Harnessing WinRT APIs

By John Moore

Digital Innovation Gazette discusses WinRT API, an API set that provides a framework for Windows 8 and Windows RT applications, and turns to Ilya Kretov of DataArt for expert opinion.

“There are several things that are significant for WinRT API,” says Ilya Kretov, delivery manager and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer at DataArt, a custom software development company.
For one, WinRT API provides the means to easily develop all the features the Windows 8 application needs to have, Kretov says. In addition, the API set is integrated into the operating system and provides a convenient and effective way of working with resources, he adds. “It is possible to develop fast native applications,” he says.
Kretov also notes that WinRT development has much in common with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight. That commonality makes it easy for any developer familiar with those technologies to master Microsoft’s newer offering, he says."

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