Beginning Windows 8 Data Development

Using C# and JavaScript

Authors: Kumar, Vinodh

  • Windows 8 changes the way users interact with their devices, and the way we need to think about them experience we deliver as developers. This book will teach you the many ways that Windows 8 apps can be connected to data sources, both local and remote, to store application data and to consume remote services.

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About this book

This book introduces novice developers to a range of data access strategies for storing and retreiving data both locally and remotely. It provides you with a range of fully working data access solutions and the insight you need to know when, and how, to apply each of the techniques to best advantage.

Focussing specifically on how the Windows 8 app developer can work with the Windows Runtime (often called Windows RT) framework this book provides careful analysis of the many options you have open to you, along with a comparision of their strengths and weaknesses under different conditions. With the days of a single database being the right choice for almost all development projects long gone. You will lean that the right choice for your app now depends on a variety of factors and getting it right will be critical to your customer's end user experience.

We cover a range of data access strategies ranging from storing and retrieving data locally using the JET API, to using the most popular open and closed source database products like SQLite and SQL Server. We look at how lightweight HTML and JavaScript apps work well with equally feather-weight data stores like IndexedDB. We'll also introduce you to more advanced data access techniques like REST (JSON), WCF RIA Services, ASP.NET MVC 4 Web API and Windows Azure that can hugely expand the horizons of what it is possible for your app to do as storage - and even processing - are taken beyond the confines of your user's device.

By the time you have read this book you will be familiar with the key data access considerations you will need to evaluate as you build you apps and you will be able to confidently select the data access architecture that is most appropriate to the app you want to build.

About the authors

Vinodh Kumar, has developed top selling Windows Phone apps and is currently working on porting them to Windows 8. Vinodh has been awarded Microsoft MVP for 3 times and is author of various .NET books for top publications.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Windows 8 Development

    Kumar, Vinodh

    Pages 1-12

  • HTML5 and JavaScript Apps with MVVM and Knockout

    Kumar, Vinodh

    Pages 13-27

  • Windows 8 Modern App Data Access Options

    Kumar, Vinodh

    Pages 29-34

  • Local Data Access: I: IndexedDB

    Kumar, Vinodh

    Pages 35-60

  • Local Data Access I: JET API and Application Data

    Kumar, Vinodh

    Pages 61-88

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4993-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-4992-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning Windows 8 Data Development
Book Subtitle
Using C# and JavaScript
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Vinodh Kumar
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-4993-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-4993-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-4992-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations
Topics