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21 July 2020

XAFers Community StandUp in Zoom and Chats 

Jose Columbie of Xari.io and Joche Ojeda of BitFrameworks.com host live webinars on XAF, XPO and related topics from April: https://www.meetup.com/Arizona-XAFers-User-Group/events/past/ (each webinar ~2 hours). Jose and Joche discuss XAF/XPO best practices, their past and recent development experiences, and also demo interesting work projects. Other DevExpress MVPs - are often among guests or presenters. 

I attended 2 webinars and especially liked the most recent presentation: July 9th 2020 - Best Practices. I am also going to participate in the next event where I will be answering questions and commenting on discussion topics.

You can also forward general questions to the XAF community via the chat group at https://gitter.im/XAF-Community/community. XAF MPVs, experienced XAF developers and I will share development experiences with you on this chat platform.

Jose Columbie also consolidated XAF community information in one location: https://github.com/jjcolumb/awesome-xaf - feel free to read or contribute.

Active YouTube Channel on XAF, XPO, Xamarin from Joche Ojeda

As you might recall, Joche is a DevExpress MVP who has been using XAF for almost 10 years. His XAF Facebook developer group for the Spanish-speaking community (https://www.facebook.com/xafes/) has nearly 400 members. Joche also does XAF/XPO consulting and custom development for companies in Europe, North and Latin America: https://www.bitframeworks.com/.

Joche published multiple XAF Blazor-related videos recently on his YouTube channel:

He has a hundred+ videos on XAF, XPO, Xamarin and other topics, so feel free to watch.

Of course, you can also find official videos on XAF at https://www.youtube.com/user/DeveloperExpress/videos. Our recent additions are:

New Unit Testing Content

Our documentation contains more information on Unit Tests. These articles will be of importance for those creating complex apps with XAF. Please let us know what you think of these learning materials.

XAF Jobs, Contractors, Consulting and Development Services

If you are looking for custom XAF development or training, check out these third-party services. For instance, I heard many positive user comments on Llamachant, BitFrameworks or DevPark.

You may also want to check a third-party web site for XAF experts to find jobs, employment and career opportunities: https://www.xafers.jobs/. This may be a good alternative to Upwork, Freelancer and other sites I mentioned in my old blog. From the site's description: "Xafers.Jobs is a job service that provides xafers with pre-screened XAF jobs leads that offer real pay for real work. From web to windows to mobile, from reporting to dashboards, all of the job openings we bring you offer some form of our loved XAF framework".

New XAFARI Version with XAF Modules Is Out

A new version of XAFARI that works with v20.1.4 is available and the v20.1.6 build is on its way too. Galaktika Soft has been providing paid reusable XAF modules with documentation and support services for more than 6 years.

New eXpand Framework Modules

The eXpand Framework, managed by Apostolis Bekiaris, continues to release new platform-agnostic packages for XAF: http://xaf.expandframework.com/.

With the raise of Microsoft Teams (and similar tools) we anticipate that XAF integration with remote communication and collaboration services will be in high demand in the coming months.

Noteworthy Support Center Tickets and Dev Tips & Tricks Every Month

Every month, we publish links to interesting support questions submitted via the DevExpress Support Center (as well as documentation updates and development news) in our Tips & Tricks blog series. In it, you will learn what other users are doing with XAF, XPO and enrich your toolbox with shortcuts like FirstOrDefault<ObjectType>(Expression<Func<ObjectType, Boolean>>) or CustomizeViewItemControl(DetailView, Controller, Action) that save development time.

Need Faster Support Replies?

Once you create a new XAF ticket in the DevExpress Support Center and select XAF under the Platform/Product field, please review the following help links displayed above the Submit button. These links describe how you can collect callstacks, logs and other important diagnostic information for any .NET error. Once you collect/compile this information, forward it to us along with your support ticket. This information will ensure faster and more accurate replies from support.

DataWerkes - Keith
DataWerkes - Keith
This post definitely shows the depth and breadth of the XAF/XPO products.  I've been using the tools for just under a year.  I've been fortunate enough to have had help from Dave at Llamachant as well as Jose and Joche.  All have been extremely helpful and generous with their knowledge and experience.   Most definitely looking forward to the coming months as Blazor makes it way into the toolset.
21 July 2020
Dennis (DevExpress)
Dennis Garavsky (DevExpress)
Thank you for your feedback, Keith!
21 July 2020
really nice post to help XAF developers along with those expert guys help
21 July 2020

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