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Microsoft® Start Here!™ Learn JavaScript by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 8. Using JavaScript with Microsoft Windows 8

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand how Microsoft Windows 8 and JavaScript interact

  • Understand a grid application

  • Create a full Windows 8 App

WINDOWS 8 CHANGES THE PARADIGM for JavaScript. Granted, JavaScript has already grown into a primary development language for the web. But with Windows 8, Microsoft has elevated JavaScript even higher.

This chapter looks at JavaScript programming from the perspective of writing apps for Windows 8. Although Microsoft Visual Studio isn’t required for development with JavaScript in Windows 8, the Software Development Kit (SDK) is. You should obtain the Windows 8 SDK from the Developer Downloads at MSDN, at http://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/apps/br229516 ...

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