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  • Blog Post: SmartWatch, Processing 2, C# and the love affair with Java

    Here is a question: Who owns C#? Answer: No One Another question: Who owns Java? Answer: Oracle Just saying. Processing 2 for example is OpenSource but not open specification, it does have a community, but like TouchDevelop, it is an unusual language that is useful for programming Arduinos.  Are...
  • Blog Post: Pebble watch and Windows 8: Building an app that connects the two

    Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone.  So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the possibility of working with the Pebble Watch. Why the Pebble Watch? It...
  • Blog Post: Programming in the cloud, it’s not Monaco, it’s TouchDevelop

    Oh sure Monaco is the cool product right now, but if you want to create Windows 8 Apps quickly then you need to take a look at http://www.TouchDevelop.com/hoc What can you do with TouchDevelop?  Well for a number of theologies you might be in the gift giving time of year.  You could create...
  • Blog Post: Designing your JavaScript game from scratch sort of: CSS

    When you start your design, after you put your thoughts on paper or in a software package that can help you with your design like PowerPoint Storyboarding tool which gets loaded when you have Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium, or Visual Studio Test Professional.  If you are a STEM student...
  • Blog Post: Box2D Physics port to JavaScript

    So in my previous blog I mentioned Box2D and WinRT.  David mentioned that there was Box2D for JavaScript, which is a great way to add physics to your project: http://box2d-js.sourceforge.net/index2.html This won’t be your final library to build your game, but it certainly is useful if you like to...
  • Blog Post: List of 2 Reasons to use WinRT: Ease of use and JavaScript

    WinRT can be used to create COM (DLL files) with C#/VB/C++.  COM is pretty easy to do in C#/VB, so I am going to skip that story.  WinRT with C++ is MUCH, MUCH, Simpler then making COM in C++. So there is a reason: WinRT is easier to build then COM. Now you are  building a 30 Day To Launch...
  • Blog Post: Default HTML 5 folders and files

      Well back from my vacation, deserved or not.  Didn’t do much, mostly surfed on cloudy days (so that are less people at the beach in the way), swam in the condo swimming pool and read a bunch of fiction books.  Started off with War and Remembrance, ever read War and Peace?  This...
  • Blog Post: Create WinRT in Blend? Is this a blend of icy goodness? Or is it just weird to write C++ in Blend?

    And just what the heck does this have to do with building quality apps?  Well, first of all a quality app don’t get hung up and freeze.  If you use WinRT, then WinRT can help you prevent freezing.  So no, this isn’t about a blend of icy goodness it is to prevent freezing and other issues...
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