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Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript by Don Box, Brandon Satrom, Chris Sells

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A. JavaScript for C-Family Programmers

JavaScript is the common name of what is more formally called ECMAScript after the standards body that governs its definition and evolution, the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA). As of this writing, the current edition is ECMA-262 version 5.1, and the specification is available at http://ecmascript.org.

JavaScript is probably the most readily available programming language in the world because it comes with modern browsers on all of the latest PCs, smartphones, and tablets. In this appendix, we’ll look at Microsoft’s implementation as hosted in Internet Explorer 10 and Windows Store apps for JavaScript. This short appendix can in no way replace more than 15 years of evolution, standardization, ...

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