Figma

Intro to Figma for .NET Developers

Developers and designers working together can often agree that the “handoff” is a dreaded pain point when collaborating. Every mistake made in the design handoff can impact the app and cause a rework for the developer. One tool that has been quickly gaining traction and has seen increasingly wide use with developers and designers is Figma. Now for those who are unfamiliar with Figma, it is a free, browser-based design tool that makes the developer handoff process smooth and seamless by allowing developers to readily access the full design files. In the Microsoft ecosystem, we have been using the likes of Expression Blend, Adobe XD, Sketch, and InVision. But Figma has skyrocketed in adoption among designers, as can be seen by a survey done by UX Tools. Even a quick Twitter poll we conducted in October 2021 showed Figma as one of the main design tool choices amongst developers. Given the UX Tools poll above, we can conclude that Figma is yet to get even more adoption among .NET developers. 3 Features that Make Figma Stand Out Above Other In our opinion Figma stands out above other options for following reasons: Collaboration With Figma, multiple team members can work on

Announcing Uno Platform 4-0. Four Major Components Added

Four platform additions for speeding up application development announced: Visual Studio Code and Figma integration, Uno Platform Extensions and UI Toolkit.   Today, at UnoConf, we announced Uno Platform 4.0 which marks major new expansion to the platform, and an introduction of a set of new productivity tooling for Visual Studio Code users, a Toolkit of multiplatform-first components, a Figma plugin to eliminate the designer-developer handoff for XAML developers, and a set of Extensions to help with jumpstarting your apps.    Following today’s announcements, with Uno Platform you will be able to develop C# and XAML applications from any operating system or browser, and deploy them to Web, Android, iOS, macOS, Linux and Windows.  Note: If you missed any of UnoConf 2021, you can still experience every moment. Check out the conference here. Uno Platform Extensions To help you bootstrap a new Uno Platform application and get started with proper architecture we are introducing Uno Extensions. The idea is you shouldn’t need to ever write code from scratch for commonly used functions, while retaining an option to easily extend any feature.  Microsoft has extracted a host of capabilities outside of ASP.NET and made them available through Microsoft Extensions – covering hosting, logging, configuration, etc. In turn, Uno Platform Extensions are based on Microsoft Extensions. Reactive (MVU-X) While we have ~10 extensions available, Reactive is one of the bigger ones and deserves special attention. In our