Over the next couple of months I will be posting short articles covering the main components of a great Windows 8 store application and show how to implement the functionality using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3.

As devices (tablets, touch enabled all-in-ones and ultrabooks) become available in South Africa more people will get to experience Windows 8 and the new modern interface so the demand for apps that take advantage of what the new OS has to offer will grow. Now is the best time ever to get started writing your next great idea as a Windows 8 application. Publish to the Windows Store and get exposed to millions of potential customers.

The first application that we will look at for this series is a movie database viewer.

One of the most common scenarios in applications is retrieving and presenting data. the next article will discuss various data binding techniques available to the JavaScript developer and show how easy it is to take data and present it.

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