Software Engineer using .NET and XAML

Presentation on MonkeyFest

This year i didn’t had the change to go to Singapore for MonkeyFest but i still did a presentation via Skype : “What’s new on Xamarin.Forms”

Some of the most important points were related with the performance improvments like Fast Renderers and Layout Compression, you can check the slides and notes below.

What’s new in Xamarin.Forms from Rui Marinho


Fast Renderers

Enable fast renderes on your Android app



Enable compressed layout on your layouts using the attached property



Getting Started –
Known issues –

– Create new Class library

static void Main(string[] args)
    var app = new App();
    var window = new FormsWindow();

My first public presentation about Xamarin : SqlSaturday #341 Oporto

It’s with great excitement that i announce  i m going  to be making my first presentation on a public event.
Earlier this month i was invited to submit a session for the Programming track of the SQLSaturday #341 event taking place in Oporto on the 18th October. The session was chosen by the community to be featured on the event 🙂

I will be presenting Build mobile applications with Xamarin Forms” , it will be a light talk where i will introduce Xamarin and talk a little more about a new xamarin prodcut suite called Xamarin Forms followed up by a short demo.

The event is taking place at ISEP, and i m still to sure it will be streamed or recorded.

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. This event will be held Oct 18 2014 at Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 , Porto, 4200-072, Portugal. Admittance to this event is free, all costs are covered by donations and sponsorships. Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

Make sure to register for the event here. Hope to see you there.

Using Xamarin Forms Labs – Intro

Getting started with Xamarin Forms Labs. First let’s start as simple as possible, there are some features like IOC that the Labs project uses extensively that i will also explain further.

Introducing Xamarin Forms Labs

Last month Xamarin presented Xamarin 3.0, a refresh on the Xamarin suite of tools to build cross platform apps with C#. There were 4 major announcements but i personally got really excited by the new library Xamarin.Forms … The basics were all there, but we had found holes the Xamarin.Forms team had not found or not plugged yet. So I started a repository on GitHub called Xamarin.Forms.Toolkit and this thread on the forum. The idea was to work on a common toolkit tailored for the brand new Xamarin.Forms.

My entry to Xamarin Store Pull Request Contest

A couple of weeks ago Xamarin launched an application to promote it’s product, in a wonderful idea, they created an app where you could order a T-Shirt, for that you had to clone and run the solution on your favorite ide and do a small task by adding your email and registering an account. It was a great idea, and i was quick to get the app up and running and order my self a t shirt that made me look really sharp! 🙂

Algarve Tips

After long time without writting here, i m glad to update with my latest app for the AppStore : Algarve Tips.