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Welcome Jim!

A timely book as I just made a suggestion to a CEO of a startup a couple of days ago to look into Xamarin as they are developing native for IOS and Android and concerned about time needed to support both platforms.

I have experimented with mobile development a few times and what I have struggled with most is testing.  Specifically, I have found the android simulator to be slow, clunky and mysterious to get to work consistently.

I see the chapter covering Xamarin UITest.  Does this tool work with the simulator or is this a separate (and more reliable?) tool for testing?  What testing beyond UITest have you found useful?


Who is this book geared toward?  I have 15 years or so of experience using Java/C#, mostly backend and middleware development along with HTML/Javascript.  From glancing at the contents, it appears this could be the proper book to get me over the hump and be able to turn out some apps.

Thank you!
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UITest works in emulators and simulators, and is a great way to write tests if you like C#. Xamarin apps are native mobile apps, so any testing framework will work with it - so use what you are happy with. For example if you use Appium for web testing then you can still use it for Xamarin apps. Personally UITest has done everything I've ever needed, and I'm big on UI testing!

I would say this book is for you - it's designed for someone who has some C# skills with no need for mobile experience, it covers everything that you need!
 
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