Xamarin with VS – for free

I have just finished watching the keynote of the Build 2016 conference and was very excited to hear the announcement that Xamarin tools will be available for free with all versions of Visual Studio.

More details here.

I think this decision will trigger a great wave of innovative apps coming to all platforms thanks to the knowledge base and tools we all know and love.

So what are you going to do about it? Do you have an app in mind that you always wanted to create but was blocked by the licensing cost? You are not blocked anymore. It’s time to make it a reality 🙂

Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and more announce the Open Connectivity (IoT) Foundation

The Open Connectivity Foundation is a consortium that aims to create a standard for the Internet of Things. Partners include Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, Cisco, General Electric, and more.

Source: Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, and more announce the Open Connectivity Foundation

Microsoft to acquire Xamarin

That’s great news for the whole community of engineers who have been hoping since years for a truly holistic and unified development experience for cross-platform applications. Can’t wait to hear more news regarding further integration steps and hopefully more affordable pricing options.

“As the role of mobile devices in people’s lives expands even further, mobile app developers have become a driving force for software innovation. At Microsoft, we are working to enable even greater developer opportunity and innovation by providing the best experiences to all developers, on any device, with powerful tools, an open platform and a global cloud. As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce…”

Source: Microsoft to acquire Xamarin and empower more developers to build apps on any device – The Official Microsoft Blog