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Microsofts high-risk Windows 8 .NET switch • The Register

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Microsofts high-risk Windows 8 .NET switch • The Register.

Very interesting, detailed discussion of developing on Windows 8

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September 20, 2011 at 9:17 am

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Interesting article on developing software in the mobile bubble

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iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8? A coder’s guide



Interesting, not only for the ever amusing Apple baiting…

The only problem with writing software for iOS (the term for the operating system that iPhone and iPad both run on) is that the development toolset and language is … how to put this? … horrendously, absolutely awful.

The danger you have as a savvy, professional, 90-percenter software developer looking to build a cottage industry business in the world of app development is that if you come home after a busy day and you have a wife, three kids, a box-set of Battlestar Gallactica and/or The Wire to enjoy, you’re likely to run out of puff pretty quickly trying to get up to speed with iOS. Plus you’ll need a Mac, as you can only develop iOS applications on a Mac. Statistically it’s unlikely you have one of these either, so you’ll need some sort of disposable budget.

…but also on the speculation that in 18 months time there will be lots of business tablets running Windows 8.

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September 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

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InfoQ: Windows 8 Replaces the Win32 API

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Highlights of Windows 8.

Interesting that there is now native XAML

Upgrading from Silverlight to Windows 8

In the demo all the of the existing XAML worked as-is

via InfoQ: Windows 8 Replaces the Win32 API.

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September 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

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Windows 8 Preview

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Windows 8 Apps are written in HTML + Javascript but you can still run traditional applications.

The UI looks pretty groovy.

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June 2, 2011 at 6:05 am