Boston Code Camp 18 Approaches! – October 20, 2012

Boston Code Camp, formerly New England Code Camp, a community-driven day for hundreds of developers, returns for its 18th event, this time in its new home in Cambridge, MA! Attendee registration is open (and free!) and the Call for Speakers is open as well (more below).    Boston Code Camp 18     Saturday, October 20,…

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Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers

Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by to chat/code/test with us at our new One Cambridge Center offices where we’ll have open time to answer your questions and discuss your apps. We’ll be there each Wednesday starting tomorrow, 9/26, and for…

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Introduction to JavaScript Animation and Windows 8 Games

Unless you’re aiming for the next great text-only game, chances are something’s going to move in your game. From ships and planets to fireballs and monsters, what are some ways to get them going? JavaScript-based games in Windows 8 can take advantage of many different options.  Here are some of them: Animate DOM elements with…

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JavaScript Physics Engines and Windows 8 Games

Driven by opportunity and visions of success in the Windows Store, you set to work, turning your gaming idea into code. “It Was My Understanding There’d Be No Math” Maybe you wanted to move something across the screen.  Maybe check if it hit a target.  Oh, and there’s wind, and friction, and maybe things should…

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Using CreateJS in your JavaScript-Based Windows 8 Game

So, you’re making a Windows Store game using JavaScript and HTML5?  Excellent! The good news is many others have created games with web-based technologies and, with many common features that games need, some great libraries have emerged to make things easier. CreateJS is a set of JavaScript libraries and tools for games and other kinds…

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The Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success

Making $ on Windows 8: The First Mover Advantage The upcoming release of Windows 8 offers developers a huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well: With more than 630 million licenses sold to date, across 200+ countries and regions around the world, Windows has an unrivaled global reach. Combined with…

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New Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” and Virtual Labs

Two new resources have just been published to help you learn about Windows 8. Windows 8 “Camp in a Box”, RTM Edition [Update 10/1/2012 – Camp in a Box RTM version] Recently updated for Windows 8 Release Preview, the Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” includes a variety of content from the Windows 8 Developer…

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Upcoming Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – July 2012 Update

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US.  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  Also, I’ve listed some online events at the end. If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know. -Chris [Last updated 7/9/2012] Connecticut July 9 …

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Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – July through September

I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon!  These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to…

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Metro Developer Opportunities This Week in New England

This week offers several excellent opportunities for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers here in New England. Metro Accelerator Labs – Waltham, June 6-8 As mentioned earlier, the Metro Accelerator Labs are coming to our Waltham offices on Wednesday through Friday (June 6-8).  It is a 3-day event focused on helping you create Windows 8…

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