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//build Tour - New York
If you are anything like me, you are probably very excited after seeing all of the announcements at Microsoft's Build Conference last week. So many BIG announcements: ability to port IOS and Android apps to Windows maintaining the same native languages, the ability to extend your phone to a desktop with...
4 May 2015
Adding Ads for Windows Phone 8 Game Made With Construct 2
Ok, so I just finished a post on Adding Ads for a Windows 8.1 Game Made With Construct 2 , and in that article I mentioned that there is currently no way to implement ads in a Windows Phone 8.1 game made with Construct 2 because there is not yet an ads SDK that supports Windows Phone 8.1 projects written...
9 Jan 2015
Adding Ads for Windows 8.1 Games Made With Construct 2 – Option 1
As part of my preparation for my upcoming MVA part 2 on Construct 2, I have written several blog posts and have several more to write :) Most recently, I finished Construct 2 Windows 8 Object Intro , which introduces the Windows 8 Object. Within that post, you can find links to the more specific...
8 Jan 2015
Git- Integration With Visual Studio 2013
In my previous post, I did an intro to Git, what it is, what the basic commands are in the Command Prompt, and the general cycle of adding and committing files. In this post, I want to show how Visual Studio 2013 integrates Git into the IDE. This way, you are not responsible for manually...
2 Oct 2014
Lifetime Developer Accounts for Win 8 and Win Phone!
Developing for Microsoft platforms just got cheaper and easier a couple of days ago! Starting this week, the Windows Dev Center requires only a one-time registration payment, which will grant developers the ability to publish for both platforms with no renewal fee. That means that if you have never...
21 Sep 2014
Microsoft Virtual Academy on Construct 2
Interested in developing games with Construct 2? Check out a promo video of my colleague Shahed Chowdhuri and I on MSDN’s Channel 9 (with DevRadio host Jerry Nixon , to promote our upcoming video tutorial on Microsoft Virtual Academy. You can find the promo video with the link two...
21 Sep 2014
Rotten Tomatoes API
If you followed my series on data binding, then you probably remember me briefly covering the Rotten Tomatoes API in Part 5 Dynamic Data From Rotten Tomatoes . However, since the focus of that post was on data binding and not on the REST APIs, I didn’t go into too much detail. That said, I am now...
10 Jul 2014
Dreamspark for Students!
Student with a valid school email address in the USA? Here's a great contest for you. Download / install Visual Studio 2013 using your schools DreamSpark account and you will be entered for a shot at one of twenty XBOX ONE's. Dont' have DreamSpark? Simply sign up for DreamSpark using the link here...
6 May 2014
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