Thought I would blog my first thoughts about this course which I downloaded yesterday at the UKTechDays event in London (Jaime Rodriguez was speaking at this event)
My own objectives were pretty much the same as those of the course itself and revolved around becoming familiar with the major new aspects of Mango from a development perspective:
Learning about the APIs for compass, gyro, camera and a virtual motion sensor
Take advantage of the new multi-tasking capabilities such as fast app switching, background agents, alerts and reminders
Learning about the Improved integration with the phone(Live tiles, Bing search extras, Bing maps, and the new calendar and contacts APIs)
The course itself is broken up into categories that revolve largely around a rather fantastic “ToDo” type application that Jaime covered in his UKTechDays Mango conference talk .
One of my questions at TechDays was – ‘Where is the best place to get code examples for the new Mango Features’. I think Jaime unwittingly answered this question when he put up the url for this training kit! While some of the examples are a little contrived (You probably don’t need to use SQL CE for such a small data store for instance) the overall kit is excellent and I would wholeheartedly recommend it as your starting point for Mango development!
Watch Jaime’s talk at the UK TechDays event (TBA)