Writing a book like this has always been a journey of exploration for myself, and I’m truly grateful that I also have the opportunity to share the results with you. The process has involved many discussions with the Windows engineering team who created the platform, often taking me into far-off corners of the galaxy, so to speak. I’ve also been doing my best to follow app-building discussions both within Microsoft, on the MSDN forums, and StackOverflow so that I can try to anticipate and answer questions that will likely arise in your own mind. And with this over-abundance of information and experience, my goal has been to pull together a narrative story from start to finish, blazing a single trail through what can seem at times like a thick jungle. I would love to hear from you how successful I’ve been at this endeavor.
As the release date for Windows 8 has been set for October 26th, we’re now on the home stretch toward the final release of this full ebook, which we plan to have ready in time for the Build conference in Redmond (October 30- November 2). I hope to see many of you there! And for those who cannot attend in person, keep an eye on http://buildwindows.com because the conference will also be presented online.
Happy reading, and coding!
You can download the Second Preview (PDF only) here (13.5 MB).
And you can download the Second Preview’s companion content here (64.9 MB).
(We’ll release the final version of this free ebook in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats.)
The companion zip file has a password. Anyone know what that is?
Anybody else having this trouble? I can't duplicate the issue. Maybe your download was corrupted somehow? You might try shortening the .ZIP filename — when I extracted just now into a like-named folder in my user folder’s downloads, I got an error that one path to one of the files was too long. That could possibly confuse a third-party zip extractor.
My download works correctly, both Pdf and companion content.
EPUB and MOBI formats would be great!
Is it allowed to copy the book to paper for my personal need? Copyright states 'All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher.'
Is a printout for myself involved by this phrase?
Thanks to provide a Nice book.
perfect book, thank you
Myself, you may print the ebook for your personal use.
Thank you for clarification, Devon.
Really Cool, nice head start.
very nice!. thanks mr. Kraig Brockschmidt. we proud of you
Great book, thank you!
Awesome share. Thanks!