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It’s been a while since I’ve sent anything out! I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately, between Unity’s Unite event in Boston and my team’s offsite in San Diego, I haven’t found a lot of time for this list. But alas, I have some good links and time to aggregate them, so let’s get started.
- Over 8,400 NASA Apollo moon mission photos just landed online, in high-resolution
- Space fans, rejoice: today, just about every image captured by Apollo astronauts on lunar missions is now on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account. There are some 8,400 photographs in all at a resolution of 1800 dpi, and they’re sorted by the roll of film they were on.
- Visual Studio Web Development Tip – Add Chrome Incognito Mode as a Browser
- Here’s a little Visual Studio web development tip that I’ve been using lately. You know how Visual Studio picks up your installed browsers and has them available as a dropdown list? I found it very useful when debugging to add Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode as a browser of its own.
- One area within ECMAScript that received vast improvements is asynchronous code. You can learn more about asynchronous programming here if you’re a new developer. Fortunately we’ve included these changes in Windows 10’s new Edge browser.
- Chrome High DPI: How To Enable It In Windows 8, 8.1 (v34+)
- I run Win 10 on a Mac Book Pro, so I have a retina display. Once I made this small change to Chrome’s executable, it instantly looked much better. Here’s how to enable it.
- 14 amazing things you can do in ‘Metal Gear Solid 5’
- I started playing this game, but am only 2 hours into it. I just got to the point where you can airlift people / things with a giant balloon. Next up, raising a dog!
- What is Node.js used for: The 2015 Node.js Overview Report
- This is an overview of the current state of Node.js. No coding, nothing hardcore, just a high-level look at this super popular runtime environment. We have sent out a 34-question long survey and reached 285 developers.
- How to get into the games industry — building a digital portfolio
- I put this video together to help others understand how to get into the gaming industry. It’s a collection of tips-and-tricks I’ve learned along the way from folks in the industry. Look for another video next week!
- How I got started in Technical Evangelism, pt. 1
- This is a question that I get asked pretty often, so I thought I’d write it down to make it easier to share. I’ve also asked some of my peers for their story as well, since they all have unique backgrounds and this is definitely an interesting role with many paths to get to it.
It’s a sad day for current and former XBLIG developers, but it is inevitable that all digital retail stores must come to an end. I’ll post my feelings on the XBLIG program, and share storied about all of the wonderful people I’ve met through the program at a later date, when I’ve had time to consider it all.
- In response, we’ve created a tribute to many of the great developers
- The Indie Games Uprising Tribute promotion aims to highlight developers who started their career on Xbox Live Indie Games or gained something from publishing on the channel. XBLIG enabled many hobbyists who had no experience in game development to publish games, and in some instances pursue games as a career.
- The Open Source Society has created a solid path for those who want to learn comp sci, as a free GitHub repo