There’s nothing to see here

The release of Windows 8 is getting closer and closer, and there’s a lot of new material to understand around this new platform. Here are a few articles that have recently caught my eye.

An msdn article on App contracts and extensions – Windows 8 Metro style apps are fairly isolated from each other, and to get a unified experience the runtime manages the communication between applications via contracts.

Metro is a very grid based layout, and so HTML5 style applications are going to need to use CSS3 grid layouts to get their interfaces to fit in to the Metro style. This article is a good introduction to the new layout.

So just how secure is the code of an application which is written for the WinRT platform. This article covers reverse engineering of such applications.

There seems to be an association in the WinRT world between DirectX and native applications, but of course you can use libraries like SharpDx to do DirectX from managed code. This article goes in to some of the details.

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