Microsoft makes Windows Library for JavaScript cross-platform and open source

The Try WinJS site.

The source code of the Windows Library for JavaScript (WinJS) is being released under the Apache 2.0 license as an Open Source project by Microsoft Open Technologies, it was announced Thursday.

Also, WinJS is taking its first steps to becoming cross-platform by supporting browsers and other devices, writes Maria Kang, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks Team program manager. Web developers can now take advantage of high-quality controls and infrastructure, and existing WinJS developers can expand their reach beyond Windows to the Web and non-Windows devices.

Kang said the Microsoft team already has been working to enable some WinJS features to run on the Web. Developers can see the new WinJS in action by going to the Try WinJS site. “In your favorite browser, view and edit code live, and check out the results,” she writes.

To learn more, head over to the Building Apps for Windows blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff