What Are .NET Developers Supposed To Think About HTML5?

WEBINAR: On-demand webcast

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 REGISTER >

Is the mythical Longhorn going to make its eagerly awaited appearance in Windows 8? And how does HTML5 fit into the picture for Microsoft .NET developers?

There have been a lot of rumors lately surrounding the next version of Windows and the future of app development, and Microsoft hasn't helped matters by seemingly dismissing .NET developers and telling them, JavaScript and HTML5 are the solution to your problems, and the future of the Windows platform.

The new paradigm is that Windows 8 is a move away from the traditional Microsoft operating system, and will include a new .NET runtime along with a COM-derived C++ runtime that is called WinRT. That combined with a native UI library that's built on top of Direct2D will provide developers with an OS that is very different than grandpa's Windows. The shift apparently isn't so much to JavaScript and HTML5, but rather to DirectGUI, C++ and other technologies that will work like COM.

Is the mythical Longhorn going to make its eagerly awaited appearance in Windows 8? And how does HTML5 fit into the picture for Microsoft .NET developers?

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Many enterprises are working with an IT architecture that's evolved over time. As business needs evolve, IT must decide whether to modernize incrementally, or all at once. Each approach has its benefits and drawbacks. Identity Management is key to modernizing IT; it plays a crucial role in migrating to cloud apps like Office 365 or HR information systems, building web and mobile apps, and opening developer access to business systems. Read how Okta's modern approach to identity management helps business lower …

  • Microsoft Azure® is a leading choice for businesses looking to take advantage of the cloud. Azure is particularly appealing to businesses that have already invested in Microsoft on-premises and are now considering running these applications and other workloads in the cloud. To understand how to make this move to Azure, many businesses are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) with specific Azure expertise. Read this white paper to learn the eight key areas to focus on when considering an MSP for an …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date