Greetings. We hope you’re enjoying the First Preview release of Kraig Brockschmidt’s Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It contains the four chapters boldfaced below. This is a note to say that we think we’ll release the Second Preview the first week of August, and we think it will contain Chapters 1-12 (with Chapters 1-4 updated in response to software evolution). Watch this blog and our Twitter account for the release announcement and download links.

Chapter 1 The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8

Chapter 2 Quickstart

Chapter 3 App Anatomy and Page Navigation

Chapter 4 Controls, Control Styling, and Basic Data Binding

Chapter 5 Collections and Collection Controls

Chapter 6 Layout

Chapter 7 Metro Style Commanding UI

Chapter 8 State, Settings, Files, and Documents

Chapter 9 Input and Sensors

Chapter 10 Media

Chapter 11 Purposeful Animations

Chapter 12 Contracts

Chapter 13 Tiles, Notifications, the Lock Screen, and Background Tasks

Chapter 14 Networking

Chapter 15 Devices and Printing

Chapter 16 Extensions

Chapter 17 Apps for Everyone: Localization, Accessibility, and the Windows Store