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General Discussion

Windows Development!

Hello Everyone,

I've been using the TeamTreeHouse a lot recently to learn many new things. However I noticed that there was something missing that should be here :) .

Wouldn't it be great to also have a Topic in the Library for;

Windows Development

So that we can also begin to make our very own Windows 8 Apps...

Or, does anyone know where we can get tutorials to make windows apps?

Thank You

3 Answers

You'll want to get Visual Studio for windows development... though not neccessary for "Website" development, as the script gets compiled on first run of the page; it is needed for most "Web Application", "Desktop", "Console", "Service", and "Windows Mobile/Phone" development.

Visual Studio Express id free, but will limit you a bit... once you've got it down, spend a couple hundred bucks and get one of the "Full" Visual Studio Suites

If you really want to see something slick, check out Xamarin's Mono and Mono touch... (will cost $1500 though), but it allows you to write everyhing in C# (native to windows) and it'll refactor and package for Android and IOS for you... It's great because you only have to write and maintain one set of code that you can deploy to multiple environments... you may have to touch up the UI a bit here and there in the others, but it's a HUGE time saver

Thank you so much. Very useful information :)