Updated – Free Windows 8 programming ebook

imageThose nice people at Microsoft Press released an update in August to their free ebook – it’s a preview version of “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript”. And it seems perfect timing to highlight it (being absolutely transparent, I didn’t read it when it came out, but I’ve started to read it this week, as I’m spending more time talking to people about building Windows 8 apps for education)

It’s the perfect guide to Windows 8 applications programming, and gives you the whole story for creating Windows 8 apps. As it’s only a second preview version, the whole thing isn’t yet there – so far there’s 12 of a planned 17 chapters, along with a download of companion content (code samples etc)

If you’re interested in getting started, or you’ve got students that you know will want to have a go, then this is a great book to download and to share.

And, before you go beetling off to start writing code, can I also recommend reading building an education app for Windows 8 is about designing an experience, before writing code beforehand too.

Learn More You can either download it in PDF directly, or go and read a bit more about it on the Microsoft Press blog.

NOTE: There’s now the final version of the Windows 8 programming ebook – see here
Bonus: Here’s a long list of more free technical ebooks from Microsoft Press.