Monday, February 25, 2013

Interesting Links 25 February 2013

School vacation week for me this week. Trying to get some work done around the house, relax a bit, grade a bunch and of course plan for the rest of the semester. Also continue the long term thinking I am doing about curriculum in general. (Posted about this over the weekend at Looking At Curriculum From Different Angles  in case you missed it the comments add the real value.) I’d also like to remind people that they can subscribe via RSS using as the RSS feed or use the box on the right of this page to sign up for email updates as they happen.

Now for the links.

I updated my Windows 8 Game Development Links post with a link to Tara Walker’s latest in a series called Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame 3.0: – Part 4: Adding and Processing Player (User) Input Drop by and leave a comment to encourage her to continue working on the series. Tell her Alfred sent you. Smile

I found this post Habits That Programmers Should Adopt via @zite and plan to share it with my own students.

James Gosling Screwed Us: “Write Once…” is Anti-Customer is a post where Charles Kindel via @ckindel takes on the write once run anywhere myth and not only wrong but not good for consumers. Yet another good discussion topic.

Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit  from VentureBeat  @VentureBeat speaks to motivation. Would we be better off if companies focused more on solving people’s problems and less on pure profit? I think so but an interesting discussion topic.

Join the Scratch Ed team for a one-day Getting to Know Scratch 2.0 workshop at Harvard on Saturday March 23, 8:30am-4:30pm. if you are in the area.

ANX.Framework (ANX's not XNA... but kind of) is new at Channel 9. It talks about a new project to create an open source replacement for XNA that will be updated and maintained. Looks interesting for anyone invested in XNA.

More prizes added to Windows Phone Next App Star contest - Get your app in now!

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