5 thoughts on “The Windows Runtime

  • Dev{eloper} Stonez

    I’m just wondering how the HTML5/JavaScript Metro applications will be packaged and protected against reversal …
    For packaging I’ll expect some sort of signed zip/jar (no mention about .appx on MSDN) but for protection, outside of heavy obfuscation for JavaScript I can’t envision any other way (maybe a new precompiled/binary format ?)
    If the protection is not good, writing HTML5/JavaScript apps will not flourish to much IMHO.

    Since the Metro documentation state that the applications are self-consistent (no shared DLL’s, etc), I’m just wondering how you can create a modular, BIG Metro application by creating reusable components/libraries … Another issue that bother me relate to the library reuse, since the Metro documentation state that the applications are self-consistent (no shared DLL’s, etc), so I’m just wondering how you can create a modular, BIG Metro application by creating reusable components/libraries …

    If all the HTML5/JavaScript Metro apps should contain the same CSS and WinJS scripts then it doesn’t look quite good … I expected some form of libraries/reuse to exist from the start.

    Do you have more details for all of these ?

    BTW, all the HTML5/JavaScript way of programming Metro apps remind me about Opera widgets that you can build for several years now

  • DevHawk Post author

    Dev{eloper} Stonez, would you mind re-asking your questions over on the Metro style apps Forum? We have support engineers actively monitoring those forums and it will be easier to for others with similar questions to find answers posted there rather than here. Thanks!

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