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Essential Windows Phone 8 (Paperback)

Shawn Wildermuth

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ISBN 10: 032190494X / ISBN 13: 9780321904942
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Paperback. 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, S.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 595 pages. 0.957. N° de ref. de la librería 9780321904942

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Título: Essential Windows Phone 8 (Paperback)

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:New

Edición: 2nd.

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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.

Coverage includes

  • Setting up the WP8 development environment, including the emulator
  • Using XAML to fully control the look and feel of your app’s interface
  • Providing robust user interactivity through controls
  • Creating mobile experiences built around the real needs of Windows Phone users
  • Localizing your app for native languages and global markets
  • Utilizing vibration, motion, sound, the camera, or other hardware features
  • Supporting voice commands such as “Call Mom” or “Open Twitter”
  • Integrating features that use Contacts, Appointments, Alarms, the media library and hubs, and the lock screen
  • Storing data in simple files, caches, or a full-fledged database
  • Multitasking in the background without compromising performance
  • Implementing location-aware apps that can track where users are
  • Retrieving external data and assets via REST, Web services, push notifications, or Windows Live
  • Preparing your application for the Windows Phone Store
  • Building and distributing enterprise apps for your company’s internal customers


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 (

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