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Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript (Early Edition)

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Pages: 656
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-337667-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-337667-8

Available exclusively through Pearson publishing as Addison-Wesley, Early Edition multi-format eBooks (PDF, ePUB, and MOBI) provide you with early access to important, time-sensitive topics and technologies–before the official publication! The Early Edition eBook has been through preliminary stages of editing and technical review, but final grammatical review and design presentation are not yet complete. By purchasing this Early Edition, you automatically will receive an updated, official edition of the multi-format eBook when it is available. The final version of the ebook will be available late December 2012.

Building Windows 8 Apps with JavaScript is designed to give you a broad look at the range of capabilities you have in building your Windows Store app. It is not an exhaustive reference, but provides the tools, libraries, concepts and techniques you need to go from starting a new app, to adding the features you want it to have, to shipping it into the Windows Store and making money. This book is for web developers of all kinds – jQuery, PHP, ASP.NET, Rails, etc. – that want to understand how to bring their web knowledge to the Windows 8 platform to build first-class applications.  It is also for designers who want to gain an understanding of how Windows Store apps are built from web technologies. This book is aslo for .NET, Win32, MFC or Visual Basic developers that want to know how the next generation of Windows programs will be written using web technologies. In short, this book is for anyone that’s every written a Windows program or written a web site with interest in building Windows Store apps for Windows 8.

“Great introduction to app development for Windows 8. After so many years in the XAML space, this book made me want to consider the JavaScript/HTML route.”

---Shawn Wildermuth, Microsoft MVP (Data), Author, Trainer and Speaker

"What you hold in your hand right now is an excellent walk through of how to build, ship, and profit from building apps using HTML and JavaScript for Windows 8. While I’ve been working on Windows 8 for the last two years, I can honestly say that I have learned about new parts of the platform from this book and can’t wait to build an app that uses them."

---From the foreword by Chris Anderson, Distinguished Engineer, Windows Libraries for JavaScript, Microsoft, Corp.

"Chris and Brandon have gone to the heart of Windows 8 Programming, and produced a clear, concise, and easily understood tutorial that should be on every Windows 8 programmer’s bookshelf.  If you are programming Windows 8 with HTML and JavaScript, this is the book you need."

---Jesse Liberty, Windows 8 Technical Evangelist; Telerik.

"I feel that this book will be the must-read reference for anyone who is dedicated to building a great Windows 8 app and will be the book by which all others are compared. Yes, that’s a pretty bold statement but considering that both of the authors have been deeply involved in Windows 8 app development for a LONG time, especially while they were at Microsoft, I feel confident in that statement."

---From the foreword by Rey Bango - Developer Relations, Microsoft Corporation


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