Chapter 1. Hello, Modern Windows

This chapter covers

  • Building your first Windows 8 app
  • Getting a developer license
  • Using the Simulator
  • Remotely debugging apps

Welcome to the brave new world of Windows Store app development! Getting into a new platform as it first emerges is always exciting. I love learning new things and targeting new platforms. I like being an early adopter. Sure, not everything is quite as fleshed out as you may want when you get in early, and it sometimes feels like the Wild West, but the satisfaction you get from that head start almost always makes it worth it.

Plus, quite frankly, it’s much easier to learn something new while it’s still small enough to be digestible. Looking back at Silverlight, I learned it at ...

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