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Updating Readme to reflect status of WinJS

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humale committed Apr 22, 2016
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This project is actively developed by the WinJS developers working for Microsoft Corporation, in collaboration with the community of open source developers. Together we are dedicated to creating the best possible solution for HTML/JS/CSS application development.
# Status
Right now, Microsoft plans to maintain WinJS's existing features--this means responding to Issues and Pull Requests on a regular basis. We're committed to making sure that WinJS continues to run well. At this time, we don't have plans to invest in new features or feature requests; this also means that we're not planning a new feature release.
# Intro
WinJS is a set of JavaScript toolkits that allow developers to build applications using HTML/JS/CSS technology forged with the following principles in mind:
* Provide developers with a distinctive set of UI controls with high polish and performance with fundamental support for touch, mouse, keyboard and accessibility

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StasD-Menulog replied Apr 26, 2016

Well, this is really sad that Microsoft decided to stop actively developing WinJS. I actually think WinJS is one of the best things Microsoft ever came up with. :) I used it to write a Windows app, and really enjoyed working with the library.
So, what does MS "plan to invest in"? If it's XAML/C#, then it's indeed very stupid: I don't think any sane person would write user interface in anything but HTML/CSS/JavaScript these days, on any platform, desktop or mobile...
There are many other JS libraries out there, of course, but I doubt there is any one which provides as broad and extensive set of functionality as WinJS.
Again, very sad... :((((


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Kenya-West replied May 1, 2016

So... C# will replace JS, my nightmares become real. With free Xamarin, we don't need JS bridge.

But with WinJS we can develop native apps and web-apps at same time with same framerwork and tools! Microsoft should invest in this idea!


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MattBDev replied May 5, 2016

This is a major disappointment. This project should have continued!

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