Lynda.com – HTML5 Game Development with Phaser

Lynda.com has published the long-awaited course on HTML5 Game Development with Phaser! Special thanks to Richard Davey for looking over the code and providing guidance in the development of this course. Phaser is a cross-platform game development framework for both mobile and desktop games. This fast, fun, and free framework supports both JavaScript and TypeScript, targeting the open web via HTML5 Canvas. This course shows you how to put Phaser to work: creating a multi-state games that can be played on both desktop browsers and mobile devices. After you gather your assets, author Joseph Labrecque will help you start a

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Packt Celebrates 10 Years

With Packt Publishing celebrating 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals… they are offering most digital copies of the books they publish for only $10 USD! This offer is valid until July 5th if anyone wants to take advantage. They have a pretty huge library of titles to choose from… I highlight my books below – but they have quite a few authored by others in the community as well. Flash Development for Android Cookbook The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of

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Adobe Generation Professional: App Design

Do you have an interest in App development? Are you constantly being asked to show students how to create an App? Do you teach a computer class and have a desire to take your own class in a new direction through App development or are you simply intrigued to know how to build your first app? Either way, this intensive 2-week online Adobe Brackets Bootcamp is for you. This course takes place on the Adobe Education Exchange from June 13th, 2014 – June 30th, 2014. It’s a great idea to have a sort of bootcamp-style introduction to app development like

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Edge Animate: Absinthe Quiz!

I recently gave a short set of talks for the Adobe Apps for Education: Live! series which aims to demonstrate uses of Adobe products for educational purposes in short, 30 minute project examples. These are divided into two talks; a morning talk for beginners, and an evening talk for advanced concepts. There are links to the full recordings, completed projects, source code, and other resources over at the Adobe Education Exchange. Here is the completed animation project: Create Animated Content with Edge Animate Here is the functional advanced quiz project – test your knowledge of absinthe basics: Create a Dynamic Quiz with

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Adobe Animate for Education: Live

Next Wednesday, on the 21st – I’ll be doing some quick online sessions which provide a solid overview of the  animation and interaction capabilities present in Adobe Edge Animate CC. Beginning Edge Animate for Education Wednesday 21 May 2014 8am (PST) Learn the basics of Adobe Edge Animate from a fellow educator as you explore a simple project you can implement in your classroom. Advanced Edge Animate for Education Wednesday 21 May 2014 3pm (PST) Explore advanced features of Adobe Edge Animate with a fellow educator and push your definition of what’s possible in your classroom. While this series is

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Flash Professional CC (13.1) – December 2013 Release

The focus of this release of Flash Professional CC is the new native HTML5 Canvas workflow, which features a contextual user interface along with relative publishing options. HTML5 Canvas is a new document type added to Flash Professional CC that generates an .FLA file for authoring, and targets the canvas tag of HTML. This option enables the authoring of animation and interactivity for targeting web browsers without the need for Adobe Flash Player if those extended capabilities are not needed. The generated HTML file bundle is driven by the CreateJS JavaScript library, which was previously available as an extension for

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Mobile App Tool with Brackets and TopCoat

I came across this new tool from Intel this morning: Intel XDK. I remember looking at this a while back in it’s previous incarnation but it wasn’t as appealing at the time. It didn’t offer much over other IDEs and the relience upon a login with Intel was off-putting. Since that time… and after the pain involved in teaching a course on PhoneGap – I’ve been looking for a solid tool I can recommend to my students which integrates a lot of the steps and tooling involved in mobile app development using PhoneGap. I want something you can code in,

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