Getting started building my app for windows store RRS feed

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  • Which is better and easier for a first time builder :
    JavaScript and HTML, C# or Visual Basic and XAML, 

    Esther B. Blodgett CQA Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor Registered Microsoft Partner

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:52 AM

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  • There's no single answer to this question - it's different for everyone.  Have you had a look at the Getting Started pages?  http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/br211386 would be a good place to start - if you aren't familiar with any language, you may want to try the tutorials for each one and see which feels more comfortable.  If you are already familiar with a particular technology, then you should just choose that route - Windows 8 allows you to write apps in the language that you know rather than forcing you into a single one.
    Monday, October 22, 2012 12:17 AM
  • In addition to what Gearard  said, if you have no experience with either Javascript/HTML or C#/VB/XAML, you may want to think about what kind of development you're likely to do apart from Windows 8 apps. If it's going to be primarily web development, you might want to go with Javascript/HTML for W8 apps as well. If you're going to do primarily Windows desktop app development, go with C#/VB and XAML.

    You could also diversify, of course, and try to learn C#/VB/XAML when you're already doing web development, but for a first timer that seems like too much to learn at once.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 8:57 AM
  • Building upon what the others have said, ask yourself what you want to program other than Windows Store Apps. If/when you code something else, do you think it would be more web-based or classic desktop based? If you lean web, go JavaScript/HTML5. If you lean elsewhere, or want to learn .NET then C#/C++/XAML is the route you should take.

    Of the two, I think JavaScript/HTML are much easier to comprehend... but they are far more limitations than with the C#/C++/XAML.


    Monday, October 22, 2012 10:19 AM