A while back a company called Syncfusion contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in trying out one of their Metro Studio, which is a brilliant tool for anyone doing “Modern UI” development (WP7/8 or Windows 8 Store applications). It is basically a massive icon library that fit straight into the Modern UI look and feel, and offers some cool abilities to resize them and so on. And to be completely honest, if I did a bit more WP dev than I am at the moment, I would not want to spend a day with out it. As soon as I do any WP8 development, I keep starting it up to quickly get some icons for my app.
However, that is NOT the reason I am doing this blog post… While browsing around their website looking for a simple way to download Metro Studio after a re-install of my machine, I stumbled upon a “Resources” section of their web, which is great. It includes a bunch of free whitepapers about different things, as well as a bunch of free e-books.
The cool thing about their e-books series called “Succinctly” is that they are really small. They cover a topic in approximately 100 pages, which is perfect. I love picking up new things, but I rarely have time to read a 500 page book. So getting an introduction in 100 pages is awesome.
The Git one on the other hand, I have high hopes for. I have a fairly good grasp of that subject as well, but I’m pretty sure I will pick up a tip or two from that. And as soon as that is done, Knockout.js and F# is heading to my Kindle…
The series is constantly growing, allthough to me it can’t grow fast enough. I whish more companies would release short e-books like this. Like little nuggets of information that can teach you a thing or two, or at least open your eyes to something new, without me having to commit to it too much.
Well, that was another short post that turned way too long. But I hope that it got you curious enough to go and check out if there is something for you in that library…