Introducing the Windows App Builder blog!

Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that we’re bringing the Windows 8 app developer and Windows Store blogs together into the new Windows App Builder blog. With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Preview we have a lot to tell you about what’s new for Windows app builders, and we’re excited to do…

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Optimizing ListView item rendering

For many Windows Store apps written in JavaScript that work with collections, cooperating well with the WinJS ListView control is essential for great app performance. This isn’t surprising: when you’re dealing with management and display of potentially thousands of items, every bit of optimization you make with those items really counts. Most important is how…

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All about promises (for Windows Store apps written in JavaScript)

When writing Windows Store apps in JavaScript, you encounter these constructs called promises as soon as you do anything that involves an asynchronous API. It also doesn’t take very long before writing promise chains for sequential asynchronous operations becomes second nature. In the course of your development work, however, you’ll probably encounter other uses of…

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Join the Game On Virtual Event

Games are a key class of apps in the Windows Store. If you’re looking to build a Windows Store game, we’d like to help you with this virtual game building event. The event is free and open to both new game developers and professionals. We’ll be using GameMaker: Studio from YoYo Games, to show you…

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