With today’s acquisition announcement we will be taking this work much further to make our world class developer tools and services even better with deeper integration and enable seamless mobile app dev experiences. The combination of Xamarin, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services, and Azure delivers a complete mobile app dev solution that provides everything a developer needs to develop, test, deliver and instrument mobile apps for every device. We are really excited to see what you build with it.
We are looking forward to providing more information about our plans in the near future – starting at the Microsoft //Build conference coming up in a few weeks, followed by Xamarin Evolve in late April. Be sure to watch my Build keynote and get a front row seat at Evolve to learn more!
Wow! I suppose cross-platform app development using C# is definitely here to stay. I’ve been working on putting together a blog post about IoT development using C# and .NET, which got me thinking about C# on different platforms.
Solid cross-platform support is the key to the future success of C# and .NET, and I think that Microsoft’s acquisition of Xamarin proves that they’re genuinely dedicated to continuing on the path that they’ve started on with .NET and ASP.NET Core. It seems like Microsoft’s CEO agrees:
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) 24 februari 2016
So from now on C# will have Microsoft’s backing on:
- ASP.NET Core — C# web development for Windows, Linux and Mac
- Windows 10 IoT Core — C# Internet of Things development for Raspberry Pi, as well as other IoT devices
- Xamarin — C# mobile phone application development for Windows Phone, Android and iOS
- Azure — C# development of cloud-based applications and services
To some extend, it kind of feels like they’ve now gone “full circle” with this acquisition. Anyway, it’s an exiting time to be a C# developer. 🙂
You’ll find Scott Guthrie’s blog post that I cited at the beginning of this post here.
More information will be given on Microsoft’s Build conference (March 30 – April 1).