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Top 9 Websites To Learn Windows Phone 7 Development

07.08.2011
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The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has more than 25000 Apps and is still going strong. Now with the announcement of the Windows Phone Mango ( Beta ) and SDK, it looks like Developers need to know a bit more about the API and get the complete use of the SDK .

There are quite a lot of Resources that can help the Developers ( preferably the startup developers ) to kick start the Windows Phone Development.

Here comes the list of 8 websites that I feel are really worth checking out .

1. MSDN – Windows Phone Development

It can't get better for Developers when the Developers have the proper developer / API guide. Yes its the MSDN which contains lot of valuable resources like How To , Class Library Reference . Code Samples .

Simply put together, an MSDN for developer is more than enough for a developer to kick start WP7 Development.

2. Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide – Microsoft Patterns and Practices Team

A book in the online format that helps the developers to get familiar on how to develop , design and implement Applications for Windows Phone 7 .

Although the Book talks about Windows Phone 7 ,lot of concepts still hold good for Windows Phone 7.5 / 7.1 too . Hopefullt Microsoft updates it for the newer version .

3. Windows Phone codenamed “Mango” Training Course

Although targetted at the Intermediate Developers , this one is a great resource with some sample App / Hands on lab that showcase Local Database support and Alerts and Reminders

4. DZone – Windows Phone Zone

Althought not in any order, this site provides the aggregation of the interesting blog articles from different Developers. The Zone is dedicated to the Windows Phone Developers.

5. 31 days of Windows Phone by Jeff

Welcome to the 31 Days of Windows Phone. This is a journey through a ton of different topics in development for the Windows Phone platform.

Jeff earlier had an interesting series where he talked about Windows Phone 7 for 31 days which almost covered all the topics for the beginner to start the Windows Phone 7 development .

6 . Windows Phone 7 Jump Start

Series of Video and introductory sessions that covers Windows Phone 7 .

7. AppHub – Education

This comes directly from the Developer Account website that provides starter kits , code samples , articles etc

8. Tutorial Series on Windows Phone Mango from Kunal Chowdury

A perfect series of tutorials for Beginners wanting to get started for Windows Phone 7 Mango . Jeff in 31 days of WP7 talked about Windows Phone 7 and Kunal writes about Mango …

Already 20 + tutorials and going strong :)

 

Why Stopped at only 8 links… simply to round up 7.5 in Windows Phone to 8 :) . Just Kidding .

Are there any other interesting websites missed ??

Update :

9 . WindowsPhoneGeek

This site includes various sections like Dev articles , news  , tips and tricks etc .

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Gagan Peter replied on Sat, 2012/04/14 - 9:17am

This blog really good content information thanks for providing the tutorial for users.Thanks for sharing this blog is Top 8 Websites To Learn Windows Phone 7 Development.

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