This evening I gave a talk at the Philly.NET user group, out of Microsoft’s Malvern office. Joel Martinez, a SDE on the Xamarin team suggested I talk about Xamarin Workbooks, Xamarin’s latest offering, which provide a blend of documentation and code that is perfect for experimentation, learning, and creating guides and teaching aids.
Workbooks allow you to create a rich C# tutorial and documentation for Android, iOS, Mac, or WPF, and get instant live results as you learn these APIs. You can use Workbooks as a standalone application, separate from your IDE.
To start creating a new workbook, run the Workbooks app. If you haven’t installed this already, visit the Installation page. You will be prompted to create a workbook in your platform of choice, which will automatically connect to an agent app allowing you to visualise your document in real time.
Call to action:
- Download workbooks
- View the documentation
- Check out Miguel’s overview
- View Ben Bishop’s 6 minute tutorial