After what seemed like an eternity in February and early March, the news surrounding Windows 10 has been fast and furious these past two weeks. Today’s announcement, the availability of the Windows 10 SDK (Software Development Kit) continues that and is a signal to developers to start preparing their apps for Windows 10. Now.
The new Windows 10 SDK can be found at this link and like Windows 10 itself, this SDK is in preview mode (i.e. beta). Still, if you are a developer or are thinking of doing some development in this new Universal app world of Windows 10, the SDK should be something to download and review. To do so you will need to be a part of the Windows Insider program which is also free.
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For the first time Microsoft has clearly laid out the Windows 10 Universal App development methodology. In an event held at Mobile World Congress today and then followed up by a blog post on the Windows blog, the company outlines how developers will have access to a streamlined development process aimed at bringing Windows to virtually any device with minimal modifications to code. Further, there is one single Windows Store for everything and development of applications will be driven off an adaptive user interface. The information in the blog post is dense and if you are not a developer you may not understand all of the concepts. Still, give it a read. You will get a peak into the thought processes Redmond has around Windows 10, development for that platform and the future of everything running Windows.
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