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Build Windows® 8 Apps with Microsoft® Visual C#® and Visual Basic® Step by Step

by Paolo Pialorsi Roberto Brunetti Luca Regnicoli

<div><p>NOTE: This book is based on Windows 8 Release Preview; its content and publication date will be updated for final Windows 8 software.\n</p><p>Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using Microsoft&#174; .NET Framework 4.5 with Microsoft Visual C# 2012 or Visual Basic 2012&#8212;one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced .NET development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that easily adapt to different screen sizes&#8212;including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates.</p></div>

Build Windows® 8 Apps with Microsoft® Visual C++® Step by Step

by Paolo Pialorsi Roberto Brunetti Luca Regnicoli

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building Windows 8 apps with Microsoft® Visual C++® Teach yourself how to build Windows 8 applications using the Visual C++ language--one step at a time. Ideal for those with intermediate to advanced C++ development skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for creating apps that can adapt to different screen sizes--including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and slates. Discover how to: Build apps using Windows 8 design guidelines Explore the Windows 8 application architecture Apply tools and libraries from Microsoft® Visual Studio® and the Windows 8 SDK Use XAML to create touch-optimized user interfaces Create apps that make use of device sensors Manage the Windows 8 application lifecycle Prepare your app for the Windows Store

Exam Ref 70-482: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using HTML5 and JavaScript

by Roberto Brunetti Vanni Boncinelli

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-482--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of building Windows Store apps with HTML5 and JavaScript. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Develop Windows Store apps Discover and interact with devices Program user interaction Enhance the user interface Manage data and security Prepare for a solution deployment This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer)

Exam Ref 70-485: Advanced Windows Store App Development Using C#

by Roberto Brunetti Vanni Boncinelli

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-485--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of building Windows Store apps with C#. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSD level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Develop Windows Store apps Discover and interact with devices Program user interaction Enhance the user interface Manage data and security Prepare for a solution deployment This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you. Includes a 15% exam discount from Microsoft. (Limited time offer)

Windows Azure™ Step by Step

by Roberto Brunetti

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to the programming fundamentals for Windows AzureTM Teach yourself how to build and host scalable applications in the cloud using Windows Azure--one step at a time. Ideal for those with basic programming skills, this tutorial provides practical, learn-by-doing exercises for working with the core services and features of the Windows Azure platform. Discover how to: Extend your existing skills to the cloud development model Build a simple web role application and deploy it to the cloud Create a worker role project to perform backend processes Store persistent data with Windows Azure Storage Develop a scalable database application in the cloud using Microsoft SQL AzureTM Connect several cloud-based applications with Windows Azure AppFabric Design a multitiered solution that can scale to meet user demand

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