Windows 8 provides a new platform for application development known as Windows Runtime. By breaking backwards compatibility with Win32, developers gain access to a fully object-oriented API with a modern, touch-enabled UI framework, and an app store available to all Windows users on desktop, laptop and tablet computers running both Intel and ARM-based processors.
Our tools make Python a first-class language in Visual Studio, in Windows 8, and on Windows Azure, allowing you to develop rich, cloud-enabled applications without ever seeing a statically-typed language. All of our tools are fully supported, open source, and freely available at http://pytools.codeplex.com/.
This presentation is for everyone excited about Windows 8 apps but disappointed about having to use a language other than Python. We will demonstrate using Visual Studio to develop, test, debug, and publish Python apps to the Windows app store.