One Dev Minute videos are live on Channel 9

One of the projects that your truly has been working on this year is a series of quick video overviews on programming various features in your Windows Store apps. Currently, eight are posted, with many more on the way. Comparing Eclipse to Visual Studio Comparing Xcode to Visual Studio What is a Windows Store app?…


Asynchronous programming for Windows Store apps written in JavaScript

Kraig Brockschmidt has a nice intro to the async model for Windows Store apps, focusing on JavaScript: All about promises (for Windows Store apps written in JavaScript). Here’s the kind of code you’ll be writing: var promise1 = someOperationAsync(); var promise2 = promise1.then(function completedHandler1 (result1) { return 7103; } ); promise2.then(function completedHandler2 (result2) { });…


Sample Browser app is available in the Windows Store

The MSDN Sample Gallery is the gateway to Microsoft’s software development technologies, from close-to-the-metal programming with Win32 to higher levels of abstraction with XAML and WinRT. Now there’s a Windows Store app that brings the Sample Gallery to your Start screen: Sample Browser. Search thousands of code samples or browse through the convenient categories. The…


Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by Kraig Brockschmidt

Download: PDF (17.9 MB) EPUB (37.3 MB) MOBI (69.5 MB) Are you a web developer who wants to get your code into a Windows store app? Kraig Brockschmidt’s excellent new book is for you, at the right price: $0.00. From the introduction: This book is about writing Windows Store apps using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript….


Creating fast and fluid Metro style apps by using asynchronous operations

As we approach the release of Windows 8, interest in developing Metro style apps is rising. I’m eager to start blogging about the world of Windows 8 coding later this year. In the meantime, we’re getting tantalizing tidbits from the product team’s Windows 8 app developer blog, like this excellent post from Program Manager Jason…