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4.1 Conclusion

Writing a native app is a bit different than writing web applications. You’re targeting an operating system, and the specialized APIs and workflow can be daunting! However, I hope this course has showed you how easy it is to get started. See the links below for further learning resources.

My name is Jeremy McPeak, and from all of us here at Envato Tuts+, thanks for watching!

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4.1 Conclusion

As you've learned in this course, Microsoft has made writing native applications using web technologies a reality. You can now use the skills you already know to write apps that will run on Windows 10 PCs, tablets, phones, and even XBox One. That's pretty awesome in my book, but it can also be extremely daunting, because writing a native application can be much more involved than writing a web application. You're no longer limited to what a server and browser give you. You have access to a ton of system APIs and utilities. And knowing where to find information can be challenging. There are two, well, really three websites, you need to be aware of. First is the developer documentation for Windows 10, this will give you the information you need to work with the system APIs in your apps. Next is the WinJS documentation, we touched on just a few controls and briefly looked at it's data binding capabilities. There's a lot to WinJS, and the documentation really helps. Third is the sample applications repository. Microsoft has compiled a wide range of applications, sampling the various features and capabilities of Windows 10. These apps work, and looking at their code can be beneficial. Thank you so much for watching this course. Feel free to contact me either on Twitter or through the Tuts+ forums if you have any questions. From all of us here at Tuts+, thank you and I will see you next time.

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