xamarin-upgrade18 Jul 2014
Hooked on Xamarin Studio / Monodevelop / ServiceStack
So one year later my indie subscription to the Xamarin Indie product was expiring . An ide to rival Microsoft Visual Studio, uses my language of choice c# and allows me to build web, console, services and apps all cross platform.
It hurts paying for software sure but I am now more comfortable on a Mac in Xamarin building all sorts or cross platform goodness with .NET and just testing on a windows virtual machines.
Add in the well thought out ServiceStack framework and various open source peojects and when my subscription reminder came round it was an easy decision to make.
Compare to an MSDN license for example..
The other thing of note was chatting to a WPF dev the other day and while we both loved MVVM and the language and various other Microsoft tooling, when i explained i was using the same language to deliver cross platform apps from a Mac and still getting a blank stare shows how much more Xamarin can offer.
Big fan. you have my cash again this year as does ServiceStack