Xamarin Forms & .NET Standard: basic navigation

In the last post about Xamarin Forms we've started to see the basic concepts on how to begin the development of a cross-Platform application. In this post we're going to explore some basic navigation concepts and some tips to organize our solution. Also, we'll develop a simple CrossPlatformApp that welcomes us with a main screen … Continue reading Xamarin Forms & .NET Standard: basic navigation

UWP Prism Unit Test

I’m sure we all hear about unit testing, test driven development and so on. These practices are useful and provide a long list of benefit like writing low-coupled and mantainable code to name a few. We want to write unit test for our UWP Prism application and we’d like, for example, to put our ViewModels … Continue reading UWP Prism Unit Test

Prism UWP for beginners: events

In this post we explore another major component of Prism: the EventAggregator. The Prism library provides an event mechanism to communicate between loosely coupled components in the application. Using .NET Framework events is the most straightforward approach for communication between components if loose coupling is not a requirement. Events in the .NET Framework implement the … Continue reading Prism UWP for beginners: events

Prism UWP for beginners: navigation

In this post we'll talk about the navigation with Prism in UWP. With navigation I mean the technique to go from one page to another of your app. The operation in UWP/XAML is tipically performed with the Frame class that's available only in the code-behind of a Page because it inherits from Frame. This way … Continue reading Prism UWP for beginners: navigation

Prism UWP for beginners: setup

I want to learn Prism because it may be helpful in some future projects of my company. To better understand how it works I need a target. I'd like to create a simple UWP app that displays my Twitter timeline and the local weather based on the GPS. Prism will help me to adopt the MVVM architeture and IoC/DI concepts.

Integrate Azure Cognitive Services in UWP app

Azure Cognitive Services are an amazing tool than enables developers to augment users' experience using the power of machine-based intelligence. The API set is powerful and provides lots of features that are organized in categories: vision, speech, language, knowledge, search, and labs. In this post we learn how to leverage the Emotion API to get … Continue reading Integrate Azure Cognitive Services in UWP app

Integrating Twitter with Universal Windows Platform

Twitter is my favorite social network. It is useful both for work and for fun: I read twitter often and post some tweets, too. In this post we’re going to see how to read information from Twitter about the logged user and how to interact with the Twitter API with a Universal Windows App (UWP). … Continue reading Integrating Twitter with Universal Windows Platform

Sviluppo nel mondo MS (aprile 2017)

Disclaimer: non ho idea di cosa sto parlando, sono in una fase di brainstorming e potrei dire le più alte stupidaggini. Quindi se io volessi sviluppare un’app partendo da foglio bianco nel 2017 restando nell’ecosistema degli strumenti Microsoft posso scegliere tra: .NET Framework 4.6(.2): il famosissimo Framework standard e completissimo che tutti conosciamo per applicazioni … Continue reading Sviluppo nel mondo MS (aprile 2017)