Many thanks to Bay Area Mobile meetup and Bay Area jQuery Meetup for inviting me to speak on What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps.  Abstract, presentation and resources are available below:


You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted experience on Windows 8. Come get practical guidance and best practices on how to reuse your Web assets. Come dive into the specifics of this exciting platform and see how you can use your Web skills to build deeply-integrated Windows apps.

  • You’ll discover how this mirrors or differs from traditional Web programming and how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime.
  • You'll learn practical techniques on how to access a web service, how to work with camera, and how to make live tiles, etc.
  • Expect a lot of code and demo.

This session will jump start you with everything you need to know to start building Windows 8 apps with the skills you already have.


Learning Windows 8 App Development
  • Windows 8 Camp in a Box hands on labs, tutorials, and learning resources

  • One Page Resources for Developing Windows Store apps using JavaScript

  • Free E-book: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (by Kraig Brockschmidt)

  • Windows 8 App Development training for HTML5 Developers

  • Windows 8 JavaScript Sample Code

  • Windows 8 and Tools Download

  • Windows 8 Dev Center


Learning HTML5 and CSS3Learning HTML5 and CSS3

  • Responsive Web Design and CSS3

  • HTML5, CSS3 Free 1 Day Training

  • Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part II): Style, Layout and Grid

  • Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part III): Style Game Board, Cards, Support Different Device, View States

  • Feature-specific demos

  • Real-world demos