Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

I love Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox, so I figured "why not spread the good word?"

Bi-weekly newsletter, July 4th

Hey hey you beautiful people, hopefully you had a great 4th of July weekend (at least, if...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 07/08/2016

MVP-run tech conference in the Poconos, TechBash

Microsoft has a great community of MVPs, or Most Valuable Professionals, whom we acknowledge...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 07/07/2016

Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 31 Pek Pongpaet and Daniel Pesina, Mortal Kombat

This week is a bit different. I’ve got my co-worker in DC, Shahed Chowdhuri on the show, along...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 06/16/2016

A handful of free useful tools for streaming on Twitch

Follow my stream at Twitch.tv/DaveVoyles In the last few months I decided to start streaming the...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 06/14/2016

The Construction Worker Who Changed His Life Through Video Games

Link to the podcast I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Bostic of Hello Tech Pros last week and...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 06/13/2016

Using a Gamepad for HTML5 projects

The HTML5 gamepad API allows you interact with the web browser through a traditional gamepad,...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 06/02/2016

Once I used a motorized desk, I never looked back

@DaveVoyles I recently picked up a motorized desk after reading this review from Wirecutter . I...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/27/2016

Indie Dev Podcast, Ep 30 – Anthony Swinnich, Neon Deity Games

Developed by Neon Deity Games, Shutshimi: Seriously Swole is a randomized shoot’em up about a...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/27/2016

Quick Dev: Debugging mobile web apps using VorlonJS

@JamesQQuick@DaveVoyles So you’ve created a web app (a website designed for a mobile device),...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/26/2016

Recap of the Unity Roadshow in Philadelphia for game devs

@DaveVoyles This weekend the team at Unity stopped by Philadelphia to attend not only Dev Night  on...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/22/2016

Turn your retail Xbox One into a dev kit to create games and apps

@ShahedC @DaveVoyles Blog Post with more details: http://wakeupandcode.com/build2016-xbox Slides:...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/16/2016

Create a free WordPress site on Azure using Project Nami and SQL

@DaveVoyles WordPress powers 25% of the internet, and hosts everything from blogs and personal...

Author: davidvoyles Date: 05/16/2016

Getting started with the Philly startup / tech scene

Jumping into a new tech scene can be a daunting task. When I came from New York, it took me a while...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/29/2016

Hololens ships March 30 to US & Canada for $3k

Here is the official announcement. Interested developers may register to preorder the device at...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/29/2016

Welcoming the Xamarin team to Microsoft

As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/24/2016

Let’s Play Virtua Racing (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary

This 1995 port of the game which originally appeared on the Sega Genesis and 32x isn’t...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/24/2016

It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest

I had the pleasure of attending Drexel University’s Philly Codefest this weekend for the...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/22/2016

Let’s Play NHL All Star Hockey (Saturn, 1995)

Mike, Mike, and Dave aren’t quite enamored with this one, but it’s certainly better than that Sega...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/21/2016

Lets Play Ground Zero Texas (Sega CD 1993)

Mike, Mike, and Dave play through one of Dave’s favorite FMV titles on the 90s. I swear,...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/20/2016

Let’s Play Virtua Fighter (Saturn, 1993)

Mike, Mike, and Dave play the original Virtua Fighter game, which isn’t terribly, but the...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/19/2016

Let’s Play Quarterback Attack (Saturn, 1995) w/ commentary

Mike, Mike, & Dave play the legendary FMV football game from Digital Pictures. Ever play a full...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/19/2016

Let’s play WWF In Your House (Saturn, 1996)

Mike, Mike, and Dave (and even young Diego!) play this wrestling gem(?) from the 90s. Personally, I...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/19/2016

Let’s Play Jurassic Park Sega (Sega CD, 1993) w/ commentary

Mike, Mike, and I played through a bit of Juraassic Park, which is every bit as difficult as I...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/18/2016

Talk at Temple U – Entering the world of computer science

I had the pleasure of speaking at David Rice’s CIS 105 class at Temple University today, and...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/17/2016

Why use TypeScript instead of just using JavaScript?

TLDR: Type safety, productivity, intellisense, and debugging. In continuing with my recent trend of...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/17/2016

How to add type definitions to a TypeScript project

TLDR: Use typings install –ambient <name of framework> to install type definitions The...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/16/2016

How to force NPM to use latest version of TypeScript

I recently started using TypeScript for a new project, and hit a few snags along the way. The first...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/14/2016

Indie Dev Podcast: Ep 27 – Chris Love, Love2Dev

This week I am joined by Chris Love, who is a Microsoft MVP for 8 years ASP.NET and is now making...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/11/2016

Game Dev Show 01 – Which language should I program my game in?

  Hello and welcome to the first episode of the Game Dev Show, I’m @DaveVoyles....

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/10/2016

In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after it went out...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/08/2016

What is a Technical Evangelist?

I get asked this question pretty often, and I usually respond with “A developer who talks to...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/04/2016

Sponza, the new WebGL demo from BabylonJS

Whenever I hear developers say “The web is slow” I think of the experiences others have...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 02/03/2016

Deploy a website to Azure using GitHub

Picture this scenario: I want to create a website and use GitHub for source control. How can I have...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/31/2016

Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 26 – Howard Dortch, Shawnee State University

Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Howard is an industry veteran who now...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/25/2016

Let’s Play Shadowrun: Dragonfall

Shadowrun: Dragonfall I recently started going through this game again, after having stopped last...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/24/2016

Let’s Play Ground Zero Texas (Sega CD, 1993)

Ground Zero Texas  Ground Zero: Texas is a full motion video game, released for the Sega CD in...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/21/2016

Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 25 – Ethan Lee, FNA

  Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Ethan Lee is a software engineer...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/21/2016

Night Trap on My Life In Gaming’s video podcast this week

I had the pleasure of joining Coury Carlson (@CouryC)  and Marc Duddleson (@Try4ce) on their Bonus...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/18/2016

Let’s Play Dracula Unleashed (DOS, 1993)

I love old video games. I particularly love old FMV games, and that’s exactly why I’m...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/18/2016

Indie Dev Podcast, Episode 24 – Kevin Giguère, Dragon Slumber

Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Edit: I realize now that the episode...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/15/2016

Indie Dev Podcast Ep 23 – Sean Colombo, Blueline Games

Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Sean Colombo has been making games for...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/12/2016

Creating and debugging hosted web apps with ManifoldJS and VorlonJS

What problem do these two things solve? ManifoldJS aims to make the life of a mobile developer...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 01/05/2016

[Video] Talk on transpiling C/C++ to JavaScript with Emscripten

Writing code for multiple platforms can be a lot of work. It can be even more work to have to...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/21/2015

Interview with Chris Charla from ID@Xbox, LevelUp on Channel9

  Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, discusses independent development on Xbox One and Windows...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/17/2015

Lifehack: Record video footage with Windows 10 Game DVR

So I play a lot of games (Heroes of the Storm!) and I frequently want to record what I’m...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/16/2015

Lifehack: Quickly share photos online with Snipping Tool++

I frequently want to share screenshots with my social network, usually through Twitter, but...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/15/2015

In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/15/2015

Tutorials: Creating your first website with Azure

My Tech Evangelist colleagues, Joe Raio and Brian Sherwin, have create a great set of video...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/14/2015

Submitting feature requests through the Windows Feedback tool

While looking to request a feature for our Edge browser, I was pointed towards the Windows Feedback...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/08/2015

[Video] Web Dev workshop

During this web development session I cover the history of web dev for the first 30 minutes, as well...

Author: Dave Voyles - MSFT Date: 12/04/2015

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