Project Westminster – hosted web apps for UWP (HTML5 in Win 10)

Kiril Seksenov, an Engineer on the Microsoft Edge Web Apps team, put together a great post today regarding Project Westminster Universal Windows Platform Bridges consist of a toolkit of three components: Developer tools Store ingestion processing Universal Windows Platform runtime frameworks Project Westminster  gives you the ability to leverage your existing web development workflow and……


Interoperable Web Development

David Catuhe (@DeltaKosh), a Program Manager on the TED team at Microsoft, has been building a set of labs for interoperable web development. The goal of this is to make sure that a website “just works”, regardless of the platform and browser you are viewing it from, mobile included. Here is  a link to his……


Using the media capture API in the browser

In the latest Windows 10 preview release, Microsoft added support for media capture APIs in our Edge browser for the first time. This feature is based on the Media Capture and Streams specification, developed jointly at the W3C by the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group and the Device APIs Working Group. Some developers may know it simply as getUserMedia, which……


Live streaming HTML5 video using Azure Media Services

Jason Seuss, a Principal PM Manager on the Azure Media Services team gave a great overview of this on the Azure blog. I’d advise you to read my previous two blog posts to get you prepped for the actual streaming. In my first post for this series, I gave an overview of HTML5 video and……


Latest progress and updates to Microsoft’s Spartan browser

Below are some links my co-worker, David Rousset, has compiled a list of links for Microsoft’s latest notes on Spartan. Introduction to Project Spartan: “Project Spartan” in the Windows Technical Preview build 10049 which introduces the new public chrome of Spartan. Please note that “Enable experimental web platform features” will be removed from IE11 in……


Introduction to HTML5 video

  This is part of an ongoing series of content that I’ll be writing about using Azure Media Services to create and consume HTML5 video. Ever want to create your own Twitch.tv-like app for livestreaming your work? How about your own YouTube-esque program for playing back your previously recorded video? With Azure Media Services, you……


Slides from my WebGL / asm.js talk at ECGC

I gave a talk this morning at the East Coast Game Conference about the current state of WebGL for game developers. You can find the slides here. I also spoke about asm.js and how middleware vendors like Unity and Epic are using it to power the web versions of their games. Firefox currently has the……


Accessing member functions in Polymer elements

I’m working on a silly Polymer project right now, which parses a Pokemon database and returns a picture of a Pokemon, then speaks the creature’s name over your speakers. It’s my first time using Polymer, and I’m certainly getting snagged in a few spots. Most recently, it was trying to return member functions of a……


Big updates to Babylon.js 2.0

The Babylon.js team made some big updates with 2.0 this week, as announced by David Catuhe( @deltakosh). You can find the latest news about it here. The Web Audio support in this haunted mansion demo is pretty crazy: Major updates Support for WebAudio. More info here (davrous) Support for Procedural Texture with standard usable samples and……


New format for my weekly newsletter

A friend had recommended that I consider a new format for my newsletter, and I agreed, thinking this is more of what my audience was looking for. Therefore, I will using fewer links, but offering a bit of context about each link that I use. Let me know what you think. Also, is there more……