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Sams Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Application Development in 24 Hours Paperback – April 22, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0672335396 ISBN-10: 0672335395 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing; 1 edition (April 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0672335395
  • ISBN-13: 978-0672335396
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,394,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Scott Dorman has been designated by Microsoft as a C# Most Valued Professional in recognition for his many contributions to the C# community. Scott has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember. He has been working with computers professionally since 1993 and with .NET and C# since 2001. Currently, Scott’s primary focus is developing commercial software applications using Microsoft .NET technologies. Scott runs a software architecture–focused user group, speaks extensively (including at Microsoft TechEd and community-sponsored code camps), and contributes regularly to online communities such as The Code Project and StackOverflow. Scott also maintains a .NET Framework and C#-focused technology blog at http://geekswithblogs.com/sdorman.

Kevin Wolf is a software engineer with 20 years of professional experience developing and deploying software. Kevin’s background includes everything from developing hardware and software for real-time embedded systems, to CMS/Sales Force Automation systems, to large decision-support, line-of-business applications. For the past five years, Kevin’s focus as an independent consultant has been on developing applications for mobile devices such as Windows Mobile, iPhone, and Android. In January of 2010, Kevin was recognized as a Microsoft MVP in the area of Device Application Development for his work promoting Windows Mobile.

Nikita Polyakov is a Microsoft Windows Phone Development MVP and has been a longtime community voice for most things mobile from Microsoft in the local community in Florida and online. Nikita helped and cochaired many local user groups and community initiatives. Nikita is a software professional with 10 years of experience building custom software using Microsoft platforms for many local and national customers. Nikita is passionate about the power of technology and enabling people to realize their full potential through quality software solutions.

Joe Healy is a Microsoft Developer Evangelist based in Florida. Joe’s geographical responsibility is to provide “developer care” for the Gulf States District for the East Region Developer team. As such, he has responsibilities to bring .NET development to the masses in his area. Joe serves a multitude of clients, from corporate accounts to broad-reach events and user groups. He lectures on various development and architectural topics focused around the .NET Frameworks, Visual Studio .NET, and associated servers.

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Very easy to understand and follow.
slobodan stipic
This book is a great intro to Windows Phone 7.5 development.
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Format: Paperback
This book is only for experienced developer wish to learn more.
If you are a beginner, pls looking for other books.
There are many errata, also the code in the books got many errors, also some steps are missing to get the example work.
If you wish to try, I suggest you to download the example code to go along the book here: [...]

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By slobodan stipic on July 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
Great way to dive into WP development. Very easy to understand and follow. The examples in the book are clear and to the point.
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This book is a great intro to Windows Phone 7.5 development. It is easy to follow for beginners. It also has lots of tips for more more advanced readers.
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Anyone who knows how to develop applications can use this book to learn how to create apps for the Windows Phone OS. If you know .Net you will see how many things are just the same as developing in .Net for the PC. If you don't this is a great introduction to development for this great platform.
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By Michael Stark on May 31, 2012
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Purchase WP7 App Development in 24 Hours and you will have no excuses left for not creating a Windows Phone 7 application.
The authors tackle the fundamental components to creating a phone app on the Windows Mobile 7 platform.

I jump to the topic in the book as development necessitates the topic. The chapters are written as islands so one can work on each topic in isolations.

Examples are good and easy to incorporate into my applications.
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