Chapter 1. Using Visual Studio 2012 Express edition for Windows 8

Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical.

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Microsoft Windows 8 marks the debut of a significantly revised runtime platform—the Windows RunTime (WinRT) platform. Like the .NET platform, WinRT supports several programming languages. You will find a pleasant surprise (and an old acquaintance) side by side with the popular .NET languages (such as, C#, Visual Basic, C++, F#)—the JavaScript language.

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You may not even recall that a decade ago, when Microsoft first shipped the .NET Framework, developers were also given a chance to write applications using an adapted version of JavaScript called JScript ...

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