Choosing a mobile app framework can be overwhelming; there are dozens available on the market to evaluate. From native frameworks written in Swift, ObjC, Java, and Kotlin to cross-platform frameworks like React Native and Xamarin, it can be really difficult to understand the key differences between all of them.

In this talk, learn the pros and cons of popular mobile app frameworks to help you determine which one is right for you.

This week, James is joined by friend of the show Marc Mercuri, Program Manager on the Azure Blockchain Development Kit Team, who introduces us to the world of blockchain. He shows us a full end to end scenario of why and how you would use blockchain in applications. He then walks us through the new Azure Blockchain Development Kit that simplifies development using blockchain for web and mobile with some fantastic Xamarin mobile apps.

Did you ever notice that the chip on your credit card looks an awful lot like a SIM card? I never really gave it much thought until my son asked why credit cards with chips are more secure than those with just the magnetic strips. It turns out that there’s a lot of high tech encryption and security going on and this video by LiveOverflow explores it all.