Welcoming the Xamarin team to Microsoft

As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a leading platform provider for mobile app development. In conjunction with Visual Studio, Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences……


Game Dev Show 01 – Which language should I program my game in?

  Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Game Dev Show, I’m @DaveVoyles. Throughout this series we’ll have several Microsoft Technical Evangelists, as well as some guests, to introduce you to the concepts behind game development from a number of angles, including the programming, art, and business aspects of game production. Every Wednesday……


Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 25 – Ethan Lee, FNA

  Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Ethan Lee is a software engineer based out of Georgia, who has a history of working on what previously XNA, but is now his own open source fork of the project. Along the way, he has ported a countless number of titles for independent……


Video update of my Unity shmup

I’ve been working on a shmup for the last year in my free time. Here’s a video of the most recent update. Still working out some bugs. The post Video update of my Unity shmup appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft.


MonoGame 3.4 is out, has support for Windows 10, and that will include Xbox One

Today the MonoGame team released 3.4, which includes a flurry of updates, but most importantly, support for Windows 10 Universal Apps and was timed to coordinate with the Build 2015 conference going on right now. I wrote more about what’s coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 for game developers here, following GDC. What does……


Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 19, Michael Hicks

Listen to the podcast. I do a podcast from time to time, which you can find at  indiedevpodcast.wordpress.com In this follow up to episode 15, Michael gives a brief postmortem about releasing his first Playstation 4 title. We discuss the process for getting approved through the ESRB as well as Europe’s PEGI system, in addition……


New weekly newsletter is out

This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side……


Sample project for using ASP.NET Web API in Xamarin iOS apps

This lab goes through the process of creating an ASP.NET Web API project in Visual Studio, and then writing an iOS app using Xamarin to consume the API. With these tools though, you can just as easily write an application that works for iOS, Andriod and Windows Phone. By the end of this lab you……


Visual Studio 2015 Preview Tools for Unity is out now

Herr’s a link to download it. You’re probably already familiar with Visual Studio tools for Unity (formerly UnityVS), which allows you to debug your Unity sessions while using Visual Studio. The problem up until this point though, was that there wasn’t support for it in the latest version of Visual Studio. Since Microsoft bought the……


Call for speakers is open at the 2015 Philly.NET code camp

Code Camp 2015.1 Interested? Apply here. Some History 21st Code Camp over 9 years Run by a dedicated staff that includes several Microsoft MVPs Serving the Delaware Valley and greater Mid-Atlantic region Sessions cover both Microsoft and web-related development technologies Moving to Microsoft Malvern Moving back to the Microsoft MTC in Malvern 12 rooms with HD……