Since Xamarin Evolve 2014, we’ve received fantastic feedback on the first Preview Edition of Charles Petzold’s Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, so we’re excited to announce that we’re making a Second Preview available for download.
The book has been updated to incorporate feedback from the first preview, as well as to include the latest features from Xamarin.Forms 1.3. Readers will notice a substantial re-organization of the book and additional XAML content that was not in the first preview.
The following chapters are available for download today:
And there are many more chapters still to come! We will be updating the download page every week or so with a new chapter until the book is complete [GD:Emphasis added] and we move into the final editing and publishing phase.
Charles Petzold is currently writing a new book - Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms - which is due for publication in the spring of 2015.
We released the first preview in print at Xamarin Evolve 2014.
Preview 2 has been completely updated for Xamarin.Forms 1.3 and XAML support. Chapters will be available for download soon after they've been written and reviewed!
The samples for the second preview edition are available on github.
Preview 2 is a work-in-progress - it will not be published in other electronic formats. The final product will be published in book form and made available in the usual formats (as preview 1 was).
Come on, it's Charles Petzold's work! Need I really say more? (Oh okay, it's Free too! There!)