Feeds

Xamarin chucks Apple fruit at Microsoft mobe wobblers

Apple iOS development extended to Visual Studio

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Microsoft wobblers tempted by the fruit of Apple's mobes can now indulge themselves from the comfort of their preferred development platform.

Cross-platform development start-up Xamarin has updated its development framework allowing Microsoft devs to build native iOS apps using Visual Studio. You could already build apps for Android and Windows using Xamarin.

The changes mean that now, for the first time, you can build native apps for iPad and iPhone using Microsoft’s C# from the comfort of your familiar Visual Studio layout, tools and menus. In the lingo of IDE makers the world over, this presumably makes you "more productive".

The change features in Xamarin 2.0 - which introduces Xamarin.iOS with a Visual Studio add-in.

Nat Friedman, Xamarin chief executive and co-founder, said in a canned statement that he reckoned Xamarin 2.0 would make it even easier for mobile devs to build native apps on "all major platforms". Microsoft welcomed the development, saying Xamarin 2.0 means Visual Studio and C# can now "target any platform".

Among other changes in Xamarin 2.0 are: a new IDE for multi-platform native mobile design, development, debugging and deployment called Xamarin Studio and an app store for code, third-party libraries, native UI controls and themes called the Xamarin Component Store.

Xamarin began life when Novell cut funding for the Mono Project. Mono was the implementation of C# and .NET Framework under an open-source licence for use on non-Windows platforms begun by Gnome co-founder Miguel de Icaza in 2000. De Icaza is Xamarin’s chief technology officer and co-founded Xamarin with his open-source running mate Friedman. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Half of Twitter's 'active users' are SILENT STALKERS
Nearly 50% have NEVER tweeted a word
Internet-of-stuff startup dumps NoSQL for ... SQL?
NoSQL taste great at first but lacks proper nutrients, says startup cloud whiz
Ditch the sync, paddle in the Streem: Upstart offers syncless sharing
Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?
New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates
Nearby Friends feature goes live in a few weeks
Microsoft TIER SMEAR changes app prices whether devs ask or not
Some go up, some go down, Redmond goes silent
Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.