Free Microsoft E-book On Windows 8 Apps And More
Written by Ian Elliot   
Tuesday, 06 November 2012

Book publishing as an arm of marketing has a long history and usually the end user is the winner. In this case we have some free programming ebooks from Microsoft for you to download.

Microsoft really does want Windows 8 to be a success so it has a arranged for a free ebook on the subject of app development:

 

book1windows8

 

This is a full 300 page book, and not a preview or extract edition.

"This book is about writing Windows Store apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Our primary focus will be on applying these web technologies within the Windows 8 platform, where there are unique considerations, and not on exploring the details of those web technologies themselves. For the most part, then, I'm assuming that you're already at least somewhat conversant with these standards. We will cover some of the more salient areas like the CSS grid, which is central to app layout, but otherwise I trust that you're capable of finding appropriate references for most everything else."

Currently it is only available as a PDF but the website is promising EPUB and MOBI formats.

Slightly less useful as a free book, given the release of WP8, is:

Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

Similarly you might like

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

but it is more likely that you are considering the move to 2012.

Let's hope that Microsoft make the later versions of both these books available in the near future.

Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with XAML and C#

WinRT Revealed


blog comments powered by Disqus

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Banner


Intel IoT Dev Kit Reaches v1.0
06/03/2015

Intel finally manages to get Version 1 of its IoT Dev Kit out of the door and it is well worth having. However, it can't return  the time wasted by developers who struggled with the less-than-per [ ... ]



Microsoft And Universal Apps
04/03/2015

Microsoft has chosen to talk about universal apps at this year's Mobile World Congress, but real hard facts are still thin on the ground. What has emerged has that sort of PR speak that indicates that [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 November 2012 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.