Windows 10 cross-platform developers get a new info resource

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  • If you need help setting up the perfect environment for building cross-platform apps on Windows, you can head on over to the new landing page that Microsoft recently created for this purpose.
  • The landing page offers handy informational resources for developers of Android, Linux, Python, and other apps on Windows.
  • For additional information about building apps for Windows, go to the App Development section. 
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New landing page for cross-platform developers on Windows

Windows is the most popular desktop operating system, which is why the OS is probably your go-to platform when building apps for other platforms like Android and Linux. That’s also why Microsoft keeps fine-tuning Windows 10 to be an ideal environment for cross-platform app development.

Besides, the Redmond tech giant provides informational resources, especially technical guides to help you quickly get started on building apps.

And now, if you need help setting up the perfect environment for building cross-platform apps on Windows, you can head on over to the new landing page that Microsoft recently created for this purpose.

New landing page for Windows 10 cross-platform developers

The new landing page is for you if you build Android, Python, Node, React, and other non-Windows apps on Windows 10.

In addition, the support page includes technical guides for developers that deploy their solutions to Linux-based platforms in the cloud.

The resource has some really helpful information for those of you that need help mapping Linux or Max behaviors to Windows 10. Apart from that, Microsoft uses the page to reveal some of the latest mission-critical open source updates to the OS, including Windows Package Manager (WinGet) and PowerToys.

Microsoft explains:

So this new landing-page will also contain guidance to help you map your Linux / Mac behaviors (e.g. keyboard shortcuts) to Windows. We have also shared some of the latest relevant advancements and improvements in Windows including features like Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), Windows Terminal, Windows Package Manager (WinGet), and PowerToys.

The updated informational resources should help to clarify important things here and there, especially if you’ve never used Windows to build apps for other operating systems or environments before.

Notably, Linux developers on Windows have benefited a lot from a couple of development-oriented updates the OS has received lately. Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) distros and GPU scheduling capabilities are perfect examples.

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