May 06

Quite a while ago when I started doing Windows Phone 7 development I was looking for a good book to start with and I bought the Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development book written by Henry Lee and Eugene Chuvyrov. This turned out to be a very good choice, the book covers the most important parts of Windows Phone 7 development, filled with good code examples and is well written.

The book consists of two parts, 19 chapters and 458 pages.

Part 1: The Essentials of Windows Phone 7 Application Development

  • Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Platform
  • Building Windows Phone 7 Applications
  • Using Cloud Services As Data Stores
  • Catching and Debugging Errors
  • Packaging, Publishing and Managing Applications

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Feb 18

I have just completed reading the book 97 things every programmer should know – Collective wisdom from the experts. In this book Kevlin Henney has collected 97 tips from a wide range of well known experts.

Each of the 97 tips are straightforward and only two pages long, this gives you just enough information to get the concept.

The book is easy and fun to read and I also find the book useful and educational. There were several tips in the book that wake my interest and I will for sure look deeper into the subjects.

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Mar 05

I just finished reading The art of unit testing by Roy Osherove and I find this book a must have or at least a must read book for everyone interested or involved in unit testing. The author, Roy Osherove, is the chief architect at Typemock and he is by many considered to be one of the lead resources in the world when it comes to unit testing.

This book is suitable for both unit testing “first timers” and persons that are more experienced within the field of unit testing.

Part 1 (chapter 1 and 2) of the book introduces you to the world of unit testing and how to get started.

Part 2 (chapter 3, 4 and 5) focuses on stubs, mock objects and isolation frameworks.

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