Web apps get the ultimate endorsement: Windows 8
« on: August 05, 2011, 09:44:09 AM »
With the Internet's importance steadily gaining, it's not as if Web programmers needed an ego boost. But Microsoft has given them a major one anyway with a radical change coming in Windows 8.

The next-gen Windows will come with a new programming foundation, letting developers build native apps with the same techniques they use for Web applications. Microsoft calls this new variety "tailored apps."

It's a bold move for the company. Microsoft's financial fortunes have depended heavily on Windows sales, and Windows' continued momentum has depended heavily on the wide range of software written to use Windows' direct interfaces.

Tailored apps, in contrast, use a higher-level interface: a browser engine. Now we know why Microsoft has been so gung-ho on IE9 over the last year.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20067859-264/web-apps-get-the-ultimate-endorsement-windows-8/#ixzz1U7mY5gZq