why xamarin forms doesn't render itself? why it needs mapping to platform elements? why it doesn't work by itself like a mono game rather than keep mapping its elements to all platforms and that hard customization with renderers?
This session went out of the topic, or didn't focus on a topic. scattered and the title is misleading, I was expecting talk about the three runtimes, then suddenly there is unit testing, C# 7 features, and docker!! plus, I like .net core, but, enough of this .Net core on Mac, really, we need "Apps" on other platforms rather than a "Server" on Mac (what is that for? I mean you said .net core is very popular in one year, but how much percent of the users used it for Mac?) .. We want UI on other platforms, UWP to be universal as Xamarin forms is still modest.
Who said we want to write code for multiple platforms in the same class? the portable library should just have interfaces, abstracts, and cross platform code, any code that is platform specific should be overridden through inheritance.
I like the way David speaks. direct and sure. most of the time I found myself closing tutorial videos because of the speakers, who always try to look excited or funny which just reflects bad confidence. for example when somebody is explaining an idea and thinking "what next? I forgot!" they go like. "sooooo .. we need to add reference toooooo" . or they be like "so .. am ...we need reference to am .. am"
I like Jeremy videos, but most of Microsoft videos now show bugs, like here the intellisense didn't work, and the title of the video is about "intellisens". I think it is not acceptable that because Microsoft is moving to open source to accept the open source mess. as if you are saying: ok we are now open source and you have to live with this mess. just try to understand that people loved visual studio and .Net because of the quality and integration which they couldn't find in the open source world. please put some more effort, repeat the part of the video where things didn't work, or tell us what to do when it didn't work! I can't name a video without bugs!!!