CHAPTER 3

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Your First Windows 8 App

In this chapter, I will start to build a real app using JavaScript and HTML. This isn’t an especially complex app, but it demonstrates a lot of the basic techniques you need to understand and it sets the foundation for later chapters.

The example app is called NoteFlash, which I built for my own use. I recently started learning to play the piano, and part of that process is learning to read music. I had been struggling to recognize notes by their positions, so I created a small app that works like a deck of flash cards. It has worked pretty well—I go through the notes a couple times a day and I am starting to ...

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