The Modern Web Platform Jump Start

Devs, want a primer on the latest capabilities and features available in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? Discover the basics you need to create websites, web apps, and even native Windows apps. Dive deep into modern web APIs and tour libraries you can use to build anything from the simplest to the most complex apps.

In this accelerated, foundational course, Microsoft experts demo the building blocks of the new environment, with practical tips and tricks, and they prepare you for the "Developing Universal Windows Apps with HTML and JavaScript" Jump Start. Learn how easy it is to add awesome to your apps! Don't miss this informative introduction to core platform technologies.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction and Primer
  • Layout and Styling
  • Transitions and Transforms
  • APIs
  • More APIs
  • JavaScript Libraries
Instructor Team
​Jeremy Foster | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @codefoster
Jeremy Foster was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, and he gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring other software developers to write code and write it right. Find Jeremy online at
Michael Palermo | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @palermo4
Michael Palermo is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft with a passion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and all things Windows 8. Before joining Microsoft, Michael served as a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Microsoft “insider” on a wide variety of technologies. He authored several technical books and published many online courses with Pluralsight. Michael takes his evangelism seriously, and he can be found speaking at developer events around the world.
Live Event Details
August 26, 2014
9:00am–5:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Beginners ready for a quick ramp-up; or intermediate web developers.

This course assumes a familiarity with basic web development practices.