Running Phaser as a Chrome Application

When I was testing out different mobile platforms for my new Lynda.com course, HTML5 Game Development with Phaser, I wanted to also explore how everything runs in both desktop and mobile browsers. Just pulling something up in Chrome for Android (for instance) works wonderfully… but you have to deal with browser chrome. I found a neat way to get around that and allow use of the prepared icon set to function as a shortcut to launch the game inside a nice, simple Chrome engine instance without all the browser UI. ┬áThis works for Chrome, in both the desktop (Windows 8.1,

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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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Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap

I was asked to speak about PhoneGap to the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW). Here are the slides from this event (recording is NAGW-only): Getting Acquainted with PhoneGap from Joseph Labrecque An overview of developing mobile applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript using PhoneGap, node.js, Brackets and related tools.

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Getting Started with Starling and Feathers

Getting Started with Starling and Feathers from Joseph Labrecque I recently presented on this topic for the Hawaii Flash Adobe User Group. Slides are above – recording is below! In this presentation, Joseph Labrecque shows you how to use the Feathers and Starling user interface frameworks along with Stage3D to build out mobile applications with Adobe AIR. We’ll cover the history of Stage3D and Starling, see how to get both Starling and Feathers libraries integrated within a Flash Builder project, configure the Starling stage, and instantiate Feathers components within Starling classes to provide functional user interface elements within both games

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Free Starling and Feathers Tutorial Videos

These tutorials are single movies from Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling by lynda.com author Joseph Labrecque. The complete course is 2 hours and 1 minute and shows how to use the Feathers and Starling user interface frameworks along with Stage3D to build out mobile applications with Adobe AIR. Feathers and Starling tutorial: What we will build | lynda.com This tutorial demonstrates the sample sketching application from the course Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling, on lynda.com. Also listed are prerequisites for the course, including familiarity with JavaScript and external frameworks. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Feathers-tutorials… Feathers

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Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling [Lynda.com]

Very pleased to see my new course with Lynda.com, “Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling“, published to the online training library. There are a number of free sample videos from the course that anyone can access – and subscribers can complete the entire course from start to finish. If you are looking to get into mobile app development – or even just get up to speed with Flash Stage3D through Starling and Feathers… this is a solid introduction to these topics. Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling with: Joseph Labrecque Course Description: In this course, author

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