Microsoft Virtual Academy for free video training

I’m always kind of surprised when people ask me where to go to learn how to program. I went to school for Communications and learned about computer science after I graduated. Talk about time wasted. I learned to program from YouTube and books. I can see the value in a degree, but with all of…


//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……


Intro to Azure power point

I recently gave an introduction to Azure talk at the Harrisburg .NET code camp Below is the slide deck I used for the presentation. Azure overview – Active Directory, SQL, and Web Hosting from Dave Voyles The post Intro to Azure power point appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft.


Numerous updates to Cordova tools for Visual Studio, iOS & Android apps

There are a number of big updates to announce this week for Cordova on Microsoft platforms. We’ve had Cordova tools built into Visual Studio for some time now, which allows developers to write and test on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, all from within Visual Studio. Apache Cordova offers JavaScript APIs that gives Web apps……


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……


[VIDEO] Prime[31] and Azure Mobile Services tutorial

This is one part of the video series I did for Microsoft VIrtual Academy. Here’s the link back to Channel 9. You can find the step-by-step walkthrough, GitHub,and power points here. Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows: (09) Prime[31] and Azure Mobile Services | Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows……


Lifetime developer accounts for Win8 and Win Phone 8 now!

  Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper today. Starting this week, Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which grants developers the ability to submit apps to both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, with no annual renewal fee. This change is effective immediately. Each of our 600,000+ registered developers will……


Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows Jump Start

  Whether you’re a beginner or an established indie game developer, if you want to ramp up your skills, join the always-entertaining Adam Tuliper (of DinoBurger fame) and a team of industry experts for this informative Jump Start. They take you on an awesome, two-day journey using Unity, one of the most popular game development……


Unity just announced the winners (and runners-up) of their Windows contest

This year we saw over 600 entries. Check out Unity’s page for more information. First prize ($50,000 USD) THE BRIDGE BY THE QUANTUM ASTROPHYSICISTS GUILD The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to……


prime[31] Azure plugin for Win8 Unity games (Part 3)

RESOURCES: You can find the source for this project on my GitHub. In part 2 of my tutorial,  I showed you how you how to set up the initial project with prime[31]. Now that we have it built, I’m going to walk you through the code, as well as how it all works. Insert Let’s test this……