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[23 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Our Award-Winning Mobile App

We’re proud to announce that PCR Essentials, a mobile app we developed for Android using Xamarin, was awarded a Davey Gold Award and a W3 Award by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA). Commissioned by Thermo Fisher Scientific and Grand Interactive, this app pushes the boundaries of the Internet of Things (IoT) by bringing real-time data directly from DNA-processing laboratory equipment into the hands of scientists on their mobile devices. The Davey awards are run by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts(AIVA). With nearly 4,000 entries from …

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[19 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Xamarin Book Available on Amazon for Pre-Order

I’m excited to announce that my forthcoming book, Xamarin Application Development, is available for pre-order on Amazon!
Build world-class native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone in C# using Xamarin.  Learn best-practice techniques, architectures, and cross-platform coding strategies for the creation of visually stunning and highly interactive native mobile apps using .NET.
The Xamarin tool suite, Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, is a bridge from .NET into the world of native mobile development.  They give C# developers a direct line into native Android, iOS, and Windows Phone development, allowing them to …

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[24 Mar 2014 | One Comment | ]
Agile Development in .NET: Now on Amazon

The first publication in my QuickNotes series is  Agile Development in .NET.  Most Agile methodologies used in .NET shops nationwide are variations of Scrum and Extreme Programming(XP). This booklet covers these tools and techniques: Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI), and Refactoring to Patterns.  The QuickNotes series covers relevant topics in software development to provide the reader with a swift overview of important trends, terms, and concepts.  This book is available at Amazon.com.

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[23 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Xamarin Names Lexicon Systems as Mobile Partner

Lexicon Systems was named a Xamarin Premier Consulting Partner for mobile application development.  Using Xamarin product suite, Lexicon Systems provides a cross-platform solution for mobile development using Microsoft technologies.   Built upon the open source Mono and MonoTouch for iPhone projects these technologies allow .NET developers to create mobile apps portable to Android, iOS, and Windows phones. Microsoft partnered with Xamarin in the Fall of 2013, a crucial backing for this direction. We offer guidance, training, and development using Xamarin, and assist businesses nationwide with their shift to mobile.