Our book, “Introducing Windows 7 for Developers”, is now in stock on Amazon!
Several months ago, Alon Fliess, Yochay Kiriaty, Laurence Moroney and I decided to write a Windows 7 book for developers. With the abundance of new features in Windows 7 and the great interest from the developer community, we just had to write a book about Windows 7 from a developer perspective :-)
I’m at the PDC right now, and I already had an opportunity to sign a couple of Yochay’s copies—it feels amazing to finally see the result of the several months’ effort it took to write it. Although there are four co-authors to the book, it wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support of our colleagues and managers, with special thanks to David Bassa and Dima Zurbalev; and it wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing technical reviewer, Christophe Nasarre, and the Microsoft Press editorial team.
Among the features covered by the book you’ll find multitouch, the new Windows 7 taskbar, libraries, the Ribbon UI framework, Sensor and Location, and many others. We tried to make the book as practical as possible with lots of inline code and stand-alone code samples that demonstrate the features from managed and native code. Our managed samples primarily use the Windows API Code Pack, but as you probably know by now, some features like multitouch, taskbar support and Sensor and Location are going to be part of .NET 4.0 and WPF 4.0.
If you get a copy of the book and have any comments or thoughts, please feel to contact me directly and let me know what you think. And if you’re at the PDC, feel free to drop by and say hello!