- Series: The Expert's Voice in Windows 8
- Paperback: 552 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (September 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430257792
- ISBN-13: 978-1430257790
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,774,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Scott Isaacs is a Solutions Director with SafeNet Consulting, in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. Although introduced to computers and programming in the early '80s, it wasn't until the mid-'90s that Scott realized he would rather be writing software for a living, instead of pursuing a career as a physicist or mathematician. He's worked in a number of industries, including government, news, finance, marketing, and product development, holding early positions at three successful start-ups. Additionally, Scott runs the WI .NET Users Group and plays bass guitar in his church band.
Originally from California, Scott moved to Wisconsin in 1999. Two days after his arrival, he met a girl. Kelly and Scott have been happily married since 2001 and have two amazing children, Charlize and Brytan.
You can connect with Scott at scottisaacs.com or twitter.com/daughtkom.
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The authors' approach in this text was solid. Starting with the Windows 8 design philosophy (which I found very enlightening), and a few chapters to summarize this paradigm shift in Windows development (including developing on emulated devices), then quickly diving in with the goal of writing a fully-functional personal time & project management tool. Scott obviously put a lot of thought into his approach. The book works through the example application feature-by-feature, each of which introducing a new concept, from user-interface design to data and storage, to utilizing new Win 8 features like animation, search, tiles, and touch. He covers printing, working with the camera, and concludes by shipping to the app store.
If you want to jump in at a specific chapter (or if you find yourself off-track for any reason), you can snag Scott's copy of that chapter's code from GitHub.