Introduction

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s newest operating system, intended to let developers fluent in various programming languages—such as C#, VB, C++, or JavaScript—leverage its powerful infrastructure with a brand new library, called the Windows Runtime API, to build successful applications.

This book provides an organized walkthrough of the Windows 8 features, APIs, and user experience. The text is definitely introductory; it discusses each component from a theoretical viewpoint interspersed with basic but effective code samples, which you can follow to get a jump start in developing for the Windows 8 platform.

The book provides coverage of almost all the main Windows 8 aspects and features, and it offers essential guidance for learning them using ...

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