This book introduces novice developers to a range of data access strategies for storing and retreiving data both locally and remotely. It provides you with a range of fully working data access solutions and the insight you need to know when, and how, to apply each of the techniques to best advantage.
Focussing specifically on how the Windows 8 app developer can work with the Windows Runtime (often called Windows RT) framework this book provides careful analysis of the many options you have open to you, along with a comparision of their strengths and weaknesses under different conditions. With the days of a single database being the right choice for almost all development projects long gone. You will lean that the right choice for your app now depends on a variety of factors and getting it right will be critical to your customer's end user experience.
By the time you have read this book you will be familiar with the key data access considerations you will need to evaluate as you build you apps and you will be able to confidently select the data access architecture that is most appropriate to the app you want to build.
Chapter 1: Introducing Windows 8 development from a data perspective
Chapter 2: Windows 8 Modern app data access strategies
Chapter 3: Selecting the right strategy for your app
Part I: Lightweight data
Chapter 4: Local Data Access I : JET API
Chapter 5: Local Data Access: II: IndexedDB
Chapter 6: Dealing with Application Data
Part II: Heavyweight data
Chapter 7: WCF RIA Services
Chapter 8: ASP.NET Web API
Chapter 9: SQL Databases
Chapter 10: Windows Phone 8 Data Access
Über den Autor
Vinodh Kumar, has developed top selling Windows Phone apps and is currently working on porting them to Windows 8. Vinodh has been awarded Microsoft MVP for 3 times and is author of various .NET books for top publications.
- Introducing Windows 8 development from a data perspective
- Windows 8 Modern app data access strategies
- Selecting the right strategy for your app
- Local Data Access I : JET API
- Local Data Access: II: IndexedDB
- Dealing with Application Data
- WCF RIA Services
- ASP.NET Web API
- SQL Databases
- Windows Phone 8 Data Access
Windows 8 changes the way users interact with their devices, and the way we need to think about them experience we deliver as developers. This book will teach you the many ways that Windows 8 apps can be connected to data sources, both local and remote, to store application data and to consume remote services.