By Omed Habib
The age of computers is over. You are now living in the age of intelligent
processing by just about everything else. Like vacuum tubes and tape drives,
desktops and laptops are on their way to becoming odd relics of a distant
age, if people remember them at all. That may sound a bit extreme, but the
fact is that applications are not married to any technological substrate, not
even the most advanced mobile devices. That is why smart developers have
next-generation technology like drone controllers, big data management tools,
and connectors for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The World After Web Apps
rebirth as a result of t... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop, produced by UBM Tech,
today previews news from more than 60 exhibitors who will make announcements
at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, May 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay
Convention Center. As the premier event for IT professionals, Interop serves
as a launch pad for the most innovative technologies in business IT. For more
information, visit www.interop.com/lasvegas.
"Interop continues to be a must-attend event for IT decision makers to
discover new technologies ... (more)
Maybe some of you remember a time when we created a sprite on a piece of
graph paper and afterwards hacked zeroes and ones in so we could see
something eventually move on a TV screen. I have to admit that those days
have been gone for a long time and a lot of things have happened in IT since
I developed simple games on my C64. And one of these new things is XNA Game
Studio (the current version is 2.0).
Is this something for you? Well, maybe you have a good idea for a computer
game, but don't know how to do it. In the past game development was very
hard, but it's become easier (I... (more)
I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless
(to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a
poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring.
Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notification
(and poor responsiveness on the part of the game) occurs during an "episode"
in which hundreds of thousands of users are all active. At the same time.
Yes, I found that telling, too.
Needless to say, I am almost certain I do not have "poor network" performance
and really, unless they're perfo... (more)
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Part 1 of this article ("Java Gaming: Understanding the Basic Concepts,"
[JDJ, Vol. 9, issue 10]) covered the basics of a game framework. Part 2 goes
into more depth on the actual 2D rendering specifics and the resulting demo:
the Ping program (see Figure 1).
Game rendering is a subject that has great depth and complexity. This article
focuses on the topics that we believe are the most important to 2D games and
Java games programmers: Fullscreen and DisplayMode management Buffering
Images Video memory constraints Performance tip: intermediate images
Fullscreen and D... (more)