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I'm happy to share with everyone the first episode of the unofficial Xamarin Podcast, a podcast that discusses all things Xamarin and mobile development related, including news, events and interesting projects and apps in the mobile and Xamarin developer space. Listen to the podcast with myself and Pierce Boggan below using the embedded SoundCloud file below, feel free to leave comments in-line on the audio and share with your friends. You can find the links mentioned in the show below:
With three great Xamarin Seminars out the door, it looks like the series is only going to keep getting better. Today we are announcing topics for our March seminars:
- Thursday 8th March 2012 at 11am EST – MonoTouch 5.2 with Mike Bluestein
- Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 11am EST - Using iCloud with MonoTouch with Craig Dunn
Registration is open for the March Xamarin Seminars via GoToWebinar.
You'll get an automated reminder the day before and an hour before the event to make sure you don't miss a moment. You can even join us on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone with their GoToMeeting app. If you can't make them, don't worry, we have putting up all our previous seminars, including code samples and slides on YouTube, SlideShare and GitHub. You can see the previous Xamarin Seminars below:
Third Party Libraries with MonoTouch and Mono for Android
Top 5 Features of Ice Cream Sandwich
Getting Started with CoreGraphics
Cross posted from blog.xamarin.com
In Xamarin's recent release of MonoTouch 4.2, a feature was included that enables the debugging the Mono framework's class libraries. This means you can debug right into the source code of the Mono framework as you would expect from just debugging into your own code. Since this uses up more space and memory when debugging your applications, this is turned off by default. You can see a video of this feature in action and how to turn the feature on in this short video: http://screencast.com/t/0FLUXkDk5ULU
Two weeks ago, I was in Oslo, Norway getting ready to present a few talks at the Norwegian Developer's Conference 2011 and now two weeks later, it's about time I point you to my MonoTouch and Mono and Mobile talks from the conference!
As you may have noticed from my blog, I sure do like talking about MonoTouch and Mono for Android (MonoDroid).
Yesterday, Miguel announced that the team behind MonoTouch and Mono for Android had been laid off after Novell's take-over from Attachmate. Obviously this leaves Attachmate in charge of those two products without anyone to work on them or to support them - yet your products are still licensed and will continue to work.
Along with the announcement that the team had been laid off came that Miguel and the rest of the Mono, MonoTouch and Mono for Android-istas were hard at work on their new start up Xamarin. This companies will seemingly fill in the gap of where MonoTouch and Mono for Android left off and where MonoTouch and Mono for Android are heading into the future - albeit with a different name and a different product.
There have been some good write ups about this situation, I recommend you check out the following links;
- Miguel de Icaza's blog - http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/May-16.html
- Ars Technia's write up - http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/05/mono-team-presses-on-with-new-startup-after-attachmate-layoffs.ars
- Craig Dunn's blog - http://conceptdev.blogspot.com/2011/05/monotouchmonodroid-and-xamarin-what-now.html
I hope this information is useful to you, especially those who have invested time and money into either Mono, MonoTouch or Mono for Android - the future will be awesome!
This time next week, I'll be on a plane heading over to Mix 11.
I'm luckily getting the opportunity to speak at NDC 2011 this year. Last year was a blast and I'm sure 2011 is going to be no different.
Here's an interesting thought on how many days until Christmas there are.