Hello! To help celebrate the Windows 8 Release Preview and the Visual Studio 2012 RC , we’re happy to release a preview edition of Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript , by Kraig Brockschmidt (who, some of you might remember, many years ago worked with us on a couple editions of Inside OLE ). Download a PDF of the ebook here (4.34 MB). Download the ebook’s sample code here (27.5 MB). (We’ll release EPUB and MOBI versions of the final ebook.) This first preview contains the first four chapters of what we think will be an 18-chapter final ebook: Chapter 1 The Life Story of a Metro Style App: Platform Characteristics of Windows 8 Chapter 2 Quickstart Chapter 3 App Anatomy and Page Navigation Chapter 4 Controls, Control Styling, ...read more