WhitePaper: Secure Development of Windows 8 Metro Style Apps with HTML5

Microsoft published a new whitepaper that describes secure development techniques for Metro style apps with HTML5 for Windows operating systems. “It provides guidelines for developers to create applications which follow security best practices. It assumes that the reader is familiar with HTML5 development,” Microsoft stated. “Windows 8 support for the development of Metro style HTML5 […]

Microsoft published a new whitepaper that describes secure development techniques for Metro style apps with HTML5 for Windows operating systems. “It provides guidelines for developers to create applications which follow security best practices. It assumes that the reader is familiar with HTML5 development,” Microsoft stated.

“Windows 8 support for the development of Metro style HTML5 apps enables developers to combine the versatility and expressiveness of web technologies alongside a wide range of powerful APIs available in the Windows Runtime,” the Redmond company noted.

“Web applications running on Windows 8 have all the power of conventional native applications and thus need to be equivalently secure. Consequently, the Windows 8 web application platform has been designed with security in mind and includes security “guardrails” which, when combined with best practices, make it easy to create a secure application.”

“The Windows HTML5 Metro style app platform was created with security in mind, and many of the most important security features operate without any extra code or effort from developers. Using the simple tips and best practices outlined in this article to complement the platform’s security “guardrails” will ensure that your application is at top of the list when it comes to security,” the company added.

You can download the whitepaper Microsoft Download Center.