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Member Since 13 Sep 2012
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Windows Phone 8 or Surface?

05 October 2012 - 06:51 AM

Hey devs,
I am a WP7 developer and I don't know what to buy.
I don't have enough money to buy both so I have to choose between Surface and WP8 since they both share the same core.

What would you buy? Should i buy the surface and test the apps on my old WP7 or even at the surface?

Master or "Diplom" ?

02 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

Hi Dev´s,
I´m from germany and in 2013 i will start studying IT at the university.
But here in germany we can choose between the old "Diplom"-System or the new Bachelor-Master-System.
I hear a lot of bad stuff about Bachelor-Master, but even the actual students don´t know what will be better.

They think that the Diplom will be not as good as the Master at the international level. But the new Bachlor-Master System is to new and not mature enough.

Does anyone even know what a Diplom is. How does it stand at the international level?
What would you prefer (Master-Diplom)?

What would be the best choice if i want to be flexible in terms of country and specialization?


Is XNA dying and MS forcing to C++?

19 September 2012 - 07:16 AM

Hi GameDevs,
I started programming a year ago with Pascal (Lazarus) and moved then to C# to make some Windows Phone 7 apps.
I made some small apps for companys, but now that I got some experience I want to start coding my first small 2D games.
After some games I will try myself on a paid game-app.
With this as my clear and not to high goals I searched for the best Framework to choose and remembered XNA. It´s relativly easy to use and C# is my language of choice.
But how is the future of XNA? MS removed it from VS2012 and that makes me curious. I wouldn´t call it dead or nearly dead, but I don´t want to learn a "dead" Framework.

It seems like I´m forced to C++ and DirectX or other Engines /C++ and DX in case of apps)

Is XNA still worth learning?
Or do I have to switch to C++?
What other choices do I have?