Today, Xamarin announced the availability of Xamarin 2.0, which brings a new IDE in the form of Xamarin Studio, a component store, and a plugin for Visual Studio that allows iOS development in Visual Studio.
While Xamarin itself is less than two years old, Friedman and his team have years of background in Mono and open source, giving this "startup" a large boost that many companies do not have.
In this episode of The Upside, we talk to the CEO of Xamarin, Nat Friedman. The discussion starts in Xamarin's part of the mobile ecosystem, before exploring open-source FUD, the prospects of the upcoming batch of mobile OSes, and how developers are getting Java bytecode to run on iOS.
Running time: 24 minutes, 17 seconds
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.