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My favorite Windows Phone 7 development resources

04.03.2011
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When I develop Windows Phone 7 apps I use a lot of online and offline resources to learn best practices, tips and tricks from other developers. Why use a lot of time figuring out how to do things that already have been done. This post is a collection of all my favorite Windows Phone 7 development resources. The post will be updated as I continuously find new good resources.

Articles

All about WP7 Isolated Storage

Making a Voice Recorder on Windows Phone

ListBox on Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 Push Notifications (video)

Free icons for you WP7 apps

Blogs

The Windows Phone Developer Blog

Windows Phone App Hub

WMPoweruser.com

Tools

NUnit Windows Phone 7

Coding4Fun Tools

Teleric RadControls for Windows Phone

MVVM Light Toolkit

Link collections

Windows Phone 7 section at DZone

WP7 Dev guide at WindowsPhoneGeek

Windows Phone 7 Development Tools and Resources at MSDN Magazine

REDDIT WP7dev

Master list of Windows Phone Developer Tips at Chris Craft’s Blog

eBooks

Programming Windows Phone 7 – by Charles Petzold

Windows Phone blue book – by Rob Miles

Silverlight for Windows Phone – by Puja Pramudya

Books

Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development – by Henry Lee and Eugene Chuvyrov

Microsoft Silverlight Edition: Programming Windows Phone 7 – by Charles Petzold

Persons that tweet about WP7

@WP7Expert

@gcaughey

@winphonegeek

@wpug

@wp7devlinks

 

Please let me know if you have any great WP7 development resources.

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Comments

Henry Lee replied on Sun, 2011/04/03 - 8:10pm

Hey Per Ola,

Thanks for putting  Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development as your favorite resource!

 

-Henry

Per Ola Sæther replied on Mon, 2011/04/04 - 8:40am in response to: Henry Lee

Hey Henry,

It was the first WP7 book I read, well written with good code examples. It really helped me getting started.

 Thank you for writing the book :)

 

Kathleen Erickson replied on Mon, 2011/04/04 - 9:08am

Hi Per Ola, Since you asked about great WP7 development resources, we'd love it if you checked out (reviewed) WebORB for Java 4.1's support for integrating Java backends with Silverlight/WP7 clients. More info here: http://www.themidnightcoders.com/fileadmin/docs/java/v4/index.html?overview_3.htm Also, could you you add WebORB to your links to tools? You can use the link above to link to the specific WP7 info. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, Kathleen Twitter: mcoderkat

Per Ola Sæther replied on Tue, 2011/04/05 - 9:07am in response to: Kathleen Erickson

Hi Kathleen,

I have had a quick look at WebORB for Silverlight/WP7 and it looks promissing. Unfortunately I do not have time to test it. I'll keep it in mind when I come across a WP7 project with needs for Java backends integration.

Per Ola Sæther replied on Tue, 2011/04/05 - 9:06am in response to: Kathleen Erickson

Hi Kathleen,

I have had a quick look at WebORB for Silverlight/WP7 and it looks promissing. Unfortunately I do not have time to test it. I'll keep it in mind when I come across a WP7 project with needs for Java backends integration.

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