Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise (Dino Esposito, Microsoft Press)
This is not the first book I read of Dino Esposito. And it will not be the last! Dino Esposito is a great author, and any book of him is always a guarantee.
In this book the author share with the reader his experience about architectural topics, explaining with great simplicity the basic and the advanced rules and guidelines we should count on to design and implement a mobile application.
After introductory chapters in which the author illustrates concepts about requirements and strategy for which can be necessary to develop a mobile application, the following chapters begins with the analysis of the context where the app is concerned to exist, to understand tips and techniques to determine the right architecture paradigm to adopt.
Then the book begin its journey to mobile apps implementation. Just to give some references, the reader will understand what are CSS Media Queries and how can be used for responsive design, will learn terms such as DDR and WURFL and understand in deep how can be used programmatically for device capabilities recognition, and will encounter some code examples with ASP.NET MVC, jQuery Mobile, HTML5 and CSS, and so on.
Another great chapter is about patterns for Mobile Application Development, used to explain a lot of patterns about interaction, presentation and behavior for the app to implement. This could be really useful to determine the right approach to design of the app.
Finally book complete the tour making a brief and concise dive into development for different major platforms such as iOs, Android and Windows Phone. Last but not least, an introduction on PhoneGap helps the reader to understand if this framework can be helpful for the development scope.
In conclusion, this is really one the best books I read about mobile development. Its coverage of topics about mobile development topics is almost complete.
I strongly encourage any mobile developer to read this book, because the final quality of a mobile app can be hardly influenced by most of the tips, concepts and guidelines explained in this book.
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