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Migrating to Windows Phone by Jeff Blankenburg, Jesse Liberty

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CHAPTER 5

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Get Blended

In the dark and early days of computing, when programs were nasty, brutish and short, we used different tools for writing the code (the editor), for compiling the code (the compiler), for linking the code (the linker), and for debugging the code (the debugger). The advent of the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) had a tremendous positive impact on programmer productivity.

Thus, you may be surprised to hear that we advocate using two development tools: Visual Studio for C# code, and Expression Blend for layout, data binding, animation, and more. In fact, we each fought this two-tool solution until first we became convinced, ...

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