Posts Tagged ‘windows 8’
Very interesting, detailed discussion of developing on Windows 8
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.
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
The UI looks pretty groovy.