Go ahead and depend on the rabbit's foot for luck - if you will.
But remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
I have a silly analogy that reflects the way I think about “seizing the moment.” It starts like this. You are stuck in some town and can’t escape. But once and a while a train roars through town. That train isn’t necessarily destined for the “pot of gold” but at least you get to leave your town. Now, if you are lazily sitting in a lawn chair all day, forget about the ability to grab that passing train and get the heck out of town, much less find something that could make a little more prosperous. Not me, I’d be running along that train track once in a while, even if I am deluding myself. I may not get the next train, but the one after – that one is not getting away.
Let’s face it – every time we sit down at the keyboard and try to create something, we are betting that it will make users happy, the more users the merrier the developer. This is especially true if that developer is selling their app on some store or marketplace. Only a fool could disagree with the old adage, “the harder I try, the luckier I get.” The early bird does get the worm in many, many situations. From my point of view there is a huge opportunity for developers to monetize their skills.
You can learn about some requirements for building Metro styled apps here. There is also an App Certification Kit —as part of the SDK that can help.
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Schedule time with the Silicon Valley Evangelist (Bruno Terkaly, Doris Chen, Matt Harrington)
Future Posts This marks the first post in a series of posts where I discuss the marriage between Windows 8 and Azure. The need to consume cloud data and services has never been greater. The world is heading toward a variety of devices and staying connected and synchronized is getting more and more important every day.
Been on that train - I'll let it pass, thanks. I prefer the FOSS/Java train. So far it has been chugging along just fine for me. YMMV.