Monday, November 05, 2012

Draw a Stickman: Portable Mobile Game, with MonoGame

Hanselminutes Technology Podcast - Draw a Stickman EPIC - An iPhone, Android and Windows 8 Game with MonoGame

Xbox games are created by XNA .NET based framework.
But XNA is not ported to any other platform by Microsoft.

MonoGame is open source clone of XNA,
based on Mono, an open source clone of .NET.
MonoGame works on Android, iOS, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8...

ScottHa has interviewed developers of a popular game that is using MonoGame,
with 'code reuse' between mobile platforms of 95% !!

Even more interesting is that original animation is created in Flash,
and then converted in C#.

Before developing mobile game, original game was created for web in SVG and VML,
that was also converted from Flash... Real 'cool' technology...

Draw a Stickman (Web)

Draw a Stickman Epic (Mobile)

Microsoft Build 2012

Build 2012

"October 30 - November 2, 2012 Redmond, Washington, USA"

Microsoft's main developers conference (used to be called PDC),
is now available as recorded Videos.

You don't get Surface RT tablet and Nokia Lumia 920 phone
as those who attended conference,
but at lest the content is great, and it is free :)

Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Available, With Hardware Yet To Come --

Essentials is based on Microsoft's flagship Windows Server 2012 product, which has lots of advanced features for organizations with experienced IT pros. The Essentials version is billed by Microsoft as being more simplified in terms of management and connecting to cloud-based services. Essentials is designed for organizations with about 25 users and 50 devices max, and it doesn't require paying for Client Access Licenses, which is a license for each PC that grants access to the server. The Essentials software alone, without the hardware, is priced at $501 



jQuery is great, but to be able to support older browsers (including IE6),
it is bigger and slower than necessary for "modern" web browsers based on WebKit.

jqMobi is a new JavaScript library optimized for WebKit (Chrome, Safari),
and it now also supports IE10 (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8).