Cross-platform development is something that is only going to gain more momentum as manufacturers continue to build a wide variety of consumer devices. Tools and frameworks that make cross-platform development as streamlined as possible are invaluable for developers – and it’s not only the big studios that can afford to do multiple apps for each platform, if a smaller outfit has the right tools, they can manage to do it just as well.
A recent survey conducted by the Game Developers Conference of more than 2500 North American game developers who attended the popular conference in 2012 or plan to attend in 2013 offered some intriguing insights on development practices:
While I’ve done my fair share of programming in the past, I have yet to do any for the Ultrabook™, but I am intrigued to restart with the wealth of features (particularly utilising the available sensors) now on this platform Of course, the Intel Developer Zone (software.intel.com) has a wealth of resources to help a budding coder develop an application for any Intel platform.
The mobile ecosystem is growing by leaps and bounds, and staying on top of the trends driving this growth is extremely important. This week, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain offered ample opportunity to find out what key players are doing in the mobile space. Intel personnel were on hand to showcase the latest mobile devices based on Intel technology and discuss Intel’s mobile strategy.
A new non-profit foundation with the primary aim of getting more people coding has emerged this week, complete with an introductory video with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Will.I.Am (yes, THAT Will.I.Am!) touting the benefits of software programming. The non-profit is Code.org, and they want to help kids, parents, and schools learn how to program.