February 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM
We're going to develop some Win 8.1 apps - from soup to nuts.
We'll start from planning stages, getting the dev environment set up on your machine, choosing a language and initial template, then continue to slowly work through design and technical decisions.
We expect this effort to continue through several meetings at whatever pace is necessary to bring us all up to a point where we have the skillset to develop Win 8 apps.
Pre-work: get your head around it...
I'd encourage everyone to visit the Dev Center - Windows Store apps website.
This is an extremely well organized and clearly written website with tons of informational content, tutorials, examples and samples.
• You'll find of info and screenshots about the way Win8.1 apps look, behave and interact, with
explanations about the design philosophy.
• The 'use cases' provide a wonderful context for quickly understanding this new approach.
• Many of the tutorials are quick and simple to get you started, some are focused on features,
and others are complete apps.