Thursday, November 8, 2012
Xamarin is Cool
I've been distracted from my Retina MBP setup series by several side projects. In addition to a very disappointing Facebook ad campaign for Reverse Remote and the setup of the flamingtortoise.com domain, I've been planning an application I will never write for this contest. Xamarin is cool for so many reasons. I actually read about them on Miguel de Icaza's blog as they were starting up (right after the spin-off from Novell/Attachmate) and applied for a developer position listed as "telecommute." What could be cooler than developing for a cool platform like the iPhone in a real language like C# in your pajamas, right? I got as far as a phone interview with the CEO, but no luck. Still, some pretty cool technology. I'm reading up on the best RAD tools for MonoTouch and web development to see if I can get a bare-bones app thrown together in a few weeks of evenings and Saturday mornings. Probably won't happen, but I may carry the idea to completion at my own pace anyway, just for the heck of it. If it's good, I may try to publish it.