Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in the curriculum

Interview with Paul Boocock, Computer Games Programming Lecturer at Staffordshire University 1) Why did you make the decision to develop / teach for Windows Phone and Windows 8? It was an easy decision. The tools are free and easily accessible, not to mention easy to use. Developing for these platforms is always popular too, our…

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Global Game Jam 2013

Exciting gifts for Global Game Jam UK venues. I pleased to announce that Microsoft will be providing Global Game Jam prizes for UK venues. The UK venues will hosting a differentiator competition based on building games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, as part of the differentiator we will be offering prizes for the…

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TypeScript and real life examples

Over the Christmas break I had a few emails asking me about TypeScript http://www.typescriptlang.org/ the JavaScript extension invented by Anders Hejlsberg. So what is TypeScript? TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript supports Any browser. Any host. Any OS. Open Source…

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So, do you know how big Visual Studio is?

Well there is Visual Studio IDE, then there is Team Foundation Server and Office integration and… well you get the picture.   Yes its a vast set of products which as academics and students you get for FREE via DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com Continuous Improvement Additionally we have now adopted a continuous delivery schedule of both the…

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