thebeebs

Also known as Martin Beeby, I am a web developer and work for Microsoft as a developer evangelist

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    Will Spotify create a new breed of HTML5 developer?

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    The announcement that Spotify is transforming itself (at least in part) to an application platform has been grabbing some serious attention in recent days. For those who missed it, the basic idea is that developers will now be able to create HTML5 apps...
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    The Hunger Games website – behind the scenes

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    So among the other, more serious stuff we do at Microsoft, we also get to play on some really cool projects too. Half the time I can’t talk about them (if I told you I’d have to kill you and all that) but now and then one surfaces that we have more free...
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    The need for speed?

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    IT Pro Portal ran a story the other week– HTML5 Mobile Performance Lags Way Behind Laptops . In it, Darren Allan points to a new set of benchmarks showing that HTML5 runs up to 6 to 10 times slower than on a current laptop. The conclusion is that this...
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    Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8 Camp

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    Today in London we ran our first Windows Phone 7 app to Windows 8 porting event. The idea was for people to come along and take their existing Windows Phone 7 applications and turn them into Windows 8 applications. I thought I’d keep a record of the things...
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    Update from the Windows 8 Camps

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    I’m just coming to the end of another Windows 8 boot camp in London. I had a few interesting questions and so I thought I’d document some of them here. Remember if you want to come to one of our Windows 8 Camps then all of the dates and registration details...
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    HTML5 – how to decide if it’s right for you

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    HTML5, for many of us, is the future of the web. But not everybody shares our enthusiasm. Worries over the fact that it is not a finalised standard yet, the so far limited number of authoring tools available, the concern about people on IE6 with JavaScript...
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    Shape Conference: Windows 8 Game Development

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    During the talk I referenced a few projects. The code can be found here: Throughout the talk I used the  EaselJS Library. There are complete instructions on how to build the 2D Platformer are over on David Rousset’s blog which can be found here ...
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