The Surest Sign Yet That Apple TV Will Be a Gaming Console

This week, Apple released its first-ever instructions for designing and developing a game controller for use with Apple products. The evidence suggests that Apple is gearing up take gaming beyond the confines of its products. It's going to condone console-style game development. And today's game controller for iOS 7… » 6/13/13 3:56pm 6/13/13 3:56pm

There Is Blatant Racist and Sexist Language Hiding in Open Source Code

GitHub is an exceptionally popular open-source community where any developer can find code for pretty much anything. But there's a problem—some of that code contains extremely offensive racist, sexist, and homophobic, language. » 2/01/13 11:16am 2/01/13 11:16am

It's all the more disturbing because this blatant prejudice hides behind the…

Developers Can Finally Get Their Mitts on the Google + API

The Google+ API is now available for developers. This initial release focuses on public data (smart, from a privacy standpoint). This means we'll soon start seeing deeper Google+ integration in apps and websites. Awesome, and good timing. [Google+ Blog] » 9/15/11 3:11pm 9/15/11 3:11pm

Windows 8 Developer Preview Now Available For Download

Microsoft just opened the floodgates for its Windows 8 Developer Preview. Navigate here and start your download before the servers get overloaded. While you wait, check out our earlier coverage of Windows 8 and the first slate. [Windows Dev Center] » 9/13/11 8:43pm 9/13/11 8:43pm

What's Good and Bad About the Android Market for Game Developers

Noah Bordner is a veteran game animator who has worked with such companies as EA, LucasArts, and Bungie. His indie app gaming venture, Mika Mobile, has already found success in the Apple App Store. Bordner recently ported the popular RPG Battleheart over to Android. There, he found the experience to be a little… » 6/20/11 2:40pm 6/20/11 2:40pm

Lodsys Raises Middle Finger to Apple and Continues Anti-Dev Lawsuits

Patent troll Lodsys tried to shake down small devs, claiming they hadn't licensed in-app purchases. Mama bear Apple came to their defense, saying they'd licensed in-app buys for everyone, so eff off. Now, Lodsys sayeth: Nope! Still suing! » 5/31/11 7:40pm 5/31/11 7:40pm