Inside Windows 8: Martyn Lovell and Elliot H Omiya - The Windows Runtime

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    vesuvius

    It really does work the way they describe it, extraordinary!

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    tomkirbygre​en

    Ah, good stuff. I'd really like to see a good deal more drill downs into WinRT. 

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    Charles

    @dot_tom: You will Smiley The next in this series is a very deep conversation with whiteboarding covering the new app model. It's the next Going Deep episode.

    This one was a historical and architectural overview, introductory in nature. It also included some information that's most likely new to you.

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    Charles

    @felix9: Such is timing.
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    schroedl

    "For better or for worse, desktop apps are desktop apps." -- this quote makes me sad. It says to me that no investment has been made to improve the desktop developer's life. As a scientific data visualization tool, our app has MANY windows (and needs all of them). We would LOVE to do XAML UI in C++ with our desktop app. A Windows Store app makes no sense at all for our app. What do we desktop devs have to look forward to?  We use WPF now (from C++/CLI) but it's just too darn slow and uses .NET but only so that we can use WPF + XAML.

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    exoteric

    I would be disappointed if Windows 9 did not do something for the desktop now that the tablet UI is a done deal. But it's understandable that they couldn't overhaul the desktop as well in the same timeframe.

    Great video. Enjoyed it a lot. WRT is a really great story for developers.

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    dcuccia

    , schroedl wrote

    "For better or for worse, desktop apps are desktop apps." -- this quote makes me sad.

    I feel similarly. We have legacy dependencies which won't pass the restricted WinRT API. Here's hoping that we'll get language projections and native XAML for desktop use (or side-loaded enterprise apps which can be compiled with fewer restrictions).

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    luzi

    From what I'm seeing from Build, it seems they are catering to the HTML/js devs while abandoning the c# devs

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