Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

I love Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox, so I figured "why not spread the good word?"

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  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Links from my weekly newsletter (57 & 58)

    In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after it went out to your emails. What I’ve decided to do recently was send out the newsletter every TWO weeks instead of each week, and now post this once a month, thereby combining the newsletters. Week 57 San Francisco Office Rents… The post Links from my weekly newsletter (57 & 58) appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    What is a Technical Evangelist?

    I get asked this question pretty often, and I usually respond with “A developer who talks to developers”, but this recent interview between John Shewchuk and Business Insider explains it pretty well. The Developer Experience team is intended to be the company’s public face among the techie set, parachuting in to help customers and partners with whatever… The post What is a Technical Evangelist? appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
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    Sponza, the new WebGL demo from BabylonJS

    Whenever I hear developers say “The web is slow” I think of the experiences others have crafted from WebGL, the graphics API available to the browser. Several developers from Microsoft started the open source WebGL framework, BabylonJS, several years ago and continue to build on it now. On this page you’ll find their latest experience. … The post Sponza, the new WebGL demo from BabylonJS appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Deploy a website to Azure using GitHub

    Picture this scenario: I want to create a website and use GitHub for source control. How can I have Azure websites point to my GitHub account and pull the code from there? Why do this? With this setup, I can make changes to my code base, from any machine in the world and push it… The post Deploy a website to Azure using GitHub appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 26 – Howard Dortch, Shawnee State University

    Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Howard is an industry veteran who now works in academia at Shawnee State University’s game development program in Ohio. Before working in education, Howard had roles at AMD, as well as Sony, specifically at Verant in San Diego, where he worked on Everquest. As someone… The post Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 26 – Howard Dortch, Shawnee State University appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Let’s Play Shadowrun: Dragonfall

    Shadowrun: Dragonfall I recently started going through this game again, after having stopped last year. I backed the game on Kickstarter and got about 12 hours into it, but it was brutally difficult and often times just completely broken. For example, your entire party would be at full health, then in one round the enemy… The post Let’s Play Shadowrun: Dragonfall appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Let’s Play Ground Zero Texas (Sega CD, 1993)

    Ground Zero Texas  Ground Zero: Texas is a full motion video game, released for the Sega CD in November 1993.[1] The game relies heavily on video footage, with which the player interacts. It contains 110 minutes of interactive footage from four different cameras. It was directed by Dwight H. Little,[2] who is also known for… The post Let’s Play Ground Zero Texas (Sega CD, 1993) appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 25 – Ethan Lee, FNA

      Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Ethan Lee is a software engineer based out of Georgia, who has a history of working on what previously XNA, but is now his own open source fork of the project. Along the way, he has ported a countless number of titles for independent… The post Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 25 – Ethan Lee, FNA appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Night Trap on My Life In Gaming’s video podcast this week

    I had the pleasure of joining Coury Carlson (@CouryC)  and Marc Duddleson (@Try4ce) on their Bonus Stream, which airs every Sunday at 9 – 11PM EST.  On this episode we discussed Night Trap, which as you know by now, is one of my favorite games. On their channel they recollect their experiences with video games over… The post Night Trap on My Life In Gaming’s video podcast this week appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Let’s Play Dracula Unleashed (DOS, 1993)

    I love old video games. I particularly love old FMV games, and that’s exactly why I’m doing a bunch of “Let’s Plays” over the next year. I finally have my setup configured correctly at home where I can easily record, edit, and share footage, so I decided to post my first project this week.You can… The post Let’s Play Dracula Unleashed (DOS, 1993) appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 24 – Kevin Giguère, Dragon Slumber

    Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Edit: I realize now that the episode starts ~ 1:30 mark, and video comes in at 3:30. Kevin Giguère is a  programmer in his thirties from Quebec, Canada, and the man behind Dragon Slumber, an isometric RPG created with XNA.  Previously, Kevin worked on a JRPG,… The post Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 24 – Kevin Giguère, Dragon Slumber appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Indie Dev Podcast Ep 23 – Sean Colombo, Blueline Games

    Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Sean Colombo has been making games for 15 years. After quitting college to run web-startup “LyricWiki”, he sold the site to Wikia in 2009. A couple years later he founded BlueLine Games to focus on making digital versions of award-winning board games. BlueLine’s flagship games… The post Indie Dev Podcast Ep 23 – Sean Colombo, Blueline Games appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Creating and debugging hosted web apps with ManifoldJS and VorlonJS

    What problem do these two things solve? ManifoldJS aims to make the life of a mobile developer easier than ever, by utilizing  Web App Manifests,  which allowing websites to declare app-like properties. ManifoldJS uses that standard for those platforms that support it, but falls back to Cordova for those who don’t. Cordova is great, but the… The post Creating and debugging hosted web apps with ManifoldJS and VorlonJS appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    [Video] Talk on transpiling C/C++ to JavaScript with Emscripten

    Writing code for multiple platforms can be a lot of work. It can be even more work to have to completely rewrite it for each one, too. What if you wrote an application in C++, but wanted it to be displayed in the browser somehow? Well now, with a tool called Emscripten, that’s possible. Emscripten… The post [Video] Talk on transpiling C/C++ to JavaScript with Emscripten appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Interview with Chris Charla from ID@Xbox, LevelUp on Channel9

      Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, discusses independent development on Xbox One and Windows 10. [00:57] – Who is Chris Charla [03:25] – What is ID@Xbox and how does it work? [04:58] – Windows 10 and the Universal App Platform [08:35] – Why be a part of ID@Xbox on Windows 10? [10:17] – What’s the… The post Interview with Chris Charla from ID@Xbox, LevelUp on Channel9 appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Lifehack: Record video footage with Windows 10 Game DVR

    So I play a lot of games (Heroes of the Storm!) and I frequently want to record what I’m doing, so that I can provide commentary for others, but also so that I can learn from my mistakes. I generally use a tool like Camtasia for my recording and editing, especially outside of gaming, but… The post Lifehack: Record video footage with Windows 10 Game DVR appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Lifehack: Quickly share photos online with Snipping Tool++

    I frequently want to share screenshots with my social network, usually through Twitter, but haven’t found a simple way to do it until today. Previously, I’d have to use the Windows Snipping Tool, which I wrote about here, and then go to a service like Imgur, copy the image into the browser, wait for it… The post Lifehack: Quickly share photos online with Snipping Tool++ appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Links from the latest newsletters

    In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after it went out to your emails. What I’ve decided to do recently was send out the newsletter every TWO weeks instead of each week, and now post this once a month, thereby combining the newsletters. I have had a nice couple… The post Links from the latest newsletters appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Tutorials: Creating your first website with Azure

    My Tech Evangelist colleagues, Joe Raio and Brian Sherwin, have create a great set of video tutorials on how to create your own website using Azure. This is part of Microsoft’s Choose to Code campaign, which guides your middle and high school students through a series of online tutorials walking them through the process of creating and… The post Tutorials: Creating your first website with Azure appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Submitting feature requests through the Windows Feedback tool

    While looking to request a feature for our Edge browser, I was pointed towards the Windows Feedback tool, which is build into Windows 10. You can get to it by searching for “Feedback” in your windows applications on the start screen. Specifically, I wanted to request the ability to mute individual tabs in Edge, as… The post Submitting feature requests through the Windows Feedback tool appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    [Video] Web Dev workshop

    During this web development session I cover the history of web dev for the first 30 minutes, as well as showcase some examples of what is possible on the web today. Following that, I go through a workshop with students where we cover the Kahn Academy’s introduction to HTML/CSS course, which can be found here. The post [Video] Web Dev workshop appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    [Video] Creating art assets for games workshop

    During this session I go over various tools and technologies for creating art assets for games, in both 2D and 3D. Some tools I cover include photoshop, crazy bump, and Unity. The post [Video] Creating art assets for games workshop appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Share your HoloLens app ideas

    Starting today, Tuesday December 1st, we’re inviting developers to suggest ideas for apps they want to see on HoloLens. Microsoft will develop the community’s favorite idea into an open source sample. The campaign runs in three parts: •      Idea Submission. December 1st-January 11th. Anyone can visit http://hololens.com/shareyouridea to suggest ideas and vote on ideas they… The post Share your HoloLens app ideas appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
  • Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

    Recap of Connect() announcements, from Shahed Chowdhuri

    My peer in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri, put together a great recap of yesterday’s Connect() event. Recap of Connect() announcements: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2015/11/18/news-and-announcements-from-connect-2015.aspx   TL;DR:   Visual Studio Code beta release, Added extensibility support, open source project .NET Core 5 RC and ASP.NET 5 RC with Go-Live license, can start using it in production Visual Studio Online is… The post Recap of Connect() announcements, from Shahed...
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    How I got started in technical evangelism, part 2

    You can find part 1 of this series here. This is a question that I get asked pretty often, so I thought I’d write it down to make it easier to share. Building a community I now had some connections with game journalists and developers, but how could I combine the two? Well, developers are always… The post How I got started in technical evangelism, part 2 appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft .
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