Today I am testing my Portuguese capabilities here in Lisbon, and on the topics was Windows 10. I do not remember well how, but the conversation was drifting towards to the set of capabilities included by Windows 10 as a development platform. One of the premises that I share with them, in the developers point of view, is that now the development for different platforms it’s much more ‘democratic’. When I started to explain that we can now create a single app which can run on a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone, or a Raspberry Pi 2; they looked at me thinking that my flight from Madrid was too early in the morning and maybe this affected myself too much.
Once again I get to the point I like to share everytime: the language is not important, you must focus to know and learn about the platform. Nowadays Windows 10 is still maturing as a platform. Not all the core APIs are implemented and there are some substantial differences to take in care between an laptop app and a device app. But the core, the IDE, the main environment is the same.
It is also remarkable to now you just need to invest €30 and you know C#, then you can take your first steps in the MAKER world. And, something that no one usually comment, this is really fun!
Greetings @ Lisbon