Chapter 11. Working with remote data

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Jung

With very few exceptions, all mobile applications fall into one of the following categories: applications that just can’t work without an Internet connection and applications that are only partially functional unless an Internet connection is present. You can’t truly call yourself a good Microsoft Windows 8 developer until you have learned how to work with remote data across the Internet.

In this chapter, you will practice with data downloaded from a remote location using the HTTP protocol. First, you will learn how to make an HTTP call to download data. Next, you will face the more challenging task of interpreting ...

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