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- Codename Goa
- This was put together by the Canadian DX (Evangelism) team to support game developers in their region, regardless of the platform they are working on. During this competition they will provide technical assistance, to helps devs create great games. Prizes include Xbox One dev kits, $10k, and a trip to the MSFT Vancouver office.
- PhoneGap Day EU 2015: Making high perf PhoneGap apps
- My favorite HTML5 mobile talk this year, hands down. Syd Lawrence of We make Awesome Sh goes into great detail about how to get awesome performance from HTML5 mobile apps, as well as highlight some tools that can help along the way. ‘
- Smooth Scroll Chrome Extension
- Scrolling in Chrome on Windows is painful, especially when I spend half of the day in OS X. This plugin brings smooth scrolling to Windows.
- WebGL Academy
- Fantastic resource (actually, entire courses) for learning WebGL.
- Sony launches a crowdfunding platform for internal projects, dubbed First Flight
- First Flight is an extension of the company’s Seed Acceleration Program, which was started in April last year to foster innovation within the company. Participants in the program are all Sony employees, who seek funding for new business and product ideas from people both inside and outside the company.
- Op-ed: Safari is the new IE
- Some valid points here: 1) not keeping up with new standards, 2) maintaining a culture of relative secrecy, and 3) playing a monopolistic role, by not allowing other rendering engines on iOS
- Spotify vs OllyDbg
- Well this is interesting — Spotify crashes a Windows debugger by exploiting a bug in the app, as a means to prevent Spotify’s DRM scheme from being revealed.
- DuckDuckGo on CNBC: We’ve grown 600% since NSA surveillance news broke
- Great to see a Philly startup really taking off!
- Sherlock Holmes – examining the evidence – in charts
- I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, so being able to see a bunch of infographics relevant to Sir Author Conan Doyle’s universe was a blast
- Interoperable web development
- David Catuhe, a Principal PM on the TED team at MSFT put together a great series of tutorials / labs on GitHub on how to take advantage of many of the newest web standards and tools to create a website that “just works” everywhere.