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Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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Title: Programming Windows® 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
By: Kraig Brockschmidt
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Formats: Ebook, Safari Books Online
Ebook: November 2012
Pages: 833
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7356-7256-7| ISBN 10:0-7356-7256-3

NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook. It is based on Windows 8 Release Preview; the content and publication date will be updated for final Windows 8 software.

Apply your existing skills with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—and start building your own Windows 8 apps now. As a member of the Windows Ecosystem team, the author has trained hundreds of Microsoft engineers and has been on the front lines of bringing the first Windows 8 apps to the Windows Store. Through this book, you’ll get a thorough grounding in platform features and considerations, and delve into development essentials across the whole scope of the Windows 8 platform. “Quickstart” sections provide ready experience with the tools, API, and core features. And you’ll gain insights and best practices on design, coding, and performance from real-world developers working on real-world apps.

Topics includes:

  • Platform Characteristics
  • App Anatomy and Page Navigation
  • Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding
  • Collections and Collection Controls
  • Layout
  • Windows 8 Style Commanding UI
  • State, Settings, Files, and Documents
  • Input and Sensors
  • Media
  • Purposeful Animations
  • Contracts
  • Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks
  • Networking
  • Devices and Printing
  • ExtensionsWinRT Components
  • Localization, Accessibility, and the Windows Store

Kraig Brockschmidt

Kraig Brockschmidt has worked with Microsoft since 1988, focusing primarily on helping developers through writing, education, public speaking, and direct engagement. Kraig is currently a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Ecosystem team working directly with key partners on building apps for Windows 8 and bringing knowledge gained in that experience to the wider developer community. His other books include Inside OLE (two editions), Mystic Microsoft, The Harmonium Handbook, and Finding Focus. His website is http://www.kraigbrockschmidt.com.

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