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Essential Windows Phone 8 (Microsoft Windows Development)by Shawn Wildermuth
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“Shawn has created a guide that is easy to read, up-to-date, and comprehensive–covering the entire application surface area for Windows Phone developers. Enjoy!”
–Jeff Wilcox, Senior Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
Essential Windows® Phone 8 is the definitive guide to creating powerful mobile apps with Microsoft’s dramatically improved Windows Phone 8 platform. Ten-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone development, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding solutions.
Updated throughout, this edition reflects new APIs and development best practices, ranging from new WinRT APIs to voice integration. It also contains a comprehensive new chapter on developing enterprise solutions for business.
After introducing the platform and its key improvements, Shawn dives directly into the essentials. Using realistic code, he illustrates today’s best techniques for delivering robust, well-performing apps. You’ll build a complete app from start to finish and then deepen your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques.
From planning through delivery, Shawn guides you through the entire lifecycle, helping you make the most of Windows Phone 8’s valuable capabilities. Whether you’re a Windows developer going mobile or a mobile developer moving to Windows Phone, here are all the skills you’ll need.
Essential Windows Phone 8 is the definitive guide to creating powerful, visually compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform. Nine-time Microsoft MVP Shawn Wildermuth draws on his extensive experience teaching Windows Phone developers, helping you to get started fast and master techniques that lead to truly outstanding apps. Expanded and updated with 30% new coverage, this conversational, authoritative guide covers the essentials and a whole lot more.
Wildermuth begins with a solid "foundation building" introduction to Windows Phone 8 development and Windows Phone 8 hardware, introducing design, language, hardware specifications, patterns, the application lifecycle, out-of-the-box services, Live Tiles, and the Windows Marketplace. Once you have that foundation, Wildermuth dives into hands-on development, emphasizing best practices and realistic code examples. You'll develop a complete application from start to finish, then build on your skills with increasingly sophisticated techniques. Coverage includes:
About the Author
During his 27 years in software development, Shawn Wildermuth has experienced a litany of shifts in software development, shaping how he understands technology. Shawn is a 10-time Microsoft MVP, a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau, and an author of several books on .NET. He has spoken at a variety of international conferences, including TechEd, MIX, VSLive, OreDev, SDC, WinDev, MIX, DevTeach, DevConnections, and DevReach. Shawn has written dozens of articles for a variety of magazines and websites, including MSDN, DevSource, InformIT, CoDe Magazine, ServerSide.NET, and MSDN Online. He is currently helping companies with coaching and training through his company Wilder Minds LLC (http://wilderminds.com).
Table of Contents
1. What is the Windows Phone
2. Your First Application
3. Understanding XAML
5. Designing for the Phone
6. Developing for the phone
7. Databases and Storage
9. Working With Services
10. Security and the Phone
11. Working with the Marketplace
12. Enterprise Features of WP8
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