Sometimes, when using Xamarin.iOS, build times can be very slow.
This article explains how to optimize it, for simulator, device debug and device release.
iOS Build Mechanics
Very interesting reading about Slack' experience when introducing TypeScript: TypeScript at Slack
A very intresting and useful article about using WebPack to merge all Angular 2 resources: Angular 2 with Webpack
TypeScript 2.1 has been released.
As per announcement Announcing TypeScript 2.1, the biggest improvements are:
Finally, async/await is available for ES5/ES3 compilation (so: it doesn't require to compile to ES6 anymore).
This feature is really important, because, like in the C# world, it allows to develop async code in a linear fashion.
Object spead: it allows to shallow copy objects, and also to merge more of them in a single final result;
dually there are object rest, that are used to pickup extra properties in a destructuring operation.
- keyof operator: it allows to declare a type as an union string based on the fields of another object or class.
- Mapped types: they allow to declare a new type as a variation of another type;
merge with the keyof operator, they allow to declare a new type, based on another type, where all the fields are readonly, or boolean, or nullable, for example.
- Finally, as now there is a different behaviour in module imports, it is reccomended to change this value in your tsconfig.json file:
To display the Android screen on a PC there is Vysor, a Google Chrome plugin that doesn't require any installation!
Simply awesome, here is the announcement from Microsoft:
Visual Studio for Mac - Introducing Visual Studio for Mac
When developing a Xamarin.iOS application, I had to navigate from the first view controller to a second view controller. To do this, I have used a Modal Segue.
The problem was the once reached the second view controller, touching the upper part of the view was unwinding the segue.
I could not understand this behaviour, and my colleague Mark Smith has been able to understand it and point me to the right solution.
While the problem is already described in Remove tap recogniser for modal UIView/Partial Curl, the solution is not completely correct (because it completely disable any functionality on the second view controller), the correct solution is found at Partial Curl transition for modal seque in iOS 8.
Here is the solution code rewritten in Xamarin/C#:
public override void ViewDidAppear(bool animated)
foreach (var gesture in View.GestureRecognizers)
if (gesture is UITapGestureRecognizer)
Very interesting video by Kaycee Anderson on Visual Studio 2015 debugging:
Angular 2.0.2 has been released.
It's astonishing that, exactly like for previous betas and release candidates, even in this case we have a huge amount of changes, that I'm quickly going to list here:
- support of the TypeScript 2.0.3 compiler (even if strictNullChecks are not supported yet);
- updated list of npm packages to use;
- the file app.routes.ts is not needed anymore, and routes are defined directly in app.module.ts;
- because of the previous point, routes are defined in a different way, directly during module import.