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Beginning Windows Store Application Development, HTML and JavaScript Edition

Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition introduces you to the Windows 8 modern app design paradigm and the new Windows 8 programming model developed around this paradigm.  You’ll learn to build rich, immersive applications designed to run on the many devices powered by Windows 8.

The authors draw on their extensive practical experience to provide not only a comprehensive introduction to the model and its features, but guidance on best practices and a real-world sample application that you develop over the course of the book. Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition also emphasizes how devices will be used and applications will be built in a world that has become far more connected. The book takes you beyond the syntax of any development language and examines factors such as application design, user experience, social integration, and maintaining data and settings across multiple devices.

What you’ll learn

  • Apply Windows 8 modern UI style design guidelines to build effective user interfaces
  • Use the new programming libraries available in Windows 8
  • Effectively use application tiles and notifications
  • Integrate with Windows by exposing your application’s data to Windows Search and Share menus
  • Consume services to bring data into your application
  • Use the cloud to share data and application settings across multiple devices
  • Publish your applications in the Windows Store

Who this book is for
Beginning Windows Store Application Development – HTML and JavaScript Edition is for the novice programmer with a basic understanding of web development who is interested in learning how to build the next generation of applications designed to run on Windows 8.  Readers who already have an understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript will get the most out of the book. It also is an excellent choice for more experienced developers who want to get started programming for Windows 8.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Welcome to a Touch-First World
Chapter 2. The Microsoft Design Language
Chapter 3. Designing Windows Store Applications
Chapter 4. Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Store Application Types
Chapter 5. HTML Controls
Chapter 6. WinJS Controls
Chapter 7. WinJS Collection Controls
Chapter 8. WinJS Custom Controls
Chapter 9. Building the User Interface
Chapter 10. Transitions and Animations
Chapter 11. Data-Binding Concepts
Chapter 12. Promises
Chapter 13. Web Workers
Chapter 14. Data Source Options
Chapter 15. Session State and Settings
Chapter 16. Files
Chapter 17. Handling State Changes
Chapter 18. External Libraries
Chapter 19. Search and Share Contracts
Chapter 20. Printing
Chapter 21. Notifications and Tiles
Chapter 22. Camera and Location
Chapter 23. Sharing Apps in the Windows Store

Book Details

  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430257792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430257790
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