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

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1. Hello, Windows 8!

Windows 8 brings together a number of ways to develop and think about developing apps. If you want to continue to build Windows desktop apps with WPF/Silverlight, Windows Forms, and/or DirectX, you are free to do so. Likewise, if you’d like to continue to build web sites using ASP.NET, HTML, and JavaScript, you’re free to do that, too. Further, if you want to build touch-centric Windows Phone apps with Silverlight or XNA, that’s OK.

However, in this book, we’re focusing on how to build a new kind of app which is a hybrid of all three of these existing kinds of apps; this hybrid is called a Windows Store app. A Windows Store app is like a desktop app in that it’s installed on your computer, unlike a web site. On the other ...

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