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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Introduction

When I first saw JavaScript back in the mid-1990s, I would have never guessed that, in 2012, we would be writing PC applications using JavaScript. But here we are not only writing native applications using JavaScript and HTML, but also writing good-looking, well-performing applications.

JavaScript is a first-class language when it comes to building Windows Store apps. No longer are native Windows apps built only in C++ and .NET. But when writing Windows Store apps, we need to know more than JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. We need to understand the new Microsoft design language and the Microsoft design style principles to create Windows Store apps.

Fittingly, the beginning of the book lays a foundation to show how Windows is truly reimagined ...

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