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……


Adding WinJS to your website

I recently started assisting on a demo project with my peer in Raleigh, David Crook, where he is building a service that makes it easy to locate and hire nerds (folks like us) to perform programming tasks. I love using Angular for the front end, and he’s a wizard when it comes to ASP.NET MVC……


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……


Learn to program with 24 free eBooks (post from Life Hacker)

Students and friends are always asking me, “How do I learn to program?” I learned by reading books and YouTube (seriously) during my commute on the train every day in and out of NYC. Well now you have no excuse for not learning. Here are 24 free eBooks (I actually have a few of these,……


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……


//GameOn contest for student game devs, how I started with GDC

In October, I wrote about how I would get started with programming, knowing what I do today.   Well we’ve launched a new game development contest, specifically for students. //GameOn is a game development contest that gives students the opportunity to compete for a free trip and all access-pass to the 2015 Game Development Conference……


Creating an inventory system in Unity, using C#

I’ve been working on a shmup for some time now, and just started blogging about it. One issue I came across was writing an inventory system. There are many out there, but they just didn’t work for me. I wanted something simple, and only needed it to work with my weapons and powerups. Since my……


How do I publish apps on Xbox One?

I get this question all of the time, and I end up answering it in email on a pretty consistent basis, so I thought it was about time I made a post to point developers towards. What is the team looking for? They are looking largely for MEDIA applications. Take a look at what is……


Indie Dev Podcast, Ep 15 – Michael Hicks

You can listen to the podcast here. Designer and musician on Pillar, a collection  of minigames, each with unique personalities and challenges, which his headed to PS4. Previously, Michael and I had coordinated the third Indie Games Summer Uprising in 2012, which  was a showcase for XNA developers on Xbox 360. Additionally, Michael had created……


Open Source of .NET Core Framework, .NET Core Distribution for Linux/OSX

    If you told me, even one year ago, that Microsoft would begin open sourcing as much technology as they do right now, I would have flat out said “No”.Today at Connect() developer event,  Microsoftt announced that we’d open source the .NET core. The .NET Foundation is an independent forum to foster the open development……