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Introduction to Building Windows 8 Applications

by Dan Wahlin and John Papa

This course covers everything you need to know to get started building Windows 8 apps.

What you'll learn

Windows 8 apps provide a new opportunity for developers to interact with users and provide a more immersive experience on the desktop or on touch devices. This course covers fundamentals you need to know to get started building Windows 8 apps quickly using Visual Studio 2012. Topics covered include an overview of Windows 8 app features as well as key features that you need to know to build HTML/JavaScript or XAML/C# apps.

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About the authors

Dan Wahlin founded Wahlin Consulting, which provides consulting and training services on JavaScript, Angular, Node.js, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Docker, and Kubernetes. He is a Google GDE (and former Microsoft MVP and Regional Director), Docker Captain, and speaks at conferences and user groups around the world. Dan is active on Twitter (@DanWahlin), blogs at, and adds a lot of code to his Github repos at

John Papa is a Principal Developer Advocate with Microsoft and an alumni of the Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director, and MVP programs. He's passionate about Web and mobile technologies, and often enjoys speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences, including NgConf, Build, Ignite, VSLive, and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast, author of the Angular Style Guide, several books, and many popular Pluralsight courses. ... more

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