If you are new like me to Windows 8 development, the biggest hurdle in getting started is figuring out where to do I begin. When I joined Microsoft this was something, I was rather puzzled by, Windows 8 development gave me OPTIONS! Now, keep in mind I am right out of school, and my options usually came down to which text editor I could use( WingIDE, Text Wrangler , Eclipse, and the list goes on), and any open source project available .
My mentors have always told me start small, in other words…. HELLO WORLD. If you are going to start to learn from beginning, do not immediately start building from a product perspective before understand your landscape first. I mean to know your tools and how you would use them; believe me I started the other way around.
If you haven’t got it yet, try it out you are in for a lovely surprise. Bob hunt did a great job document his experience at the launch here.
Matt Warren in The Telegraph described it as, “It looks, for once, rather lovely, too. Windows 8 revolves around a new ‘Start screen’ rather than the traditional start menu….”. I could go on and on with my new found love for Windows 8 but just try :).
Visual Studio 2012 landscape is fun and really easy to use once you get install. When install is complete the first thing I would encourage to do is look at the templates; simply click on New Project and start explore from the following categories: installed, samples and online. If you are new to this I would suggest that you start with installed templates.
Spot the Difference? Which one is which ?
My favorite tool of the entire suite ! Blend for VS is a great way to build an app with accurate design and edit your application before going to market. More on how to build an application using a Windows 8 in using HTML & JS or XAML & C# click here.
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