The Example-Packed Guide to the Tools and Code for Crafting Windows 8 Apps

So you've heard about this "Windows 8" thing and want to started with apps in the Windows Store? Well, prepare to geek out on the tools and code that will get you there! We're leaving the slides behind for a practical, example-focused look at techniques, tools, and tips to get started creating Windows Store apps. Along the way, we'll get to play with cool new dev and debugging features in Visual Studio 2012 such as the DOM Explorer, Simulator, and expanded editor features. You’ll also see new design features in Blend for Visual Studio, including Interactive Mode that makes it easier to work with runtime-generated interfaces. (By the way, a good chunk of this applies regardless of language, but with time limited, examples will generally be in HTML5/JavaScript.)