TouchDevelop - Programming on the Go (R. Nigel Horspool, et al)

 
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TouchDevelop - Programming on the Go (R. Nigel Horspool, et al)

The majority of people will soon possess and carry around mobile devices like smartphones and tablets as their primary PCs. However, not all computing functions are being performed on mobile devices.

It is feasible to create engaging apps directly on a smartphone or tablet, without utilizing a separate PC or a keyboard, according to a project at Microsoft Research. As a result, TouchDevelop was created—a development environment that works on all current mobile devices, including Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, as well as PCs and Macs.

This book guides you through each screen of the TouchDevelop application while highlighting the language's similarities and distinctions from other programming languages. The book can be used by users as a convenient reference item next to their phones. All programming language structures are carefully covered in this book, beginning with the most fundamental ones like variables and loops. Many of the phone sensors and data sources that make developing apps for mobile devices so lucrative are also covered in the book.

We advise you to start reading the book in Chapter 1 if you are new to programming with TouchDevelop or have not yet worked with touchscreen devices. You are welcome to skip through to the later chapters that focus on specific subject areas if you are already familiar with the fundamental paradigm of the TouchDevelop programming environment.

The author of this book writes from the viewpoint of someone writing code in a web browser. The TouchDevelop Web App is compatible with a wide range of contemporary browsers, as well as PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. The TouchDevelop Web App that is running in a browser is used in all screenshots and navigational directions. There is a specific TouchDevelop software for Windows Phone in the Windows Phone Store that provides access to a lot more sensors and data sources. Beginning with TouchDevelop app version 3.0 for Windows Phone 8, all features and the look and feel of the web app will be shared by the phone app.

Ebook Details

About the Authors
Professor of computer science at the University of Victoria is Nigel Horspool. His primary areas of study and expertise have been compilers and programming languages. Three books that he wrote or co-wrote cover the C language, Unix, and the C# language. Currently, he serves as the magazine Software: Practice and Experience's co-editor. He earned his doctorate in computer science from the University of Toronto in Canada.
Publisher
Published
Published Date / Year
3 edition (June 3, 2013); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
License(s)
CC BY 4.0
Hardcover
270
eBook Format
PDF (263 pqges), ePub
ISBN-10
B00DD38EYU
ISBN-13
978-1-4302-6136-0

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