Dave Noderer's Blog

October 2012 Entries

Free Windows 8 book on programming with html, css and javascript

Just a heads up from DevFish (http://devfish.net), a free book on writing applications for Windows 8using html, css and javascript by Kraig Brockschmidt .

You can find the book here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/10/29/free-ebook-programming-windows-8-apps-with-html-css-and-javascript.aspx

I have not finished reading this but so far it looks like it will be a great resource if you have any interest in trying the windows 8 javascript programming model.

Besides all the aspects of controls, library support and animations the book also talks about how to make your own components in c#, vb or c++.

Microsoft Build 1st Day

Great keynote and I don’t like keynotes..

Seeing the great breadth of large and small devices and the number of manufacturers along with the software vision for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 was inspiring.

Jordan Rudess demonstrates Tachyon on Windows 8

Then he played for a while too..

 

I especially liked Steve Balmers 82” slate!! Can I have one!

 

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And best of all, they finally released the Windows Phone 8 SDK.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471

Off to sessions…

 

Stay tuned for more!