Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition 2

The final version of this ebook is now available; download the final version here. The second preview edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone is now available for download! Below you’ll find the download link and the ebook’s full Introduction. Enjoy! Introduction This is…

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Free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition

The final version of this ebook is now available; download the final version here. Greetings! To help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, we’re happy to release a free ebook today: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, by Charles Petzold. This ebook was created jointly by…

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Programming books and ebooks lineup

Here is the lineup of programming titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills. Check out all programming titles or view them by topic below. C# C++ HTML, JavaScript and web development SQL Server Visual Basic Visual Studio and .NET Windows C#                  …

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Windows Phone updates for Windows Runtime via C#

In November 2013, Microsoft Press published Windows Runtime via C# (320 pages; ISBN: 9780735679276), by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten Van De Bospoort. The book offers expert guidance on leveraging the Windows Runtime (WinRT) API to produce Windows Store apps. Since then, Microsoft introduced Windows Phone 8.1, allowing developers to write Windows Phone apps by using…

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New book: Windows Phone 8 Development Internals

Greetings. We’re happy to share that Windows Phone 8 Development Internals (1044 pages, ISBN: 9780735676237), by Andrew Whitechapel and Sean McKenna, is now available! You can find sample content, including the book’s full TOC, Introduction, and Chapter 1 here. Chapter 1, “Vision and architecture,” covers the basic architecture of the platform, while most of the chapters…

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Quick news: Three recorded Jump Starts available on demand

The Microsoft Virtual Academy has announced the availability of three Jump Starts. If you missed the live events, you can watch the recorded sessions on demand.   Building Web Apps with ASP.NET Jump Start Principal Program Manager Scott Hanselman and Technical Evangelist Jon Galloway provide an accelerated introduction to building modern web applications with ASP.NET,…

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Available now: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start webcast on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

If you missed the live Jump Start, you can view the recorded version for free on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/building-apps-for-windows-phone-8-jump-start Description: This course is tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. This platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy…

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From the MVPs: Shared code for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Here’s the 20th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see the rest.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective…

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Quick news: Building an app for both Windows Phone and iOS

Check out the MSDN Magazine article by Microsoft Press author, Andrew Whitechapel, on building an app for Windows Phone and iOS. MSDN Magazine article:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj658972.aspx There’s also an interesting follow up to his article here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msdnmagazine/archive/2012/10/19/10361207.aspx Right now, you can order the ebook version of the upcoming book, Windows Phone 8 Development Internals, on The Microsoft…

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