The authors guide you through building full-featured Windows Store apps that merge the best aspects of desktop, web, and mobile apps into a single user and developer experience. You'll learn how to leverage the full power of the Windows 8 platform and integrate services ranging from client-side state to offline storage. Leveraging these techniques, you can deliver information to users faster, more clearly, and more concisely, on whatever devices they prefer.
All of the downloadable examples can be created and run with Microsoft's free Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, which includes all you need to build, package, and deploy your Windows Store apps.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 957 g
Dimensions: 229 x 179 x 33 mm
"This is going to be the Windows 8 app book YOU MUST have in your library! It's well written and expertly covers every aspect of how to build an HTML/JS app for Windows 8!"
-Jonathan Antoine, Infinite Square and Microsoft MVP
-Shawn Wildermuth, Microsoft MVP (Data), author, trainer, and speaker, www.wilderminds.com
-Jesse Liberty, Windows 8 technical evangelist, Telerik
"I feel that this book will be the must-read reference for anyone who is dedicated to building a great Windows 8 app, and will be the book by which all others are compared. Yes, that's a pretty bold statement, but considering that both of the authors have been deeply involved in Windows 8 app development for a LONG time, especially while they were at Microsoft, I feel confident in that statement."
-From the Foreword by Rey Bango, Developer Relations, Microsoft Corp.
-Derick Bailey, independent consultant, screencaster, speaker, and author, http://mutedsolutions.com and http://watchmecode.net
"Chris and Brandon do a truly excellent job explaining how to create great Windows 8 applications. While reading this book I learned things about the platform."
-Josh Williams, Principal Development Lead for WinJS, Microsoft Corp.
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