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Windows Phone 7 for Iphone Developers (Developer's Library)

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Publisher Comments:

Bring Your iPhone Apps and Skills to Windows Phone 7–or Build Apps for Both Mobile Platforms at Once

 

If you’ve been developing for the competitive iPhone marketplace, this book will help you leverage your iOS skills on a fast-growing new platform: Windows Phone 7 (WP7). If you’re a .NET programmer, it will help you build advanced WP7 mobile solutions that reflect valuable lessons learned by iOS developers. If you’re a mobile development manager, it offers indispensable insights for planning cross-platform projects.

 

Kevin Hoffman guides you through the entire WP7 Software Development Kit (SDK), showing how it resembles Apple’s iOS SDK, where it differs, and how to build production-quality WP7 apps that sell. Step by step, you’ll master each technology you’ll need, including C#, Silverlight, and XAML. Every new concept is introduced along with all the tools and background needed to apply it.

 

Hoffman’s practical insights extend into every facet of WP7 development: building user interfaces; hardware and device services; WP7’s unique Application Tiles; Push Notifications; the Phone Execution Model, local storage, smart clients, Model-View-View Model (MVVM) design, security, social gaming, testing, debugging, deployment, and more. A pleasure to read and packed with realistic examples, this is the most useful WP7 development book you can find.

 

·         Compare Apple’s Objective-C and Microsoft’s C#: “second cousins twice removed”

·         Build rich, compelling user interfaces based on Silverlight, XAML, and events

·         Move from Apple’s Xcode to Visual Studio 2010 and from Interface Builder to Expression Blend

·         Leverage hardware and device services, including the accelerometer, GPS, photos, contacts, e-mail, and SMS

·         Create dynamic application Tiles to appear on the Start screen

·         “Push” raw data notifications to running apps

·         Understand and use the WP7 phone execution model

·         Efficiently store and retrieve data on WP7 phones

·         Build “smart clients” that sync locally stored data with web services

·         Manage growing app complexity through “separation of concerns” and MVVM

·         Successfully deploy apps to the Marketplace

Book News Annotation:

This reference guide on development with Windows Phone 7 (WP7) offers a tour through the entire WP7 SDK and how it relates to the iOS SDK, with step-by-step tutorials, b&w screenshots, and code samples. No prior knowledge of any specific programming language or platform is required to read the book, because the book gradually introduces the C# programming language, object-oriented programming and event-driven programming, the Silverlight framework, and Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) for building user interfaces. Later chapters cover Visual Studio, Expression Blend, building connected social games, and deploying applications to the marketplace. Code samples can also be downloaded from a web site. Hoffman has coauthored several books on the .NET Framework. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Kevin Hoffman (Windsor, CT) is an enterprise programmer who has extensive experience with both Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile and Apple’s iPhone platforms. Currently chief systems architect for Oakleaf Waste Management, he specializes in mobile and cloud development. He writes The .NET Addict’s Blog, served as editor-in-chief of iPhone Developer’s Journal, presented twice at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference, and has authored and co-authored several books, including WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences and ASP.NET 4 Unleashed.

Table of Contents

Section I — The Basics

1.         Introduction

2.         Objective-C and C#:  2nd Cousins Twice Removed

3.         Object-Oriented Programming Basics

4.         Event-Driven Programming

5.         View and Rendering System Basics

6.         Moving from Xcode to Visual Studio 2010

Section II — Building Mobile Applications

7.         Taking Advantage of Hardware Services

8.         Interface Builder and Expression Blend

9.         Working with Tiles

10.       Push Notifications

11.       Multi-Tasking, Background Tasks, and Tombstoning

12.       Databases and Local Storage

13.       Building Smart Clients

14.       Consuming XML, Feeds, and other Data

15.       Separation of Concerns, MVC, and MVVM

16.       OpenGL ES, XNA, and 3D Gaming

17.       Community and Social Gaming

18.       Securing Mobile Applications

19.       User Preferences and Customization

20.       Unit Testing and TDD

21.       Debugging and Troubleshooting

22.       Deploying Applications

Section III — Building Apps for Both iPhone and WP7

23.       Introducing the SpaceBase Game

24.       Re-Using Assets, Algorithms, and Code

25.       SpaceBase for the iPhone

26.       SpaceBase for WP7

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672334344
Author:
Hoffman, Kevin
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Computer Languages-C++
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Developer's Library
Publication Date:
20110810
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.753 in 524 gr

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