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Nick Lecrenski is the founder/lead developer of MyFitnessJournal.com, a fitness tracking website that utilizes JQuery, HTML 5, and CSS.
Doug Holland is an architect with Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism team and works with Microsoft's strategic ISV partners to help bring new and exciting experiences to consumers on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Allen Sanders is an architect at Teksouth Corporation and co-owner of LiquidKey, LLC. He provides expertise from the user experience to the database for line of business, Windows 8, and Windows Phone solutions.
Kevin Ashley is an architect at Microsoft and the author of top apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Easy to follow and a good book to get you started. Examples are very good, and I use them as reference while writing my first app.Published on September 15, 2013 by Christopher Elrod
Good presentation about win 8.
About Visual Studio, this book focused more in procedural codes than visual aspects. I consider as complementary knowledge.
Lucid and well written. Just over 400 pages, with decent examples. Covers the ground you need to get started with C# and XAML. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by A. Struthers