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About the Author
Rob has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur, developer, IT executive, mobile architect, and author of bestselling mobile and wireless technology books. A pioneer of the smartphone revolution, he drove the development of the all-important mobile app ecosystem from its earliest days and co-founded the world’s first cloud-based mobile device management company.
As a Mobile Strategist Microsoft, he’s in high demand as an advisor to executives and as a speaker at conferences all over the world. Rob has been responsible for the architecture, development, and deployment of many of the world’s largest mobile and wireless solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Through books, articles, and workshops, he helps to empower CIOs, developers, and IT professionals in areas of mobile, strategy, wireless, data replication, security, the Cloud, and highly-scalable infrastructures.
Rob lives in the Pacific Northwest and you can learn about him at http://robtiffany.com and by following him on Twitter at @robtiffany.
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Will building one that doesn't support a small, five table database take more effort? Absolutely it will. However, this book is a great start towards that. Look at it as more of a foundation for a great solution and not an end-to-end walkthrough.
This book dives right in to how you write those types of apps for a Windows 8 touch environment. It runs quickly through how to set up the environment (Active Directory, SQL Server, IIS) so even if you're unfamiliar with the Microsoft stack you'll be able to get up and running with minimal difficulties. Then it dives into writing the app (using C#).
Highly recommended for anyone that's writing LOB apps for Windows 8.
From virtualizing the backend servers all the way to the presentation layer in a Windows 8 app, Rob uses the latest shipping Microsoft technology so everything works as described on premiss as well as on Microsofts cloud based services in Windows Azure.
Its refreshing to read something so current and works without having to write thousands of lines of code to get up and running.