CHAPTER 1

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The Windows 8 Ethos and Environment

Welcome to the brave new world of Windows 8. In this introductory chapter, you take a walk through the new, drastically different UI. You grab a glimpse into the meaning of “Windows reimagined.” You begin the exploration of what it means to a Windows app developer when you take away the iconic desktop concept and replace it with full application integration. Technological and social impacts are considered as you, the developer, prep through explanations, examples, and an examination of where the technology melds with the business of life.

Presently, Windows 8 is essentially the only OS out there ...

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