Over the past few months, I have been writing a book on developing apps using C++ and the various native technologies shipping as part of the Windows 8 wave. Some of these technologies include: C++11, C++ /CX, native XAML, the Windows Runtime, C++AMP, Windows Azure Mobile Services etc. I am happy to announce that the Kindle version of “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” will be available shortly for purchase via the Amazon website. A paperback edition will also be available soon.
For purchasing the paperback edition of the book, please visit this link. You can use the discount code 5C56GCKN to get 20% discount off MRP.
For folks interested in an electronic edition, you can purchase a Kindle edition on Amazon
A quick update: This is just me self-publishing the book thereby bringing the work to its logical conclusion.
For the benefit of everyone, I am listing some of the topics that await anyone who picks up a copy of this book. For the more adventurous amongst us who would rather prefer to play with code, the book samples can be downloaded from the Downloads section of this blog.
The new native API
What is a Windows 8 App?
Quick walkthrough of a Windows 8 App
Hello Modern C++
Welcome to the Component Extensions
The C++ /CX Type System
Asynchronous Programming in C++ /CX
Building a WinRT component using C++ /CX and ISO-C++
Guidance on the use of C++ /CX
Introduction to XAML
Hello World with XAML and C++ /CX
Basic XAML Syntax
Using Panels to Layout UX
Basic XAML Controls
Windows 8 Signature XAML Controls
Binding to a Data Model
Building a XAML custom control
Using Animations in XAML Controls
Introduction to XAML + DirectX
Design considerations when using SiS and VSiS
The DrawIt Application – C++, XAML and DirectX
The C++ AMP Library
The ImageEffects application
Playing by the rules of the Windows Runtime
Introduction to the Windows Runtime Library
Hello World XAML App using Windows Runtime Library
Getting Started with Windows Store apps and Windows Azure Mobile Services
Creating a simple Windows Store app with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Supporting Push Notifications using Windows Azure Mobile Services
I had a lot of fun writing this stuff and learning along the way. I hope there are concepts that you can apply to your work as you build apps for the Windows 8 Store using C++.
Please send feedback on the book contents directly to win8book at sridharpoduri dot com