Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

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  • Blog Post: Asm.js and WebGL for Unity and Unreal Engine

    Unity, and Epic’s Unreal Engine, the popular middleware tools frequently used by game developers are not limited to creating compiled applications that run as an executable. Unity previously had a web player, which was a downloadable plugin that used ActiveX. Chrome killed support for NPAP (Netscape...
  • Blog Post: Interoperable Web Development

    David Catuhe (@DeltaKosh), a Program Manager on the TED team at Microsoft, has been building a set of labs for interoperable web development. The goal of this is to make sure that a website “just works”, regardless of the platform and browser you are viewing it from, mobile included. Here is  a link...
  • Blog Post: Wrapping a Famo.us + Angular app in Cordova for iOS

      Find the full tutorial here   Download the finished version of this tutorial. Open with Xcode View the project in your browser Tutorial for the web portion of the project I love high performance JavaScript, and have faith that others will finally come around and understand its true potential...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Famo.us + Angular Pokemon app

    I’ve been working on an application that takes advantage of the marriage between Famo.us and Angular as of late. It’s a simple mobile app that pulls information from the Pokemon database using their API. I love high performance JavaScript, and have faith that others will finally come around...
  • Blog Post: Useful resources for Philly developers

    Whether you are nwe to the area or just looking to find some new developers to get in touch wtih, I’d start with some of these resources. This is a short list, and not meant to be exhaustive or exclusive by any means. If you are into web development and work near Philly, then the… The post...
  • Blog Post: My weekly newsletter for HTML5, Startups, VC, and game dev

    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) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on...
  • 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: 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: Debugging web apps with Vorlon JS

    The fine folks on the TED teach at Microsoft introduced VorlonJS during //BUILD last week. Vorlon is an open source, extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remotely debugging and testing your JavaScript. Powered by node.js and socket.io. I put together a brief video tutorial on how to set up Vorlon and...
  • Blog Post: VorlonJS, ManifoldJS, a new Flight Sim Arcade, asm.js from Microsoft

    Today at //BUILD Day 2, Microsoft made a number of announcements regarding some tools and games they are working on for the web. Microsoft also announced that new name for our latest browser, Edge, after the new rendering engine, EdgeHTML. I liked that Spartan logo, too. Flight Simulator Arcade (http...
  • 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: Latest progress and updates to Microsoft’s Spartan browser

    Below are some links my co-worker, David Rousset, has compiled a list of links for Microsoft’s latest notes on Spartan. Introduction to Project Spartan: “Project Spartan” in the Windows Technical Preview build 10049 which introduces the new public chrome of Spartan. Please note that...
  • 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: I spoke about WebGL on David Giard’s video podcast

    My peer in Chicago, David Giard, has a video podcast called “Technology and Friends”. During the MVP Open Days event in Philadelphia a few weks ago, I had a chance to hop on and talk about WebGL, in addition to that, we cover asm.js, and how middleware tools like Unity and Unreal Engine are...
  • 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: Slides from my WebGL / asm.js talk at ECGC

    I gave a talk this morning at the East Coast Game Conference about the current state of WebGL for game developers. You can find the slides here. I also spoke about asm.js and how middleware vendors like Unity and Epic are using it to power the web versions ...read more
  • 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
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