Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

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Windows 8 provides a flexible, responsive surface for business applications, productivity tools, photos, games, and music. For developers, the new HTML and JavaScript tools and frameworks for Windows 8 apps offers an equally nimble coding environment. By blending standard lightweight tools with the full power of the Win8 and WinRT platforms, they can create fast, fluid apps for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops using technologies that are second nature to most web developers.

Windows 8 Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript is a comprehensive tutorial for those who want to build Windows 8 apps using familiar development tools and a great way for C#/XAML developers to add a few new tools to their belts. The book starts with an overview of the Windows 8 and WinRT frameworks, paying particular attention to newer features like touch, gestures, and other modern UI enhancements. Then it systematically works through the most important aspects of Windows 8 app development and provides expert guidance on application design, so readers will learn the emerging patterns and practices for making apps that will work equally well on phones, tablets, and standard screens.


Builds on what's known to create great apps

Comprehensive, practical guide

Expert advice on application design.


Readers should have experience with HTML5 and JavaScript. No prior experience with Windows development is expected.


Windows 8 represents the biggest and most fundamental change to the Microsoft Windows operating system since Windows 95. It's focused on offering an improved user experience on mobile devices and features a new touch user interface.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1617290726
  • 9781617290725

About James Bender


Dan Shultz is a web and mobile developer now focused on Windows 8 development using JavaScript and HTML5. He regularly presents on PhoneGap, Designer/Developer interaction, and UI development tools, and he is constantly investigating new ways of delivering experiences and information.

Joel Cochran is a Microsoft Expression Blend MVP, an ASPInsider, and is currently serving as the INETA Mentor for Virginia. A technology generalist, he works with technologies such as Windows 8, WPF, ASP.NET MVC4, SQL Server, SSIS, and Azure.

James Bender is a Microsoft MVP and has extensive experience in designing and developing .NET based web applications of all sizes and scopes. He also specializes in new and emerging technologies.
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