms of Serializing and Deserializing in C#.

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Visual Studio Dev Essentials

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Do you want to have the latest tools for application development, free training and access to Cloud Service then good news last November 2015 Microsoft launched a program called Visual Studio Dev Essentials program where in they provide great tools for apps development, apps deployment and also some free access to on demand training like Xamarin and Pluralsight. One good thing about this program is that it’s all free you just need to have an Microsoft Account as login credentials then that’s it you are good to go. Today I will discuss on how to join the program and run through some of the tools and services that they currently offer.

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