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: 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: I wrote a JavaScript study guide

    JavaScript study guide JavaScript is a disgusting language. But I love it! It’s riddled with awful parts, was put together in 10 days, and now we have to suffer for the next 20 years (it turns 20 in a few months).  However, it’s also the duct tape of ...read more
  • Blog Post: Big updates to Babylon.js 2.0

    The Babylon.js team made some big updates with 2.0 this week, as announced by David Catuhe( @deltakosh). You can find the latest news about it here. The Web Audio support in this haunted mansion demo is pretty crazy: Major updates Support for WebAudio ...read more
  • Blog Post: asm.js is headed to the Chakra JavaScript engine for Spartan in Windows 10, and what it means for games

    Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie. Support for asm.js has beenone of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December. This is huge. What is asm.js? John Resig ...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: 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: Creating an inventory system in Unity, using C#

    I’ve been working on a shmup for some time now, and just started blogging about it. One issue I came across was writing an inventory system. There are many out there, but they just didn’t work for me. I wanted something simple, and only needed ...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: 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 second weekly newsletter is out

    Gaming: The Game Boy Legacy: A 25th anniversary celebration – USGamer Cost Breakdown and Sales Numbers for Shovel Knight – Gamasutra What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life – Polygon Fee To ...read more
  • Blog Post: My first weekly newsletter is out

    Here’s what you missed out on: Gaming Dev Gamasutra annual game dev salary survey – Gamasutra How to use an Xbox One controller on your Windows PC Resources for HTML5 game developers – Mozilla Ethical Free-to-play Game Design (and why ...read more
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