Windows Phone 8 Development Succinctly: free ebook for developers
Matteo Pagani has written a 243 pages ebook on Windows Phone 8, that covers most of the important concepts, from the basic ones (like XAML, application lifecycle, etc.) to the most advanced ones (like background tasks, geolocalization and speech APIs).
- The User Interface: Basic XAML Concepts
- Core Concepts
- Data Access: Storage
- Data Access: Network
- Integrating with the Hardware
- Integrating with the Operating System
- Multimedia Applications
- Live Apps: Tiles, Notifications, and Multitasking
- Distributing the Application: Localization, the Windows Phone Store, and In-App Purchases
Most amazing part: the ebook is available for free thanks to Syncfusion. You just have to register and then you’ll be able to download it both in PDF and Kindle format.