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Metro Revealed: Building Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript


The key features for developing on Microsoft’s eagerly anticipated Windows 8 operating system are unveiled in this fast-paced 80-page primer. 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

Book Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430244887
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430244882
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2 Responses

  1. billadoid says:

    Windows 8 is by far my favorite OS.
    Can’t wait to build my own metro apps, hope this book is good, I’ll give a feedback as soon I read it 😀

  2. fighterjetpilot says:

    Thank you.

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