As the role of mobile devices in the life of individuals is extending like never before, mobile app developers have become a powerful strength for software development. Microsoft is going to take a step further and buys Xamarin – Cross platform development technology, which empowers developers to craft apps for any of the devices.
Developers will get more opportunities to represent their talent and deliver best experience through cross-platform app development. In conjunction with Visual Studio, Xamarin gives a rich mobile development offering that empower developers to create mobile applications by utilizing C# and deliver fully native mobile experiences to all the major platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows.
Methodology of Xamarin empowers engineers to exploit the profitability and power of .Net platform to make mobile applications. C# helps to write the full set of native APIs offered by every platform. This allows developers to share ordinary code over their iOS, Android and Windows Applications. By making the partnership with Xamarin, organization represents that it is very serious about cross platform support. Xamarin also assembled its own tools for the development and it also appeal to traditional .NET developers. Additionally it has offered integration with Microsoft’s own Visual Studio development environment.
It is advantageous for Microsoft, as its existence spans over all of the major platforms now on-wards. Xamarin leverages .Net which is one of the own making of Microsoft. As of now it is integrated in the products such as Visual Studio, Azure as well as office 365. Microsoft is looking to provide the complete package for developers with different tools which enable them to write a code that works on all major platforms as well as serve content from the cloud.
With the purchase, Xamarin fills a main gap in .NET’s platform. Through Xamarin Test Cloud, wide range of mobile developers such as C#, Java, Objective-C as well as Hybrid App Developers can also test and enhance the quality of applications utilizing number of cloud hosted devices.
Microsoft is buying Xamarin with numerous strong tools and offers Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud as well as Xamarin Insights. It also comprises niche solutions such as Xamarin for Visual Studio, Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin Profiler.
- Absolute code re-usability
- Testing possibilities in the cloud
- No need to create extra plug-ins
- Best for large and complex projects
- And many more
Microsoft successfully becomes a serious player in cross platform software development with the help of Xamarin.