BUILD Conference: Windows 8 and HTML 5 does not effect your ASP.NET #bldwin

ASP.NET Team Blog
16 September 2011

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HTML 5 in Windows 8 will not effect your ASP.NET development. Why?

ASP.NET == Web Server

ASP.NET is a server technology. ASP.NET gives you the broadest reach by creating HTML websites that can be viewed on any platform or device that has a web browser.

HTML 5 on Windows 8 == Client

The new Metro UI for Windows 8 looks very slick for tablet devices. Not only can you write apps for it using traditional client languages, but you can also write those apps in HTML 5 + JavaScript. Those apps use the WinRT run-time to take advantage of the local device resources such as the camera, and you get that slick Windows 8 Metro UI look automatically.

Even though the app may be written in HTML 5 + JavaScript, since it uses the WinRT run-time, it will only run on a Windows 8 machine. It is a true client app, not a browser app.

So if you're on ASP.NET now then have no fear because Windows 8 does not really affect you. Instead, it's an added bonus that you can use your skills as a web developer to make native Windows 8 apps using HTML 5 and JavaScript. Or ASP.NET to make slick websites.


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