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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RE: At least it is good for a laugh
by Lennie on Tue 14th Jun 2011 11:52 UTC in reply to "At least it is good for a laugh"
Lennie
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After reading most of the discussion I think I know what Microsoft is gonna do. Start to use "native" (Windows Only or .Net only) code through ActiveX in HTML/JS again.

Just have a look at these links I found in the discussion:

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/26404-Windows-8-%28795...

http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/26404-Windows-8-%28795...

So it will be integrated IE10 & Microsoft IDE generating the HTML/JS.

Edited 2011-06-14 11:53 UTC

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