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New Functionality for Windows 10 IoT Core Released Through Windows Insider Program

New Functionality for Windows 10 IoT Core Released Through Windows Insider Program

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 by

The Windows 10 IoT Core was first publically released in early August and Microsoft continues to add functionality to the platform. Among the most recent enhancements include new Windows 10 IoT Core support for the Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c offering additional capabilities of the DragonBoard 410c’s including onboard WiFi and Bluetooth and DirectX graphicsEarlier this ye... Read More
Microsoft Acquires Havok 3D Physics Platform from Intel

Microsoft Acquires Havok 3D Physics Platform from Intel

Sunday, October 11, 2015 by

Microsoft has acquired Havok, a provider of a leading 3D real time physics creator, from Intel. The Havok acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s existing tools and platform components for developers, including DirectX 12, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Azure.Havok has offices in Dublin (Ireland), San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Germany. Havok’s cross-platform tech... Read More
Microsoft Provides Sample Features and APIs for Universal Windows Apps

Microsoft Provides Sample Features and APIs for Universal Windows Apps

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by

To help developers learn app development for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Microsoft has made available a growing samples collection on GitHub. These samples can be used to learn about specific UWP features and APIs and as a source of working code that can be copied and pasted into projects.The samples include API and feature demos as well as some small but comp... Read More
Unreal Engine 4.9 Release Offers Game Developers 129 Improvements

Unreal Engine 4.9 Release Offers Game Developers 129 Improvements

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 by

Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 offering 129 improvements to its gaming engine which is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Improvements span across PC, mobile, console and VR.For mobile devices, new additions include... Read More
Shinra Releases Development Kit for Cloud Game Streaming Service

Shinra Releases Development Kit for Cloud Game Streaming Service

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by

Shinra Technologies has released its Community Cloud Development Kit (CCDK) which allows game developers to prepare their games for Shinra’s upcoming cloud game streaming service. The development kit supports all three of Shinra Technologies’ cloud-based architectures: 1:1 (single-player games), N:N (virtual MMO), and 1:N (supercomputer multiplayer). Shinra uses da... Read More
New Release of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers Supports Windows and Android

New Release of Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers Supports Windows and Android

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by

Intel has released the latest version (Release 1 2015) of its Graphics Performance Analyzers (GPA) which offers an analysis and optimization tool for Windows targets - including Intel Atom processors - from a Windows host. It also supports the latest generations of Intel Core and Intel Atom processors for applications developed for Windows or Android.Intel GPA provides ... Read More
Windows 10: A New Platform and a Tantalizing Opportunity for Developers to Create Holographic App Experiences

Windows 10: A New Platform and a Tantalizing Opportunity for Developers to Create Holographic App Experiences

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 and from an app development standpoint, the company continued to emphasize the opportunity the platform provides for creating apps across multiple devices. With the large numbers of PCs running Windows, that may ultimately be a winning proposition for the company.One very cool announcement is that developers have a chance to program new... Read More
Microsoft Launches New Dev Center Partner Program

Microsoft Launches New Dev Center Partner Program

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by

Microsoft has announced a new Dev Center Partner Program which provides middleware providers access to devices, software, co-marketing, event support, and more. The program includes a new partner directory to help developers find a growing list of middleware partners targeting Windows.Current partners include Unity, PayPal, PhoneGap, Facebook, Localytics, Fortumo, Syncf... Read More
Microsoft Releases Developer Updates for Visual Studio 2013 and Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft Releases Developer Updates for Visual Studio 2013 and Windows Phone 8.1

Monday, August 04, 2014 by

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 and Windows Phone 8.1 Update emulator package are both now available for mobile developers. Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, is the latest full-featured update to the Visual Studio toolset. It contains many new features, including Application Insights updates, Git repository support in CodeLens and Release Management support for Windows Desi... Read More
Game Developers Conference Wrap up: Five Things We Learned

Game Developers Conference Wrap up: Five Things We Learned

Friday, March 21, 2014 by

As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to a close, what are the big picture thoughts we can take away?1) Console gaming still has legs – A number of new titles from game publishing titans in the industry were rolled out. Sony announced its new Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation4, Microsoft announced DirectX 12 and... Read More
Leadwerks Gaming SDK Arrives on Steam

Leadwerks Gaming SDK Arrives on Steam

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 by

Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition is a powerful and easy-to-use game engine for building any kind of 3D game. With a rapid development pipeline, Lua script integration, and available learning materials, Leadwerks is the perfect way to make 3D games that look and feel amazing. Read more for the full scoop. Key Features Learn to Make Your Own Royalty-Free Games Leadw... Read More
List of Completely Free Programming Books

List of Completely Free Programming Books

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by

If you are looking for a free way to dive into programming, I've got the source for you. Head on over to stackoverflow and check out this growing list of books online or offline that you can use to either get started with, or sharpen your app development mastery.Everything from C# essentials to Learning Node.JS is there, free to grab and enjoy!Here are a few o... Read More

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