Meeting: November 3 - Three Native Apps in an Afternoon with Xamarin Forms

Monday

November 3, 2014

11:30 a.m.

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“It would be nice if…” those magical words customers like to say at the end of a project. In our case the customer wanted a mobile app, something we had no plans to build; to go along with the web application we just created. For many development teams this would require extra meetings, and a longer backlog. But because we have Xamarin Forms, that was not the case. Using Xamarin and their forms library, our team is able share UI code on every mobile device platform with familiar languages like C# and Xaml.

Join Tim Sneed as he discusses how he and his team surprised their customer by building three
native mobile applications in an afternoon.

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Meeting: October 6 - What is Visual Studio Online

What is Visual Studio Online?

Monday

October 6, 2014

11:30 a.m.

@Prototek

About

Officially launched in 2013, Visual Studio Online is, in Microsoft’s own words, “a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the developer experience in the cloud.” That sounds awesome but what does it actually mean? Is it XBOX Live for Visual Studio? Not quite. In this hands-on session, Casey guides the audience through an example project covering Visual Studio Online’s four core features ? source control (via Git), agile planning, automated builds and application insights. At the end of the session you will know all that you need to start using Visual Studio Online on your next major project. If you wish to follow along live, don’t forget to bring your laptop with Visual Studio 2013 installed and sign up for your free (forever) Visual Studio Online account at http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-user-plans-vs.

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