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) { });…

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Windows 8 background tasks and lock screen hotness

The indispensible Windows 8 app developer blog has a new post that shows the nuts and bolts of background tasks, maintenance triggers, and the lock screen. The lock screen is a particularly neat scenario, because your app gets to share a highly visible bit of UI with other important apps: Windows PM Hari Pulapaka explains…

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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…

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