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Essential Windows Phone 7.5 Ships

A long labor of love of mine has finally been birthed. My Essential Windows Phone 7.5 book is now available for Kindle. You can also pre-order the physical book from Amazon or directly from Pearson. While I’ve been assured that the book is printed, sometimes it can take some time to make it into the retail chain for different outlets. To clear up some of this confusion I thought it would be helpful to tell you how you can get the book depending on which retailer you go with:

Because the book is done printing, some of the retailers that are selling the physical book may ship early so if you want the physical book, pre-ordering is still the best option. If you want to get a hold of it now, Kindle is the way to go.

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Book Review: The Productive Programmer - Neal Ford

Url: http://www.amazon.com/Productive-Programmer-Nea...

I've been reading Neal's blog for a while so when this book was launched I wanted to get a copy. I expected a more esoteric book from Neal, but this book was exceptionally applicable. His advice on the nature of being productive including links to specific tools impressed me a lot. I also admired his even handedness in his treatment of operating systems. Its hard to find someone that will talk about Microsoft and Apple technologies without religiosity. When it was good in Windows, he mentioned it. When it was good in OSX, he mentions it.

Maybe its because I am an old guy, but I thought his commentary about how much tools are making us soft (my term, not his) was nice to hear. Having used a simple text editor to do most of my coding the first decade of development, ideas like Intellisense and background complication make me a little crazy.  

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MCPD Self-Training Certification Books Now Available (547 & 548)

Url: http://wildermuth.com/books

My next two certification books are now available:

Get 'em while they're hot!

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Bist du Deutsch?

Url: http://www.amazon.de/Grundlagen-Anwendungsentwi...

I just saw this translation of the 70-536 Training Kit, in German. Nice!

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New Book Information Page

Url: http://wildermuth.com/books

Let me know if you like the new information on the books I have written (or am writing). 

 

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Book Review: ADO.NET 2.0 - Advanced Topics

Url: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735621411

Glenn Johnson has a very good book here on ADO.NET 2.0.  Unfortunately, it just good not great.  Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:

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