And my new book is finished!

The last couple of months I’ve been very busy writing my new book:

Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using HTML5 and JavaScript

After writing, editing, reviewing and repeating this a couple of times, my new book is now officially finished! You can preorder it and it will start shipping on 8/1/2014.

The last year, I’ve worked on three books that help students get their Microsoft certification. Writing a book is a daunting tasks but the moment your book is finished and you hold the first print in your hand is still very cool.

Getting started with Windows Store development

If you want to get into Windows Store development, getting certified is a good first step. Why? For me, studying for an exam helps me to get a broad overview of what’s possible and deepen my knowledge on the essential areas. This is also true for the Windows Store exam. You will learn all the basics you need to start developing your apps and know what’s possible with apps on the Microsoft platform. My new book focuses on helping you get the Microsoft exam 70-481 to prove that you’re capable of developing Windows Store apps.

One thing to be aware of is that Microsoft Exam Reference books are completely aligned with the exam certifications. This means that the chapters exactly follow the objectives of the exam. Sometimes this means that the book jumps from one topic to another. If that’s the case, it’s because the Exam objectives are organized in that way. You will get most out of the book if you start with carefully reading the Exam objectives and then choose those chapters that you want to learn more about.

So if you are into app development get my new book now!

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to leave a comment, reach me at twitter (@wouterdekort) or send me an email at wouter.dekort@seizeit.nl

Wouter de Kort works as a lead architect and consultant. He helps organizations stay on the cutting edge of software development. Wouter focuses on DevOps. He loves solving complex problems and helping other developers to grow. Wouter authored the book DevOps on the Microsoft stack and a couple of other books. Wouter is a Microsoft MVP and an ALM Ranger. You can find him on Twitter (@wouterdekort), on his blog at wouterdekort.com and at the various conferences where Wouter speaks.

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