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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