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Windows 8 XAML in Action: Here Comes the MEAP! (and limited time 40% discount code)

Pete Brown - 07 June 2012

The next book is well underway! We released several chapters from Windows 8 XAML in Action as part of this week's MEAP (Manning Early Access Program) kickoff.

Through the MEAP, you get access to chapters right after my development editor takes a look at them. You don't have to wait for the full book to be finished and in print (which takes forever) to be able to use it. Bonus: MEAP chapters have extra snark and pithy footnotes, before they get filtered out by several rounds of content review ;)


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Through June 14th use the code j740 at Manning to Get the MEAP at 40% off.

Support my gadget habits. Show some XAML love. Oh, and possibly learn a thing or two about building Windows applications :)

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posted by Pete Brown on Thursday, June 7, 2012
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5 comments for “Windows 8 XAML in Action: Here Comes the MEAP! (and limited time 40% discount code)”

  1. Petesays:
    @windows skill

    It's detailed information about what you need to know to build WinRT applications using C# and XAML.

    I include tips in the text, but this is more in-depth than that.

  2. Peter Naldalsays:
    Hi Pete
    I am interested in buying your book. I value your comprehensive from the ground up approach as seen in your first chapter. I found your homepage as a result of a Google search on "Windows 8 Metro + UDP". I am therefore very interested in your networking chapter. Please, list some keywords regarding that chapter. Does it present Bluetooth examples?

    What about the up-coming Windows 8 Phone release? Is there any advice in the book concerning Metro style development for WP?

  3. Petesays:


    I'm writing the second networking chapter right now, and it will have sockets and other stuff. Let me see if Bluetooth makes sense in there.

    No public info on Windows Phone 8 just yet. Of course, much will apply as the dev platforms are similar, but there will likely be quite a few differences as well.

    I've also done quite a bit of book reorganization. If you get into to the Manning Early Access Program, most of those changes will be in the next drop.


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