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: Umm ...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 14th Jun 2011 15:09 UTC in reply to "Umm ..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

The only way to create the new touch centric/tile Windows 8 UI is through HTML/Javascript.


Do you have a source article you can link to? That is the speculation, but there hasn't been anything solid to really say either way. A lot of rumours, mostly.

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