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Essential Windows Phone 8, Second Edition by Shawn Wildermuth

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Preface

I never owned a Palm Pilot. But I did have Palm tops and smartphones. I dived into writing software for a plethora of devices but never got very far. My problem was that the story of getting software onto the phones was chaotic and I didn’t see how the marketing of software for phones would lead to a successful product. In the intervening years, I got distracted by Silverlight and web development. I didn’t pay attention as the smartphone revolution happened. I was happily neck deep in data binding, business application development, and teaching XAML.

The smart revolution clearly started with the iPhone. What I find interesting is that the iPhone is really about the AppStore, not the phone. It’s a great device, but the AppStore is what ...

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