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JavaScript Step by Step by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 21. Developing for Windows 8

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand apps in Windows 8.

  • Understand the guidelines used when developing for Windows 8.

  • Understand distribution mechanisms for Windows Apps.

Windows 8 introduces a new user interface to the operating system and simultaneously promotes JavaScript to a more prominent role within the operating system. This chapter looks at development for Windows 8 using JavaScript.

Windows 8 apps

Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, shown in Figure 21-1, that changes the paradigm from one of a traditional desktop interface to one that’s more touch and gesture friendly.

The Windows 8 Start screen.
Figure 21-1. The ...

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