You can take your existing HTML5/CSS3/JS skills to create first class apps in Windows 8. Not BROWSER based apps. Windows 8 apps. You can package them up, and sell them in the Windows Store, and make real money with them. Cool!
I’ve had the privilege over the past month to present what I have learned about Windows 8 HTML5/JS apps to the San Diego HTML5, and the San Diego JS meetups. If you happened to miss either of those, or just want to see why I am excited about it in general you can:
I finally got a chance to go to the San Diego JS meetup last night. I have been wanting to go for months but I finally made it! This was also my first chance to visit 3rdSpace. Loved both. Todd Bashor of The Starter’s Academy gave a great demo of using casper.js as a way of automating phantom.js sessions for testing and more. It was very interesting.
I love the Dev Camps we have been running lately because it gives me a great opportunity to show off all the great things we are doing around Windows 8 and Windows Azure. Case in point, at the Windows 8 Dev Camp in LA today (09/14/2012) I will be presenting on “Windows Azure Mobile Services”.
“Windows Azure Mobile Services” makes it super simple to create a cloud back-end for your Windows 8 WinRT apps. It provides you a way to manage data, authentication, and push notifications. Along with that you can scale your services as your app grows in popularity! Very cool.
Version: This article is being written on 06/21/2012 using Windows 8 Release Preview as a reference.
When creating Metro Style apps with XAML, we declare instances of objects defined in the family of Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls namespaces, as well as some others. These namespaces are provided as part of the WIndows API for Metro Style apps, They are included with the Windows SDK which is automatically referenced by the Visual Studio project templates.
I have a problem of wanting to blog things only after I have figured them out. This time, I’m going to try a different approach and blog as I go. That means I’ll probably have to correct myself at some point in the future. But if you want to learn along with me, then you’ll have to experience the bumps and sharp turns with me as well.
In case you haven’t already heard, Windows 8 is coming soon. You can download it, use it, and even develop apps for it today. At this point in time the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy, but we are looking for the first wave of great applications which highlight the power of Metro and Windows 8, especially those developers that want to get to market first and build the awareness and brand for their applications.
In order to submit your application today you need a token which is something I can help you get.
What do you need to do to get a token? Here are the key steps: