You are close, very close to wrapping up your first Windows 8 Store app. You have all the functionality working to wow the user, and you even have cloud support in your app. Now, before you try submitting your app to the Windows Store, here are a few, quick, real-world techniques to add to your arsenal. These techniques are some that I have used, and are certainly not exhaustive, but should give you a feel for what’s outside the realm of just getting your Windows 8 app functional. I will talk about building real-time Windows 8 apps to amaze the user, with a full server back-end support and extendibility to other mobile platforms. Then, you will look at a few techniques to keep the developer and designer in you feeling sane as your code base and functionality grows over time. Ready for the last stretch of development?