Ever wanted to code an app, but have no coding experience whatsoever? Don’t worry, Microsoft has you covered.
“The most awesome stage”
Last year, Facebook's VP of Design thought the TNW Conference main stage was the best she'd ever been on.
That said, Microsoft recommends you have some basic understanding of coding in C#, so it suggests you check out its C# Fundamentals series first.
The course is laid out in two parts. First you learn the basic skills for creating simple apps. Then you create four separate full-fledged apps:
- A soundboard to play funny sounds when someone taps on a tile.
- A weather app, which does what you’d expect, along with some maps functionality.
- An album cover matching game.
- An encyclopedia of marvel characters, including Cortana integration.
The lessons cover everything from beginning your code to the final steps of submiting apps to the Windows Store.
Though there are already plenty of coding resources on the Web, it’s sometimes hard to find a free resource that covers complete beginners from start to finish, so kudos to Microsoft there.
Besides, Windows 10 will live or die by its app selection, so Microsoft might as well recruit as many potential coders as possible.
➤ Windows 10 development for absolute beginners [Windows Blog]