Twitter Integration in App Studio

App Studio has been updated as of a few days ago to include Twitter as one of their Data Sources.  Data Sources such as Facebook and Instagram have been around for a while, but Twitter is one that users everywhere have been waiting for, and it’s HERE!  With the new Twitter Data Source, simply use…

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App Studio in the Classroom

Over the summer, a Curriculum Supervisor, Brian King, from Broward County Public Schools reached out to me for help on creating curriculum for a pilot program centered around mobile application development as a result of the Superintendent, Robert Runcie, expressing interest in schools advancing their IT skills.  Brian mentioned that this would be geared towards…


Visual Studio Community 2013 FREE

**Update** You must sign in with a Microsoft account within 30 days of downloading Visual Studio Community.  I have gotten comments that otherwise, it will appear to prompt you for a license.   The full power of Visual Studio is now completely free for students, individual developers, or small teams.  The power of Visual Studio,…

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US Imagine Cup 2015

This year you can choose when you want to compete. The 2015 US Imagine Cup Competition offers two opportunities to compete – one starting now and with the first deadline in November (Fall Competition) and one starting in November and with the first deadline in January (Spring Competition). Choose the competition season that best fits…


Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013

In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command Prompt, and the general cycle of adding and committing files.  In this post, I want to show how Visual Studio 2013 integrates Git into the IDE.  This way, you are not responsible for manually…

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Git- Introduction and Basic Commands

If you are a programmer of any type, you are probably either familiar with Git or at the very least have heard of it.  I have heard of Git for a long time, but just recently have taken the time to begin to truly understand what it is and how to leverage it.  For that…

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Join us at the Dolphins Stadium October 25th-26th

Sponsored by Citrix and Microsoft, Grand Prizes will be awarded for the use of the Podio API, Submission of Windows Phone & Store apps to the Store, Web App – Real Time Data, Best UI/UX. Whether you’re a gamer, student, or just someone who uses the internet sometimes, all you’ll need is a laptop and…


30 Halloween Games in 30 Days?

A local game developer of Deep Space Exile recently decided to attempt to create 30 Halloween themed games in 30 days, to all be released by Halloween.  When I first heard this, I thought, “Man, what an awesome idea”, but as you start to think about this a little more, you start to realize how…

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Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!

Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee.  That means that if you have never signed up, it only costs a…


Microsoft Virtual Academy on Construct 2

  Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague Shahed Chowdhuri and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon,  to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy.  You can find the promo video with the link two links just below and registration information…