Windows 8 Recipes with Data is the missing cookbook for developers who want to build content-first Windows Store apps. Taking a problem-solution approach with easy-to-follow examples, this book guides you from basic data handling topics towards more advanced themes, focusing heavily on fetching and handling data and communicating with web services, so you can put the content and effectiveness of your app first and provide a great experience for your users. This book will give you the solutions and insight you need to: * Create touch-enabled, data-driven apps with the great performance your users will expect and appreciate. * Familiarize yourself with the advantages and potential pitfalls of working with data, content and services in Windows 8 on the device, on the web and in the cloud. * Build apps based on enterprise-proven architectural patterns. * Communicate with a wide range of web services and APIs, from REST services in XML or JSON to Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft SkyDrive. Whatever scenarios you come up against on the Windows 8 platform, Windows 8 Recipes with Data is your one-stop handbook, written by professional developers with a wealth of expertise to share to help you get ahead in Windows 8. What you'll learn * Access and store data locally and remotely * Set up web services that are easy to access from a Windows Store app * Integrate your app with Windows 8 features like contracts and tiles * Use the MVVM pattern to build more testable and maintainable Windows 8 apps * Access advanced services, including oData and sockets, and use the WinRT SDK to access Facebook, Twitter and Windows Live * Learn how you can apply your knowledge to developing for Windows Phone 8 Who this book is for Windows 8 Recipes with Data is written by professional developers for developers who want to start building fluid, professional Windows Store apps. Whether this is your first time building apps for the Windows Store, or you have tried your hand at the platform already, this book will arm you with solutions for the scenarios you will encounter when working with data and web services in Windows 8. Readers should be comfortable with the basics of C# and XAML in order to make the most of this book.
Number of pages: 700
Weight: 454 g
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