Cross-Platform Mobile Architectural Patterns

This post contains links and references to subjects discussed in my MonkeySpace 2013 talk.

Naturally, the talk was grounded in Xamarin Studio.

Xamarin’s Field Service App is a reference implementation for cross-platform MVVM.

The Xamarin DCI example source code can be found here.

Essential books on software-architectural patterns:

Special mention should be made of:

Which covers Data-Context-Interaction in detail.


It should be noted that DCI advocates now speak of it as a “paradigm” and not simply an architectural style.

More DCI links:

The quote by Joe Armstrong:

I think the lack of reusability comes in object-oriented languages, not functional languages. Because the problem with object-oriented languages is they’ve got all this implicit environment that they carry around with them. You wanted a banana but what you got was a gorilla holding the banana and the entire jungle.

If you have referentially transparent code, if you have pure functions — all the data comes in its input arguments and everything goes out and leave no state behind — it’s incredibly reusable.

comes from the book Coders at Work.

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