The Xamarin Show 7: Continuous C# & F# IDE for iPad with Frank Krueger

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This week, James is joined by friend of the show Frank Krueger, independent app developer, who shows us Continuous, a Professional C# & F# IDE for iPad, that Frank developers in F# with Xamarin. Continuous enables any developer to write full Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms applications interactively with a live REPL that is always debugging your code. Continuous works with C# and F# to build not only applications, but libraries and scripts that can easily be exported. Frank talks about his inspiration for Continuous, open source technology that enabled the creation of Continuous, and to get started using Continuous with some live coding.

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      Nero

      Since this is built with Xamarin, will it come to UWP??

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      James​Montemagno

      @Nero: If you are building apps with Xamarin on Windows, you would want to use Visual Studio :)

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      jvs_ca
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      Tlingit

      Nice product.   Right now I am waiting for the Microsoft event this week to decide if I'll even be keeping my iPad.

      In the meantime, please keep the F# content coming! 

      Functional programming is on the rise, and F# is the only functional language I know of that allows us to do native iOS, android, and windows development; and build sophisticated web applications as well. 

       Microsoft has an important lead here in the industry and should be taking advantage of it. 

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      fastboxster

      This is awesome. I think it would be cool to have some built-in cloud deployment options for web dev as well.

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      Ramesh Jadhav

      Nice sir

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      bonk

      Great app, great show, thank you for this!

      The most exciting part in this show was when Frank mentioned that he wrote the app using F#. It would be really interesting to learn more about Frank's architectural approach on building a UI in a functional way. As far as I can tell, there haven't been too many attempts to tackle complex UIs with a functional approach. Especially not in the .NET world. What patterns and architectural design did Frank come up with? Did he discover any best practices or pitfalls? I have this gut feeling there could be some hidden gems that solve some of the pain points we have with classic MVVM, which tends to completely dominate in the .NET world.

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      Girikrish

      in need xamarin for 32 bit system. please guid me

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