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  • Blog Post: Night Trap – Switching Branches

    You can find parts 1 and 2 of this series here: Deconstructiong Night Trap Rebuilding Night Trap We’ve made a lot of progress with Night Trap this weekend. I started by further compressing the videos on the prototype site, which will allow for smaller and faster downloads, as well as quicker camera...
  • Blog Post: Creating a mobile app with Famo.us and ManifoldJS

    For the last few months I’ve been wanting to dive into this new JavaScript framework since I saw their launch event in October of 2014. Famo.us includes an open source 3D layout engine fully integrated with a 3D physics animation engine that can render to DOM, Canvas, or WebGL In short, you can...
  • Blog Post: Talking Azure Media Services w/ David Giard on his podcast

    My peer in Chicago, David Giard, and I were at the INTX hackathon in Chcago this weekend to help developers with their video and streaming applications. During the trip we decded to record another episode of his video podcast, Technology and Friends.   The post Talking Azure Media Services w/...
  • Blog Post: Uploading video to Azure Media Services

    In one of my previous tutorials I showed you how to livestream video from your desktop PC and serve it to viewers on internet. What happens if you already have a video that was recorded though? What problem does this solve? There are a variety of video formats available for streaming online, but it can…...
  • Blog Post: Use this HTML5 video player sample for your hackathon projects

    Last week Microsoft announced the new Azure Media Services video player. Here’s the biggest selling point for me: Azure Media Player utilizes industry standards, such as HTML5 (MSE/EME) to provide an enriched adaptive streaming experience. When these standards are not available on a device or in...
  • Blog Post: Video learning path for creating high performance HTML5 applications

    I’m all about web technology for writing cross platform and mobile applications. I’ve put together a list of video resources to get you off the ground with this, regardless of whether or not you’ve ever used HTML5, CSS, or JavaScript. If you can think of others that would be useful...
  • Blog Post: Using blob storage to host my podcast .mp3 files

    I host a podcast called The Indie Dev Podcast where I interview game developers from around the world in 30 minute segments. I’m always fascinated by what people are able to create, and I’m even more curious about how they make these games happen. I store the most recent episodes of the podcast...
  • Blog Post: Live streaming HTML5 video using Azure Media Services

    Jason Seuss, a Principal PM Manager on the Azure Media Services team gave a great overview of this on the Azure blog. I’d advise you to read my previous two blog posts to get you prepped for the actual streaming. In my first post for this series, I gave an overview of HTML5 video and… The...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Azure Media Services, AES, PlayReady, and video transports

    In the previous tutorial, I gave a high-level overview of HTML5 video and many of the transport standards that we can use. In this lesson, I’ll cover the way we can ingest our content using a video recording tool, as well as ways to encrypt or protect our video so that only viewers with permission…...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to HTML5 video

      This is part of an ongoing series of content that I’ll be writing about using Azure Media Services to create and consume HTML5 video. Ever want to create your own Twitch.tv-like app for livestreaming your work? How about your own YouTube-esque program for playing back your previously recorded...
  • Blog Post: Sample project for using ASP.NET Web API in Xamarin iOS apps

    This lab goes through the process of creating an ASP.NET Web API project in Visual Studio, and then writing an iOS app using Xamarin to consume the API. With these tools though, you can just as easily write an application that works for iOS, Andriod and ...read more
  • Blog Post: I talked about game dev on this week’s Azure podcast

    The folks at the Azure podcast brought me on this week, to talk about how to use Azure as a game developer. Thanks again to Cale Teeter, Evan Basalik and Sujit D’Mello for having me. You can follow them at @AzurePodcast. Link to the show. The ...read more
  • Blog Post: Call for speakers is open at the 2015 Philly.NET code camp

    Code Camp 2015.1 Interested? Apply here. Some History 21st Code Camp over 9 years Run by a dedicated staff that includes several Microsoft MVPs Serving the Delaware Valley and greater Mid-Atlantic region Sessions cover both Microsoft and web-related development ...read more
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Web API vs Azure Mobile Services

    When it comes to any sort of technology, I’m similar to the pooch in the picture above. Fortunately, I work on a team with lots of smart people who can answer my questions. As of late, I’ve been touring the snow covered eastern seaboard as ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft web camps across the US in January

    We’re hosting a series of web camps across the US in January. Specifically, I’ll be teaching camp at Chevy Chase, MD – Jan 19, and New York, NY – Jan 23. Specifically, I’ll be covering ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Angular, and the ...read more
  • Blog Post: Indie Dev Podcast – Episode 17 – Illyriad Games

    Listen to the podcast.   The episode originally appeared on the Indie Dev Podcast website. Illyriad (ih-lih-re-ad) Games is an independent studio based across three continents. Realizing that WebGL isn’t just a pipe dream, they’ve built their latest ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Ventures opens an accelerator in Seattle, applications open

    Microsoft Ventures, the startup branch of the company, has recently opened an accelerator in Seattle, and is looking for more candidates to attend. Previously, they were only looking for stratups working in home automation or the IoT sector, but they ...read more
  • Blog Post: Backing up your wordpress site to Azure Blob storage

      Nothing is worse than losing all of your hard work. I back up like a crazy person. Carbonite backs up all of my computer’s files offsite each night, and I have a dock that backs up all of the folders on my PC each night when I plug in. Now I’ve ...read more
  • Blog Post: Intro to Azure power point

    I recently gave an introduction to Azure talk at the Harrisburg .NET code camp Below is the slide deck I used for the presentation. Azure overview – Active Directory, SQL, and Web Hosting from Dave Voyles The post Intro to Azure power point appeared ...read more
  • Blog Post: Open Source of .NET Core Framework, .NET Core Distribution for Linux/OSX

        If you told me, even one year ago, that Microsoft would begin open sourcing as much technology as they do right now, I would have flat out said “No”.Today at Connect() developer event,  Microsoftt announced that we’d open ...read more
  • Blog Post: Which cloud backend do you use for your Unity games? Azure? AWS?

    I’m trying to collect info about the backends that developers are using for their Unity games. What do you use? Azure? Google Play? Game Center? AWS? Please answer these 4 questions for me! The post Which cloud backend do you use for your Unity ...read more
  • Blog Post: Age of Ascent: An epic space game on Azure, WebGL

    You know that I’m always pushing WebGL, because I truly think it is the future of not only gaming, but also the web as a whole. Mozilla is constantly advancing the technology forward, with asm.js and their industry leading WebGL adoption, which ...read more
  • Blog Post: Announcing Remote IE – Test the latest version of IE on nearly any device

      Today, the Internet Explorer team announced the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview from ...read more
  • Blog Post: prime[31] Azure plugin for Win8 Phone Unity games

    In my previous tutorial series, I wrote about how to use prime[31]‘s Azure plugin to connect your Win8 Unity game. Recently though, they’ve added support for Windows Phone as well. I’ve updated the GitHub Repository  with the necessary ...read more
  • Blog Post: [VIDEO] Prime[31] and Azure Mobile Services tutorial

    This is one part of the video series I did for Microsoft VIrtual Academy. Here’s the link back to Channel 9. You can find the step-by-step walkthrough, GitHub,and power points here. Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows: (09) Prime ...read more
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