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This week i had give for the second time this year a train session for quick ignition in to the windows 8 development.

Here the way i see things:

– First we should understand the user and the ui principles to real enter in to the metro world

– Then we need to know how the platform is build, to do the right choices

– Then we need to start developing testing and studying

For the ones who follow me where you have the slides i use in this  sessions feel free to use share and if you have any question feel free to ask.

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One off the fantastic things about the new Windows Metro Kernel is the language projection that enable us to use almost the same runtime in to different languages the supported language that we prefer.

But…there is always a but isn’t, one-off the reasons to have a set off tools is because tools are made with a propose in mind with a best usage context that is the same story when we are using language programming and technology that’s way we have invented so many.

When developing to Windows 8 apparently many people don´t know that is possible to use in the same app the different languages that windows 8 supports.

This is very powerful and useful especially when using HTML 5 with Javascript. This 2 technologies are very powerful in Windows 8 and consider as a first citizen technologies when talking about building Windows 8 Metro. But Javascript isn’ t Object oriented, Javascript isn’t organized we have different technical approaches to Javascript that allow us to   create this and other skills but we should never go against the nature off a technology or we will louse more than we will gain.

The mix of the best of 2 worlds cn be very powerful when building real powerful apps. Javascript is better for animations ans Jason, but C# is better for security or for long processing quests. In the Programamtic model off windows 8 we can create components in different CLI languages that we can consume from javascript. To do that we should output our file as a WinMDFile, as shown on the figure.

and the we can call our .net functions and classes from the Javascript. This is done from the properties of your project.

Hope this post can be useful, feel free to ask.

Windows 8 completed last week one more step in the stair’s of born. With this some new doubts can wake in
our mind…

But one thing we have to endure if we wnat to be in this race and make good App’s is to understand how Windows 8 UX should be plan and understand the Metro thinking.

For the one’s like me who feel the need to understand the Metro UX and the designe thinkling here goes a usefull must read link

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/hh779072

While Windows 8 keep growing and creating fans in the backstage a lot of important decisions and metrics start to gain form. One of the things that make more curious nowadays when a application driven technology emerges, is how will work marketplace and what will be the market place requirements.

Today i had spend a part off my pre dinner reading the draft of requirements for windows 8 and i must confess this sems a good way to filter good from bad. Here you have for your analisies

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh694083.aspx