When you’re a developer, staying up-to-date with the technologies, programming languages, developer tools, software practices, and application development platforms is crucial for your success. And while there is a lot of material for all the different platforms out there, it might be harder to find Xamarin blogs and content in general because it’s not as widely adopted as other platforms.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top Xamarin online communities including Xamarin blogs, newsletters, podcasts, social media groups, and more, for you to stay up-to-date with all that’s new in the world of Xamarin.
Please note that the communities listed below are only ones that are currently active. While there are many other groups, some of their content is outdated, which is why they weren’t included.
Weekly Xamarin: A hand-picked round up of the best Xamarin development links every week. Published every Friday.
Quick’s Xamarin News: News about anything #Xamarin. Published daily.
All About Xamarin: The latest tips, tutorials, news, and resources for Xamarin app developers. Powered by Dan Rigby and the Xamarin developer community.
Xamarin Forms Monthly Newsletter: A monthly newsletter by Slack’s community #XamarinHelp.
Xamarin Videos: The official Xamarin Youtube channel.
Xamarin University: A live, interactive, mobile development training led by Xamarin experts. Start learning Xamarin from the people who know it best. With over 80 courses covering 10 tracks, Xamarin University is the best training offering that will keep you up-to-date to stay ahead in this fast paced mobile world.
The Xamarin Show: The Xamarin Show is all about native cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows with Xamarin. Join your host James Montemagno and his guests as they discuss building mobiles apps, integrating SDKs, extending mobile apps, the latest Xamarin news, awesome apps developers are building, and so much more.
Evolve 2016: The videos of the sessions from Xamarin Evolve, the largest cross-platform mobile event in the world, where over 1,500 developers, industry leaders, and Xamarin experts converge to advance the state of the art, discuss mobile strategy, and define the future of apps.
Motz Codes: James always has informative fun videos. He also has a series called Motz Codes.
Brax: Step-by-step video lessons that help you learn, get up-to-speed on latest tools, and discover new techniques.
Pluralsight: Helps you upgrade your skills with courses on the most popular programming languages, developer tools, software practices and application development platforms.
Xamarin on Twitter
@XamarinHQ: The official Twitter account for Xamarin.
@XamarinU: Xamarin University’s instructor-led and self-guided online classes announcements and updates.
@XamarinEvents: Announcements about upcoming Xamarin user groups events, Xamarin Dev Days, webinars, conferences, Xamarin sessions, and more.
Xamarin on Reddit
r/xamarindevelopers: A subreddit of Xamarin developers.
r/xamarin: A smaller subreddit discussing Xamarin development.
r/xamarinandroid: A subreddit for Xamarin.Android discussions.
r/xamarinios: A subreddit for Xamarin.iOS discussions.
r/xamarinforms: A subreddit for Xamarin.Forms discussions.
Xamarin on Slack
Xamarin Chat: A Slack community with 4,000+ Xamarin developers and enthusiasts.
Xamarin on LinkedIn
Xamarin Developers: A networking group for all Xamarin professionals. A common space for all Xamarin developers to gather and share all things related to Xamarin.
Xamarin Certified Developers: News and dicussions about Xamarin Forms.
Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Mac Developers and Users: A group for developers and users of Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Mac, discussing Xamarin technology, events, mobile, and cross platform.
Xamarin Forms: A place for Xamarin Certified Developers to connect and collaborate.
Xamarin on Facebook
Xamarin Developers: A community-led Facebook group for Xamarin developers to share knowledge, discuss cases of success and ask questions.
Xamarin University: A Xamarin University community group for connecting with fellow and former students, sharing resources, and tips and tricks.
Xamarin Podcast: The official Xamarin Podcast, bringing mobile developers the latest news and information about Xamarin and mobile development.
Gone Mobile Podcast: A podcast discussing the latest in mobile development, with a healthy bias towards Xamarin technologies. The podcast covers in-depth topics with guests ranging from Android, iOS, and Windows development to mobile marketing and design, as well as other mobile and not-so-mobile related technologies.
Merge Conflict: A weekly discussion with Frank and James on all things development, technology, and more. After years of being friends, Frank and James finally decided to sit down and start a podcast about their lives as mobile developers using Xamarin.
Xamarin Meetups: Find out what’s happening in Xamarin Meetup groups around the world and start meeting up with the ones near you.
Xamarin Dev Days: Xamarin Dev Days are community-driven, hands-on learning experiences geared towards beginner mobile developers to help build, test, and connect native iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you think there’s any Xamarin blogs or communities that we missed and we need to add to the list.