Adam Nathan is a principal software development engineer for Microsoft, a best-selling technical author, and arguably the most prolific developer for Windows Phone. Adam previously cofounded Popfly, Microsoft’s first product built on Silverlight, named one of the 25 most innovative products of 2007 by PCWorld magazine. He is also the founder of PINVOKE.NET, the online resource for .NET developers who need to access Win32.
Adam has created several top apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace that have been featured on Lifehacker, Gizmodo, ZDNet, ParentMap, and various Windows Phone enthusiast sites. Many of them are identical to or based on apps in this book. Chapter 36’s Sound Recorder app was featured on MSDN’s first Channel 9 “Hot Apps” show. With the purchase of this book, the same app is now yours to tweak and sell!
Adam’s books have been considered required reading by many inside Microsoft and throughout the industry. Adam is the author of Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed (Sams, 2008), WPF Unleashed (Sams, 2006), WPF 4 Unleashed (Sams, 2010), and .NET and COM: The Complete Interoperability Guide (Sams, 2002); a coauthor of ASP.NET: Tips, Tutorials, and Code (Sams, 2001); and a contributor to books including .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference, Volume 2 (Addison-Wesley, 2005), and Windows Developer Power Tools (O’Reilly, 2006). You can find Adam online at www.adamnathan.net or @adamnathan on Twitter.
Great book to get started developing for Windows Phone 7 and even for Windows Phone 8. Got both Volumes and it helped improve my app dev skills from the start.Published 14 months ago by Michael Kostersitz
I liked the presentation and content in this book and was up and running in no time. Through no fault of the author, Microsoft changed it's course so this is now archived, but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by DK
Some technical authors write as if they're just going through the motions.
Adam, on the other hand, not only wrote, documented and explained 100 sample apps exercising... Read more
This is by far the best book I have found for developing apps for the Windows Phone. Numerous apps developed in full. Many of them can serve as templates for similar apps. Read morePublished on June 10, 2012 by Bert
Cover all programmatic Windows Phone 7 , but v7.0 only and not cover 7.1 / 7.5 (Mango version). It's very "detail", and the implementation must be precisePublished on January 31, 2012 by Pasqualino-007
This is perhaps the best book on Windows Phone 7 (WP7) development currently in publication. Unfortunately, because WP7 is so new and being updated by Microsoft so rapidly, already... Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by TwistedPretzel
I picked up this book because I love my HTC Radar 4G so much and decided to learn how to write WP7 apps. This book is huge, 1100 pages long! Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by For Real
This book is very practical.
For those who want to start coding right away (who doesn't?) when learning this is THE book you want.
This is my favorite Windows Phone 7 book. This book is all about build WP7 applications. Although it can be used as a reference, it really should be read from front to back. Read morePublished on October 10, 2011 by George