Windows Phone 7 and FREE ebooks

After attending a Windows Phone 7 HackFest in Toronto on the weekend I have become enamored with all things mobile. I love the fact that I can create a simple app in little to no time and then test it on my Samsung Focus for some instant gratification.

This being said, there is still a way to go in my studies to become really adept at coding for the mobile platform. Fortunately there are some freebies out there that can ease the pain. What follows is a list of free ebooks that are being distributed on the web right now to get you started in coding for Windows Phone 7.

The first to arrive when the platform was announced was Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold
This book is really in-depth and will give you an extensive overview of how to do most things with the phone.

If however time is short, then check out these books by Rob Miles. Miles is a well-known lecturer at the University of Hull in the UK and is also a Microsoft MVP. For years he has created the C# Yellow Book for incoming students to help them learn the language. He has now created the Windows Phone Blue Book which is just as useful. These two books along with information on developing apps using XNA for the Windows Phone are included in the link above. There are even slides for teachers who wish to teach the curriculum to their students.


About Ken Cenerelli
I am a technical writer/programmer writer/content developer, .NET developer, Microsoft MVP, public speaker, blogger, and Microsoft Azure nerd. I blog about technology at and am on Twitter via @KenCenerelli.

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