This year, during the Microsoft Build 2020 event, Microsoft revealed one of its groundbreaking projects: Project Reunion. This project aims to unify the development process for both the legacy Win32-based apps and UWP-based apps.
Project Reunion Preview v0.1.0
Now, half a year later since the announcement, Microsoft has released the Project Reunion Preview v0.1.0. This preview would be one of the foundation stones of how Microsoft will design its app development culture in the future. This would also contain some essential factors that enable the better use of unified APIs.
As mentioned earlier, Project Reunion has been designed to streamline the entire app development process by creating a unified channel for Win32 apps and apps using the Universal Windows Platform API. To make this possible, Microsoft would start a new platform, which will be easier to migrate to for everyone.
Whether a developer is proficient in C++, .NET, or React Native, they won’t have trouble getting used to Microsoft’s new Dev-Ops platforms. Rest assured, the platform’s apps would work seamlessly on all Windows versions, even if Microsoft and OEMs decide to make some architecture changes in the future.
Microsoft says that Project Reunion believes in the principles of being compatible, modern, agile, and open. As for modernity, we are talking about the extended support for technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and other frameworks. To ensure the free and diverse development of the project, the tech giant would be available via GitHub.
Therefore, developers across the world would have a say regarding where the Project Reunion is progressing. In the blog post detailing the preview launch, Microsoft has also provided a few resources that developers may need to start with unified app development.
Because everything is in the Preview mode, users cannot just use the platform for commercial development. However, the Project Reunion Preview enables the developers to try out how things would work in a virtual simulation.
As always, Microsoft has invited developers to try out the preview, check out some experiments, and provide Microsoft the valuable feedback that will make Project Reunion better by the time of a potential public release.