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Windows 8 App Building Boot Camp

Mobile, Tools, Platforms, and APIs Continental 5
Workshop Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops on Tuesday.
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Windows 8 offers the ability to write true native Windows Store apps using web technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This workshop will ramp up developers on the core knowledge needed to write apps for the platform, starting with the user experience and platform characteristics, then going into app anatomy and architecture, the WinJS library and how it works alongside third party libraries, how platform controls work alongside standard HTML controls, app layout, the many capabilities offered by the Windows Runtime API (WinRT), and how apps are distributed through the Windows Store. Along the way attendees will become familiar with the free Visual Studio and Blend tools for Windows 8.

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Kraig Brockschmidt


Kraig Brockschmidt has worked with Microsoft since 1988, focusing primarily on helping developers through writing, education, public speaking, and direct engagement. Kraig is currently a Senior Program Manager in the Windows Ecosystem team working directly with key partners on building apps for Windows 8 and bringing knowledge gained in that experience to the wider developer community. He has recently published the comprehensive “Programming Windows 8 Apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript” through Microsoft Press.


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