Understanding Game Application Development

With Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET

Authors: S. Durano, Vincent Maverick

  • Includes real-time leader board examples
  • Covers mobile app development for both iOS and Android
  • Discusses creating SQL databases and Web API endpoints
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4263-6
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About this book

Learn to build a simple data-driven mobile game application using the power of Xamarin.Forms, ASP.NET, the Web API, and SignalR with this short book. In it you will build a cross-platform mobile application that targets both iOS and Android, connect your app with your database using Entity Framework, and implement real-time syncing functionality using SignalR. 
Understanding Game Application Development starts by giving you an overview of the development tools, an installation guide, and a list of prerequisites. You will learn how to manage application flow, create your workspace, and set up your database. Next, you will see how to access data for handling CRUD operations and define the necessary API endpoints. Further, you will build a mobile application with Xamarin.Forms, both in iOS and in Android. 
You will also understand the deployment and testing process as well as how to build a real-time leader board using ASP.NET MVC and SignalR. Finally, you will understand how to publish your source code on GitHub from Visual Studio 2017.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the basic concept and fundamentals of the technologies used for building the applications
  • Set up your development environment
  • Create a SQL database from scratch 
  • Implement a data access layer
  • Define REST service endpoints using the Web API
  • Deploy, test, and debug iOS and Android applications
  • Push your source code to GitHub
Who This Book Is For
.NET developers who want to jump on mobile application development with Xamarin and learn with practical examples.

About the authors

Vincent works as a senior software engineer in a research and development company, focusing mainly on web and mobile technologies. He is a nine-time Microsoft MVP, three-time C# Corner MVP, CodeProject MVP, Microsoft Influencer, DZone MVB and a regular contributor at CodeProject, CsharpCorner, Microsoft TechNet Wiki, AspSnippets and Xamarin. He also contributes at the official Microsoft ASP.NET community site where he became one of the all-time top answerers with All-Star recognition level (the highest attainable level).

He authored a few e-books for C# Corner: GridView Control Pocket Guide, ASP.NET MVC 5: A Beginner’s Guide and is now working on a new book entitled ASP.NET Core 2: A Beginner’s Guide.

He runs a blog at http://vmsdurano.com, created a few open-source projects that are hosted on Codeplex and GitHub. He also developed VMD.RESTApiResponseWrapper.Core and VMD.RESTApiResponseWrapper.Net NuGet packages.

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4264-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $32.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-4263-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Game Application Development
Book Subtitle
With Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Vincent Maverick S. Durano
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-4264-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-4264-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-4263-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 178
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
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