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Real World Windows 8 Development by Samidip Basu

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CHAPTER 3

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The App Platform and Developer Tools

Having covered some of the history and inspiration behind Windows 8 and the new Modern UI design language, let’s unwrap what Windows 8 truly means for developers by looking under the hood of the platform. Built from the ground up, Windows 8 is Windows reimagined and presents one of biggest opportunities for developers. With the massive PC/Windows user base worldwide looking to upgrade to Windows 8 or purchase newer hardware, your Windows 8 Store Apps have a huge audience right out of the gate. The potential to make a name for yourself is definitely big, especially since the Windows 8 Store is starting ...

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