I have a new in-depth article published in print and online for CODE Magazine called “An Overview of the Windows Phone 8 SDK”. If you're looking to get up to speed quickly with Windows Phone 8 then this is an article that you don’t want to miss.
See below for more information and a link to the online article.
It didn’t take long after the introduction of Windows Runtime (WinRT the set of APIs that allow Windows Store apps to communicate with the Windows 8 operating system) for Microsoft to unveil the next generation of its mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 which conveniently includes some of the APIs coming directly from WinRT. It’s easy to imagine the APIs merging together at some point as that would make writing applications for on-the-go devices such as tablets and mobile phones much easier.
This article discusses the improvements in the new Windows Phone 8 SDK walks through the requirements to build an app on this new platform and explores several great new features in this platform.