YUI is a great framework for the web, but did you also know it can be used to build Windows 8 Store Apps? The YUI team has certified their library for the Windows 8 App environment and this video is a walk though of just how easy it is to build that app.
Twitter has released an app for Windows 8, with several features designed specifically for the new operating system from Microsoft.
In this show Robert discusses managing state in Windows Store apps. When a user switches away from an app in Windows 8, Windows suspends the app. When the user switches back to the app, it looks like it was running all along. Windows can terminate a suspended app if it needs to free up memory for other apps or if it needs to save power. When the user starts the app again, he or she will want the app to resume where it left off. Robert shows how to accomplish this by saving and restoring state. He shows what code you need for XAML apps to do this and where that code goes.
Microsoft has just unveiled their new modern-ie dev center bringing loads of new resources and tools geared towards helping developers to embrace the modern standards such as HTML5, CSS3 and of course their own Windows 8 platform as well as the new Internet Explorer. Currently in beta, the new modern.ie includes web page scanning tool designed to detect standard issues in regards to supporting older versions of IE in order to reveal ways for developers to update pages to work well across various browsers and devices as well as to provide the developer with ways to provide support for new features within the landscape of Windows 8. Check it out here.
Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. To that end, Microsoft developed five principles that drove the experience design decisions for Windows 8. This talk will describe each of these principles and how they relate to each other. It will also give you concrete guidance on how to apply these principles in your own apps.