Windows 8 – Tips & Resources

Windows 8 – Tips & Resources

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Windows 8

This week we shared resources and tips for developing Windows 8 apps. Here is a collection of the resources and links we shared to help you build your developer skills. We hosted a Twitter chat with Microsoft Developer and Tech Evangelists, shared advice from a student developer and more. We’ve included the full list of resources below for your reference. If you have additional questions about developing apps for Windows 8, please leave us a comment or contact us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MS_Student.

 Resources For Getting Started

The Getting Started Guide is the very first place to go when you want to learn about developing apps. Watch the video below featuring Microsoft Developer Evangelist Andrew Parsons to hear about what you’ll find in it:

DreamSpark is the place for students to go to get professional developer tools at no cost. Be sure to visit the site to set up your account and take advantage of the products and services offered.

Build your first Windows Store app with help from Channel 9’s video tutorial series.

Taking Your Apps to the Next Level

Learn more about UX with this Windows 8 UX Fundamentals Training Workshop video series. It will teach you about information architecture, best practices for designing flexible layouts and more.

Learn how to turn a website into a great app with help from MSDN.

Get Tips From Other Developers

“Make time to expand your development horizons.” Student developer Lionel Camacho shares his tips and tricks in this blog post about developing for Windows 8.

Get answers from the experts from this recap of our Windows 8 Twitter chat with Microsoft Developer and Tech Evangelists Andrew Parsons, Dion Hutchings and Kiran Balijepalli

What did you find most useful during Windows 8 week? What kind of resources would be helpful for you as your grow as a developer? Leave us a comment below.

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