Introduction

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

This book provides an organized walk-through of the features, APIs, and user experience in Windows 8. The content is 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 in learning them using the classic Step ...

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