PDC10 Workshop Session

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tomorrow I’m flying to Redmond, WA to take a part at PDC10. I believe it will be very special PDC and not only because of its location.   PDC10 Workshop taking place on October 30th, the day after PDC10. During this day I’ll present at “Beginning XNA Development for Windows Phone 7” session. My session slot is from 14:00-15:00, right after the lunch :)   If you lucky to be at PDC10, staying a day after it ends and want to learn how to start XNA development, when use XNA and when Silverlight on Windows...

TechEd Israel 2010 – “XNA Game Studio 4.0: Code Once, Play Everywhere” Session announcement

Next month, 28-30 November, I’m going to TechEd Israel 2010. At the conference I have a session dedicated to games! During the session I will show how to build the real world computer game running on such various platforms as Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and PC. A lot of fun and cool sample are “on the house” :) For additional details about the development tools and technologies track (which hosts my session) follow the  link: http://www.microsoft.com/israel/TechEd2010/Tracks/DEV.aspx   See you at TechEd! Alex

Windows Phone 7 Quick Tip: How to use Bing Maps in XNA games

Friday, October 22, 2010

A few days ago, a colleague of mine pointed out to this site which shows a Bing Maps usage within XNA game. I was intrigued how to achieve it… I know that Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7 could use Bing Maps control (see great usage tutorial here), but XNA games cannot render Silverlight controls… To solve it, I decided to use a different approach for XNA – download image tiles and present them in XNA game. Let’s get started. First, in order to use Bing Maps API you need a Bing Maps Account and Application Private Key. The Bing Maps...

Teaser: Multi-Screen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something big is coming… Imagine PC, imagine phone, imagine game console… Image all of them playing same game… Imagine player with phone playing versus player on console or player on PC… Imagine player starting the game in public transport at the way home and resuming it after arriving home on the console… Imagine that everything is possible…   Just imagine… and enjoy the photo meanwhile :) Stay tuned for more to come!   Enjoy, Alex

Sela Developer Practice

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I’m flying to LA at the end of this week; I’m flying to PDC09. As a part of Sela representatives there I’ll participate at lectures and meetings with many key professionals from Microsoft and other companies. After getting back from PDC I’ll participate at Sela Developer Practice (SDP) – a special conference which will bring the latest news in the development area. Save the dates 27-30 December. At our the conference I’ll not talk about the “old news” and will not use 2 years old refurbished stuff… ;)   I’m preparing brand new session...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Something BIG is coming… I’m flying this weekend to attend MIX09 in Las Vegas, NV, USA and promise to post updates and news from there. Cool samples, “how-to’s” and “Quick Tips” will be posted here at the moment I’ll be able to post them :) Come back next week to get the full details. Stay tuned, Alex