Chapter 8. States of a Windows 8 application

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint Exupery

A couple of decades ago, the idea of pushing out a window-based operating system where multiple applications could live side by side was quite revolutionary. Before Microsoft Windows (and other similar operating systems) came out, users were used to working with a single application at a time. The active application took control of the machine and its computing resources, and filled up the entire screen with its content.

More recently, the idea of a single application running in the foreground has been revamped by mobile operating systems such as iOS, Windows Phone, and Android. After years of Windows and multiple applications running concurrently ...

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