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Kris Kumar
06-22-2007, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0735623589%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1156801743%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=smartphonetho-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325' target='_blank'>http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0735623589%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1156801743%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=smartphonetho-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Learn the essentials for developing mobile applications for any device. Focusing on proven techniques and practices, this guide addresses the real-world needs of experienced Microsoft Windows® mobile developers. Users are growing increasingly dependent on mobile devices, and with innovations that make it easy to manage data synchronization, this proliferation will continue. Developers need to respond to this evolution with more than simple adaptations of the user interface--they need to implement mobile solutions for most of their applications. From expert authors with years of real-world experience, this book addresses this evolution, covering key mobile-development topics, including design, debugging, deployment, performance optimization, security, and globalization. It also covers mobile applications that use Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0, Microsoft SQL Server(tm) 2005 Everywhere Edition, and Microsoft Windows Mobile® 5.0, running on devices such as Pocket PCs and Windows Mobile Smartphones. In addition, it includes extensive code samples in Microsoft Visual C#®, with additional code sample in Microsoft Visual Basic® on the book's companion Web site."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-2007june-mdh.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Peter Foot, Daniel Moth and Andy Wigley, three of the best Windows Mobile development experts have written this book to provide practical information that will enable the developers to write mobile applications using Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0. Since there is a shortage of titles on Windows Mobile development, not to mention some of the books are not up to date on the development tools, this book I am sure will be well received. You can read more about the audience for which this book is written over <a href="http://www.danielmoth.com/Blog/2007/06/my-book-is-now-in-my-hands.html">here,</a> and the list of chapters can be viewed over <a href="http://www.danielmoth.com/Blog/2007/05/mobile-development-handbook.html">here.</a> The book is available on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F0735623589%2Fsr%3D1-1%2Fqid%3D1156801743%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks&tag=smartphonetho-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Amazon.com</a> for $44.09 with free shipping. [Affiliate]

06-26-2007, 05:18 PM
Hey there Kris-

This book sounds interesting ... I wonder how in-depth it is though. According to Daniel's post, they're targeting managed code developers ... which makes me wonder if the book isn't broader than it is deep. Let me know if you pick up a copy, this one might make it on my Amazon wishlist ...

--Andy Badera

Kris Kumar
06-29-2007, 05:47 AM

You know what, I did pick up a copy of this book last weekend. Haven't had a chance to read it (you know how work can be at times). Since we will be getting the long weekend soon, few more hours, planning to check it out then. Will report back.

It is focused on .NET CF 2.0. The reason why I picked up the book. Not many books that cover this topic.

One thing I didn't know about but was happy to discover during the quick scan - 2.0 is faster than 1.0. I had written a 1.0 app, its load time was terrible. According to the book, the same app in 2.0 will load faster and run quicker. Awesome! Can't wait to port the app over.