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Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 Apps with Xaml and C# (Expert's Voice in Windows 8) [Paperback]

Adam Freeman
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1 May 2012 1430244917 978-1430244912
The key features for developing on Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 80-pageprimer. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices. With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using XAML and C#, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world's most successful operating system. What you'll learn Create and configure Metro applications Implement a touch-enabled user interface Store data and application state using the Metro persistence model Access remote data using Metro networking Package and deploy your Metro application to the app store Who this book is for This book is for early-adopters of the Windows 8 operating system working with the Consumer Preview in order to be ahead of the curve in understanding the new ways of working that the operating system introduces. Table of Contents Creating the UI Responding to the User Storage and Persistence Networking Packaging and Deployment These chapters are supported by a substantial stand alone code sample.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH (1 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430244917
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430244912
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 689,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adam Freeman is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and training for his first competitive triathlon.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but don't expect much 14 Aug 2012
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A brief summary of Windows 8 development for beginner-intermediate level covering the basics, not much insight. The book is quote short though: finished in one go in the evening.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all costs!!! 29 Jun 2013
By VBKing
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I bought this book, and the printing is so poor. It is not the authors fault, but it is Apress's fault. For instance, the first letter of a word would be on the previous word and the remaining letters as a new word. It makes reading unbearable. This only applies to headings, but it makes you uncomfortable wanting to read it.

EDIT: Please see the customer images of the book which I have uploaded of a sample page to give an indication of how the book is uncomfortable to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good starting guide 20 Sep 2012
By MCalcot
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This is an excellent starter guide to get you up and running, a detailed working of an example application covering all the major elements that define a Windows Store application. Easy to read and short enough to read cover to cover in a day. I found it very useful.
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1.0 out of 5 stars More a handout than a book 30 Aug 2012
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I was already a bit disappointed when I got the book by mail. It is just a small one, almost a handout. It covers the basic programming of Metro apps but doesn't include much more than you could get out of the internet within an hour. If you already know a bit of C# programming and WPF, then this book is obsolete in my opinion.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Bit on the Weak Side 17 Sep 2012
By E. Tom Jorgenson - Published on
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Didn't provide any in depth information about much of anything and certainly didn't get into the more complex topics. Not enough meat to bring a developer to the point of building any sort of real-world application. More of an introduction.
3.0 out of 5 stars I learned a lot. 2 Jan 2013
By Eldon Patterson - Published on
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This book contains several mistakes. I learned more when I begin to use it as a reference.
It should be simpler and more straight forward.
4.0 out of 5 stars perfect for beginer 21 Nov 2012
By Anerky - Published on
If you have no idea about what is win8 app dev and you only have limited programming skills (knows basic C#), this book is perfect. 80 pages book gives a brief introduction about how to create an app with basic UI components and how MVVM drives win8 app implementation. Definitely not for hardcore app dev.
4.0 out of 5 stars Pithy, but dense 23 Oct 2012
By B. Clay Shannon - Published on
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While obviously rushed out the gate to be the first "Metro" book on the block (many times he mentions that certain parts of the code are bolded, and they are not - the book was apparently not very well proofread and/ or the formatter fell down on the job), I find this book very valuable based on the two criteria I use - was it worth the time to read it, and was it worth the money? In both cases, I give it a resounding yes. I have purchased a few more Windows 8 Development books (one is on the way and the others are pre-ordered), but this one being available early made it extremely valuable to me. Much of the info can be found online, but it's convenient to have it in one place, and for me, to have it in physical form so that I can read it outside sitting on my deck or inside in bed. At this juncture (many "Metro" dev books will be released soon), a person may prefer an expanded and updated book by Mr. Freeman or someone else.
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