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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to JavaScript for Windows 10 Universal Apps. In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of writing an app using web technologies. Together, we'll build a universal app that can run on any Windows 10 device.

1.1 Introduction

HTML, CSS and JavaScript are technologies that live in the Web, but Microsoft has long dreamt to use them in order to write native Windows applications. And Microsoft finally realized that dream in Windows 8 and 8.1, but building applications for other Microsoft platforms, like Windows Phone, required a lot of extra code. Mainly due to the fact that Windows 8 for the PC and Windows Phone 8 shared very little as far as APIs are concerned. But with Windows 10, Microsoft made our dreams come true. We can now write what are called universal apps. These are applications that run on all versions of Windows 10, be it for the PC, Tablet, Phone or even Xbox 1. And we can write these apps using a unified API. Hi, my name is Jeremy McPeak, and I assume that if you're watching this video, you're interested in writing universal apps for Windows 10 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. And you've come to the right place because in this course, I will teach you the fundamentals of writing Windows 10 universal apps with web technologies. You'll first learn how to create a hosted app, which is a web application that runs within the shell of a native Windows app. From there you'll learn about winJS, which is a JavaScript library written specifically for Windows apps. And you'll also learn some of the system APIs. All of this while writing our own custom, yet simple, Feedreader application. We have a lot of ground to cover, so when you're ready, queue up the next video and we will get started.

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