Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript

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by Adam Freeman
     
 

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This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.

With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author

Overview

This 88-page primer unveils the key features of Microsoft's eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 contains the revolutionary Metro application framework for building dynamic and responsive touch-enabled applications that target both desktops and mobile devices.

With the official release of Windows 8 looming ever closer, experienced author Adam Freeman invites you to take a crash course in Metro development. Using HTML5 and JavaScript, he ensures you understand the changes that are being made to Windows development practices and puts you on the right course to creating innovative and elegant applications for this latest evolution of the world’s most successful operating system.

What you’ll learn
  • Create and configure Metro applications
  • Implement a touch-enabled user interface
  • Store data and application state using the Metro persistence model
  • Access remote data using Metro networking
  • Package and deploy your Metro application to the app store
Who this book is for

This book is for early-adopters of the Windows 8 operating system working with the Consumer Preview in order to be ahead of the curve in understand the new ways of working that the operating system introduces.

Table of Contents
  1. Creating the UI
  2. Responding to the User
  3. Storage and Persistence
  4. Networking
  5. Packaging and Deployment
These chapters are supported by a substantial stand alone code sample.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430244899
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
06/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
689 KB

Meet the Author

Adam Freeman is an experienced IT professional who has held senior positions in a range of companies, most recently serving as chief technology officer and chief operating officer of a global bank. Now retired, he spends his time writing and long-distance running.

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