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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  • 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: 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: Microsoft Virtual Academy for free video training

    I'm always kind of surprised when people ask me where to go to learn how to program. I went to school for Communications and learned about computer science after I graduated. Talk about time wasted. I learned to program from YouTube and books. I can see the value in a degree, but with all of the free...
  • 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: Accessing member functions in Polymer elements

    I’m working on a silly Polymer project right now, which parses a Pokemon database and returns a picture of a Pokemon, then speaks the creature’s name over your speakers. It’s my first time using Polymer, and I’m certainly getting ...read more
  • Blog Post: New weekly newsletter is out

    This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe ...read more
  • Blog Post: Adding WinJS to your website

    I recently started assisting on a demo project with my peer in Raleigh, David Crook, where he is building a service that makes it easy to locate and hire nerds (folks like us) to perform programming tasks. I love using Angular for the front end, and he’s ...read more
  • Blog Post: New format for my weekly newsletter

    A friend had recommended that I consider a new format for my newsletter, and I agreed, thinking this is more of what my audience was looking for. Therefore, I will using fewer links, but offering a bit of context about each link that I use. Let me know ...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: How do I publish apps on Xbox One?

    I get this question all of the time, and I end up answering it in email on a pretty consistent basis, so I thought it was about time I made a post to point developers towards. What is the team looking for? They are looking largely for MEDIA applications ...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: Gamepad API, Wave Audio, Ecmascript 6 features added to latest Win10 IE 11 update

    Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. You can find the latest changes and full blog post here. Here are the updates that I found to be most important to the work that I currently ...read more
  • Blog Post: Gamepad API, Wave Audio, Ecmascript 6 features added to latest IE 11 update

    Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. You can find the latest changes and full blog post here. Here are the updates that I found to be most important to the work that I currently ...read more
  • Blog Post: Numerous updates to Cordova tools for Visual Studio, iOS & Android apps

    There are a number of big updates to announce this week for Cordova on Microsoft platforms. We’ve had Cordova tools built into Visual Studio for some time now, which allows developers to write and test on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, all from ...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: My weekly newsletter is out – HTML5, Game Dev, Startups

    This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe ...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: [VIDEO] Single Page Applications with jQuery or AngularJS

      The video course that Stacey Mulcahey and I did a few weeks back is online now. If you’re interested in learning how to write SPAs, debug using Visual Studio or the new F12 developer tools, and want to know how deploy to Azure, then we’ve got all ...read more
  • Blog Post: My next weekly newsletter is out!

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file. VC / Startups A list of resource ...read more
  • Blog Post: The history of JavaScript, as told by Douglas Crockford

    I’ve always found Douglas Crockford to be such an interesting person, because of his intimate knowledge of JavaScript. From Wikipedia: …best known for his ongoing involvement in the development of the JavaScript language, for having popularized ...read more
  • Blog Post: Open source jQuery mobile x-platform template for your use

    I wrote this Cordova app last year for a game studio that some friends run a game studio in Seattle, called Ska Studios. I had the app sitting around, so I figured I’d write a detailed readme and post it to GitHub, so that students can use it as ...read more
  • Blog Post: The current state of WebGL – iOS 8, Yosemite, Android Lollipop

    The web is a constantly evolving organism, where some parts advance more quickly than others. In the 3 years that WebGL has been around, adoption has continued to grow at an increased rate. Just this week, both Apple and Google announced improved support ...read more
  • Blog Post: My 10th weekly newsletter is out!

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file.   Gaming The Flame In ...read more
  • Blog Post: Recap of the WebGL talk at Microsoft Malvern

    We had a great meeting for Philadelphia Game Works last night, at the Microsoft Malvern office. Group founder, Chris Gomez (@SpaceShot) is in the photo above, getting things started. We spoke about WebGL and how to get started with the open source engine ...read more
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