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Which is better - React Native or Xamarin Forms?

May 25, 2017  5 minute read  

Let’s talk about a loaded question. After my recent forays into both React Native and Xamarin Forms, I got asked on Twitter – which is better, React Native or Xamarin Forms? Further, I should answer this for JavaScript experts, C# XAML experts and for developers with experience in both. After all, both produce native apps and both use a common codebase. The Short Version There isn’t a clear winner here. If I am a JavaScript expert, I’ll gravitate towards React Native. If I’m a C# exper...

Building a service in the Cloud

May 08, 2017  7 minute read  

I’ve been thinking about providing services in the cloud for a few years now. A common question I see time and time again is this: “What pieces of the cloud do I need to build my solution?” The answer is always “it depends.” This post is about those options. A service – whether it be a mobile backend, web server or public API – generally has different kinds of content. A web site, for example, will have images, stylesheets and other static content. However, that same web site may als...