It’s a good year to be a developer. With the release of Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 5 for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, it’s never been easier to build sites that work well in all modern browsers. The web continues to evolve and IE10 PP5 supports 33 new HTML5 & CSS3 site-ready web standards – more than 2.5x more than IE9. Most of these technologies are hardware accelerated, giving developers the in-browser performance to create web experiences that rival native applications. Both Cut the Rope or Jasmine V are great examples of this in action.
This week @ JSConf we announced a new partnership with Bocoup to make building web games easier for developers with a new site called BuildNewGames.com.
In founder of Bocoup, Boaz Sender’s own words:
We want to help the throngs of programmers who have made the leap into Open Web game development to create a compendium of game development knowledge. The Internet Explorer team’s focus on hardware accelerated web standards made them the right partner for this project.
Over the next few months, the site will feature 50 tutorials from the coding basics of games to how to make money across a range of platforms. Follow @buildnewgames or @IE for the latest. We launch with 5 new pieces exclusive to the site:
BuildNewGames.com is part of our commitment towards helping developers write code that reliably works in all modern browsers including Chrome, Firefox, and IE10/9. The web hasn’t been an easy platform to code for in the past few years. Developers have to support more browsers than ever - including mobile versions and older desktop versions of IE. The result is a complex test matrix and higher development costs. We want see this problem get better - through standards body leadership and practical learning that developers can have confidence in.
As IE10 continues towards the path to release, we will share a series of new ways we’re making the web an easier place for real web developers to build for. Like web standards, browsers evolve.
Considering http://zone.msn.com/en-us/home, www.microsoft.com/games/playyourgame and this blog... it would be nice if you guys make a proper website for browser games.. play.microsoft.com or play.live.com in comparison with play.google.com!