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Monday, December 6, 2010

Windows Phone 7 and Data Persistence - Not As Simple As You Might Think

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 07:00 AM

Now that users are getting their hands on Windows Phone 7 devices, many of the applications submitted to the Windows Phone Marketplace are getting their first real tests out in the field. While many of the applications are meeting or even exceeding user expectations, there have been some complaints. If you were to categorize the issues across applications, one area that seems to be a pain point among users has been some applications and their saving - or not saving - data properly, or at least to the expectation of the user.

While Microsoft has done an admirable job in explaining and detailing the process for Windows Phone 7 developers for data persistance and the Windows Phone 7 architectural model, I can't help but think that some of the messaging hasn't made it to all developers. The simple concept of ensuring that data that needs to persisted or saved can be quite complex to implement. Not taking the proper care in this matter can result in a very poor user experience and very disgruntled users.

With all the talk happening around why data is not being saved, I thought it would be a good time to discuss some helpful reminders and tips around data persistence from a Windows Phone 7 development perspective. Hopefully, these friendly reminders from "your old Uncle Don" will make your application behave a bit better and make your users a bit happier.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

MCObjects Offers Perst for Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Windows Phone Developer" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.mcobject.com/june30/2010

"In a classic example of the market driving the direction of a software product, McObject® announced it is offering support for its PerstTM object-oriented, open source embedded database on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartphone platform, after Windows mobile software experts in the UK ported Perst (along with McObject's related Silverlight demo) to WP7, and a Microsoft executive guiding WP7 developer relations described the port as "epic.""

I don't know how classic of an example of market driving the direction of a software product this is, but it is kinda interesting and does mean that developers should have a low-cost database solution for developing apps. And how can you go wrong with something described as "epic"?


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