Mobile Development Handbook

Andy Wigley, Daniel Moth, and Peter Foot have been hard at work developing an MS Press book called Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook (link to Amazon) – the book (all 688 pages of it!) covers the following topics.

1. .NET Compact Framework—a Platform on the Move
2. Building a Microsoft Windows Forms GUI
3. Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and Other Data Stores
4. Catching Errors, Testing, and Debugging
5. Understanding and Optimizing .NET Compact Framework Performance
6. Completing the Application: Packaging and Deployment
7. Exchanging Data with Backend Servers
8. Networking
9. Getting Connected
10. Security Programming for Mobile Applications
11. Threading
12. Graphics Programming
13. Direct3D Mobile
14. Interoperating with the Platform
15. Building Custom Controls
16. Internationalization
17. Developing with Windows Mobile
18. Introducing .NET Compact Framework Version 3.5 and Visual Studio “Orcas”

If you are developing applications for Windows Mobile devices then you should consider getting a copy of the book.

– Mike

Comments (5)

  1. ToddHa says:

    I’ve been looking for a book like this for about a year now. I’m totally stoked to order it.

    I started writing what you might consider a micro- version of this book (just for me personally and my team), so it’s great to see that there’s something official, in depth, and correct! Plus, I can now stop working on it. 🙂

  2. DanielMoth says:

    Thanks for posting this Mike, and I hope you enjoy reading it Todd and others!

    If anyone is at the European versions of MEDC and TechEd, we are doing signing events so you can get our ugly handwriting on your brand new book 🙂

  3. David Jones says:

    Great that this is out.I ordered it immediately.

    Mike, I did suggest last year that we need an updated replacement for Andy’s original book (Microsoft .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference)) and here it is.

    His original book was authoritive and comprehensive.  It not only told you how to do things but it also told you why and what you couldn’t do (and why). .. So I would expect that the new book will fill the void well.  


  4. Alex O. says:

    Very comprehensive book!

    Tons of useful info on the broad range of subjects involving managed development under CE.

    Kudos to the authors!

    But the MSPress has to improve its editing skills – I have already noticed several blaring inconsistencies in the first two chapters and just downright lame mistakes (for instance VGA is NOT a Video Graphics Adapter, but a Video Graphics Array).

    But I once again would like to thank the authors – very much needed book.

  5. David Jones says:

    My copy arrived from Amazon yesterday.

    It certainly lives up to the previous book,

    Microsoft .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference).

    It is now the new "Bible" for Mobile and Embedded App. development.

    Well done Andy and co.

    PS Is Mike on leave?