Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Jun 2011 18:30 UTC
Windows There's a full-blown panic going on in Microsoft's core third party developer community. After the big Windows 8 demonstration earlier this month where HTML5 and JavaScript were touted as a new way to create applications for Windows 8, speculation has gone through the roof - with developers panicking in the streets about the end of Silverlight and .NET and a HTML5/JS-only Windows 8 release. Looking more closely at the whole situation, though, it would seem that what we're dealing with here is a miscommunication - one that Microsoft desperately needs to address since the web is blowing it way out of proportion. The tl;dr: no, HTML5 and JS are not going to be the only ways to write applications for Windows 8.
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Comment by mutantsushi
by mutantsushi on Mon 13th Jun 2011 22:55 UTC
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Are Windows developers so dumb that news of support for new languages is interpreted as ditching an API? Are they unaware that QT is currently using JS as an alternate means to access it´s standard API? Do they really expect every announcement of new developments to come with pats on the head specifying exactly all the old stuff that MS is not depreciating?

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