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- A list of the 12 most influential programmers working today
- A great list of folks that you should be aware of if you do anything in the field of computer science. Love that John Carmack of id fame is on here!
- HID Wiimote – windows device driver for the Nintendo Wii-U Remote
- A student created this for his bachelor thesis over a 6 month period. Impressive!
- Chrontendo – Playthrough of every Famicom (Japanese NES) game ever made… in order
- I would love to do something like this, but don’t think I would ever have the time, more the patience at this point.
- Entry level guide to C++ in Unreal Engine 4
- Incredibly detailed guide, and extremely useful, whether or not you already know C++. Unreal Engine handles many of the difficult parts of C++ for you if you extend from their base object (Uobject), as it will collect it for you automatically and free objects as necessary.
- Free YouthSpark summer camps for kids
- Microsoft has a number of summer camps for kids to get them involved in tech. This is the place to get all of the info on it.
- Project Westminster – hosted web apps for UWP (HTML5 in Win 10)
- We’ve made it even easier to get apps running in Win 10. Project Westminster gives you the ability to leverage your existing web development workflow and publish your responsive website to the Windows Store under our new Universal Web Platform (UWP). This is frequently called Hosted Web Apps, as most of the content is being served from your website. Jeff Burtoft on Microsoft’s TED team outlines exactly what it means to be a Hosted Web App at ThisHereWeb.com
- Netflix and the conservation of attractive profits
When you think about it that way — that Netflix isn’t so much a network as they are a type of marketplace in which consumers can give their attention to creators — it becomes apparent that Netflix isn’t that far off from Uber or Airbnb or any of the other market-makers that are transforming industry-after-industry.
- The UK national video game arcade is the inspirational mecca that gaming needs
- I would love to have one of these in the states. Despite the name, the UK’s National Videogame Arcadeisn’t an arcade in the ’80s coin-munching sense of the word. Nor, despite featuring a small collection of video game antiquities, is it really a museum. The NVA is something else entirely, something that carves out its own niche in a country that isn’t exactly starved of historical computing collections, housing as it does both theCentre for Computing History and the National Museum of Computing.
- Maya will become subscription-only in 2016
- Big news here. It was previously a very expensive piece of software, but recently moved to a subscription model with Maya LT (which is fantastic for indies). Companies seem to love this subscription model, which offers a reoccurring revenue stream.
- Asm.js and WebGL for Unity and Unreal Engine
- Ever want to learn about how to take a C/C++ app and get it running in the browser at near native speed? I explain, in great detail, how to do exactly that.
- Burn your resume: Finding your next job as an engineer
- The author makes many valid points about why it is often more important to get your work out there in front of others, either through your social network or on a website, than it is to spend time polishing up the old resume.