Charles Petzold's book “Programming Windows Phone 7” Available for Download
As promised earlier, the book by Charles Petzold, a well-known author of technical books, Programming Windows Phone 7, is available for free download . The book is presented in .pdf format, its size is 38.6 megabytes. In addition, the source codes from the book are available through the link.
This book tells in detail about the new Windows Phone 7 platform and the development of applications for it using Silverlight and XNA technologies. The book is very large and contains more than 1000 pages divided into 24 chapters.
While the book is available only in English. However, the Russian branch of Microsoft has already begun work on its translation for Russian-speaking developers. Back in September, the translation of the first 6 chapters of this book was available, you can download it from this link. Let us hope that soon the entire thousand-page publication will be translated into Russian.
UPD: the book by reference was updated due to an error in the layout, which did not allow copying the text.