Windows Store app development for iOS developers – Free Online 2 day Class with @BigNerdRanch Dec 13th-14th

Join the Big Nerd Ranch and Microsoft for this free, two-day training designed to jumpstart your Windows Store app development.

You will learn the ins-and-outs of the Windows platform from iOS developers
who are now building Windows apps. Sessions will follow a low-key,
interactive format where iOS terms and concepts will be mapped to Windows
alternates. You will also get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned.

What’s the agenda?

Times need to be finalized, but we’ll cover the following topics
in sessions that are 30 to 60 minutes long:

Day 1
Introduction to the platform and the Windows Store
Design differences between iOS and Windows 8

Tooling: Visual Studio and Blend
C# for Objective-C developers

Asynchronous programming

Consuming web services

Intro to building
Windows Store apps with XAML (controls, layout and styling)

Advanced UI development
with XAML (data binding, templates, and collections)

Contracts and extensions

Ask the Experts panel


Day 2

Process Lifecycle
Management and State Management

Notifications and Live tiles

Bing Maps, SkyDrive, and Microsoft Account integration

C++ for Objective-C developers

Reusing code with Windows Phone


How do I register?

You can register for the live stream here, then just point your browser to Channel 9 or to our registration site on the
day of the event. You can also tune in at the Verge to watch the live stream.


Any iOS developer will benefit from this training, but we will focus more on those apps that are not games. For this event, there will be no
deep game/graphics coverage (no OpenGL ES to DirectX deep-dives).


Email your questions to