Building high performance Metro style apps using HTML5

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Now that you are familiar with writing Metro style apps using HTML5, come learn how to make your apps fast and responsive. In this session, we'll cover best practices to keep your app's UI thread unblocked, methods guaranteed to speed up your app's load times, and techniques to tune your app's performance and power consumption.
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      We saw with Steven's demonstration of the new task manager that metro apps are suspended when not visible. Is it possible to create apps that perform background tasks - for example an app which watches a folder and when a file within it changes it does something with it and then (excuse the osx reference) posts a growl like notification to inform the user.

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      Mathew Snider

      Yes, check out this SDK Sample to download them all see (they are awesome!)

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