imageWindows development has been the prevue of CPP and managed developers (like C# and VB.Net). With the advent of Windows 8 metro applications, there’s continued support for CPP and managed code, but there’s new support for HTML5 developers for to write first-class, native applications.

This is exciting for Microsoft because it gives us opportunity to offer this large class of developers, who likely don’t consider themselves Windows developers, a bridge to leverage their existing skills to build real Windows applications. But Microsoft is not the only winner.

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