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  • Hello,

    What should I learn to develop Business applications with HTML5 ?

    Why I'm asking that:

    I'm currently developing ASP.NET applications, using Javascript with Jquery to implement client side functionality, and Linq to entities to access data at the server side, so controls get their data at the server side by assigning their ItemsSource property to the Linq result.

    With Silverlight it's another approach, as you achieve this with RIA Services, and the client side is developed with XAML / Code behind... but I want to make it with HTML5. I don't want to discuss here the whyS and whenS about that decision as it is another history, please.

    So, what should I have to learn ?

    How does HTML5 communicate with the server side if I am a .NET developer ? Which set of technologies are the standard ones ? Do you know a single book that explains the whole thing ?


    Very thanks in advance,


    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 9:02 AM


  • Hi Roger,

    Are you going to develop a traditional web page based web application or Windows Store application (Windows 8)? This forum is specific to Windows Store development (with HTML5 and javascript). While for pure web application development, you can try finding the proper forums at the following place:


    For Windows Store app built with HTML5 and javascript, we can use the similar design and code logic as we developing an AJAX style web applications. We can encapsulate some business and code logic in server-side webservice (such as some REST service endpoints). Then, the windows store app client just invoke those web services to retrieve or submit data. Windows Store app has rich javascript functions to support common HTTP get/post like requests. And you can use them to retrieve various kinds of data like xml, text, binary, custom...

    #Connecting to web services (Windows Store apps using JavaScript and HTML) (Windows)

    And if you just start windows store app programming with HTML5+js, the following ebook is really recommended:

    #Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.

    • Marked as answer by Song Tian Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:35 AM
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:28 AM

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