Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Mar 2012 22:21 UTC
Windows And thus, Microsoft bites itself in its behind with Metro. As you all surely know by now, the Metro environment in Windows 8, and its accompanying applications, need to follow a relatively strict set of rules and regulations, much like, say, applications on iOS. For one type of application, Metro has already proven to be too restrictive and limited: web browsers. Microsoft has had to define a separate application class [.docx] - aside from Metro and desktop applications - just to make third party web browsers possible for Windows 8.
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RE[5]: I think
by Alfman on Mon 12th Mar 2012 06:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I think"
Alfman
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Nelson,

Can you point to *specific* code examples so that we might talk meaningful comparisons? I'm not going to believe the new APIs are better just because microsoft claims so; they've gone down this path countless times already. So why exactly are the new incompatible APIs better?

I'm not trying to make an assertion myself, but it seems some of the claims being made here warrant stronger evidence than has been given. Event oriented app models all tend to be reimplementing more of the same ideas, I'm curious to know if there's anything substantially different this time? What's been gained by creating yet another API?

Edited 2012-03-12 06:15 UTC

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