YUIConf 2012 Talk: Tilo Mitra on Building Native Windows 8 Apps with YUI

By YUI TeamJanuary 14th, 2013

Tilo Mitra has the distinction of being part of not just one but two different talks at YUIConf 2012 (The other presentation he shared with Jeff Conniff.) His drive and energy are apparent in this next talk in our series, which you can catch up via YouTube or YUI Theater.

In this YUIConf 2012 talk, the YUI team member Tilo Mitra describes how a developer can leverage YUI for building Windows 8 applications. Tilo’s talk provides a detailed look at how native applications on Windows 8 can be built using a combination of YUI and the native APIs. He provides an introduction to Windows 8, WinJS, and explains how YUI can help make applications faster with clean, modular code.

Here are the slides on slideshare as well.


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  2. Rahul Dutt Sharma said:
    January 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Although the css provided can be replaced by the css that we are used to, is it not possible that the winJS runtime may have low level optimizations to make the apps coded via their api faster? Thus making more native like UX.
    It took me weeks to find how to close an app. :)

  3. Rahul: Have you found any docs that state these low-level optimizations? I tried looking and there was nothing there. In fact, the WinJS Runtime uses the same rendering engine as IE10, so that made me believe that there were no such optimizations.

  4. Rahul Dutt Sharma said:
    January 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I will look into it a bit more this weekend for sure.
    Just the fact that they have created these extra classes makes me believe either there are engine level optimizations or Microsoft is being just Microsoft and doing thing differently. They like being different in everything they do and that creates a lot of chaos :)