Learning Guide

Mobile and Wireless Development Learning Guide

Updated: October, 2011 — If you're ready to expand your developer skills to mobile and wireless applications, then this learning guide is for you. It's chock full of articles, tutorials, tools, sample code and much more. Browse the resources below to help transfer your existing skills beyond the desktop.



If you feel like you're ready to dive right into developing mobile apps on the Windows platform, take a look at the following guides. Most of these resources come directly from Microsoft and are a great place to get started with actual mobile development projects. If you'd like some more information about mobile application development and about using Windows mobile development tools, please see the sections below.


Mobile and Wireless News and Information
These articles are hand-picked to give you a sense of the state of Windows mobile application development and help you gain the insight you need to make decisions about mobile development with Windows tools. Check these out if you're still evaluating mobile application development platforms. Skip to the next section for in-depth tips and tutorials to better utilize Windows development tools.


Tutorials and Learning Aids
This section brings you a wealth of practical mobile development knowledge, from broad overviews of developing for the mobile space to nitty-gritty, step-by-step guides specific tasks common to the Windows Mobile developer. Check these out if you or your team are developing mobile apps for the Windows platform. Also, if you're new to Windows mobile development, you might want to jump down to the next page for links to some of the key tools for mobile development with Windows.


Essential Downloads and Tools
Here are the tools of the trade for Windows mobile application developers. These are the current tools from Windows. Top of the list, of course, is the Windows Phone software developer's kit (SDK), but there are also other tools that can give you a boost with specific aspects of the mobile development process. Some of them are focused on specific types of mobile apps, like games for phones, and some are just examples of rock solid mobile code to work from.


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