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Building High-Performance Windows 8 Applications

Course Summary

Performance is one of those aspects of application development everyone agrees on is important, but it often isn't so easy to achieve - especially when your app gets larger & more complicated. In this course we cover a huge variety of performance-related


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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Why should we care?
        ◦ How can we care?
        ◦ Summary
    ● Application Lifecycle Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ The Application Lifecycle
        ◦ Starting Up - Extending The Splash Screen
        ◦ Demo - Extending The Splash Screen
        ◦ Starting Up - Minimizing XAML Parsing
        ◦ Demo - Minimizing XAML Parsing
        ◦ Starting Up - Minimizing Managed Assembly References
        ◦ Demo - Minimizing Managed Assembly References
        ◦ Starting Up - Minimizing Web Requests
        ◦ Suspending - Reducing Your App's Memory Footprint
        ◦ Suspending - Considering What to Save at What Time
        ◦ Demo - Considering What to Save at What Time
        ◦ Resuming - Ensuring Fast Resume
        ◦ Demo - Ensuring Fast Resume
        ◦ Summary
    ● XAML General Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Understanding XAML Architecture
        ◦ XAML Performance Strategies
        ◦ Demo - XAML Performance Strategies
        ◦ Resource Dictionary Strategies
        ◦ Demo - Resource Dictionary Strategies
        ◦ Understanding UI Virtualization - General
        ◦ Demo - UI Virtualization
        ◦ Understanding UI Virtualization - The Viewport
        ◦ Demo- The Viewport
        ◦ Summary
    ● XAML Animation Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Dependent Versus Independent Animations
        ◦ Demo - Animations
        ◦ Using The Animation Library
        ◦ Demo - Using The Animation Library
        ◦ Avoiding Animation Performance Caveats
        ◦ Summary
    ● Media Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Working with Media Streams
        ◦ Working with Video
        ◦ About The MediaElement
        ◦ Working with Images
        ◦ Demo - Working with Images
        ◦ Summary
    ● Data Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Data Virtualization
        ◦ Random Access Virtualization
        ◦ Demo - Random Access Virtualization
        ◦ Incremental Virtualization
        ◦ Demo - Incremental Virtualization
        ◦ Summary
    ● Task Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ Keeping Your UI Thread Responsive and Offloading Work
        ◦ Demo - Offloading Work to The Background
        ◦ Learning to Dispatch
        ◦ Demo - Learning to Dispatch
        ◦ Allowing Cancellation
        ◦ Demo - Allowing Cancellation
        ◦ Multiple Task Strategies
        ◦ Demo - Multiple Task Strategies
        ◦ Summary
    ● File System Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ General File System Performance Tips
        ◦ Using QueryOptions
        ◦ Demo - Working with The File System
        ◦ Working with Streams
        ◦ Summary
    ● Analyzing Performance
        ◦ Outline
        ◦ General Guidelines
        ◦ NGEN? What's NGEN?
        ◦ Using The Framerate Counter
        ◦ Using The Overdraw Heatmap
        ◦ Performance Profiling
        ◦ Memory Profiling
        ◦ Other Options
        ◦ Summary
        ◦ Course Round-up
     


Course Fee:
USD 29

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 4 hours / week

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