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How do I get started building Windows Phone 8 apps?
What do you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app? Windows Phone 8 was released at the end of 2012 and I am already getting questions from students about developing and testing Windows Phone 8 apps. First of all let me clear up two common misconceptions Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are not the same platform...
9 Jan 2013
Ready to develop for Windows Phone 8?
Windows Phone 8 launched this week, so how can you build apps for the latest phones? Windows Phone 8 was launched Monday and the reviews are in. If you haven’t seen it yet, the Windows Phone website is a great place to see what’s new for the phone user. For the Windows Phone developer, the Windows Phone...
31 Oct 2012
Hello Windows 8 XNA-ish
Take a look at our MSP Kowsheek Mahmoud’s experience migrating his XNA game to Windows 8! The answer to the owes of XNA developers comes in the form of MonoGame which is an open source implementation of Microsoft XNA 4. The development of MonoGame for Windows 8 has been a little slow so the hackers at...
11 Sep 2012
Cool cloud stuff for Java programmers
1 Aug 2012
So you say anyone can build a phone app…OK I am going to test that theory!
Don’t get me wrong, I can write code, in fact I love to code, I really do. I think most of us who enjoy logic, enjoy programming. It’s all the other stuff that makes me want to bang my head against the wall, trying to figure out what tool to use, installing the tool, figuring out how to compile...
14 Nov 2011
Resources for Teaching Windows Phone - for anyone who needs to teach phone!
Whether you are a professor, an associate professor, instructor, or just thinking of delivering a lecture to your gaming club on Windows phone, it helps to have some resources at your disposal ! My favourite resources are the ones that have been created for me. That’s why I wanted to take a minute...
6 Nov 2011
Kinect SDK named by Popular Mechanics as one of the 10 Most Innovative Products
I was kind of surprised but not totally, when I saw that announced in a tweet. Thanksgiving dinner this year at our place culminated in the family taking turns busting a move to Dance Central on Xbox Kinect and both my niece and sister walked away saying “I need one of those”. Sure the games are fun...
12 Oct 2011
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