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  • Hi,

    I want to start developing metro apps. Im new to windows development but i have experience in Java(Android) and also i know basic C++. And also i want to develop some games in future after getting hold on basic development here. It would be nice if you guys can guide me to choose which language i can choose to start my metro app development.

    If i choose javascript, can we do everything that we can do using C++ in metro apps?

    And is there any advantages choosing C++ over javascript or vice versa in future??

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:06 AM


  • For game development, the big thing you can do in C++ that you can't in JavaScript is Direct3D.

    Beyond that there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Which is best depends on your specific needs and abilities. You can also combine them: you can write your Ui in HTML/JavaScript and your underlying logic in a C++ Windows Runtime Library (several of the in box apps do this).


    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:32 AM
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:39 PM