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Building a Scalable Online Game with Azure

Link to the blog I’ve been looking for a great tutorial around building a gaming backend with Azure, and finally found a fantastic one from an MVP, Nick Prueh, Technical Director of Daedalic Entertainment. It includes the source code, and step-by-step tutorials — I cannot recommend it enough! ———————– @DaveVoyles Subscribe to my startup, tech, and…

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Small sample for using the camera on a Xamain.Forms app

View the source on GitHub. I put together a brief sample, largely based off of James Montemango’s Plugin.Media extension for Xamarin.Forms. I just wanted to quickly test out Xamarin’s camera functionality, so I built this. In the future, I’ll add support for Azure Blob Storage, which would allow you to upload the image to the…

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Welcoming the Xamarin team to Microsoft

As part of this commitment I am pleased to announce today that Microsoft has signed an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a leading platform provider for mobile app development. In conjunction with Visual Studio, Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences…

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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. Throughout this series we’ll have several Microsoft Technical Evangelists, as well as some guests, to introduce you to the concepts behind game development from a number of angles, including the programming, art, and business aspects of game production. Every Wednesday we’ll…