Usability Matters: Mobile-first UX for Developers and other Accidental Designers.

"At last! A systematic treatment of the many different aspects involved in designing an app that people can use intuitively."

This book is my attempt to help you to create better, more successful apps. It's platform-agnostic, with examples from iOS, Android, and Windows apps, but most of the principles apply to more than mobile and more than apps. Learn a new way of thinking about software and creating applications people will love using.

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Want more convincing? Here's what one reader said, and it's what I want people to understand.:
"This book teaches that mobile application design is not as simple as just throwing together some code. In order to be successful there is a great deal of research and design that should happen up front before a line of code has been written."

Creating Cross-Platform C# Applications with Uno Platform

Creating Cross-Platform C# Applications with Uno Platform

Developers are increasingly being asked to build native applications that run on multiple operating systems and in the browser. In the past, this would have meant learning new technologies and making multiple copies of an application. But the Uno Platform allows you to use tools, languages, and APIs you already know from building Windows apps to develop apps that can also run on other platforms. This book will help you to create customer-facing as well as line-of-business apps that can be used on the device, browser, or operating system of your choice.

This practical guide enables developers to put their C# and XAML knowledge to work by writing cross-platform apps using the Uno Platform. Packed with tips and practical examples, this book will help you to build applications for common scenarios. You'll begin by learning about the Uno Platform through step-by-step explanations of essential concepts, before moving on to creating cross-platform apps for different lines of business. Throughout this book, you'll work with examples that will teach you how to combine your existing knowledge to manage common development environments and implement frequently needed functionality.

By the end of this Uno development book, you will have learned how to write your own cross-platform apps with the Uno Platform and use additional tools and libraries to speed up your app development process.

Give a Great First Technical Talk: Share your experiences at user groups and meetups

Give a Great First Technical Talk: Share your experiences at user groups and meetups

User groups and meetups are perfect places to gain public speaking experience. They also provide a great way to build professional and personal networks by sharing what you’ve been working on.

This book provides a simple way to give a short talk based on three questions. It’s been used successfully over many years, for many topics, by hundreds of people.

This short guide shows how to use these questions and explains why it works.

For group organizers, the outlined talk structure provides a simple and practical way to build community while encouraging and supporting new speakers.

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