Shape Conference: Windows 8 Game Development

During the talk I referenced a few projects. The code can be found here: Throughout the talk I used the  EaselJS Library. There are complete instructions on how to build the 2D Platformer are over on David Rousset’s blog which can be found here. The guys over in Norway have produced the excellent HTML5 Game…

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ASP.NET MVC 4

Over the past few months I’ve been locked away in a dark cellar working on a small MVC 4 project called ZipApp. It’s a basic Windows 8 app builder, for me one of the highlights of the project was using some of the new MVC features in anger. The last full-time project I worked on…

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How do you stop element breaking inside a CSS3 multi column layout

I came across a rather annoying feature today when I was trying to create a layout with CSS3 multi column. I wanted to stack some divs on top of each other in columns. My first attempt lead to this, which was not what I wanted: I wanted the tile’s to break to the next column …

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App Rewards Xbox Games

Update: All ARE NOW GONE! Here are the winners: After being taunted by Mike I have 6 Xbox games to give away… The first 6 Folks to tweet with the hashtag  #thebeebsIsbetterthanMtaulty #apprewards and a link to the rewards programme http://www.appbuilder-rewards.co.uk/ will get them. The games are: 2 x Call of Duty Game 2 x…

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App rewards and why I don’t want to “Pull a BlackBerry”

On Monday the UK marketing team Launched an app rewards programme… After a discussion on twitter I thought I’d put my thoughts in writing: Rightly or wrongly the total number of apps is becoming shorthand for the consumer experience that a device is going to provide. “It’s a great phone/tablet, but doesn’t have enough apps”…

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App Rewards Mashup

To celebrate the Launch of the our new App rewards programme, I’ll give 12 Months XBOX Live Gold Membership to the two best app names that use the hash tag #apprewards #appmash. Sadly only folks in the UK are eligible to win. You don’t need to go into detail about the app (if you don’t…

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Managing an Agile project

I have worked as a Developer Evangelist for around 3 years now and whilst I still code, it’s been quite some time since I have worked on a software project. Over Christmas this changed as I found myself building a service to help people with no coding skills build Windows 8 Applications. Since I was…

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