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Article: Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for Windows Phone

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My first article for MSDN Magazine got posted recently.  Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for Windows Phone.

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This article talks about some lessons that I learned the hard way developing (and later completely re-writing) my first application for Windows Phone 7. 

Enjoy.

-Ben


2 Responses to "Article: Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for Windows Phone"
  1. Wow .. that is a fantastic article. I haven’t started any WM7 programming yet, but had looked at the whole tombstone stuff and frankly ran away screaming. Your solution really does make it a trivial thing and creates a much better architecture as well.

    It also makes a lot of sense to do the local caching that way. Was looking at figuring out how to add caching to an existing app that does a lot of web services stuff, and this fairly minor redesign can totally solve that problem too.

    I hope this is the first in many more articles in MSDN!

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